Environmental management and Egyptian tourism
by Zainub Ibrahim; Geoffrey Wall
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (IJTA), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015

Abstract: This paper examines the growth of tourism and the subsequent issues related to environmental policy. Egypt has a substantial history of environmental policy but environmental degradation still occurs for a variety of reasons. This paper outlines the evolution of environmental policy in Egypt, and presents key limitations that hinder the implementation of these policies. These limitations are based on an examination of environmental policies that govern Red Sea tourism practice and development. These were determined by analysing laws and legislation, conducting in-depth, unstructured interviews with key informants, and through observation and recording along the Egyptian Red Sea coast. It was found that external and top-down initiation of environmental awareness, multiplicity of institutions and authorities, lack of a clear political voice for the environment, poorly-planned privatisation, and changing role of government impede the implementation of environmental policy.

Online publication date: Thu, 24-Sep-2015

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