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Egypt is optimistic that despite the current challenges affecting its political climate, there will be a steady increase in the number of tourists visiting the country in the year 2012.
The 2011 statistics for Tourist arrivals in Egypt shows that despite the political crisis, there were over 9.8 Million worldwide visitors to the country last year. Out of these total visitors, over 184 thousands were American tourists who stayed close to 3.0 million tourist nights.
Egypt continues to be a premier destination for the American Market as it offers Americans great value for their dollar, exceeding expectations for its excellent, diverse, and high quality tourism products.
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Travel Advisories lifted by the Canadian and the Hungarian government. Canada and Hungary no longer advises against traveling to Sharm El Sheikh , Hurghada, Luxor & Aswan Last Friday, April 22 a delegation of U.S. travel leaders embarked on “Restoring the Journey”, a move to support Egypt Tourism and travel, with a six-day visit of the tourism infrastructure of Egypt. On a mission to review the region’s timeless appeal and assess current travel conditions, the delegation includes leaders of the top three outbound producing travel associations— United States Tour Operators Association, NTA, and American Society of Israel Travel Agents —along with other association heads, tour operators and travel journalists. Already in Egypt, they have met with the Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mounir Fakhry AbdelNour, the Chairman of the Egyptian Tourist Authority, Mr. Amr ElEzabi, the US Ambassador to Egypt, H.E. Margaret Scobey, as well as the Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass.
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A pilgrimage holy land group to Israel is like no other, it will strengthen your faith and “You’ll never be the same” is what we hear time and time again. Start your Israel Christian pilgrimage with a welcome at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, after dinner group orientation. Drive over the coastal fertile lands to Caesarea, an awe striking ancient Roman port hosting a large amphitheatre built by King Herod. See Haifa and Mount Carmel, continue to Megiddo biblical site of Armageddon. From here we make our way to the Galilee where Jesus began his ministry and teachings. Here we will mirror the Footsteps of Jesus where he made miracles, by setting sail where Jesus walked on water to meet his disciples in the Sea of Galilee. See the site of Multiplication, and pray in the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the “Sermon on the Mount”, and where our guide will reenact Jesus sermon. Enjoy a Multi-media presentation – the “Galilee Experience”. Next is Nazareth, the road to Jerusalem. Visit Cana the first miracle taken place at the wedding feast, and an opportunity to renew your wedding vows. Nazareth the birthplace of Jesus, visit Mary’s well, St. Joseph workshop and annunciation site. Turn southward to Beit-Shean/Scythopolis – The most magnificent archeological site in Israel. Drive along Jordan Velley mirroring an ancient route, come to the Mount of Temptation. See Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and continue for a chance to float on the Dead Sea, an experience you will not want to miss. Travel via wilderness pass of the Good Samaritan and onto Bethany home of Martha and Lazarus, ending the day in Jerusalem for orientation. On the Golden City of Jerusalem Tour, see the Israel Museum, where God’s words are written in the Dead Sea Scrolls, next an emotional visit to Yad Vashem Museum of the Holocaust. Drive to the Knesset, the Parliament of Israel. Go to Bethlehem nearby for the nativity site, see 4th century Basilica, and a Shepherds field. Where else can you start the day and walk where Jesus walked, see the Garden Tomb, Mt. Zion, the room of the Last Supper, the Church of St. Ann, walk the Via Dolorosa, his way of suffering with the cross, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and end the day in Golgotha the crucifixion site. A new morning with a panoramic view of Jerusalem atop Mount of Olives, read scriptures between ancient olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane, enter the old city through Zion Gate in way of Jewish Quarters arriving at the Western Wall, also known as Wailing Wall. Continue from Jerusalem to Jaffa then to modern Tel Aviv. See the Mediterranean Promenade, visit the house of Simon the Tanner, where St. Peter had a vision. See the ancient port city used by King Solomon, where Cedar trees from Lebanon came in when building the first Temple in Jerusalem. This concludes a memorable trip to the Holy Land, dinner and preparation for your trip back to North America.
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Egypt is a popular land for tourism and many people go there for different reasons. Religious tours are one form of traveling in Egypt because of many monuments and historic places. Mainly, Christians, Muslims and Jewish travel to Egypt because they have many religious and historic monuments and lands located there. Among all of them, Christian tours are more common because they are found in majority in world and they are also interested to see the Jewish and Islamic places in Egypt along with Christianity related places.
Many Christian people love to go for touring on the route of a Exodus Tour and another popular tour to follow by Christian people in Egypt is the Route of Holy Family in Egypt which includes the Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This route is specifically interested for Christian, though, Muslims also believe in Jesus as the prophet. In such tours, usually Christians go to ancient churches and monasteries. Christians also go to the places which are mentioned in there Bible, even if they are relating to Jewish.
So, you want to know what the churches and monasteries are which Christians want to look at. There are numerous ancient churches and some religious group prefer one while some prefer others. Most of them are located in the city of Old Cairo or in nearby areas. Fort Babylon district is much popular for the Christian churches. The Coptic Museum and the Ben Ezer is also popular in the Christian holy land tours in Egypt. Haret Zuwaila is another popular place of Christians traveling to Egypt. All of these churches and monasteries are still active in modern days.
Outside the Cairo, the most popular monument located at Saqqarah is Monastery of St. Jeremy. There are some monasteries at Fayoum Oasis. These places are uninhabited now days and only few people travel to see these places. Beside Christian locations, Christians are also interested to look at Pyramids and Pharaoh cultural stuff as well as Islamic monuments in Egypt.