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Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information

Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information Marvel at the majesty and beauty of the Pyramids The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Souks, the Egyptian Museum… as you explore Cairo and its outskirts, you journey through history. From the banks of the Nile to the fringes of the desert, Cairo combines the glamour of ancient buildings and historic monuments with an ambience that is both modern and...

Egypt Transportation Choices - Getting there and around Egypt

Egypt Transportation Choices - Getting there and around Egypt Egypt is reached by air, water as well as road and rail. Those travelling by air can come in through Cairo International Airport, Alexandria, Nozah, Luxor and Aswan in Upper Egypt, Hurghaba in the Red Sea area, and Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai. There are several airliners that offer Egypt flights including British Airways, Alitalia, Turkish...

Egypt Essential Tourist Information

egypt pyramids - Essential Tourist Information Tourist Offices Abroad: Area/Country Address Tel. Fax Europe Athens, Greece Egyptian Tourist Authority 10671 Athens, Greece 10, Amerikis St (6th floor) 00301-3606906 00301-3636681 Frankfurt, Germany Agyptisches Fremdenverkehrsamt 60329 Frankfurt, Ammain Germany 64A, Kaiser Strasse 004969-252319 004969-239876 Madrid, Spain...

Aswan Travel Information

Aswan Travel Information Location: Aswan stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy market and tourist center. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. Its Upper Egypt is immediately north of the first cataract. Navigation to the delta was possible from this location without...

Aswan Transportation

Aswan Transportation Luxor and Aswan are two important commercial hubs of Egypt, so transportation links are very well established. They both have International Airports offering both international and domestic flights to quite a few destinations. Domestic flights are quick, convenient and fairly inexpensive. Luxor and Aswan are also rail heads so visitors can take a...

Luxor Transportation

Train, Luxor Transportation Air: Luxor Airport is located 6 km / 4 miles east of downtown Luxor and is the most convenient way to travel to the city for the majority of international visitors. Airlines serving the airport include AMC Air, Air Cairo, Egypt Air, Lotus Air, Luxor Air, Memphis Air, Orca Air (8b Street 199, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt, Tel: +20 2-3519-6545, +20 2-3519-...

Recent Development of Luxor City

Luxor is the richest historical site in Egypt with a wealth of tombs and temples from the 12th Dynasty onwards. Tourists having been visiting Luxor (Thebes) for thousands of years and you can find graffiti from Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and 19th century Europeans. The majority of sites are situated on the West Bank of the Nile, the only...

Luxor Travel Information

Pharaonic statue in Luxor Temple Luxor (in Arabic: al-Uqsur) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum...

SSA Transport Policy Reform

Policy reforms at the country level are usually identified and acceptable solutions worked out through a process managed by a high- level steering committee with members from the major stakeholders in the road sector. An RMI coordinator is appointed to provide secretarial services and function as a focal point of the reform process. The emergence...

Road Management in Africa

In 10 of the 12 countries in the area, government departments as road agencies manage the main roads. And because they belong to the civil service, they face the same constraints as other government agencies- poor salaries and impaired working conditions. Only Sudan and Ethiopia have main road agencies separated from the parent ministry- but even...

Uganda Transport Policy

In mid-1999 the ministry of finance, planning and economic development recommended cutting the workforce further, to 800 employees. The government established Uganda Airlines Corpn (UAC) in 1976, and the airline inaugurated its first international scheduled service in 1978, between Entebbe and Nairobi. A scheduled passenger and cargo service...

Senegal Transport Policy

In late 1995 the governments of Senegal and Mali agreed to establish, with a view to privatization, a joint company to operate the Dakar-Bamako line. The company was expected to begin operating in mid-1999. There is an international airport at Dakar, which handles about 850,000 passengers and 24,000 tons of freight annually; in addition there are...

Improving Transport Corridors

For Africa's landlocked countries, transport corridors through other countries to the sea are vital. Imports of food, fuel, and spare parts move through these corridors by road or rail, as do the exports that are essential to these countries' foreign exchange earnings. Yet international corridor transport in most of Sub-Saharan Africa is costly,...

Liberia Transport Development

Liberia's road network is inadequate and mostly in very poor repair. In 1995 the road network totalled an estimated 10,300 km, of which about 628 km were paved. A main road between Monrovia and Freetown, completed in 1988, reduced die distance between the two capitals from 1,014 to 544 km. Another major road links Monrovia to Ganta in Nimba County...

Sudan Transport Development

Following considerable delays, a US $40m contract, financed by the Saudi Fund for Development and the IDB, to build an international airport in Port Sudan was finalized in 1990. A programme has been implemented to restore runways at regional airports, which had been damaged by drought, and by the early 1990s most of the work to improve Juba...