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The Joys of Sustainable Travel

  • Philip Boxall
  • 8 August 2015

As many parts of our world become more and more accessible, so too does the importance of traveling and exploring in a way that respects local cultures and environments. Unfortunately, some travelers think “sustainable travel” is about limited options, but there are many more fun activities and options available. Here are a few.

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A Pictorial Journey and Photography Workshop in Morocco

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 18 September 2014

When you go to Morocco, don’t make the same mistakes I did. Learn how to capture the country’s special light, and with it your impressions of a place that will surprise you. When I was there, I met the woman I eventually married. I deeply wish I had taken more pictures and that they were more evocative and of better quality. I wish I had taken a photography workshop in Morocco.

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When Planning a Nile Cruise in Egypt, Think About Your Eco-friendly Options

  • 5 July 2013

There are many ways to cruise the Nile in Egypt and around 200 pleasure vessels operate on the famous river at any one time. Among these are traditional wooden sailboats like feluccas and the slightly larger dahabeahs. Offering quieter and more serene trips, these non-motorised vessels are also kinder to the environment.

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Sustainable Design and Adapting Tourism Architecture in Jordan and Morocco

  • Michael Soncina
  • 18 April 2013

While attending this year’s Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), attendees were fortunate enough to listen to a fantastic panel discussion led by Muna Haddad, from the Baraka Consulting Agency, on conducting tourism in a crisis situation. She gave interesting examples of realities and perceptions of life in her home country of Jordan, and how communication channels like social media disrupt reality and create illusions that can have an enormous effect on a destination.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Cairo, Egypt

  • Africa.com
  • 28 November 2012

Meaning “the victorious city,” Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, populated by more than 18 million people. Filling both banks of the Nile River in the north of the country, Cairo has been home to numerous Egyptian civilisations as far back as 6,000 years and is only a short distance from the world-famous pyramids of Giza. First time in Cairo? Here’s a list of the Top 10 things to do.

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Discover Rural Tourism in Morocco

  • Andrea Papitto, Essakane Film
  • 26 September 2012

Kasbahs, ancient medinas, stunning arts and crafts, rich culinary traditions, sea, sun, mountains, the desert, and a sweet cup of mint tea. Morocco has long been a favorite destination for world travelers, attracting over 9 million visitors in 2010 alone. While many tourists come to soak up the sun and sea in the coastal towns or visit the historic imperial cities, more and more are discovering the rich natural and cultural treasures of the rural countryside.

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Video Spotlight: Marrakech Street Food

  • Jakub Riziky
  • 7 September 2012

Discover the magic of street food in Marrakech – couscous, bisteeya, mechoui, freshly baked bread and countless spices. This week’s video spotlight brings you mouth-watering culinary delights from the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains that will surely make your mouth water!

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Riveting Hurghada, Egypt’s Red Sea Resort Town, Is a whl.travel Place to Go

  • whl.travel
  • 1 June 2012

Dusted in the golden sands of the Red Sea coast, the popular resort town of Hurghada is the perfect place to visit for a beach holiday in Egypt. Visitors flock here from all over the world to relax on Hurghada’s fine beaches and swim in its turquoise waters, notably full of intriguing coral formations and schools of colourful fish. Hurghada is also one of the best places in Egypt for water-sports enthusiasts.

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Photo of the Week: The View From Mount Sinai, Dahab, Egypt

  • Eric Monkaba (Photo) Gunyah (Text)
  • 6 May 2012

Standing on top of Mt. Sinai, a trekking guide looks over the St. Katherine’s Protectorate, situated about a two hours’ drive from Dahab, Egypt. He is a member of the Jabaelya tribe, one of the seven tribes of the South Sinai region. This unique tribe is a mixture of Arab and Eastern European blood, descending from the soldiers of Emperor Justinian, who he brought to guard the Monastery of St. Katherine.

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The Port City of Alexandria, Egypt, Opens to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 11 January 2012

Tourism expert and owner of WHL Egypt, Sherif Abd Elwahab is thrilled that his team of local from Alexandria, Egypt, is now available to assist in planning a fun and responsible Alexandria holiday. “We at WHL Egypt are committed to promoting sustainable tourism and to using the tourism industry as a vehicle for protecting Egypt’s great historical sites,” said Elwahab. Alexandria joins the growing list of whl.travel destinations in Egypt, including Cairo, Sharm el Sheikh, Aswan and Luxor, Safaga, Ein Sokhna and Port Said.

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