WIT Press


Sustainable Tourism Development In AlFayoum Oasis, Egypt

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO130141

Volume

175

Pages

13

Page Range

161 - 173

Published

2013

Size

339 kb

Author(s)

Y. H. Ramzy

Abstract

Sustainability has become an important concept for tourism development all over the world. Egypt has witnessed a severe reduction in the flow of tourists after the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring. Nowadays, the country is taking several steps to diversify its tourism product. Beside its traditional tourism products, Egypt is required to develop new products in order to enrich the tourism industry, such as ecotourism in desert areas. Additionally, as one of the effective diversification methods of tourism products is to integrate tourism product each with different characteristics. In fact, Egypt embraces several tourist areas that are not yet exploited, in spite of the fact that they possess all the potentials to be an attractive tourist area. One of these places is AlFayoum. AlFayoum is a beautiful oasis that is endowed with rich natural and cultural heritage. However, the vast potentials it holds has not yet transformed into economic value. The purpose of this research is to highlight the present tourism resources in the oasis and the problems that hinder its development. The research also aims to understand how sustainability can be applied on the tourist attractions and how these resources can be managed efficiently and effectively. Keywords: sustainable development, ecotourism, AlFayoum Oasis, Egypt, protected areas.

Keywords

Keywords: sustainable development, ecotourism, AlFayoum Oasis, Egypt, protected areas.