The unique historical and cultural heritage of Egypt, its moderate, agreeable climate, natural riches and strategic location account for the principal role of tourism in the Egyptian economy.
People who think of Egypt may envision antiquities, but Egypt offers much more. Certainly it is a prime location to see our great heritage from the ancient world, including the Pyramids and wonderful temples, but it is also part of the Holy Land, and tours to Christian and other religious monuments are popular. Yet Egypt also offers nature and desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions. One may choose to relax on the wondrous Egypt Red Sea or Sinai coasts, take in the high culture of Cairo, or even leisurely float down the Egyptian Nile on a luxurious river boat.
Egypt's tourist products are now so diverse that it has become a year round destination for visitors from many countries. Besides archaeological and religious tourism, there are sea resorts, international conferences and exhibitions, art, culture,, sport festivals, shopping and therapeutic tourism. This variety is an obvious outcrop of the tourist product diversification policy.