Monday, August 28, 2006

Tourism in Egypt

http://tinyurl.com/ndyqc (northafrica.andnetwork.com)
"Along with the Suez Canal and oil and gas revenues, tourism is one of Egypt’s main sources of foreign currency and, as the number of tourists increase every year, so does the importance of the money they pump into the national economy. Patterns, however, are shifting, with tourists looking for something more than just the traditional tour of the monuments or cold drinks on a hot beach. With a little bit of development and forethought, Egypt has the potential to meet the new demands of worldwide tourists. The scale of the industry is impressive. Last year, the number of visitors to Egypt increased from 8.1 million to 8.6 million, with Germany provided the largest number of visitors, 979,000, more than any other European country."
See the above page for the full story.

1 comment:

gandalf said...

Being as Egypt is in the middle-east, I would venture to say its not the safest place once would want to visit.