Luxor, what can be done?

What is it like to live in Luxor? Share your experiences of Luxor's culture.

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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Bullet Magnet wrote:
Scottishtourist wrote:Glad you don't frequent my hospital either Dusak.
We have the right to work without fear or intimidation...and smart arses get short shrift!
Whenever I see that sign..

"We have the right to work without fear or intimidation"


You know you are being reminded that the place offers a crap service
and you are EXPECTED to put up with it ...

Right.. :urm:

You don't see that sign in retail outlets do you ? :cool:

So so true!

Try ringing my local council and you have to put up with that message auto told to you for an age before you get to speak to a human.



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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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My DH has cracked the code on the auto messages, Zoroopa. He doesn't say anything and lo and behold - a human being picks up the phone! :D

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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Scottishtourist wrote:Who2,Who2.
Scots are the most generous people in the world.We give,give,give!
Our blood,our money,our hospitality and our humour!
And what thanks do we get for it?Bugger all!
Here's tale for you.I stayed in hotel in Luxor in April.
Was only one of 2 Scottish people there(me and sis!)
Bought lunch,evening dinners in hotel,coffees,Stellas,etc.Tip was always given to waiters.
English tourists there too.They went for the "2 4 1"deal every day.Buy a can of coke and get one free!
One even had thermos flask!Imagine even giving room to item such as this in suitcase!God's sake,get a life!Asked waiter to fill it with hot water every day(at no cost)then proceeded to bring down his teabags and milk powder to pool!!!
Half-Board..and he was adamant he was paying no more than that!
Waiters were heart-sick of him...and horror was that he was staying there for 6weeks!!

I know who you mean, he is famous for it.

Thing is he has lived in Plymouth for forty years but he hails from Aberdeen!

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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For once I totally agree with A-4, who has lived here, or has been visited for more than 30 years! The Luxor you see now is the product of that relatively short lived tourist boom, and numbers actually visiting here, not just going on cruises, were dropping before the revolution, mainly due to the rise of the Red Sea resorts. Too many businesses opened, in an attempt to get a share of the tourist cake, and inevitably, the majority will go under in the next few years, not due to revolutions, street demonstrations etc, but the changing face of tourism in Egypt.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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That is, with the exception of your local watering hole. Their future is guaranteed until you fall over long term against short term. :lol:
Life is your's to do with as you wish- do not let other's try to control it for you. Count Dusak- 1345.

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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LivinginLuxor wrote:For once I totally agree with A-4, who has lived here, or has been visited for more than 30 years! The Luxor you see now is the product of that relatively short lived tourist boom, and numbers actually visiting here, not just going on cruises, were dropping before the revolution, mainly due to the rise of the Red Sea resorts. Too many businesses opened, in an attempt to get a share of the tourist cake, and inevitably, the majority will go under in the next few years, not due to revolutions, street demonstrations etc, but the changing face of tourism in Egypt.
Don't know where you got that from but year on year upto the revolution the numbers for Luxor were increasing :br
Even Thomson increased their flights. :wi

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Bombay

Were the increased flights there to provide passengers for the Nile Cruises? I don't recall seeing an increase in local tourists over the last 10 years.

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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Brian Yare wrote:Bombay

Were the increased flights there to provide passengers for the Nile Cruises? I don't recall seeing an increase in local tourists over the last 10 years.
I assume they were to provide seats for guests wishing to come to Luxor cruise or hotel or both.
You must have been looking in the wrong direction.

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Ruby Slippers wrote:My DH has cracked the code on the auto messages, Zoroopa. He doesn't say anything and lo and behold - a human being picks up the phone! :D

You can also give 3 or more invalid entries for example if there are only 3 options and you press 4 or 5 several times you then get to speak to a human because presumably you have confused the automatic telephone system!

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid ... =3&sglid=3

You can find the relevant info for the UK only on this page open each year table 12
a quick check through shows a peak in 2006, with an annual percentage decrease from LGW MAN & BHX although other flights started from Bristol Newcastle and Bournemouth plus flights to Aswan with would adjust these percentages I am not that bored at the mo to add it all up per year, when I have finished my new restaurants I may have ago :!:

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LivinginLuxor wrote:For once I totally agree with A-4, who has lived here, or has been visited for more than 30 years!
Yes, lived, now visit and for quite a while worked in Luxor, and before any one say anything about that, yes it was official.

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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I do know that if you're writing for Grant money from Corporate entities in the USA and Canada you have to detail exactly all your own efforts to raise funds yourself plus giving numerous other details of your organization and your need. Most philanthropic groups will then match what you've already raised fund-wise.

Not too sure how this style of obtaining money would go in Luxor. Luxor would have to do something to get something and from what I read on here there doesn't seem to be a governing body or group in charge who could organize activities that would raise money to be further matched. Not even sure who would/could be approached in Egypt for funds however it does seem to be understandable that if you're asking for 'free' money the giver has a right to know what you have done yourself to get whatever amount you're asking for.

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Scottishtourist wrote:Who2,Who2.
Scots are the most generous people in the world.We give,give,give!
Our blood,our money,our hospitality and our humour!
And what thanks do we get for it?Bugger all!
Here's tale for you.I stayed in hotel in Luxor in April.
Was only one of 2 Scottish people there(me and sis!)
Bought lunch,evening dinners in hotel,coffees,Stellas,etc.Tip was always given to waiters.
English tourists there too.They went for the "2 4 1"deal every day.Buy a can of coke and get one free!
One even had thermos flask!Imagine even giving room to item such as this in suitcase!God's sake,get a life!Asked waiter to fill it with hot water every day(at no cost)then proceeded to bring down his teabags and milk powder to pool!!!
Half-Board..and he was adamant he was paying no more than that!
Waiters were heart-sick of him...and horror was that he was staying there for 6weeks!!
For those that know me and my flask of tea I would just like to point out that this wasn't me (if it was I would have used my kettle in the room)

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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Yes, Mr Bombay, I'm fairly certain that they were going on cruises. When I used to holiday here prior to 2004, the majority of those leaving the airport were heading directly to the cruise ship company's stands. Far less people were following tour reps to the buses to whisk them to the hotels.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
Stan

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Re: Luxor, what can be done?

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Because most start their holidays with the cruise followed by a week in a hotel.
If the situation for hotels was so bad as people seem to think why did Four Season decide to build a hotel in 2010?

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