Tourism boost for Egypt

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Vigorous campaigning on Australian television, bus sides, magazines and newspapers have proved successful for Egypt after a 17.8 percent increase in Australian visitors for the first half of this year compared to the previous year. The ads from the Egyptian Tourism Authority are made up of six mysterious attractions in Egypt and exciting activities were exposed in the images with the new logo and slogan.“The Australian market has high potential for growth and ETA will continue to attract Australian visitors with continuous and various PR and marketing activities,” Egyptian Tourism Authority Tourism Counsellor of Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Mr Ibrahim Khalil said.last_img read more

Get two months free access to Google Play Music with TripAdvisor

first_imgWith the summer travel season fast approaching and many people beginning to research their trips, travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has teamed up with music-streaming service Google Play Music to provide travellers with two months of free access to curated playlists tailored specifically for popular travel destinations across the globe.The new feature aims to transport travellers to their destination of choice via locally-themed playlists. Whether in the travel planning phase or on the trip, users will be able to take “getting into vacation mode” to a whole new level with access to these curated playlists.Travellers can listen to Cafe Italiano while sipping an espresso in Rome, rave to the Underground Club Sounds of Berlin, or dance to Sao Paulo Funk… the app will provide access to a fun and exciting array of well-known and hidden-gem soundtracks for popular cities.“Music is such an intrinsic element of the travelling experience and we’re very pleased to provide our TripAdvisor Android app users with convenient access to the fun travel soundtracks available through Google Play Music,” TripAdvisor vice president of global partnerships Stephanie Kauffman said.“This unique integration allows travellers to enjoy a variety of curated music for popular cities around the world, and we’re delighted to be able to offer a free trial of the service.”Users will also get unlimited access to the more than 35 million songs in the Google Play Music catalogue, personalised recommendations, and the ability to listen to music offline.Whether it is a journey to Rio to soak up the Olympic atmosphere, a family road-trip to the South of France, or an Ibiza adventure to soak up the summer party season – TripAdvisor and Google Play Music have the ultimate holiday soundtracks sorted.“Music and travel go hand in hand for many people. This collaboration is designed to help make key life moments, such as summer holidays, even more magical with culturally specific music. We hope that music and travels lovers will discover new soundtracks and travel tips together,” Google Play vice president of Partnerships Zahavah Levine said.How it works:TripAdvisor Android app users can access the travel soundtracks by clicking on the Google Play Music icons included within select TripAdvisor destination pages.Users will then be directed to the Google Play Music app to sign up to receive the free trial of the Google Play Music service for a period of two months, after which time the standard monthly AUD$12.99 subscription fee will apply. The app feature will be available in more than 60 countries globally.The TripAdvisor Android app is available to download from the Google Play store. Download the appSource = TripAdvisorlast_img read more