Development of eco-tourism in Egypt and a strategy of inclusion it on the tourist map (Applied to St. Catherine protectorate)

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Tourism Studies - Cairo Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotels - Mokattam


This research aims to identify all the natural environmental potentials of St-Catherine area and to highlight its important role in the development of the environmental tourism in Egypt, and then to plan a strategy for it's developing and including it on the Egypt’s tourist map.                                                                 
      The findings showed that St.Catherine protectorate has several Ingredients of ecotourism which represent great importance and value especially from the tourist point of view.                                                                                           
      Among the research recommendations are: Setting plans and programmes to establish and implement the tourism projects in the area of St.Catherine that is compatible with conservation of the environment, monuments, civilization and cultural heritage.