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Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years

Staybridge Suites Citystars Team

Staybridge Suites Citystars Team

Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars announced today that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.  The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honour those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.  Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

The award was sent on behalf of TripAdvisor® which is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

The website is based solely on travelers’ reviews and so it is guests who voted for the hotel and chose Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars as one of their favorite destination hotels that truly validate a personalized service making the award even more valued.

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Semiramis Pavilion opens at Semiramis InterContinental Hotel

Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou recently inaugurated Semiramis Pavilion meeting centre that he toured while announcing plans to promote tourism in the coming months as well as the initiative of the green energy in tourism and hotels sector. The cutting ribbon inauguration ceremony was attended by Ahmed El Gindi, managing director, Semiramis Hotels Company, Raymond Khalife, board member, Semiramis Hotels Co. Amr Fouad, board member, Semiramis Hotels Co. and Sameh Sobhy, general manager Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

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Photo shows from right to left: Ahmed El Gindi, managing director, Semiramis Hotels Company; Raymond Khalife, board member, Semiramis Hotels Co.; Egypt’s Minister for Tourism Hisham Zaazou; Amr Fouad, board member; Semiramis Hotels Co. and Sameh Sobhy, general manager Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

“We are delighted to see the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo welcoming local residents and travellers from further afield,” Zaazou said.  “With its central position in the heart of Cairo the hotel is an important contributor to tourism in Egypt. We look forward to seeing the hotel continue to thrive this year.”

Designed by Tony Chi, the Semiramis Pavilion combines efficiency and luxury for business clients in an uncluttered and modern environment. The Semiramis Pavilion features smart interactive whiteboards, high-speed 30MB Wi-Fi and seven multi-functional and flexible meeting rooms as well as four private offices.

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Semiramis InterContinental Hotel

“We are looking forward to a busy summer period ahead. We just received the ‘Global Partners in Safety Award’ and we are being recognized among other hotels as being a safe place for our employees to work and our guests to stay. With such an amazing team we are sure the hotel will continue to thrive,” said Sobhy.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) has been present in Egypt for more than 25 years. IHG operates hotels across four of its brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites – and remains absolutely committed to this market.

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InterContinental Cairo Citystars Hosted Harlem Globetrotters

InterContinental Cairo Citystars hosted Harlem Globetrotters basketball team during their recent visit to Cairo.

Upon arrival to InterContinental Cairo Citystars, the team was welcomed by Ibrahim Nasha’at the Hotel Manager, Paul Schenk and Ahmed Azmy, the hotel Executive Assistant Managers.

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Ibrahim Nasha’at, hotel manager, Paul Schenk and Ahmed Azmy, hotel executive assistant managers with the team

Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theatre and comedy. The team was in Cairo to give three performances.

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Despite a busy weekend, the team insisted on seeing the city on with a trip to the pyramids in the morning followed by a visit to the Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357. Hospital visits are a big part of what the team does, taking the show to children who are unable to attend the actual event.

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The team has been touring the world, entertaining families with their unique blend of comedy and basketball for 87 years, but this was their first time in Cairo since 1989.

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Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013

Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars has been awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the Year 2013.

The award was sent on behalf of the TripAdvisor community, one of the fastest growing travel community websites for travelers all around the world with around 200 million unique monthly visitors worldwide and over 100 million reviews and opinions on restaurants, hotels, resorts, vacation rentals and flights.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, the hotel must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

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The facade of Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars

“Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars is pleased to receive this prestigious award,” said Mohamed Ibrahim, Holiday Inn general manager “We strive to offer our guests a memorable experience, and this award is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

The website is based solely on travelers’ reviews and who voted for the hotel and chose Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars as one of their favorite destination hotels, making the award even more valued.

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Egypt’s Lovely Mornings

A lovely morning from Cairo, Egypt. A wonderful weather and picturesque scenery.

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Easter and Sham El Nessim deals at InterContinental Cairo Citystars, Holiday Inn Cairo and Staybridge suites

Have you booked your Easter holiday yet? If not, InterContinental chain is offering lucrative packages in Cairo to celebrate the season

InterContinental Cairo Citystars offers Easter room packages including buffet breakfast and parking at EGP 1100 for a single room, EGP 1200 for double and EGP 1300 for triple room including taxes with an extra EGP 100 supplement for Pool Side rooms.

Facade of InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel

Facade of InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel

Lobby of InterContinental Citystar Cairo Hotel

Lobby of InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel

 

One of the luxurious room at InterContinental Citystars Hotel Cairo

One of the luxurious room at InterContinental Citystars Hotel Cairo

InterContinental Residence Suites offer a fabulous choice for families, with a variety of cozy studios and 1 to 3 bedroom apartments. You can book a studio at EGP 1150 for single occupancy, EGP 1250 for double and 1350 for triple. Also, you can book a one bedroom suite at EGP 1350 for single occupancy, EGP1550 for double and EGP1650 for triple; two bedroom suite at EGP 2200 for double occupancy and EGP 2350 for triple or a three bedroom suite at EGP 3100, including breakfast and free parking for one car. Minimum stay is two nights

If you want to celebrate Easter at cheaper rate, then you can stay at Holiday Inn Citystars, where you can book a single room at EGP 699 or a double room at EGP 749 including buffet breakfast, parking for one car and taxes.

Holiday Inn Citystars facade

Holiday Inn Citystars facade

A room at Holiday Inn Citystars Cairo

A room at Holiday Inn Citystars Cairo

 

Staybridge Suites offer 140 suites including studios, two and three bedroom suites

Staybridge suites facade

Staybridge suites facade

Staybridge suites pool

Staybridge suites pool

Staybridge suites room

 

Each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals, state-of-the-art entertainment and communications, including complimentary WiFi throughout. You can book a studio at EGP 799 for single occupancy, EGP 849 for double and EGP 899 for triple. You can also book a one bedroom suite at EGP 1050 for single occupancy, EGP 1150 for double and EGP 1200 for triple; a two bedroom suite at EGP 1750 for double occupancy and EGP 1850 for triple or a three bedroom suite at EGP 2300. All prices include taxes, breakfast, free parking and a complimentary upgrade subject to availability. All rates above are for Egyptians and residents only

For booking call 24800100

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On Sham El Nessim Day, InterContinental Cairo Citystars hotel, will offer a sumptuous Easter buffet by the pool, accompanied by live entertainment and DJ from 12pm till 5pm, in addition to kids buffet corner and kids activities all at EGP 280 plus service charge and taxes

For booking call 2800009

 

 

 

 

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Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel launches its Spring Festival

Semiramis InterContinental Cairo launched recently its Spring Festival, 99 Spring Festival, where local guests and foreign travellers can enjoy a variety of offers, ranging from weekend stays to engagement party packages – all for prices ending in 99.

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Throughout the Spring Festival, food-lovers are invited to indulge in all-you-can-eat offers at the hotel’s various food outlets, including the Italian restaurant, Pane Vino; the Thai restaurant, Birdcage; and the Lebanese restaurant Sabaya, all for just LE 99. Those looking for light bite in a relaxed atmosphere can take advantage of the Tea Garden’s Time Out Tea for two and enjoy tea, mini sandwiches and sweets, all for just LE 99.  Seafood lovers can also enjoy a Sushiramis Platter with 12 pieces of sushi for LE 99.

Thai Cuisine at Semiramis InterContinental Cairo HotelPhoto: Semiramis InterContinental Hotel

Thai Cuisine at Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel
Photo: Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel

Enjoy Lebanese cuisine at Semiramis InterContinental Photo: Semiramis InterContinental

Enjoy Lebanese cuisine at Semiramis InterContinental
Photo: Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel

 

Eat sushi as much as you can for LE99Photo: Semiramis InterContinental Hotel

Eat sushi as much as you can for LE99
Photo: Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel

For those who want to relax at the weekend, the hotel is offering two weekend getaway packages, one for families and the other for couples and individuals. The Family Weekend Getaway provides the perfect opportunity to take a city-break with the family – guests can take advantage of two rooms for just LE 999, including breakfast, a set menu dinner for two at Pane Vino and free parking. Couples or individual travellers can book one room for just LE 699 and enjoy breakfast, dinner for two and free parking.

Couples looking for the perfect venue for their special day are in for a treat with the hotel’s unique Wedding Offer. For bookings of more than 500 guests, the hotel will gift the lucky couple a two-night stay in one of the hotel’s Royal suites, as well as breakfast and dinner for two in one of the hotel’s restaurants.  For weddings of more than 140 guests, the hotel will offer the couple a two-night stay at the luxurious Presidential Suite, including an indulgent morning breakfast and romantic heart shaped cake.

Lucrative wedding packages at Semiramis InterContinental at SpringPhoto: Semiramis InterContinental Hotel

Lucrative wedding packages at Semiramis InterContinental at Spring
Photo: Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel

For engagement parties, couples can get a two-hour party, including drinks, photographer, videographer, flowers for a maximum of 99 guests for just LE 9999.

Other offers at the hotel include a Meeting Delegate package with a daily delegate rate of LE 99 for all meetings or events with a minimum of nine people.

Meeting packages during the Spring Festival at the hotelPhoto: Semiramis InterContinental Hotel Cairo

Meeting packages during the Spring Festival at the hotel
Photo: Semiramis InterContinental Hotel Cairo

Those who want to keep their body fit, the Spring Fitness package offers a monthly membership at the hotel’s state of the art health club for just LE 999.

“We are excited to be welcoming guests to Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, and we are looking forward to the busy spring period ahead.  The Spring Festival will add extra value to our guest experience, and offers local residents and travellers from around the globe alike more reasons to visit the hotel,” said Sameh Sobhy, general manager, Semiramis InterContinental.

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Cairo tours for kids

Cairo is a haven for cultural tours for children. If you want to arrange a trip for your children in Cairo, forget about parks, cinemas, circuses and seaside resorts and go for a tour in Medieval Cairo. It is much more fun, especially, if it is accompanied by a photo contest.

All photos here are taken by the children, except for two, I took them myself

The kids in front of Al Sultan Hassan Mosque

The kids in front of Al Sultan Hassan Mosque

It was 8am when we all gathered, both kids and their long-suffering mothers, at the Wonderland Mall in Nasr City. Our purpose? To take the rented tour bus to a series of destinations planned for the day. We were all on time. The bus driver turns out to be punctual, too, and by 8.30 we are off — to the mosques of Al-Refaai and Sultan Hassan near the Salaheddin Citadel, the Gayer Anderson Museum annexed to Ibn Tulun Mosque, and the Abdine Palace in, well, Abdine.

The children are excited about the programme; they’ve started to ask questions about the places we are going to. Assuming the role of tour guide, I’m doing my best to give the simplest possible answers. This is not my first experience of the situation, after all. It’s largely due to the success of last year’s trip to the Citadel, the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza that we’re doing it again. And it’s not just about entertainment. This group of mothers share the belief that such a trip is as important for their children as school curricula — and less trying.

It all started when my son, Adham, turned eight; in the course of a casual conversation it dawned on me how little he knows of Egyptian history: in the winter he does his school work; in the summer he plays by the sea. Ah well, I thought, remembering my own history with dread. Forget the last 17 years of my life, during which I’ve been a professional travel writer. The first time I set foot in the Egyptian Museum I was, erm, 21 years old. Nor did I even see Khan Al-Khalili until my first year as a travel writer: the foreigner who accompanied me, then, knew so much more than I did it was terribly embarrassing. Never! I cried inwardly, looking into Adham’s eyes. And so I started an Egypt-wide plan covering Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic and modern. Initial exploratory experiments revealed that, individually or in small numbers, children have the tendency to get bored. The answer? Take the whole class, preferably with parents, and visit more than one place and period at a time.

Al Refai and Sultan Hassan

The mothers of Adham’s classmates proved universally enthusiastic — and helpful. A task list was quickly drawn up and divided among us: planning the route, renting the bus and preparing an info sheet was my responsibility. Sherine compiled material about the architecture; Noha took on the formidable task of coordination, not only of times and venues but costs.

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The itinerary was tailored to the children, with the idea of maximum absorption as our guiding principle: at the Citadel, for example, the Mohamed Ali Mosque would serve as an introduction to Islamic architecture while offering stimulating surroundings and plenty of space, while at the Egyptian Museum we headed straight for the King Tut’s glittering mask. Following the Pyramids, Andrea’s overlooking the nearby Marioutiya Canal matched the mood with its authentic — and very tasty — Egyptian cuisine.

Inside Al Refaee mosque

Inside Al Refaee mosque

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Lessons learned included making the next trip shorter — and, on the present occasion, I chose sites closer together. I concentrated on Islamic monuments and royal history: aside from the excitement of Al-Refaai’s interior, we visited the tombs of the Egyptian royal family and the shah of Iran. Then we moved on to the mosque in the Madrassa Mosque of Sultan Hassan — one of the biggest domes in the world. And only 15- minute drive brought us to Beit Al-Kiritliya: Gayer Anderson Museum, perhaps the truest model of a middle-class Cairene family home in Mameluke times, later acquired by the British officer-collector whose name it now bears. At the Abdine Palace we saw not only royal possessions but gifts given to President Hosni Mubarak by heads of state. The tour came to an end at the famous Felfela’s, not far from Abdine. Here too the food was rich, varied and in the spirit of that day.

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Gayer Anderson Museum- kids 3

This time we managed to make the trip even more interactive by organising a photo contest, choosing the best three from the whole day. Those who didn’t have a camera used their mothers’ mobile phones; and it was clickety- click all along. Most, in fact, took excellent photos. It was next to impossible to choose three, so we decided to enlarge and display them at their School. Alongside the photos were the kids’ impressions.

My son Murad, riding a donkey, at Andrea restaurant

My son Murad, riding a donkey, at Andrea restaurant

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All For Love

Despite political turbulence in Egypt, Egyptian hotels are preparing for an unforgettable Valentine’s night activities for Egyptian and foreign travellers.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First Residence in Giza offers a Bed and Breakfast package, dinners for two and sweet Spa treatments.

You can choose between several dining options at The Four Seasons Cairo Photo: Four Seasons Cairo At First Residence

You can choose between several dining options at The Four Seasons Cairo
Photo: Four Seasons Cairo At First Residence

For LE1200 per night, a guest can enjoy a luxurious accommodation in a superior room, breakfast for two, surprise Valentine’s amenities and 50 percent off parking fees.

Dinner options are various on that special night. For LE500 per person, inclusive of service charge and taxes, guests can choose from the menu of Seasons Restaurant or that of Lai Thai Restaurant. At Seasons, a guest will enjoy the four- course menu of executive chef Erwan Laurenceau, which begins with a lobster amuse – lobster ravioli with a lemongrass infusion sauce – followed by mouthwatering roasted sea bass, herb potato crust and young vegetable fricassee. The third course is lamb cannon and smoked potato calisson with an olive and tomato crumble. For dessert, Seasons presents a chocolate tulip flower, chocolate and ginger dome topped with a silky strawberry sauce.

Those who prefer a taste of Asia can head to La Thai restaurant, whose Valentine’s menu includes mouthwatering items such as prawn satay, grilled beef salad with roasted rice, sweet and sour soup and a variety of delectable main courses such as grilled jumbo prawn, chicken roll with lemongrass and penang curry sauce, and stir-fried mussels with chili and Thai ginger. For dessert, you can get a delicious pink water chestnut-ball in coconut milk.

For an intimate Valentine’s pampering session, guests can book Hot Coco Romance at the Spa.  This special two hour experience includes a chocolate covered massage – a natural aphrodisiac designed to leave skin soft and smooth, followed by a facial cleansing. Alternatively, the Sugar Rush treatment featuring a brown sugar body polish followed by a deep full body Balinese massage is another sweet treatment perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Don't miss the spa experiencePhoto: Four Seasons At The First Residence Hotel

Don’t miss the spa experience
Photo: Four Seasons At The First Residence Hotel

To conclude the Spa experience, guests can indulge in some romantic time together with lavish chocolate treats, delicious strawberries and a glass of bubbly in the private Nile-view couple’s suite.

The Hot Coco and Sugar Rush Spa treatments are each priced at LE 1250.00 per person or LE 2500.00 per couple and include a romantic setting, strawberries, chocolate and red roses.

For reservations call Hotel directly at 02-3567 1600.

InterContinental Cairo Citystars and Holiday Inn Cairo in Heliopolis are two other venues for a perfect Valentine’s Day. In InterContinental Cairo Citystars, you can enjoy a set menu at Al Bustan Grill accompanied by love songs from 6pm until midnight or you can sip special Valentine’s cocktails on the hotel’s ‘couples only night’ at Bellini Cocktail Lounge with a beautiful rose provided for the occasion from 7pm to midnight.

Enjoy the variety of food and activities at InterContinental Citystars HotelPhoto: InterContinenal Citystars Hotel

Enjoy the variety of food and activities at InterContinental Citystars Hotel
Photo: InterContinenal Citystars Hotel

Guests can also head to the buffet dinner at Esplanade Café Restaurant from 6:30pm to 11pm, or enjoy a Lebanese Valentine’s at Fayruz, where a welcoming cocktail, candles, roses and belly dancer create a unique glowing atmosphere

If you are for fine dining, then Maestro is the place. On the Valentine’s, in a special setting of heart shaped balloons, red napkins, candles and roses, guests will enjoy a sumptuous six-course set Italian menu, and a heart-shaped cake accompanied by piano tunes.

Photo: InterContinental Citystars Hotel

Photo: InterContinental Citystars Hotel

If you want an untraditional celebration, Windows at Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars provides a ‘live cooking’ buffet from 2pm to 11pm, while the Indian restaurant Indira sets the scene beautifully amid candles and red flowers for a memorable set menu occasion.

Valentine’s will not only be celebrated in Cairo, Alexandria hotels also have their own way to celebrate the occasion. For only LE300 per person, Sheraton Montazah Hotel offers guests a luxurious accommodation in a brightly decorated room overlooking the Mediterranean and the historical Montazah parks.

In addition, guests can also enjoy sauna and body treats and live night entertainment. Guests can indulge in the Valentine’s gala party and dinner at Caesar Bar where romance begins with the love songs of the duo Sameh and Soha, followed by a mouthwatering menu.

Photo: Sheraton Montazah Hotel

Photo: Sheraton Montazah Hotel

If you want to spend a calm Valentine’s, you can pamper yourself with an energizing experience at the Fitness Center enjoying a rejuvenating sauna or a relaxing massage using premium oils.

Special discounted rates in Sheraton Montazah Hotel for the readers of The Road to Kemet blog. 

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Journeys in silence

A group of deaf tourists from Germany might not have been able to hear about the wonders of Egypt, but with a little indulgence, a tour guide helped them out.

During the day, tour guide Ziad Anwar faced the sun. In closed areas and at night, he lit his mouth with a torch.

The tourists asked him to shave off his moustache. They would then be able to read his lips with ease. He did.

This was Anwar’s first such experience. “Dealing with any handicapped tourist is difficult,” he says. “It requires a lot of preparation and a special way of dealing.”

Twenty-five deaf German tourists spent two weeks travelling through Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan and Sinai and Ziad Anwar was their guide.  Organized by a German association for the deaf, the group was made up of people who had once been able to hear.

Knowing that he wouldn’t be easily understood, Anwar printed a booklet describing the monuments and places they would visit, and distributed it on the first day of their trip. “I also had to talk slowly in German, clearly and in simple language,” he says.

But he wasn’t on his own. The group’s tour leader from Germany assisted Anwar in his task, translating his words into sign language, and some of the tourists wore hearing aids.

In the mornings, Anwar and the tour leader would go door-to-door, with the help of master keys, “because they could not hear the wake-up call,” he says.

Crowds also presented a problem. Once, some of the tourists got dispersed; “They couldn’t hear me so I ran after them and tapped them on their shoulders,” he recalls, and he directed them to the rest of the group.

During the group’s climb up Mount Sinai, Anwar hired someone to walk at the front while he remained behind, making sure the group stuck together.

These are among the preparations made by Anwar who had once before hosted a group of blind tourists. They, in turn, had taught him about the importance of using vivid, detailed, verbal descriptions of each site. “Patience is the keyword when dealing with handicapped people,” he stresses.

Anwar was not entirely savvy with the group of deaf tourists, however, and had some myths of his own to break. On the group’s Luxor-Aswan cruise, he thought they wouldn’t enjoy the galabiya party because they wouldn’t be able to hear the music. But they danced from the beginning to end, moving to the vibrations their bodies felt as loudspeakers blared the music.

Travellers enjoying a camel ride at Giza Plateau (by Festival Tours)

Travellers enjoying a camel ride at Giza Plateau (by Festival Tours)

And then there were some misunderstandings that were just laughed off: When the group stood at the gates of Medinet Habu on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, Anwar said the word “Habu.” Someone responded, “Oh, we’ll have some,” referring rather to “hamburgers.”

But he does feel that he’s developed a certain knack with tourists who require a different type of tour and has noticed some surprising differences. On the normal tour, he says, the bus is always quiet and the guide does the talking. In the case of the deaf group, he says, “The guide doesn’t talk at all and the tourists chat with one another (by moving their lips and uttering sounds in the process). They speak in very loud voices and the bus starts to resemble a marketplace.”

Tourism for the disabled is not yet developed in Egypt but Anwar feels that it has a great potential. He suggests that specially trained tour guides, documentary films, photos, video tapes and other aides be made available to tour guides like himself.

Now, if there are any disabled people in groups, he feels “an affinity towards them” and tries to make their trip even more enjoyable than might be expected.

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