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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).

2013, 14 & 15 Award Winner (Egypt's Leading DMC) by World Travel Awards
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News from Egypt...

June 2012


Political Situation in Egypt

Egypt has come to a stable situation during the past few months and since last January specifically. After the final list of presidency candidates was announced, Egyptians studied the programs of the thirteen candidates and peacefully elected two in the first round of the presidential election. The remaining two candidates have already started their campaign for the second & last round of election which is due on June 16th & 17th. It has been set that on the 21st of June, the supreme council of the Presidential election will reveal the name of the first President elected democratically in the history of Egypt. The streets in Egypt are currently witnessing a major shift towards safety, the police forces are well deployed and security is strongly and widely sensed.

Steve Reynolds, the CEO of one of the leading tour operators in Australia is encouraging visitors from all around the world to visit the “Mother of The World”. “Egypt is open for business and no one should feel unsafe travelling there,” he said. Reynolds took his family to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Sharm el-Sheikh, and also met with the Egyptian Tourism Authority. He said “life is entirely back to normal, except there is a real sense of optimism about the future now and unfortunately a lot less tourists.”

The re-opening of Sofitel Old Cataract:

The old cataract reopening was announced end of year 2011. Strategically located on the banks of the river Nile, this historical hotel was built in 1899. Known throughout the years as a landmark in the Egyptian frontier town Aswan, which has been considered as the world’s royals and celebrities’ favorite destination where they came to explore the magic and mysticism of ancient Egypt. Notable guests include The Agha Khan III, Tsar Nicholas II, Sir Winston Churchill, President Jimmy Carter, Lady Margaret Thatcher, President François Mitterrand,Nahas Pasha, Duke of Connaught and Agatha Christie to name just a few.

The elegant hotel is comprised of 138 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, two bars, five meeting rooms, four restaurants including the famous “1901” that made part of Agatha Christie’s novel and a state of the art spa with eight treatment rooms, Hammam, outdoor pool and indoor plunge pool.

Sofitel Legend benchmarks new standards for life-style luxury living, quality and intuitive service; the luxury brand becomes synonymous with “Be Magnifique”. The hotel features two unique products within its premise in which heritage are preserved in the Palace and contemporary elegance in the Nile wing.

The Old Cataract will remain a dream hotel for any traveler and a landmark in Egypt tourism.

 

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ expansion
emphasizes confidence in Egyptian tourism

With the addition of three new resorts on the Red Sea and five new Nile cruisers including King Farouk’s former private yacht built in 1918, the international hotel company is evolving as one of the major upscale hospitality providers in the region.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has underlined its commitment to Egypt’s tourism industry by adding Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma and Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh in Naama Bay

Roger Kacou, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Senior Vice President Africa, said: “We have a long and successful history in Egypt since 1975 and today manage 18 hotels, resorts and Nile boats. This announcement signifies an important step in our dynamic expansion program that demonstrates our commitment to and total confidence in Egypt’s tourism.”

 

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

Egypt

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Movenpick Nile Cruiser

Movenpick Hurghada

Movenpick Sharm El Sheikh