The importance of tourism contributions in Egyptian economy

Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 5 - 2020

Authors: Ahmed K Elnagar;Abdelkader Derbali

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Tourism in Egypt is one of the most important sources of national income, with the annual dollar revenues it provides, and the foreign currency returns that enabled it to participate significantly in the gross domestic product, and to combat unemployment by employing a wide segment of the workforce in Egypt. Egypt is one of the most prominent tourist countries in the world, with its number of tourists arriving in the world, and it is distinguished by the abundance of tourist attractions of all kinds, the spread of temples, museums, monuments, historical and artistic buildings and vast gardens on its land, and its possession of strong infrastructure based on serving the tourism sector, including Hotel rooms, villages, tourist resorts, tourism companies and airline offices. In this paper, we present an overview of tourism in Egypt and its impact on the Egyptian economy based on a data published by the World Tourism Organization (2019) and by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, 2017. We indicate the types of tourism in Egypt. We present the factors which have an impact on tourism in Egypt. Finally, we present the contribution of tourism in Egyptian economy. From our analysis, it has been shown that tourism is one of the most important fields in Egypt and indeed in all countries around the world, but tourism in Egypt is characterized by many factors, as Egypt abounds in many recreational and tourist places, and there is also religious tourism because Egypt has many religious places.

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Elnagar, Ahmed. K & Derbali, Abdelkader. (2020). “The importance of tourism contributions in Egyptian economy”. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Studies. 1(1): 45-52