EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Dec. 4, 2015
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Thailand has had a record year for tourism, but that could be undone if an audit by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) shows that Thailand-based planes do not have the security and safety specs needed to enter European airspace. Thai Airways has a 60 percent share of the market on routes between Western Europe and Thailand.
Egypt is opening a new museum at Cairo Airport in a bid to bring tourists back to the country. The exhibit space, which will house three dozen artifacts from Ancient Egypt, will open on Monday, Dec. 7.
Cyprus is a hugely popular travel destination for British tourists, especially during the wintertime. As high season approaches, some people are worried that the island could be an easy target for terrorists because the UK’s planes are using bases here for airstrikes in Syria. The Foreign Office says the risk of an attack remains low.
Philippine Airlines are no longer banned from traveling into Europe. An agreement between Manila and Italy could lead to new flights between the two countries.
Egypt’s tourism minister is meeting with the British ambassador in Cairo to discuss a plan that would allow airlines to start flying from the UK to Sharm El-Sheikh again. After the bombing of a Russian passenger jet, England stopped all air service to and from the Egyptian resort area.
Kenya took its tourism pitch right to China this past weekend at a two-day cultural event held at a Guangzhou mall. The show included traditional dancers and Kenyan food.
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