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Restoration Lab of the GEM Completes Work on 47,000 artifacts

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The Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism announced that the GEM is done with restoring around 47,000 artifacts from the items in the restoration center of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The restoration center which is one of the largest in the world, includes 19 laboratories, seven of which are specialized in restoring heavy monuments and others for doing tests, analysis and damage evolution. The center has witnessed so far the completion of approximately 47,000 artifacts ahead of the awaited inauguration of the museum.

With only a few months separating us from the grand opening of the museum, the entire world is waiting eagerly in anticipation of the museum that will proudly showcase 50,000 unique artifacts.

So far, according to the ministry of Antiquities 90% of both the interior and exterior work of the museum has been completed.

“We succeeded in saving over $770 million of the estimated cost of $1.6 billion, as the final cost of the third phase of the museum project will reach $380 million, with an increase of only LE 30 million, where the total works were estimated to cost of $800 million in 2011,” Atef Moftah, the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project said.

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6 Honeymoon Destinations For Beach Lovers

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After spending months planning for the wedding and stressing about every detail, it makes perfect sense to choose a serene and relaxing destination for the honeymoon, one where you and your loved one can just sit back, relax and unwind.

If you like the sound of this then you should certainly choose spending your honeymoon by the beach, it’s the perfect way to soak in the sun and enjoy the beauty of the wide blue seas. So for beach lovers and stressed out couples, here are the top beach honeymoon destination!

Capri

This island is located in Italy and has incredible landscapes and fancy beachfront restaurants, the beaches are made up of pebbles rather than sand. During your stay, you have got to check the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola and you can also pay for access to Bagni Tiberio beach club if you’re looking for more than just relaxation.

Fiji

Located more than 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand, it might not be that easy to reach but its incredible beaches are certainly worth the trip. There, you will get to enjoy the white sand beaches, the sky-high palm tress and the turquoise waters, in addition to the romantic overwater bungalows. Most of the resorts there have private islands and relaxing beaches for those seeking maximum privacy.

Bora Bora

Sleeping above the ocean’s waters seems like a dream right? Well, Bora Bora has turned this dream to reality in the French Polynesia, couples can swoon over Bora Bora’s lavish overwater bungalows.

The best beaches there include Matira Beach and the private shorelines of a few top resorts, such as the Four Seasons and Le Méridien.

Santorini

The most popular destination in Greece and well, it is practically another synonymous with romance. Your trip to Greece will never really be fulfilled without witnessing a Santorini sunset.

For adrenaline junkies, you will definitely enjoy cliff jumping, hiking, and riding ATVs, and for those looking to just lay back and relax, there are plenty of beaches including black sand beaches.

Maldives

If Maldives is your honeymoon destination then congrats for you have picked one of the best and most dreamy places in the world! With 200 islands to choose from, The Maldives have everything a couple look for in a honeymoon, from its white-sand beaches to the blue skies and mesmerizing turquoise waters.

Martinique

Martinique is an overseas region of France, perfect for a  Caribbean experience. In its sourthern part, you will find calmer shorelines while the northern part has more rugged landscape. Specific beaches you’ll want to check out include beautiful Les Salines beach and quiet Anse Mabouya. 

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Egypt Wins Chairman of the Committee on Tourism and Sustainability (CTS)

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Egypt has won the chairman of the Committee on Tourism and Sustainability (CTS) for two years starting this month, according to the announcement made by the Egyptian Ministry.

Meanwhile Serbia has been elected as the Vice President of the committee that includes the following members, Algeria, Angola, Bhutan, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, Honduras, Philippines, and Serbia.

Also, a meeting was held in light of the biggest tourism fair the FITUR that took place in Madrid and was chaired by the Egyptian Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs Ghada Shalaby.

During which, Shalaby highlighted Egypt’s efforts in promoting sustainable tourism and the intention of meeting the development goals set by the United Nations. 

According to Shalaby, Egypt has already started addressing sustainability issues by starting an eco hotel initiative in 2017, and so far the number of green hotel have reached 83.

It’s also worth mentioning that the fair FITUR is the third largest tourism and that taking part in it is quite promising.

 

 

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Egypt Set to Participate in Spain’s International Tourism Trade Fair

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is set to take part in the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) held in Spain, headed by Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Tourism Affairs Ghada Shalaby.

This 40th edition of the the fair will launch today in the the capital of Spain, Madrid and will resume until the 26th of January.

The fair is among the top most important international exhibitions across the world which makes Egypt’s participation quite significant, and also a great chance to develop and enhance the Egyptian presence on an international touristic level.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities further explained that a number of intensive meetings will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition’s opening day, which gives Egypt a chance to enhance its image and promote tourism.

The Egyptian pavilion that will be showcased in the exhibition is designed in the form of a Pharaonic temple, but in modern colors, equipped with columns, with hieroglyphic writing. This comes in light of promoting the cultural tourism in a style that suits and appeals to the Spanish tourists.

The fair will witness the participation of 31 participants representing 10 hotels and 20 tourism companies, and EgyptAir will also be participating in the Egyptian pavilion this year.

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