Rebounding Egypt Offers New Opportunities for Enterprising Tour Guides

Mohamed Turisi

As its tourism economy continues to rebound, Egypt presents career opportunities for enterprising young tour guides. Mohamed Turisi

Skift Take: E-commerce is unlocking new opportunities for travel and tourism gurus in Egypt and the Middle East. Local entrepreneurs are attempting to capitalize on the convenience of having an online business, but filling the gap for much-needed niche tourism services can be difficult to accomplish in a highly competitive market.

— Reem Abdellatif

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Boutique Luxury Hotels Elevate Times Square Food and Beverage Options

Nikolas Koenig

Shown here is the 701West bar, with interiors by Ian Schrager Company, at the Times Square Edition hotel in New York City. Nikolas Koenig

Skift Take: New Yorkers may scoff at the idea of heading to Midtown Manhattan for a great dining experience. With the relatively recent openings of the Times Square Edition and Aliz hotels, however, this neighborhood is gaining some seriously sophisticated — and delicious — offerings.

— Faye Chiu

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Qatar Airways and IndiGo to Work Together Strategically

Dhiraj Singh  / Bloomberg

An IndiGo, a unit of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., aircraft takeoff at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, on Monday, Jul. 10, 2017. Dhiraj Singh / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Qatar Airways has been unable to launch its own Indian arm so it’s expected to announce this week a strategic cooperation agreement with IndiGo to drive more traffic to and from India. IndiGo keeps growing by leaps and bounds.

— Sean O’Neill

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