Cairo’s famous icon, the 60 story high Cairo
Tower, has just reopened with stunning new LED nighttime light
effects and panoramic view restaurants.
The Cairo landmark is sure to be an added
attraction for the delegates participating in the 34th Annual
Congress of The Africa Travel Association (ATA) scheduled to open
Sunday, May 17 at the Conrad Nile Hotel in Cairo.
The ATA Congress, hosted by the Hon.Zoheir
Garranah, Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Amr El Ezaby, Chairman,
Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA), will bring together travel
industry professionals from the US, Canada and Africa including
tourism ministers, tourist boards, airlines, hoteliers, ground
operators, as well as representatives from business, non-profit
and development sectors, to address some of the challenges facing
the travel, tourism, transport and hospitality industries across
High profile Egyptian speakers will include,
among others, the Minister of Tourism, the ETA Chairman, Hisham
Zaazou, First Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Ahmed El Nahas,
Chairiman Egyptian Tourism Federation and Elhamy El Zayat,
Chairman, Emeco Travel.
Other featured speakers will include Hon. Shamsa
S. Mwangunga, Tanzania’s Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism
and ATA President, Eddie Bergman, ATA Executive Director, Dr.
Elham M.A. Ibrahim, African Union Commissioner of Infrastructure
and Energy, Ray Whelan, Official Representative for Accommodation,
Ticketing, Hospitality and Technology for FIFA World Cups 2010 and
Lisa Simon, President, US- based National Tour Association (NTA).
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism will host all
ATA Congress delegates on a full-day tour to the National Museum
in Cairo and to the Pyramids that will conclude with a dinner
cruise on the Nile.
“The Cairo Tower has always been a point of
reference in the City for visitors as well as Egyptians,” said Mr.
Sayed Khalifa, Director, Egyptian Tourist Office for US and Latin
America. “Now with four diverse restaurants, and the unmatched
panoramic views of Cairo and its famous sites, the Cairo Tower is
once again a tourist attraction. Although not part of the official
tour, we encourage the ATA delegates to find time to visit the
Cairo Tower on their own and enjoy the spectacular view and some
of the wonderful restaurants.”
The highest spot in Cairo, enhanced with
strategically placed telescopes, The Panoramic View on the top
floor offers spectacular views of the Egypt’s bustling Metropolis.
The 360 Revolving Restaurant on the 59th floor, offers an array of
International cuisine. The Garden Coffee shop on the 60th floor of
the Cairo Tower has a more informal dining atmosphere while the
new VIP Restaurant and Lounge features luxurious furnishings and
an elegant upscale menu. The Tower now also has space for meetings
Visiting hours are from 9am to Midnight.
other recent news regarding: