4,000 Years of Culture on Abercrombie and Kent’s Luxury Nile Cruise

Mar 16, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Egypt. The name evokes thoughts of mysterious Pyramids and 5,000-year-old half man, half lion sphinxes as tall as a New York skyscraper.

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Exploring One of Egypt's Most Important Archaeological Sites

Nov 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Maria Palacios

Egypt is home to awe-inspiring pyramids, thousands of years of preserved history and miles and miles of desert lands. Sitting within this remarkable country is Abydos (also called Abjdu) located about a 6.5 hour drive from Cairo. Abydos is one of the oldest cities in the country and is known as one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Egypt. Its royal tombs and historic sites date back to 3000-2890 B.C.

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Cruising the Nile River Aboard the Oberoi Philae

Nov 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Egypt is a beautiful country full of historical importance, wonders of the world, and is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. In fact, 30 percent of the world’s ancient artifacts are found here. For centuries, we’ve heard stories about the Nile River, accounts of mythical gods, pharaohs that conquered lands and this magical body of water that was at the center of the dynasty. Although many travelers may have shied away from Egypt due to reports of civil unrest, the country is finally starting to see an uprising in tourism again.

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The 1920s Traveling Salesman Who Pioneered the First Travel Agency

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 1924, Arthur Tauck was fired from his banking job and given one task in order to get it back: invent a new way to manage his responsibilities. Having dropped out of school, Tauck had gone to work for the bank where he nightly transported a dumbwaiter down to the basement with the day’s coin revenue inside. One night after accidentally dropping all the coins, he was let go.

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Daring Video Stunt Gets Tourist Lifetime Ban From Egypt

Feb 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Teenagers these days are known for making some very poor decisions and capturing them on social media, for all the world to see. The most recent incident of terrible judgment was when 18-year-old German tourist Andrej Ciesilski decided to climb the Great Pyramid of Giza. Not only did the teen scale its 4,500-year-old exterior, but he also filmed himself all the way up. 

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A Western Return: Travel Companies & Hoteliers Urge Americans Back to Egypt

Jun 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Shouts of one-million protestors vibrated through the air, anti-government supporters on horseback marched onto Tahrir Square demanding President Mubarak’s resignation, and black armored vehicles filled the streets—this was the scene in Egypt in 2011. Known as the Arab Spring, or the Arabic Revolutions, this wave of demonstrations, civil wars and protests lasted from December 2010 until early 2014.

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Travelers Return to Egypt, Ritz-Carlton Looks to Host Them

May 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You might have already heard, but this year, the travel industry is saying it’s the return of Egypt tourism. While of course there are still precautions to making your way back to the war-torn region, analysts are calling it a safe and stable destination. Just in time for American’s return to the country, Ritz-Carlton has announced the re-opening of the former Nile Hilton under their management.

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Africa's Wealthiest Billionaire Resides in Nigeria & Tops the Wealth-X's 2013 List

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Nigeria, Africa may not conjure up images of gold and sparkling palaces like Abu Dhabi or Singapore, but if you’re Aliko Mohammed Dangote — the wealthiest man in Africa with a personal fortune of USD $17 billion — that is exactly the place you’ll call home. A self-made business tycoon, he tops the Wealth-X list of Africa’s wealthiest individuals joining nine of the top 10 individuals whose combined fortune comes out to around USD $73.2 billion.

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On Board Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Recently named the “Best Cruise Line” in Los Angeles Times' 2012 Readers Choice Awards, the boutique river collection of luxury cruises has a world of options. Also named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and consistently placing on the Platinum Circle and Reader’s Choice awards, Uniworld cruises 13 rivers in 20 countries around the globe; the ships can be found throughout Europe, Egypt, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia offering top-notch service and accommodations.... Read More

Travel Around the World by Private Jet With Four Seasons

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has partnered with TCS & Starquest Expeditions on a new round-the-world expedition via private jet. The luxurious 22-day excursion skips around the globe to visit only Four Seasons hotels and resorts in comfort and style.... Read More

See the Pyramids in Egyptian Luxury | The Mena House Oberoi

Aug 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

“Would you like a view of this pyramid, or a view of this one?" This was the first time I ever heard a staff member of any resort in the world ask such a question. At the Mena House Oberoi, the question is a valid and equally baffling one. Here’s my account of staying at this magnificent property, Cairo’s most impressive historical property that rests right at the foot of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

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Rocco Forte Hotels to Open Property in Luxor

May 3, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Rocco Forte Hotels is pleased to announce it has entered into a new contract to help refurbish and then operate the Luxor Hotel in Egypt in 2013.... Read More

Best Spas in Cairo, Egypt

Jul 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Best Spas: While Cairo is a city rooted deeply in history, modern Cairo is a bustling city filled with modern conveniences from luxury shopping and retail to high end restaurants and accommodations. In Africa's largest city, there are also plenty of unique spas to indulge and get out of the desert heat.... Read More

Cruising The Nile With Sonesta

May 1, 2009  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Now that the beautiful weather of spring and summer is on its way, we all start to feel that excitement, imagining the perfect getaway.... Read More

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