Date Added: Sep 2009
When the Egyptian government wanted to build a tourism portal for the City of Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes, it turned to Microsoft Services for expert assistance. Microsoft Services coordinated a diverse project team, including cultural experts from the University of Cairo and local IT partners, to create a comprehensive, virtual tourist destination. The portal takes advantage of the latest Microsoft products and technologies to deliver sophisticated, interactive multimedia experiences, including a customized mapping service that details lodging, recreation, and amenities in Luxor. In addition, Microsoft Services transferred the skills needed to create and maintain the portal to local IT partners. Now, the City of Luxor anticipates capturing a greater share of tourism and investment in the region.