Fantastic Egypt Tourism
Welcome to one of the world's ancient civilization where travel and leisure is the main sector in its economy. If one pays close attention to the statistics, it would not go unnoticed that more than 12. 9 million tourists visited Egypt in 2010, providing income of practically $10 billion. Also, Egypt tourism uses about 12% of the total population of its country.
The present time is undoubtedly a fantastic time in egypt tourism each time a number of positive changes are occurring that would provide tourists with more adventurous and new selections to help make the vacations pleasurable. It has also been proved that this is perhaps the safest period for Egypt tourism since the early 20th Century. Also, the current exchange rates are highly favorable at this point.
Tourists visit Egypt for probably a 100 reasons. The major almost all tourists come from a number of European countries mainly for an inexpensive beach vacation. Such tourists often come in large groups through chartered airlines. For almost all of them, this is simply the least expensive way of going for a calming beach vacation in a nice resort in Sinai or along the Red Sea coastline of Egypt.
The main source of tourism to Egypt and certainly the best are the "classical tourist", who specially comes to Egypt to visit the ancient pyramids and other monuments. Though the beach goers can also extent their vacation and go or classical tours, they often follow a much defined route which is from Cairo along the River Nile down to Aswan.
Then there are very different types of specialty tours that are prominently religious focused. It emphasizes on browsing a number of historic churches or follows the road to the Holy Family or the biblical Exodus. Such tours may strictly visit various churches and monasteries while making a stop at a couple of Egypt's major attractions. The spiritual tours are not only restricted to Christians and hoards of Muslims come to Egypt to pay visit to old mosques which are sacred to Islam.
One of the modern aspects of Egyptian touristy is the luxury cruises along the longest River Nile. Such cruises fluctuate considerably, though a typical Nile cruise is either for three, four or seven nights. The shorter ones generally operate within Luxor and Aswan while longer ones cruises farther North to Dendera, providing day tours over land to more remote locations.
Such cruises take place aboard the traditional Dahabeya or luxury liners which may have almost all the lodging of a land based hotel. These also contain Nubian shows, cocktail parties; belly dancers also outfit parties where the friends don traditional apparels.