Egypt is hot

Total tourism receipts in Egypt were $16.4 billion in 2019, and they will achieve an average 13% increase over the next five years, says Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director Arabian Travel Market, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre 19-22 April 2020. Egypt’s top source market is Germany with 2.48 million arrivals in 2019, a 46% [...]

Marrakech gets private jet luxury

This Saturday, 1st February 2020, Marrakech, Morocco, sees the opening of the popular destination's first private jet terminal. Already, Morocco sees over 11,000 private jet movements a year, of which about 50% go in or out of Marrakech. The Jetex operation, opening in a few days, will show that aviation and luxury hospitality are natural [...]

China advisory

The U.S. State Department has issued its highest travel advisory, Level 4, to the Hubei province in China due to an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, which was first identified in the capital city of Wuhan. Level 4 advisories urge travelers “Do not travel,” the strongest terms the system employs, ahead of the Level 3 “Reconsider travel,” Level [...]

Havana hotels update

On 1st June 2017 highly-experienced hotelier Xavier Destribats, from Bordeaux, opened Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which has, despite US feelings towards Cuba, proved highly popular with discerning luxury travellers. It is a new-build, in an 1894-vintage shell, and of the 246 rooms, even a starter room, say #493, offers 40 sq. m of space [...]