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Lonely Planet Ranks Cairo the Third Best City to Visit in 2020

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Cairo has been ranked third place in Lonely Planet’s list of the top 10 destinations for 2020, earning its rightful place as one of the top touristic destinations.

Lonely Planet is a large and well-known travel guide book publisher and for 45 years, they have been helping travelers explore by recommending the best destinations, and this time Cairo has been recognized among the top 10 cities to visit in 2020.

Next year marks indeed an exciting one for Egypt with the expected inauguration of the long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which will be the largest museum in the world devoted to a single civilization.

Lonely Planet invited its followers to visit the GEM that is “entirely committed to one civilization.”

In response  to such great recognition, Tourism Minister Dr. Rania Al Mashat expressed her excitement for Cairo’s global rank, saying: “Happy to see Egypt—Tourism Reform Program (E-TRP)’s vision paying off.”

Lonely Planet also described Cairo as “chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating and beautiful.”

“Your nerves will jangle, your snot will run black from the smog and touts will hound you at every turn, but it’s a small price to pay to tap into the energy of the place Egyptians call Umm Ad Dunya – the Mother of the World,” the article read.

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Your Honeymoon Guide: Top 7 Romantic Thailand Destinations

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We have said it before, Thailand has everything a couple may look for in their honeymoon from tropical beaches to wandering around ancient ruins, ornate temples and royal palaces. The country also has a lot romantic honeymoon destinations, so that you can get the full experience of Thailand.

In this part of the guide, we introduce you to the most romantic Thailand Honeymoon destination. 

Bangkok

The capital of Thailand is a must for sure, it has been named as the world’s top tourism destination in 2017 and it has prime spots for shoppers, for cultural lovers and even those who are simply looking for buildings that are Instagram-able!

Spend a day at the world-famous floating markets, quaint cafes, and magnificent temples, take advantage of the exiting nightlife they have and go for a rooftop bar.

Chiang Mai

If you’re seeking peaceful serenity then Chiang Mai ‘New City’ is the place for you, with its misty mountains and colorful hill tribes. It’s the perfect destination for honeymooners who are seeking some quality time in a place that sends peaceful vibes.

Chiang Mai was named on Tripadvisor’s list of “25 Best Destinations in the World” in 2014.

Phuket

Another must! It is the largest and most famous island in Thailand, all honeymooners and travelers are familiar with the destination that has the best beaches, luxurious resorts, spas, nightlife and busy markets.

It is the ideal way for you to explore some of Thailand’s offshore islands such as Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi Islands. 

Krabi

For a little adventure, visit Krabi where you will get to enjoy several activities such as rock climbing, trekking, scuba diving, kayaking, island-hopping, soaking in hot springs, and touring mangrove forests.

Pattaya

The vibrant coastal city is suitable for those seeking some water activities and exciting nightlife, the beaches of Pattaya is full of life with many luxurious hotels to choose from.

Also, ever heard of the bioluminescent plankton phenomenon that occurs in the famous Maldives? Well, it can bee seen at Bang Saen Beach at the end of the year and it is something you don’t want to miss.

Koh Yao Noi

Located only 30 minutes away from Phuket, this paradise awaits you for some uninterrupted quality time with your loved one. It is home of some very friendly local villagers, and it makes the perfect spot for scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, and jungle trekking.

This mesmerizing island has received the World Legacy Award for its conservation efforts, because it is just the perfect place for nature lovers.

Hua Hin

It is a honeymoon destination that couples have to experience, seeing how the town is the perfect mixture between nature and man-made attractions.

Hua Hin is a 3-hour ride from Bangkok, and you can book a private transfer (with free cancellation) via Klook.

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Egypt Tops Independent’s List of The Best Places to Visit in 2020

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Egypt came in top of the list of best places to visit in 2020 in an article published on the Independent’s website, with the title “This is where the experts recommend for travel next year, from Egypt to Pakistan.”

The article states that according to experts, Egypt should be on everyone’s travel list for next year especially after the flights resuming to Sharm El-Sheikh.

The article also mentioned the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) and recommended it as one of the top places to visit and that it is the largest archaeological museum in the world, set to open in 2020.

Following Egypt is Pakistan which came in second, followed by Milwaukee in the US. Then Denmark’s Copenhagen got ranked fourth, and UK’s Kent came in fifth place.

Chad came in sixth, followed by Peru, China’s Sichuan in eighth place, Scotland’s Aberdeen ranked ninth and last but not least, New England in the US came in 10th place.

 

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Ministry of Tourism Participates in UN Annual Charity Bazaar For the First Time

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Tourism Ministry is participating in the annual International Charity Bazaar for the very first time, the event that just kicked off at the UN’s HQ in Geneva.

Not only is Egypt participating among 70 more countries, but it has also been chosen to head the bazaar this year.

 

The Annual International Charity Bazaar is organized by the United Nations Women’s Guild in cooperation with the Permanent Missions of the United Nations in Geneva.

The main aim of the charity bazaar is financing a number of projects for children of developing countries, last year for instance, the bazaar helped fund around 60 projects and two of them were in Egypt.

Tourism Minister Rania Al-Mashat expressed her pride in taking part of such an event by pointing out the importance of the ministry’s participation in light of its efforts in representing Egypt in international events and forums, and this bazaar is considered to be one of the most prominent event held at the UN annually.

 

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