Based on Egypt's national economic and social development objectives, a comprehensive national tourism plan was drawn up for the country. It covered the period lasting until 2020 and was designed to ensure that tourism development was carried out within a sustainable, environmentally sound frame work.
The project was divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 handled the review of existing conditions and objectives. Phase 2 engaged in the preparation and establishment of a strategic plan. In phase 3, a five-year action plan was developed.