Local Tourism Development Centers

First name: Adel
Last name: Guindy
Email: adel_guindy@yahoo.co.uk
Name of the organization: Tourism Development Authority
Type of organization: Ministry or other national public administration
Brief description of the organization: The TDA (Tourism Development Authority) is a constituent of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism with several regional offices. Following the approval and authorization of the National Tourism Strategy, the TDA has approved the "Regional Vision and the Tourism Development Planning for the North West Coast Region of Egypt: Ras El Hekma - Matrouh". The overall goal of the regional vision is to include the North-West Coast region on the international tourism map by strengthening its regional competitiveness to attract international tourists from around the world. A Master Plan was developed in an attempt to structure the tourism sector in the North West Coast region through an integrated regional tourism development plan. The Master Plan has identified the 100km coastline (from Matrouh City to Ras El Hekma ) as a destination for environmental tourism. Several projects were outlined to promote sustainable tourism and create local employment opportunities, reduce poverty and protect the local natural and cultural heritage.
Telephone: +2012 776 8096
Website: http://www.tourism.gov.eg
Location: cairo (Egypt)
Project title: Local Tourism Development Centers
Brief description of the project: They are integrated multi-services centers to support local traditional economy. These will host activities such as: tourism information, local tradition museum, specialized training courses such as an ecole hotelliere, tourist guides, research center, handicraft laboratories, small hotel and restaurant and shopping centre, etc) Promoting new tourist destination along the North West Mediterranean coast and the inland areas needs the setting up of “Tourism Development Centers - TDC” as Tourism Multi-service Centers to be located in Marsa Matrouh and Siwa Oases in order to support sustainable tourism development in all the area. These Centers, besides favoring the growth of local employment and management, are very important for the creation of fundamental local tourism services and activities such as: • tourist information and promotion • ecotourism and sustainable tourism training • planning and design related to tourism sustainability • MICE (meetings-incentives-conventions-events) tourism • local handicrafts laboratories and crafts fair • local folklore, dance, music promotion & exhibition • local heritage and folklore Museum • shopping, commercial area and restaurants. TDC will support the emerging new tourist destination of being equipped with a well-functioning structure and several reference services sustaining the rapid growth of local tourism. The project will improve the role of Matrouh and Siwa as local tourist districts training local people for the different professional activities in demand. The aesthetic and technological solutions will be based on modern criteria and take into account local architectural traditions, the use of local building materials and the application of local historic construction techniques.
Priority: Priority 1 - Promotion of socio-economic development and enhancement of territories
Topic: Topic 2 - Sustainable Tourism
Partners already involved: We are looking for an applicant and other partners
Partners searched: Government representatives, local authorities or departments for tourism; Tourism SME associations, Universities