Alexandria to seek tourist-only beaches to ensure privacy for expats: report

A general view of Miami Beach in the port city of Alexandria, Egypt. (Reuters)
Updated 23 June 2018

Alexandria to seek tourist-only beaches to ensure privacy for expats: report

CAIRO: An Egyptian official in Alexandria said the coastal city is considering to establish tourist-only private beaches to offer its foreign visitors “the privacy that suits their needs.”
The chairman of Alexandria Chamber for Travel Agencies was quoted by Al-Masry El-Youm saying that the future of tourism in the city will be “very promising within the coming period.”
Ali Al-Manesterly noted the government’s recent agreements with Greece, Cyprus and Italy in efforts to promote tourism in Alexandria among the citizens of its Mediterranean neighbors.
He also pointed out that the city is considering to establish tourist-only beaches “to suit the needs of foreign nationalities” and will create an opportunity to promote beach tourism in the city alongside its historical and cultural aspects.
Al-Manesterly said the idea of allocating beaches to foreign tourism in return for fees is not strange for most touristic cities.


Hospitality summit to be hosted by Saudi Tourism Ministry and G20 Secretariat

Visitors are seen in front of Qasr al-Farid tomb at the Madain Saleh antiquities site in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, January 31, 2020. (REUTERS)
Updated 12 October 2020

Hospitality summit to be hosted by Saudi Tourism Ministry and G20 Secretariat

  • The event wants to provide an inspirational and important platform to bring the industry together amid the coronavirus pandemic to discuss how the outbreak has affected global and local tourism

RIYADH: A virtual conference for global leaders in the hospitality industry is being held later this month by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism and the G20 Secretariat.
The event is part of the International Conferences Program and has been developed to tackle the big ideas and challenges faced by the hospitality industry in the Kingdom and the rest of the world.
It takes place on Oct. 26 and 27 and involves more than 100 industry speakers and thousands of participants from around the world.
The digital event platform will provide an immersive live experience, including a virtual exhibition, one-to-one video networking and integrated chat features.
High-profile speakers include: Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International; Arnold W. Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation; Gloria Guevara Manzo, CEO and president of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority.
The event wants to provide an inspirational and important platform to bring the industry together amid the coronavirus pandemic to discuss how the outbreak has affected global and local tourism.
The speaker’s lineup will discuss and reimagine the future of hospitality in the Middle East and across the globe.

FASTFACTS

• The event is part of the International Conferences Program and has been developed to tackle the big ideas and challenges faced by the hospitality industry in the Kingdom and the rest of the world.

• It takes place on Oct. 26 and 27 and involves more than 100 industry speakers and thousands of participants from around the world. 

The event also wants to help participants create an industry that is relevant for a post-pandemic world, supportive of entrepreneurs and innovation, sustainable for the global economy and the environment, and attractive to the workforce of the future.
Summit organizers have put together live program sessions for delegates that focus on understanding the new landscape, collaborating and assessing opportunities, and innovating to recreate the industry’s future.
The event will also feature a “networking area” that will match visitors with another decision-maker in the room for a quick video call, and allows people to exchange business cards virtually.
There will be roundtables for more-focused interactions and discussions on specific industry topics where people can join a multi-screen live video conversation to exchange business ideas and industry knowledge.
Interested industry professionals can register to attend at http://www.futurehospitalitysummit.com.