Tourism in Egypt

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Tourism in Egypt: How Do British Tourists Perceive The Local Problems In The Industry? Research Proposal – Research Methods 2

By:
Miglena Lozancheva

2011

1/13/2011

CONTENTS

Introduction ..............................................................................................................................3 Research Background ...............................................................................................................3 Research Aim ............................................................................................................................6 Research Questions ...................................................................................................................6 Methodology .............................................................................................................................6 Research Limitations .................................................................................................................8 Importance of the Research ........................................................................................................9 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................9 References ...............................................................................................................................10 Appendices ..............................................................................................................................12

Introduction
Every single research has a purpose which should be outlined by a proposal. It is this part of the research that builds the topic and makes it sound realistic. The intention of this proposal is to suggest a research summarizing the perceptions of the British (and in particular English) tourists regarding the tourism industry in Egypt and its drawbacks. Research Background

‘Tourism is a major force in the economy of the world, an activity of global importance and significance.’ (Cooper et al, 2008, p.3) Because it is a broad and complex activity, a sophisticated management is required in order to realise its full potential, as well as its sustainable economic, environmental, social and cultural force. (Weaver and Lawton, 2006) Impacts, caused by tourism activity on a certain place may be both positive and negative. They vary according to different factors, including the number of visitors, the nature of destination and the scale of tourism activity. According to Eber (1992) dependence on such an unstable industry is risky. This refers mainly to the developing countries for which tourism is a single industry needed to bring in crucial foreign currency. A segment and significant part of tourism industry is the heritage tourism. Timothy and Boyd (2003) argue that heritage, according to most researchers, is linked to the past. This includes historic buildings and monuments, sites of important past events, or even traditional lifestyle patterns. Consequently, heritage tourism is related to visiting those historic relics, endured throughout the times. Being unique and fragile in its nature, heritage should be greatly appreciated and preserved. Egypt is an example of a country for which tourism is a major part of the economy and means of existence. It also is a country that relays on and attracts tourists with its heritage sites and remnants. Continued development of tourism is vital for the place, because it is a generator of funds and provider of job positions. Egypt is an ancient country situated in North-Eastern Africa and South-Western Asia. It is best known for its pyramids, temples and pharaohs. The country is one of the cradles of the human civilization, possessing a historical legacy of world significance. (Ninomiya, K., no date) And, as Robinson (2000) suggested, it would be hard to imagine tourism without heritage. The ancient monuments and the...
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