Luxor, Egypt (PRWEB) May 25, 2009
Flats in Luxor is delighted to announce the opening of its new holiday experience.
Constantly looking for ways to satisfy the independent tourist market, Flats in Luxor http://www.flatsinluxor.com has just opened the Arabesque House. This property situated, in a village on the West Bank of Luxor, has been completely renovated. Originally a simple local house, it now comprises 3 independent units all with original features, combined with modern kitchen and bathroom.
There are three flats, and already one has been sold and is available for 5 years for holiday rentals, until the owner retires to Egypt. The other two are available either as holiday apartments or for sale. With a private garden overlooking the canal and a rooftop overlooking the Theban Hills with the Valley of Kings, a more perfect spot in Luxor is hard to imagine.
The Arabesque House is situated close to the main cross roads on the West Bank and is actually in view of Hatshepsut's temple and within walking distance of local shops and markets. It is perfect for either a short holiday or long term retirement. As part of the Flats in Luxor group, residents of the Arabesque House can use the facilities of the Goubli building with its swimming pool, children's pool, library, free Internet and restaurant, only 5 minutes walk away.
Flats in Luxor was founded in 2003 by Jane Akshar and Mahmoud Jahlan. Their mission is to provide high quality flats or apartments for the tourist market and to enable them to enjoy a unique and individual tour of this fascinating and historic country. Jane and Mahmoud are never further than a phone call away and they and their staff are always available to help in any way they can.
The Flats in Luxor group has developed 4 buildings in Luxor, providing both tourists and owners with the best of living in Luxor. All their buildings are situated in the heart of Luxor not miles out in the desert so no need to get a taxi every time you want to go to the shops, you can walk. Although a regular stream of local service taxis run along the road should you require.
Having rented a flat in Luxor, Egypt themselves and been disappointed by the standards of cleanliness and lack of facilities Jane and Mahmoud perceived a demand for Western standard flats in Luxor. For both those guests and those staying in hotels they also provide guided tours and all aspects of holidaying in Egypt.
Jane Akshar was a computer specialist by background and an Egyptologist of 40 years. She utilised her IT contacts to set up a professional website with availability calendar and booking database. Jane says, 'I was over the moon when I found the domain name FlatsinLuxor was available. However I wished I had realised that Americans have no idea what a flat is. They would call it an apartment and being as our market is international this often leads to confusion.'
Although Jane has plenty of IT, sales and marketing experience she had never worked in tourism before. That was Mahmoud's side of the business, as a Luxor local Mahmoud Jahlan had worked with tourists since he was young, knew everything there was to know and had all the contacts. The internet was an ideal medium for their business and utilising her Egyptology expertise Jane built up a dedicated following in the online Egyptology community which she used to publicise their business. Jane goes on, 'Mahmoud taught me everything about tourist, tourism and renting flats. We made a few mistakes at the beginning, the flats today are not the same as those early days and the swimming pool came later but everyone was supportive of the business. We still have repeat bookings from those early guests and we are in touch with many of them.'
Now some 6 years later their company Flats in Luxor Group, which is registered in Egypt, have 4 apartment blocks with 21 flats and lots of land for development, some sold but the majority are available for holiday rentals. They feature in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Responsible Travel, Tour Egypt, Trip Advisor and Virtual Tourist. They offer exciting and unusual tours which include the more remote places in Egypt, like Akhenaton's city of Tel el Amarna and sailing holidays on traditional feluccas through http://www.sailthenile.com
Flats in Luxor
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