Travel and Development

Tourism holds key to Egypt's new democratic dawn(Forimmediaterelease.net) LONDON, England - World Travel Awards has highlighted the crucial role travel and tourism will play in Egypt's future, as the country ushers in a new era of democracy and opportunity, with landmark presidential elections set for November.

The awards program, hailed as the "Oscars of the travel industry" by the global media, noted that tourism remains the lifeblood of the Egyptian economy, accounting for 1 in 8 jobs and 12 percent of the nation's output.

World Travel Awards also says that now is an excellent time to visit Egypt before the crowds return, and is taking the lead by hosting its Africa&Indian Ceremony in Sharm El Sheikh on September 16, 2011.


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