Evaluation of Geographic Information Systems Technique Effect in the Planning of Tourist Areas in Egypt: a Study Applied to the Tourism Development Authority

Document Type : Original Research Articles



Tourism planning is one of the most significant tools for tourism development. It aims to increase national income and develop inclusive civilized development for all-natural, human, and material components of the countries. Therefore, tourism development planning is considered an integral part of the economic and social development plan. This requires all governmental and non-governmental departments to implement a tourism development policy. Planning must incorporate a lot of detailed and accurate information closely related to the earth. It must also include the process of collecting, organizing, analyzing, displaying, and coordinating this information in a system. This allows it to be recalled easily on time and used by decision-makers. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) could support governments in infrastructure operations management by processing the data linked to tourist sites and dealing with several layers of data to integrate all various specialties’ experiences in development projects. This research aims to show the effect of applying the GIS technique in the Planning of Tourist Areas in Egypt. The results demonstrate that GIS supports tourism planning quickly and effectively. The research recommends improving the efficiency of GIS employees at the Tourism Development Authority by providing appropriate training and qualifying them locally, regionally, and internationally.