Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tourism: Online resources for travellers

"The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) will relaunch a dedicated website at the domain http://www.trade.egypt.travel/, to cater to the travel and tourism trade and press this month, according to a statement.
The move follows recent enhancements to the authority’s international website http://www.egypt.travel/, following a staggering 2.2 million visitors in nine months. Some 4,129 travel agents have registered on the trade site to date. . . . The enhanced portal reflects the ETA’s new branding, and features an updated layout with even more detailed content as well as extensive information on 15 key destinations. It features a wealth of things to see and do, and has now offers several unique interactive elements, including a new sound-enhanced Egyptian dictionary.
The online Arabic lexicon http://www.lexicon.egypt.travel/ enables travellers to learn some of the essential phrases and words used in a variety of day-to-day situations that they may encounter on a holiday to Egypt. These are downloadable for practice.
Users can now also communicate in the ancient language of the Pharaohs by sending their own e-cards – written in actual hieroglyphics – through http://www.hieroglyph.egypt.travel/. A personalised My Travel notebook allows visitors to save, download and share their favourite travel ideas.
Future additions include a link-up with Google Earth, featuring satellite views of destinations and tourist sights."
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