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Red Sea Mountain Trail: Gateway to Egypt’s Adventure Tourism Treasures

May 30, 2019

“If you see the mountains from afar, you’ll think they are empty. If you want to love the mountains, walk them or live in them. For one day, two or three. The longer you stay, the more they’ll take your heart,” shared Sheikh Merayi Abu Musallem, head of the Bedouin clan of the Khushmaan. Although two of the most renowned institutions promoting adventure travel, the National Geographic and the Explorers Club, appeared in the 1800s, commercial adventure travel as we know it today is a relatively new phenomenon. Both institutions, however, continue to support adventures and expeditions today, during a time where tourism is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the world, and adventure tourism is one of its fastest growing categories. After all, the tourism industry is one of the largest economic sectors in the world, accounting for nine percent of global GDP and one in eleven jobs. This is why countries across all stages of economic development are prioritizing adventure tourism for market growth, as they slowly recognize its ecological, cultural, and economic value. Sustainable nature-based tourism has grown in Egypt, highlighted with the launch of…

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