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Egypt's Desert DreamsDevelopment or Disaster?$
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David Sims

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166686

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001

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Desert Tourism and Environmental Challenges

Desert Tourism and Environmental Challenges

(p.177) 5 Desert Tourism and Environmental Challenges
Egypt's Desert Dreams

David Sims

Timothy Mitchell

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter looks at the history of the rapid expansion of tourism investments and tourist establishments and on the desert shorelines of the Mediterranean and Red Sea, the environmental challenges they create, and their inability to attract permanent inhabitants at any scale. Desert eco-tourism and nature preserves in Egypt are also covered.

Keywords:   Tourism, Investments, Desert shorelines, Red Sea, Mediterranean, Inhabitants, Environmental challenges, Nature preserves

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