Egyptian tourism

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DR. GUOPING JIANG AHMED, AHMED MAHMOUD

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• • • • • • • Introduction. why to invest in tourism industry at Egypt. Major attractions. Nile cruises. Transportation. Helpful Websites. Videos.

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Introduction
Capital (and largest city) Official languages Area Cairo
[a]

Arabic

Total
Population 2012 estimate

1,002,450 km

2

(30th)

90 million (82 million inside + 8 million abroad) (15th)

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Figure: Location of Egypt
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Introduction

Figure: Egyptian Flag

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• • • • • • Tourism attracted 4.65 million visitors and generated an estimated $3.8 billion in 2001. Tourism is Egypt’s largest source of foreign currency. Is Egypt’s main provider of employment, two million jobs representing 12.6 per cent of total employment. 70% of all foreign tourists visiting Egypt are from Europe.

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Tourists visiting Egypt for leisure and entertainment outnumber those visiting for cultural and historical sightseeing. Cairo is the main tourist destination followed by the red Sea and South Sinai.

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• • • Aviation is the leading mode of transport used by international tourists. Foreign firms manage the majority of four and five star hotels in Egypt The planned future growth in accommodation capacity and increasing hotel privatisation offers and significant opportunities for hotel management companies. Tourism education in Egypt was initiated in 1962, with private sector participation in tourism and hotel education beginning in 1990.

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• • • Aviation is the leading mode of transport used by international tourists. Foreign firms manage the majority of four and five star hotels in Egypt The planned future growth in accommodation capacity and increasing hotel privatisation offers and significant opportunities for hotel management companies. Tourism education in Egypt was initiated in 1962, with private sector participation in tourism and hotel education beginning in 1990. Tourism revenue in Egypt was a $11.6bn (£7.3bn) industry in 2009.

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Figure: Statistics on Number of tourists visiting Egypt

Figure: Egyptian Currency Egyptian Pound (Jenih masry)

‫جنيه مصري‬

1

US$

= 6.17 Egyptian pounds

1 Saudi riyal = 1.64 Egyptian pounds

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Major attractions
Giza
20 km southwest of Cairo, is the site of some of the most impressive and oldest (26th century BC) ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples.

Figure: Great Sphinx
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Figure: Great Pyramids of Giza

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Saqqara
30 km south of Cairo, ancient burial ground which served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. It features numerous pyramids, including the world's oldest standing step pyramid, as well as a number of Mastabas.

Figure: Mastaba Of Saqqara
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Figure: Dynastic monuments

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Luxor
about 500 km south of Cairo, is the site of the ancient city of Thebes and has sometimes been called "the world's greatest open air museum". It includes the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, which stand within the modern city. On the opposite side of the Nile River lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

Figure: Thebes
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Figure: Valley of the Kings

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Alexandria
is a main summer resort, due to its beaches, ancient history and Museums, especially the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern project based on reviving the ancient Library of Alexandria.

Figure: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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Figure: Mediterranean view

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Sinai Peninsula
Sinai has become a tourist destination due to its natural setting, rich coral reefs, and biblical history. Most popular tourist destination in Sinai are Mount Sinai ("Jabal Musa") and St. Catherine's Monastery, which is considered to be the oldest working Christian monastery in the world, and the beach resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba.

Figure: Sharm el-Sheikh
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Figure: St. Catherine

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Nile cruises
Nile cruises may vary considerably, but typical Nile cruises are either three, four or seven nights. The shorter tours usually operate between Luxor and Aswan, while the longer cruises travel further north to Dendera, often offering day tours overland to more remote locations.

Figure: Nile Cruise
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Transportation
Railways Egyptian Railways is the backbone of passenger transportation in Egypt with 800 million passenger miles annually. Air-conditioned passenger trains usually have 1st and 2nd class service, while non-air conditioned trains will have 2nd and 3rd class. Most of the network connects the densely populated area of the Nile delta with Cairo and Alexandria as hubs.

Airports There are nine international airports in Egypt that serve all of the county’s major cities, including Cairo International Airport and Taba International Airport.

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Figure: Egyptian ports

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Helpful Websites
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http://www.redseaholidays.co.uk/sharmelsheikh

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http://www.booking.com/country/eg.ar.html

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http://en.egypt.travel/

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQcUUg3c48&feature=share&list=UUbEsrYwtICShIo_V PoBCQGw
http://youtu.be/0HbwBttMO2s

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