IT’S BEEN A WHILE, NILE
The veil of uncertainty has lifted from Egypt and travellers are returning to the cradle of civilisation in numbers higher than in 2010, the year before the “Arab Spring” resulted in a complete shutdown of tourism.
G Adventures has seen numbers to Egypt and Jordan more than double over the past two years while 2018 saw Scenic return to Egypt after a five-year hiatus, with forward bookings strong through to 2020. Catering to the demand, Emirates recently unveiled a new lounge at Cairo International Airport, open to Emirates firstclass and business-class customers as well as platinum and gold members of Skywards, the airline’s loyalty program.
“Travellers are increasingly seeking destinations that can offer some new element, whether it be new cultures, ancient history or natural wonders, and Egypt has them all in spades,” Scenic journey designer Angela Ferres says.
With luxurious ships and itineraries taking in major sites including Valley of the Kings, the pyramids and Sphinx, a cruise is one of the best ways to acquaint yourself with the mythology, history and wonder of Egypt. Sail away on one of these Nile cruises.