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Emeco initiated incentive tourism in Egypt back in 1977. Emeco's most valuable asset is their highly qualified, innovative staff who has earned international respect for their creativity and reliability. Over the past 40 years, the company has operated the most sophisticated incentive programs ever to visit the country. Today, with the professionalism of our staff and their wide spectrum of contacts throughout the country, Emeco Travel is known to be the leading DMC in Egypt. (Emeco was awarded by the Egyptian Prime Minister during the World Tourism day, in Cairo late 2005, as the Best DMC in Egypt). A repeated award that Emeco received over the years from the Egyptian Government, EIBTM as well as many International Hotels Chains operating in Egypt).

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News from Egypt!

November 2010


North Coast: The New Riviera on the Mediterranean

Stretching over 525 km on the Mediterranean Sea, the North Coast is Egypt's relatively unpopulated northwestern gate, and has some of the finest white sand beaches, azure waters, and deluxe villas & resort hotels which dot the coast from Alexandria to Marsa Matrouh, including the Sidi Abdel Rahman resort. Until recently, it has mainly been home to port facilities for shipping oil, but now the whole north coast of Egypt is developing as a luxury resort.

At Mersa Matrouh itself, the natural bay and long white beach make for good sunbathing and swimming in calm transparent waters. Hired bicycles, carettas or open- sided tuf-tuf buses will take you to other good bathing spots nearby including the Outstar beach at Al-Abyad and Ageebah cove, surrounded by beautiful scenery. As well as beaches, there are other attractions in the Mersa Matrouh area: Cleopatra's Bath, a rock-hewn whirlpool bath off- shore which was supposedly used by Antony and Cleopatra, a ruined temple fort built by Ramses II, an early Coptic chapel and "Rommel's Hideout", and a cave where the general planned his military campaigns and which has now been turned into a military museum.

Nearby, "Marina- Alameen" lies on the beach about 100 Km from Alexandria. Apart from the beach, it consists of housing and public service units. Golf, horseback riding and other sport facilities and courtyards are also there. In fact, "Marina-Alameen" is exceptional in both natural and historical respects. It is endowed with natural deep lakes. Being a part of the World War II stage, an allied soldier’s cemetery is found there.

 

The re-opening of Marina El Alamein

Following years of restoration and development, the Marina El Alamein archaeological site on the North Coast was opened last September.
A high-tech lighting system had been installed throughout the site which permits visitors to view El Alamein in the evening as well as during the day.
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) has said that the site includes Roman villas and baths as well as Greco-Roman markets, remains of a church, tombs, streets and a Roman theater.
The site of El Alamein was once the most important and well-known port during the Greco-Roman era and was named Locassis, which means “the white shell”. The goddess of love, Aphrodite, was worshipped there and the statues found of her on the site show her emerging from a white shell, in reference to its name. This is the first archaeological site on the North Coast to be developed as a tourist-friendly site and stretches a length of 189 fedans.

 

New Mercure Hotels in Egypt

Three new Mercure properties – Dahab Bay View, Hurghada and Cairo Le Sphinx – have been added to one of the world’s largest brand networks that include more than 700 Mercure hotels in nearly 50 countries. Wheverver the place, each Mercure hotel has its own special personality that stems from its local environment.
While all different, these three hotels share common features: a stunning location and a fantastic view either on the Red Sea or on the Pyramids!
The opening of the three hotels is the first step to expand the development of Mercure brand in Egypt.

 

To contact Emeco Travel, please send a message to Mr. Karim El Minabawy at egypt@euromic.com

North Coast

Marina El Alamien

Marina El Alamien

Mercure Dahab Bay

Mercure Hurghada

Mercure Le Sphinx