It seems useful to recall from time to time the importance of tourism in supporting the national economy .. After a lot of talk about the negative impact of recent events such as demonstrations and sit-ins on the low tourist bookings to Egypt in the next phase.
the decline after the revolution of January 25 .. And that all these events led to the decline in international tourist traffic coming to Egypt and the impact on the national economy.
The reason for this of course is that tourism, not only grow in the presence of stability and security, and therefore their absence with the absence of tourism and thus also lose the national economy, an important tributary of the tributaries of the support of hard currency, and provide jobs for citizens.
From here say that it is useful to recall from time to time the economic importance of tourism and perhaps offer made by Dr. Ragab fair economic adviser in the Writers Association seminar tour a few days ago about the importance of tourism in the economy and to confirm that .. That is why we publish today on the pages of Travel summary of the numbers has to offer until the reader finds Mavidh Miakd and the importance of tourism to the economy and the importance that we all seek for the return flow of tourists to Egypt again ..
The figures indicate that tourism in Egypt is following in support of the national economy.
49.2% of services exports (exports of services in the first / second of exports)
20.0% of foreign exchange
11.3% directly and indirectly, of the gross domestic product
2% of the total implemented investments
7.8% of the investment in the services sector
25% of the total proceeds of taxes on services.
3.4% of the total proceeds of the sales tax (2.9%).
2.1% of the total proceeds of taxes on income (1.7%)
2.3% of the total proceeds of tax revenue (1.9%).
Egypt’s share of global tourism market, 2010:
The center 18 of the top 50 global tourist destination
Ranked first among the countries of the Middle East.
Ranked first among the countries of North Africa.
First place in the continent of Africa
22.7% of tourism revenues in the region of the Middle East
1.5% of global market share.
Employment in tourism:
The number of tourism directly employed about 1.4 million people in 6.8,2009% of total employment (1.5% wttc in 2011)
Paid workers is about 70% and the remainder are engaged on their own
97% of male employment.
Number of employees the services of accommodation and food and drink make up more than 40%
Remaining in the activities of different types of transport / goods and services Special / Tourism companies and travel agencies.
Total employment directly and indirectly more than 3 million people 12.6% of total employment.
Tourism is an activity, then:
Of the most important sources of foreign exchange generated by the tourism expenditure of income.
Provides new job opportunities.
Tool to raise the standard of living of the individual and the reduction of poverty.
Has a clear role in the development community.
A means of integration and the integration of population border provinces.
Contributes to the net taxes on products.
Indirect effects and updated through related industries.
Tourism expenditure is:
Statistical tool measures the size of the payments of foreign exchange generated from the visitors, according to the classification prepared by the World Tourism Organization.
Required to identify the accurate data associated with the level of tourist expenditure.
Help in the preparation of the balance of tourism, where it is based on calculating the difference between Maidkhal state of the foreign exchange and the amount of leakage of foreign exchange in the form of foreign tourism outbound.
Is calculated for the total tourism spending in accordance with the following equation:
Aggregate expenditure = Total number of nights
Average public spending for the visitor (dollars / night).
For individuals: includes spending on tourist trip in Egypt after excluding the value of the tickets on the Egyptian and foreign carriers.
For regiments: includes tourism spending overall cost of a trip payments regiment + additional expenses in Egypt. Have been excluded 30% of the overall cost of the trip as a share carriers of Egyptian and foreign, as well as 25% profit margin organizers of the mass flights.
The concept of local tourism:
it domesticTourism Tourism persons resident state, whether they are citizens or foreign residents.
InternalTorism include tourism (citizens and resident aliens) and inbound tourism.
Different concept internationally by the day:
Finland and Chile: 30 50 km away from the residence, Canada, 80 km away from the residence of horsemen 100 km away from the residence, America 75 100 km far from the residence.
By duration of the trip:
Belgium, Britain, five days away from the place of residence, Germany four days away from his residence, Israel’s five hours away from the place of residence.
Distance and frequency of visit:
Saudi Arabia: 80 km / repeat visit 4 times a month or more.
Any activity undertaken by a person outside the places to go away from his residence on a regular basis or weekly.
Less distance traveled by the person away from his residence.
One less Igbha person has his habitual residence.
Official boundaries of sites and administrative divisions.
In the experiences of local tourism
Data confirmed unwto the World Tourism Organization in 2008:
That the contribution of domestic tourism in the national economy much larger than the inbound tourism especially in developed countries because it is an essential part of the terms of the distribution of income, and come in the hierarchy of priorities.
Are approximately 5 times the international tourism globally.
Representing approximately 61.5% of the total world population.
Can be divided countries in terms of the size of the local tourist spending, according to the latest report of the Organization Unwto in 2009 to countries with:
Domestic tourism the largest inflows from tourism, such as:
Weaken the United States 7, Canada and France more than doubled, and Saudi Arabia twice and a half.
Equated with the local tourism inbound tourism or near them such as: Spain, Denmark, South Africa, and Austria and Ireland (40 45%)
Domestic tourism is less than the inbound tourism represents:
Morocco 29%, Turkey 18%, Cyprus 16%, where the proportion of the total tourism revenue inflows.
Results of the local tourist flights Egyptian
Place of the usual resort trip each year
Alexandria Governorate is the first provincial attractive for holidaymakers, followed by Gamasa and Baltim and Ras El Bar in second place.
Provinces showed a decline in importance in spite of being the provinces tourist summer Kporsaid and rational, due to lack of accommodation facilities appropriate in terms of price and level of service and the available high prices for citizens play these, and thus turn the citizens of the rental, furnished apartments, and chalets, and stay with relatives.
Local tourism spending
Total 16.9 billion pounds
As the Egyptian local tourism does not represent only 22% of inbound tourism, we find that:
That domestic tourism is important.
We can not make up for the inbound tourism income.
Associated with a rise in standard of living.
Therefore requires activation inbound tourism so that we can achieve the desired objectives. more info here : Egypt shore excursions