Egypt should focus on promoting ecotourism in the country, the country’s tourism minister Zoheir Garrana said, adding that the tourism ministry should be taking necessary steps to protect the country's long-term prospects.
If we don't deal with tourism as if we're in danger, we'll lose," Garrana was quoted as saying in local media.
The ministry’s decision came days after the recently concluded United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, during which, role of tourism in climate change agenda was equally positioned.
To begin with the designed initiatives for promoting ecotourism, the ministry informed that the Egyptian Red sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh will be under consideration first to offer ecotourism. Reduced water consumption, reduced wastes and other eco-friendly services that will cut off biodiversity degradation, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions would help turn the city into a top 'green' destination.