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Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey

22 Jan 2015
 When is the best time to book holiday travel? What are the niftiest travel apps? How do you arrange a speedy Plan B if your flight is delayed or canceled? The answers to these and other travel questions from those in the know could...

Car of the future emerges at Las Vegas electronics show

© AFP / by Sophie Estienne | The Mercedes Benz F 015, an electric and autonomous concept car, is introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 5, 2014
07 Jan 2015
It has four wheels, is always connected and the driver is optional: the car of the future is starting to take shape from collaboration between automakers and their technology partners. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

Egypt promotional panorama reaches over 12 million views on Google Maps

The Giza Plateau
04 Jan 2015
The Google Maps application has recently employed promotional 360-degree panoramic shots for Egypt reaching 12,490,257 views in only three months.   The application takes viewers into an intriguing journey wandering all over the Giza...

Inactive St. Catherine airport threatens area’s tourism

In this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998 file photo, the shadow of Mount Sinai stretches across the valley at the foot of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai peninsula some 240 miles southeast of Cairo, Egypt.(AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)
29 Dec 2014
Though still giving an ocassional breath of life into the region’s dying tourism, officials have never thought of making use of the St. Catherine Airport in South Sinai since Israel handed it over to Egypt on 1982.   The...

Marrakech: Unbeatable authentic ambience

22 Dec 2014
The calls of buskers mingled with the resonant, melodious tunes of street musicians and the gentle welcoming smiles of vendors; all looming in the air creating a cozy yet vibrant and magical ambience in Jemaa al-Fna.    Declared...

No restroom could spoil your vacation in Hurghada

02 Dec 2014
While tourists enjoy the nature and the wonderful climate of Hurghada, their vacation could easily be spoiled if nature calls as no decent public restrooms available throughout the city.   Many tourists and tour guides complain of the...

Multi-national crew reaches space station

 International Space Station (ISS) crew Anton Shkaplerov of Russia matches palm with his daughter Kira from a bus window before the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket at the Baikonur cosmodrome November 23, 2014.
24 Nov 2014
A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule carrying...

Egypt promises to woo the crowds in 2014 Global Village

30 Oct 2014
Global Village, Dubai’s leading family entertainment, shopping and cultural destination, opens its doors this year from 6 November 2014 till 11 April 2015 to the public, with Egypt promising to woo the crowds.   In its 19th...

IATA: Global air passengers to more than double in 20 years

A passenger looks out the window at Miami International Airport in Miami, 10 December 2013.
20 Oct 2014
The number of people travelling by plane each year is expected to more than double to 7.3 billion by 2034, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday.   That would represents average annual growth of 4.1 percent from...

Keep Calm and Discover Egypt: An eye-opening tourism initiative for locals

13 Oct 2014
Behind each famous monument in Egypt is a story that tells a longstanding historical value, giving the country a soul and, undoubtedly, a unique identity.    However, heritage and cultural ignorance by many Egyptians has led to a...