Egypt tourism now aiming on green and environment-friendly tourism

As of 2015, ecotourism means “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education,” according to the International Ecotourism Society (TIES), which is the oldest and largest ecotourism society in the world.
Ecotourism has eight main principles, dealing with minimizing travellers’ impact, increasing cultural and environmental respect, funding conservation areas and facilities, and provide real, “effective economic incentives for conserving and enhancing bio-cultural diversity and […] protect the natural and cultural heritage of our beautiful planet,” as defined by TIES.
Egypt’s tourism ministry is now working to fortify Egypt’s eco-tourism industry by putting money into repairing its eco-touristic hotels, advertising its eco-touristic destinations and training staff to be more environmental-friendly.
In December 2018, Egypt’s tourism minister announced that her ministry is aiming to restore environment-friendly hotels and adapt almost-environment-friendly hotels to satisfy the newly-established rules and guidelines, reducing amounts of carbon dioxide emissions, and find a place among “Green Destinations”.
So far, Egypt is home to 80 hotels—totalling 20,000 rooms—that have obtained the Green Star Certificate that is awarded to hotels and resorts that comply with the rules and guidelines of the “Green Destinations”.
Egypt is keen on diversifying tours and appealing to prospective tourisms by offering environmentally-friendly hotels, resorts and facilities.
source: travelandtourworld

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