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PM heads to Egypt holiday resort hit by UK flight ban

May will take part in EU-Arab summit at Red Sea location
Tags: Travel, UK, Egypt, Red Sea, EU Arab


Saudi Arabia tourist visa and sights

Last year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began issuing tourist visas for the first time in its history. Previously, only those traveling to Saudi Arabia for work or Muslim pilgrims were permitted to enter the country. Now, the new system promotes the Sharek visa, available to citizens from the US, the Schengen Zone, Australia, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore, with more countries to be added to this list in the future. Under the Sharek visa system, vi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, US, World, Unesco, Time Magazine, Mecca, Chris, Medina, Petra, Jeddah, Ksa, All, Scuba


#Egypt Dangles Incentives to Attract More Oil and Gas Investors - Bloomberg

Egypt Dangles Incentives to Attract More Oil and Gas Investors - Bloomberg:Egypt is finalizing details of a new type of oil and gas contract to attract even more foreign investment than the $10 billion already coming into its energy industry this year.The contract will provide investors with incentives to explore for fossil fuels in undeveloped areas, Egypt’s oil minister Tarek El-Molla said in an interview. He didn’t provide details of the changes to the contract. “We’re improving the cost-reco...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Egypt, Red Sea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tarek El Molla, El Molla


Saudis Get Behind $705 Million Project for Fellow Arab Monarchy - Bloomberg

Saudis Get Behind $705 Million Project for Fellow Arab Monarchy - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia is bolstering efforts to shore up the economy of a fellow Arab monarchy with a 500 million-dinar ($705 million) joint investment in Jordan.The Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday to establish, develop and manage a railway connecting Aqaba, on the Red Sea across from the Israeli city of Eilat, to a future dry port in the ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, Jordan, Gulf, Red Sea, Aqaba, Eilat, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, Omar al Razzaz, Arab Monarchy Bloomberg, Ma'an


Experience Jordan: 6 Nights of Ancient History, Beautiful Scenery and Adventure!

“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.” A quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson, still holds true to this day and the days yet to come. We often limit ourselves to see the beauty of the world in accordance to what we know about it. Surprisingly enough, the many wonders of the world are no secret to those that realize that even places we may not have thought to visit are hosts to some of the most beautiful destinations,...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Earth, Middle East, Treasury, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Jordan, Artemis, Wadi Rum, Petra, Amman, Red Sea, Vic, Dead Sea


Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands

These are the destination outliers, the remote and less-visited islands in the North Atlantic (aka West Nordic Region). In fact, up until 2010, few people had even considered them as a destination to travel to; who wants to go to cold, dismal climates for vacation? Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands are considered extreme travel destinations; a Nordic trifecta!  As adventure travel has grown, so has people’s interest in these North Atlantic islands – despite the cold. These are the outlyi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Barcelona, Antarctica, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Norway, Michelin, Anya, Greenland, Ellen, Iceland, North America, Copenhagen, North Atlantic, Reykjavik


Cruising the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea

Friday the 26th October and Saturday 27th October were spent exiting the Red Sea through the Strait of Bab el Mandeb which means Gate of Tears in Arabic into the Gulf of Aden and cruising with Yemen on our left and Eritrea Djibouti and Somalia to our ri
Tags: Travel, Somalia, Yemen, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Eritrea Djibouti, Strait of Bab el Mandeb


Khashoggi case prompts Branson to suspend $1bn Saudi talks | Financial Times

Khashoggi case prompts Branson to suspend $1bn Saudi talks | Financial Times:Richard Branson has halted discussions with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund about a planned $1bn investment in Virgin’s space companies and suspended his participation in two advisory boards after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Several international executives and financiers were reviewing their commitments in Saudi Arabia on Thursday as governments elsewhere stepped up their demands for answ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Virgin, Richard Branson, Richard, Branson, Financial Times, Mohammed bin Salman, Red Sea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Red Sea Diving BDE

SEPTEMBER 2027 2018Today we packed up and walked back to the airport from the Le Meridia Hotel and check in for a Domestic Egyptian Air flight arriving in Hurghada on the Red Sea at about noon. We were met by a representative from Sea Serpent
Tags: Travel, Hurghada, Red Sea, Le Meridia Hotel


Saudi Sovereign Fund Plans to Build 'Riviera of the Middle East' - Bloomberg

Saudi Sovereign Fund Plans to Build 'Riviera of the Middle East' - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund plans to build an "ultra-luxury" destination for international tourists in addition to two other mega-projects already planned for the kingdom’s Red Sea coast.The Public Investment Fund said it will provide the initial funding for the development of "Amaala," a 3,800 square kilometer project that will be focused on "wellness, healthy living and meditation." Private companies will be ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund, Middle East Bloomberg, Amaala


Mada’in Saleh in Saudi Arabia

Travelers go crazy for archaeological sites. The Pyramids and Pharaonic temples of Egypt, Rome’s Colosseum, Chichen Itza in Mexico, and England’s Stonehenge — to name a few — are so incredibly popular that entire trips are planned around visiting them. But our interest in the vestiges of bygone civilizations is often limited to the sites that make it to our Instagram feed, leaving other incredible ancient ruins almost unknown and without visitors. Case in point: our herd-like traveling ways h...
Tags: Travel, England, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Unesco, New York Times, Jordan, Mediterranean, Medina, Petra, All, Riyadh, Arabian Peninsula, Red Sea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Where to swim with marine wildlife

Humans can’t seem to help themselves when a chance to swim with marine animals comes along, which unfortunately has led to a sea wildlife tourism industry dominated by captive creatures forced to perform and interact with curious visitors. As we begin to move away from these experiences, with captive cetacean shows ceasing and circuses ditching their animal acts, it becomes more important than ever to be able to identify organizations that offer ethical wildlife excursions, so that they can ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Adelaide, Vancouver, South Pacific, Swimming, South Australia, British Columbia, Galapagos Islands, Churchill, Belize, Tonga, All, Howe Sound, Don, Adelaide South Australia


Tests show e-coli in Egypt hotel where British tourists died

LONDON (AP) — Travel company Thomas Cook says tests have found e-coli in a hotel where two British tourists died in unexplained circumstances in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Thomas Cook says there was a “high level of e-coli and staphylococcus bacteria” at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel, but that its presence does not […]
Tags: Travel, London, News, Ap, Egypt, Thomas Cook, Red Sea, Nation & World, Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel, Hurghada Thomas Cook


Egypt looks to repatriate bodies of 2 Britons next week

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Tourism Ministry says the bodies of two British tourists who died under mysterious circumstances in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada are expected to be repatriated next week. Thursday’s statement says autopsies of John and Susan Cooper’s bodies are being conducted and the findings will be communicated to their family once […]
Tags: Travel, News, Ap, Egypt, John, Cairo, Hurghada, Red Sea, Susan Cooper, Nation & World


Town to ban swimming due to dophin

Officials in Brest , a northwestern town in France, are concerned that a dolphin, nicknamed Zafar, is getting too close to swimmers. Zafar, the 10-foot (three meters) rutting dolphin that has been hanging around the Finistère coast since the spring, has been so frisky lately that it prompted the mayor to ban swimming and diving at local beaches in the area. The ban, said Mayor Roger Lars, was issued “to protect people’s security.” Local news site Le Télégramme reports that while Zafar has not...
Tags: Travel, Laws, Law, France, Dolphins, Bbc, Ban, All, Red Sea, Brest, Zafar, Le Telegramme, French laws, Roger Lars


Aramco-Sabic deal to spur consolidation in regional petchems - The National

Aramco-Sabic deal to spur consolidation in regional petchems - The National:The proposed stake sale of Sabic, the region’s biggest chemicals manufacturer, to the world's top oil producing company Saudi Aramco is expected to set into motion more consolidation in the regional industry, analysts said."If Aramco acquires a substantial stake in Sabic, a new consolidation will emerge in the Saudi petrochemicals sector," said Ehsan Khoman, head of Mena research and strategy at Japan's MUFG Bank. "In-tu...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Mena, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Red Sea, SABIC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ehsan Khoman, Aramco Sabic, If Aramco


Hurghada hotel deaths: Red Sea governor confirms strange smell

But defends health and safety at the hotel
Tags: Travel, Hurghada, Red Sea


6 Life Changing Holiday Experiences

Travel has recently become one of the many popular lifetime goals that people would like to experience or work hard for to realize. As this development has more to do with the new millennium, this generation has a new word for it. Lifetime goals today are often referred to as “bucket list”. If travel is not number 1, it is always one of the top 5 or top 3 choices. In fact, no bucket list is complete without travel being included. Even though for some people travel is almost impossible to realiz...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Africa, Unesco, Arctic, Antarctica, Brazil, Peru, Travel Tips, Laos, Arctic Circle, Travel Blog, Indian Ocean, Cusco, Rainforest


Egypt says poison gas leaks not behind death of 2 Britons

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top prosecutor has dismissed speculation that the death of two British tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada was caused by poisonous gas emissions in their hotel room. Saturday’s statement by Nabil Sadeq says a technical team’s inspection of John and Susan Cooper’s room showed there were no toxic or […]
Tags: Travel, News, Ap, Egypt, John, Cairo, Hurghada, Red Sea, Susan Cooper, Nation & World, Nabil Sadeq


Egypt dismisses poisonous gas leaks as behind 2 Brits death

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top prosecutor has dismissed speculation that the death of two British tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada was caused by poisonous gas emissions in their hotel room. Saturday’s statement by Nabil Sadeq says a technical team’s inspection of John and Susan Cooper’s room showed there were no toxic or […]
Tags: Travel, News, Ap, Egypt, John, Cairo, Hurghada, Red Sea, Susan Cooper, Nation & World, Nabil Sadeq


Scuba Diving Magazine photo winners

Even if you’re an avid photographer , you might not have dabbled in underwater photography. This niche photo contest, sponsored by Scuba Diving magazine, really puts into perspective the beauty and degree of difficulty of capturing marine life in its natural habitat. The magazine’s 14th annual photo contest asked photographers of all skill levels to submit their best underwater work. Tasked with judging over 2,100 entries, the magazine selected a dozen winners divided into four categories: Wid...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Indonesia, Tonga, Scuba Diving, Underwater Photography, Red Sea, Culver, Tala Bay, Scuba Diving Magazine, Jamie Hall, Rodney Bursiel, Alex Dawson, Underwater Photo Contest, Underwater Photo Contest Winners, Tiran Islands


My Amsterdam is being un-created by mass tourism | Joost de Vries

As the stag parties flood in, the Dutch flood out. Tourism’s changed not just the way we feel about our cities, but EuropeThe word on everyone’s lips is “Venice”. It starts as a whisper, some time in early spring, when the lines in front of the Rijksmuseum get a little longer, and the weekend shopping crowds in the Negen Straatjes begin to test your bike-navigation skills. By the time it’s July those streets are flooded. You don’t even try steering through the crowds. You’d be like Moses, except...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Germany, US, World news, Cities, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Venice, Moses, Amsterdam Holidays, Red Sea, Spain Italy, Joost de Vries, Negen Straatjes


10 Best Beaches in Egypt

Egypt might be known for its pyramids and ancient artifacts, but its burgeoning beach resorts are what have been bringing in the tourists in recent years. Famous for fantastic diving opportunities and bordered by the wilds of the Red Sea and the relaxation of the Mediterranean, Egypt may be struggling with political upheaval both at
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Red Sea, Mediterranean Egypt


Saudi Arabia resumes oil exports through Red Sea lane | Reuters

Saudi Arabia resumes oil exports through Red Sea lane | Reuters:Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it has resumed all oil shipments through the strategic Red Sea shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb.Saudi Arabia halted temporarily oil shipments through the lane on July 25 after attacks on two oil tankers by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement.A statement by the Energy Ministry said shipments had resumed on Saturday. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Reuters, Red Sea, Energy Ministry, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bab al Mandeb Saudi Arabia


Factbox: Risks to Middle East oil and gas shipping routes | Reuters

Factbox: Risks to Middle East oil and gas shipping routes | Reuters:Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was suspending oil shipments through the Red Sea after Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis attacked two crude tankers, underscoring risks caused by the conflict in the world’s top oil exporting region.Iran, in its row with the United States over sanctions, has also threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, the other major strategic shipping route for oil from the region and the main route for Iranian cr...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, United States, Middle East, Yemen, Strait Of Hormuz, Reuters, Red Sea, Houthis, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Swimming with dolphins in Egypt

Floating face down in a Red Sea coral lagoon off the coast of Egypt, I watched five adult male dolphins tumbling about like a litter of puppies. Forty feet from me, they nipped each others’ noses, tugged on fins, and corkscrewed their sleek gray bodies around each other like acrobats. Barely fluttering my flippers, I was careful to follow the first rule of wild dolphin interaction: do not interfere. That’s when one of those 500-pound predators noticed me. Distracted from the rough and tumble...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Dolphins, Egypt, Zodiac, Mohammed, All, Hurghada, Eric, Red Sea, Gulf of Suez, Shaheen, DeMay, Hawaii Australia, Swimming With Dolphins, Eric Demay


MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi falls slightly after oil tanker attack, rest of Gulf mixed | ZAWYA MENA Edition

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi falls slightly after oil tanker attack, rest of Gulf mixed | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia's stock market fell slightly on Thursday after Riyadh reported an attack on two oil tankers by Yemen's Houthi movement, while other Gulf bourses moved little, suggesting investors don't expect the event to have much economic impact.Riyadh said it would temporarily stop shipping oil through a Red Sea strait following the attack. But oil prices rose only modestly, with Brent crude addi...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Brent, Yemen, Gulf, Riyadh, Red Sea, Capital Economics, Cape of Good Hope, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia suspends shipments through Red Sea lane | Reuters

Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia suspends shipments through Red Sea lane | Reuters:Brent crude led oil prices higher on Thursday, extending gains into a third day after Saudi Arabia suspended crude shipments through a strategic Red Sea shipping lane and as data showed U.S. inventories fell to a 3-1/2 year low.Brent crude futures had risen 42 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $74.35 a barrel by 0648 GMT, after gaining 0.7 percent on Wednesday.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 5 cents at $...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Red Sea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks barely move after oil shipping lane closed by attack | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks barely move after oil shipping lane closed by attack | Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s stock market barely moved early on Thursday after Riyadh reported an attack on two oil tankers by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement, suggesting investors do not expect the incident to have much of an economic impact.The main stock index fell 0.3 percent in the first hour of trade and shares in National Shipping Co of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) was 0.2 percent lower after it said one of its vess...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Reuters, Riyadh, Red Sea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Shipping Co, Saudi Arabia Bahri


Saudi Arabia Names Neom CEO as Adviser to Crown Prince - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Names Neom CEO as Adviser to Crown Prince - Bloomberg:Klaus Kleinfeld, a German executive who ran Siemens AG and Arconic Inc., will take a new role advising Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince on his reform plans and leave his current position as chief executive officer of a planned mega-project in the kingdom called Neom. Kleinfeld, the CEO of Neom -- a $500 billion new city on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast -- will “take over wider responsibilities to enhance the economic, technological and...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Bloomberg News, Mohammed bin Salman, Red Sea, Siemens AG, Klaus Kleinfeld, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Kleinfeld, Arconic Inc, Prince Bloomberg, NEOM, Neom Kleinfeld, Nadhmi Al Nasr, Neom Bay



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