Adventure travel agencies offer Egyptians a new kind of holiday – Features – Egypt

When Zeina Tawakol decided to take a holiday, she was looking for something adventurous and different, a break from her normal routine. 


The answer to her call was in a trip to Nepal; 10 days of hiking, exploring and interacting with the local community.


“The decision to get out of my comfort zone and join Omar Samra and Wild Guanabana on a life-changing journey to Nepal was the

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Grim times for Hong Kong’s travel agencies as 71 companies fold, with more likely to go by year-end



a person standing in front of a bridge: Tourist numbers in Hong Kong have been all but wiped out by the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Sam Tsang


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Tourist numbers in Hong Kong have been all but wiped out by the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has halted international trips, took its toll on 71 Hong Kong travel agents this year, but the industry regulator has warned that the worst is yet to come.

“The outlook is most gloomy for travel agents,” said Alice Chan Cheung Lok-yee, executive director of the Travel

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Travellers wary, agencies not encouraging travel despite incentives



a man and a woman standing in a room: St. Jean says she has cancelled three upcoming trips because of increasing COVID numbers.


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St. Jean says she has cancelled three upcoming trips because of increasing COVID numbers.

Pauline St. Jean, 62, calls it a strike out: three exciting family vacations planned for the next six months, all cancelled due to COVID-19.

Fear of rising case numbers and a federal government advisory for non-essential travel outside of Canada compelled St. Jean and her partner to make the call earlier this

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