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Title: The Americans' Image of Egypt as a vacation destination and their image of its Islamic heritage
Authors: Abdel Naby, Heba Mahmoud Saad
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Heritage tourism;Τουριστική κληρονομιά;Ισλαμική κληρονομιά;Ταυτότητα;Εικόνα προορισμού;Destination image;Islamic heritage;Identity
Subjects: Geography
Τουρισμός
Issue Date: 4-Aug-2014
Dec-2008
Date of availability: 4-Aug-2014
Publisher: Λαλούμης, Δημήτρης
Abstract: This paper explores the Americans' image of Egypt as a vacation destination and their image of its Islamic heritage. In the first part of the paper the concept of destination image is defined, its importance and components are presented. In the second part an attempt is made to present the importance of the Islamic heritage in Egypt as part of its identity that could be presented to tourists. The third part of the paper presented the methodology used to measure the Americans' image of Egypt and the fourth part presented the analysis of the data and the results of the study. The study concluded that a stereotypical image of Egypt is still dominating among the Americans. Strong attributes of the country should be focused on and weak attributes should be addressed to be modified or changed. The increasing interest of the Americans to explore the Islamic heritage could be used in advantage of cultural tourism in Egypt. Islamic heritage can contribute to the tourist product and can be used as part of the Egyptian identity presented to tourists.
Language: English
Citation: Abdel Naby, H. (2008) The Americans' Image of Egypt as a vacation destination and their image of its Islamic heritage. "Tourism Issues". 7. p. 37-55.
Journal: Τουριστικά Θέματα
Tourism Issues
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11400/2273
Appears in Collections:Τεύχος 07 (Δεκέμβριος 2008)

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