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Thursday, 22 November 2018

TUI to launch two new Marsa Alam, Hurghada hotels, Ukrainians love Egypt

INVESTMENT WATCH- UK-based travel tourism company TUI will launch two new concept hotels, one each in Marsa Alam and Hurghada, according to TravelMole. The hotels are include the Sensimar Alaya in Marsa Alam (due to launch February 2019) and an unnamed resort in Hurghada (launching summer 2019). There was no mention of the investment cost or planned number of rooms at either property. The two are part of a 15-property expansion of TUI’s MENA footprint over the coming fiscal year. TUI, which already has a range of properties in Egypt, recently announced new charter flights to Marsa Alam and Hurghada from Birmingham as part of its winter 2019 holiday packages.

Speaking of tourism: Egypt made it to a list of the most popular tourist destinations for Ukrainian holidaymakers following a recorded 43.7% y-o-y increase in arrivals from Ukraine in 1H2018, according to Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development figures. We had reported yesterday that winter tourism bookings to Egypt – particularly from Germany Italy, Poland, and Ukraine – are looking promising. Ukraine was Egypt’s second largest inbound tourism market in 2017.

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