This Issue is : 05-2008

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Scope of view
Modern vision

Scope of view
Modern vision
There is no argument over the tremendous and positive influence of science and technology in the growth and increase of touristic movement in our modern age.

Scientific and technological progress is not only presented by the revolution in the means of transport and communication but can also be clearly manifested in be use of advanced technology for different touristc purposes in an attempt to get the target share from world touristic movement in such a way that suits with competitiveness, touristic infrastructure as well as other factors affecting tourism including natural factors like climate, land nature, infrastructure and the environment.There are also social factors such as religion, language, and inherited traditions a long with economic factors.

It is worth mentioning that the world now pays more attention to tourism industry and the role it plays in increasing the international income. The secret of that the secret of that industry is closely related to sciences of touristic planning with its modern conceptions.

National planning is mainly concerned with studying all potential and resources available in the country… the circle of planning is internationally widened and can be seen in world blocs such common European market which shows aspects of cooperation between states of joint interest so as to achieve distinctive economic integration for all participating states.

Planning is the bulk of any successful project. It is a scientific method that should be regularly related to deal with managerial problems.

Whereas long – term strategic planning is mainly associated with generalities, such as: who are we? What we represent? And how can we continue? …Short-term tactical planning is interested in the details, the mechanism of implementation and the time available for accomplishing tasks.

Planning is simply to put a method to achieve a specific aim in a specified period of time with the exploitation of resources available. Then, comes the application of principles, organization and coordination between the various activities so as to achieve the maximum benefit for the sake of the country and the society in which we live.

Touristic planning, in order to be effective, should answer the following three last questions.
The state is therefore, responsible for upgrading modern planning that becomes a pressing need for solving the problems in fields.

Finally, Egypt is rich in its infrastructure and attractive potential, and hence. So, we need a modern vision including an integrated planning and rational management system.
Magdi Selim