Hope for Egyptian Tourism in challenging times

Nature Travel attended the 2nd UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and the Media, with this year’s theme “Partnering with the Media in Challenging Times”

The conference included speakers from Abercrombie & Kent, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Independent, Deutsche Welle TV and digital media experts, and a round table discussion that provided some substantial ideas and also hope for tourism industry attendees. The event was opened by Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour, Minister of Tourism, Egypt and Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO.

They underlined the importance of tourism businesses learning to understand HOW the media works, so that tourism stories are not just PR releases, but real news and worthy of prime space in the different media, and gave interesting examples of how to develop relationships with your online readers (and potential customers).

The conference was held in beautiful Marsa Alam, on the other side of the Sinai Peninsula to Nature Travel’s home of Nuweiba, and it was worth the long trip to hear about the potential for the tourism industry to better understand the media and how to make their destinations more newsworthy.

Egypt minister sees tourism peaking again

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Egypt+minister+sees+tourism+peaking+again/6529435/story.html

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About naturetravelegypt

Our company, Nature Travel, is located in Sinai. For 30 years we have been operating in this region, specializing in desert safaris by camel or jeep, and high -mountain trekking. We also offer a wide range of other services, including hotel reservations and a variety of trips all over Egypt. Our staff are experienced professionals, with multilingual abilities. One of our specializations is the Sinai desert and our staff have extensive knowledge of its flora and fauna, as well as a deep understanding of the traditional Bedouin way of life. 90% of our company personnel, including drivers, guides and cooks, are local Bedouins. They are here to guide you through the majestic Sinai desert, and to help you have an experience of a lifetime. Our transport fleet consists of land cruisers and buses, ideal for both groups and individuals. All are air-conditioned and up-to-date models, for travel in safety and comfort. www.naturetravelegypt.com
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