Egyptian holidaymakers have to be flexible says tourism boss

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Tourism bosses are urging people that had planned holidays to Egypt to be flexible after a travel warning was issued for the country. Many people who had planned to travel to Egypt have had their flights cancelled as the crisis escalates in the country – many flights up until mid September have been cancelled. People […]

Austrian aid for Libyan refugees

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Politics

The Austrian government will support Libyan refugees, it has been announced.Maria Fekter, interior minister in the coalition of Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), said today (Fri) Austria will send 15,000 so-called hygiene packages to refugee camps set up in Tunisia and Egypt where people fleeing from the civil war in the […]

Mubarak may be on his way to Vienna

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Politics

Toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seeking treatment at an Austrian hospital, according to the Arabian press.Several newspapers report today (Thurs) that the politician – who stepped down as president of Egypt last week – is considering making a visit to see doctors at the Rudolfinerhaus Clinic in Vienna-Döbling.Speculations over the 82-year-old’s health condition have […]

TUI Travel expects serious losses over Egypt

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Business

TUI Travel, Europe’s leading travel company, is bracing for immense losses due to the riots in Egypt.TUI Austria, the German company’s Austrian subsidiary, announced today (Thurs) that the whole company is expecting to make a loss of between 29 million and 35 million Euros in the first quarter of 2011 due to the thousands of […]

Three evacuation flights to Cairo today

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Travel

There will be three Austrian flights to Cairo, Egypt today (Mon) in order to evacuate Austrians stranded there, according to the Foreign Ministry.Ministry spokesman Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal said that the three flights, dispatched in reaction to popular concern, would have room for a total of 419 people.He added that 300 some Austrians wanted to get out […]

Spindelegger sees revolution in Egypt

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Politics

Austrian ÖVP (People’s Party) Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger said today (Mon) that a revolution was occurring in Egypt.He added that it was important for the European Union to react with a view to the future since no one could know what the end result would be and it was still uncertain whether there would be […]

Initial measures for evacuation of Austrians in Egypt

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Travel

The Austrian Foreign Ministry announced today (Mon) that initial measures for the evacuation of Austrians in Egypt would begin to be undertaken.Ministry spokesman Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal said that one or two planes would be sent to Cairo to evacuate Austrians “as soon as possible, possibly even today.” He noted that between 100 and 150 Austrians in […]