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By Myra Sheckley

From commute within the historic and classical international to the expansion of underwater tourism within the nice Barrier Reef and the effect of the Gulf conflict on nearby tourism, the Atlas of trip and Tourism improvement is a brand new departure from traditional texts, delivering a distinct review of the expansion of the tourism industry.

Divided into 3 sections, the textual content appears first on the previous, reading the impression of worldwide geography on go back and forth styles, and offers an summary of the background of trip and tourism. It then strikes onto the current, utilizing a nearby framework to illustrate how the actual and ancient geography of every quarter is expounded to tourism improvement.

The ultimate part presents a forecast of destiny traits for the subsequent 20 years.

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The Six-Day War with Israel in 1967 damaged newly built canal cities, and the Suez Canal was blocked by sunken ships. In the Yom Kippur War of 1973 Israel held the east bank of the canal against Egypt, but was forced out in 1982, when the canal was dredged and reopened. Today, Egypt is investing substantially not only in the Canal Zone but also in new tourism infrastructure on both sides of the Gulf of Suez and in the southern Sinai. This is partly to diversify Egypt’s tourism product from the attractions of Luxor and the Nile Valley (thought to be vulnerable to international terrorism), and partly to capitalize on the coral reefs of the Red Sea and create beach and dive-tourism resorts.

9 Today Luxor has more than thirty-five hotels, including the famous Winter Palace on its riverside Corniche, popular since Edwardian times with heads of state and famous people, including Noel Coward and the novelist Agatha Christie (herself married to an archaeologist). The Old Cataract hotel at Aswan is of a similar genre. Aswan, located at Egypt’s southern frontier, lacks the commercialization of Luxor, and became internationally famous for its High Dam. This was started in 1960 but took more than a decade to complete.

25 Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development Egypt Even from pre-dynastic times, the communities of the Nile Valley utilized the river for domestic travel and network links, together with pack animals (initially donkeys or mules) to travel within their local area. 3 We know that prospectors, miners and traders were also crossing the eastern desert to Sinai from a very early date, and that the first Egyptian copper mines had been established there from 3000 BC. Egypt sent its first diplomatic missions north into the Levant and south into the Sudan around this time, to be rapidly followed by trading links.

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