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Egyptian Tourist Authority to welcome UNWTO to Luxor

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Egyptian Tourist Authority to welcome UNWTO to Luxor

The ministry of tourism and Egyptian Tourist Authority have announced their sponsorship of the 104th session of the World Tourism Organisation Executive Council in Luxor.

The event will be held from October 30-31st, 2016.

Luxor is also hosting the fifth UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism, attended by representatives and participants from many different countries all over the world.

The conference will include several workshops to exchange experiences in the field of tourism and propose ways to support and develop tourism in Luxor.

The UNWTO Executive Council announced the selection of Luxor city to host the conference as the 2016 capital of world tourism, affirming its position as an irreplaceable touristic and historical treasure and to restore the world’s interest to this picturesque tourist destination which has suffered from the various recent events in Egypt.

Luxor is considered as one of the key tourist destinations in Egypt which includes numerous Pharaonic ancient monuments that have stood the test of time and have proven itself on the touristic and cultural map of the world such as the Valley of the Kings, Tombs of the Nobles, and the Valley of the Queens.

The UNWTO will also launch a new initiative to exchange point of views in various tourism topics between representatives of the touristic cities and decision-makers.

The initiative will work on promoting the vital role of tourism as a driving force for economic and social development in cities.

Yehia Rashed, minister of tourism, expressed his delight for the coronation of Luxor city as the capital of world tourism; which will affirm its position as an irreplaceable touristic and archaeological treasure.

“The Tourism Ministry and tourism sector are keen on exerting continuous efforts to take advantage of such event, in order to highlight the tourist attractions of this historical city and reignite the tourism traffic especially in Luxor and Aswan,” he stated.

Vietnam's agricultural production growth slows

There have been signs of an agricultural growth slowdown in recent years, which experts warned about eight years ago.  Vietnam for the first time witnessed negative growth rate in agricultural production in the first six months of the year.  According to MARD, the growth rate of agriculture, forestry and fishery decreased by 0.18 percent, or VND397.4 trillion. This was attributed to the low winter-spring crop’s output, with just 19.4 million, a sharp fall compared with last year.  Dang Kim… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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Ukraine slashes gas use as subsidies phased out

Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine on Monday reported a one-third drop in its use of natural gas and general energy savings that will be cheered by its financial backers from the International Monetary Fund.The IMF has long identified Ukraine as one of Europe's most inefficient countries when it comes to fuel consumption.A large part of the problem came from state subsidies that homes and enterprises had been awarded since Soviet times.That assistance was a vast drain on the budget and allowed Ukrainians to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Russia's Putin says need to quicken work on new Syrian constitution

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that during talks on Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Moscow proposed to speed up adoption of a new constitution in Syria to facilitate future elections.He also said that Russia was ready to extend a pause in air strikes in Syria after Russian and Syrian government air forces took a break in hitting targets on Tuesday in the city of Aleppo.(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

70% of adults to have bank accounts by 2020

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