Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tourism: Red Sea Resorts Taking Over Tourism In Egypt

"Tourists to Egypt are heading to the Red Sea in larger numbers than those wanting to see the ancient Pyramids. Red Sea resorts are the destinations for a majority of visitors to the Arab world's largest country, tourism officials say.
The chairman of the Egyptian Tourist Authority Amr el-Ezabi gave these facts in an interview with the local Gulf Times newspaper on Saturday.
El-Ezabi told the Gulf Times that in 2006 approximately 70 percent of the nine million tourists in Egypt went to resorts on the Red Sea, Sinai and even the Mediterranean Sea, leaving the ancient wonder to a backdrop on visits.
The trend has been ongoing since the 1990s, when Egypt began to develop resorts along the Red Sea and Sinai, however, the Pyramids remained popular, el-Azabi said."
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