Category: Blog Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 08:12
Sometime ago I already mentioned the importance of being present “on the spot” if you are working in the medical assistance field in Egypt. It makes me really wonder how international travel insurers and their assistance companies deal with for instance new medical providers. But moreover how often do they actually control and perform a quality assessment of their medical network set-up here in Egypt?
Are they visiting and inspecting their network before or even during their clients travel season? And even so, is it possible to realize this huge task in a week visit? I can tell you a nice story from last season about an international Assistance Company who sent their Network Manager on a (3 days!) site-inspection to Egypt. When arriving in Hurghada he was shown a very nice, new and clean medical clinic and was obviously very pleased with what he saw…. unfortunately not one of this assistance company’s clients ever ended up at this facility, as it was just a “showroom” used by some clever locals to please the visiting Network Manager. The assistance company’s clients actually ended up in places not even half looking that nice…but how could the Network Manager know not being local present and depending on a very short visit to inspect and assess his network??
John Prooij Project Manager, Egypt In Touch Assistance
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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 July 2011 09:57
Category: Blog Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 08:16
I spend some time in Cairo last couple of days and I have to say if you ever were planning a visit to Egypt and Cairo in particular… now is the time to go. Now that things have returned to normal in Egypt, there simply couldn’t be a better time to visit. The weather is ideal and the key sites are unusually quiet for this time of year. See the pyramids and the mighty Sphinx, be amazed by Abu Simbel: the temple of King Ramses II, cruise the Nile River in a traditional felucca, explore the Valley of the Kings and discover ancient relics in the Egyptian Museum. Even staying in a good Hotel at the Nile is so much nicer when they are not over-crowded and you really feel you get value for money. As the Egyptians are eager to show their appreciation for visiting them after the revolution the service is even better as usual and you will here many times; Welcome back, so glad to see you again”. If they only could find a solution for the Cairo traffic!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 13:35