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One of Largest Cable Parks in the World Opens in El Gouna

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In a previous post I mentioned a slight increase in 2014 for tourism in Egypt. A recent exciting addition has been made to encourage travelers to journey to El Gouna and explore “Sliders”, one of the largest cable parks in the world and the only one in North Africa. What is a cable park you ask? I asked the same question…A cable park is intended for waterskiing and wake boarding. The benefit: no need for an extended stretch of water to accommodate several boats at once. Riders connect to cables, allowing them to roam freely while enjoying obstacles specifically designed for them. I think this is an exciting new addition to the tourism industry and can only encourage more people to visit Egypt. This is a great move in the right direction to shed more positive light on all that Egypt has to offer. More people means more income, more income builds a stronger economy.

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Article Author: Jenny Cooper of Daily News Egypt

Article Link: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/19/biggest-cable-park-world-opens-el-gouna/

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21 Feb 2014

Tourism in Egypt Increases in 2014

The_Colossi_of_Memnon-650x487Tourism in Egypt has begun rise…slightly in 2014. Despite the hectic governmental upheaval, the Oxford Business Group has reported that the travel market in Egypt is showing “some signs of life again”.  Given what’s gone on with the rebellion and the removal of dictator Hosni Mubarak, travelers have been discouraged from visiting any part of Egypt for “non-essential travel”. As of late, the traveling restrictions have changed from warnings to less threatening “advisories” which has excited some tourists to visit. I myself, would LOVE to visit Egypt and seeing these advisories gives hope that eventually Egypt will return to its once prosperous tourism industry. I think the progression will be a steady pace, but ideally moving in a forward direction.

Article Author: Nicci Mende of Liberty Voice

Article Link: http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/egypt-getting-some-good-news/

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7 Feb 2014