Tourism in Egypt: An Unfinished Business

Mohamed Sakr and Nada Massoud

in Toward More Efficient Services in Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164941
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971068 | DOI:
Tourism in Egypt: An Unfinished Business

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This chapter looks at how although Egypt's tourism has experienced significant growth over the past fifteen years, such an outstanding performance did not prevent doubts about the sector's effectiveness, potentials, and future prospects. To test tourism potentials, it applies a panel data econometric technique that estimates tourism demand and foregone opportunities. The findings pinpoint considerable foregone opportunities in terms of unsatisfied potential demand.

Keywords: Egypt; tourism; econometric technique; reform; investment

Chapter.  17625 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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