Green Transportation as a Tourist Attraction Compared Study Between ‘Egypt’ and ‘China’Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Authors : Amira Hassan Abdou Mohamed;
Page : 4709-4728
Keywords : Sustainable transportation; Public transportation; Tourist transportation & Traffic congestion;
Whilst the relationship between transport and tourism has been a subject of discussion in the literature, paper has focused primarily on an evaluation of transport as a means to an end rather than as a contextual component of the tourism offering, especially at the destination. Understanding tourists' use of public transport at the destination is important for sustainable mobility, destination satisfaction, public transportation management and destination management. This paper identifies main topics and issues including how public transport is used for tourism purposes in different contexts. Transportation system in developing countries is suffering from many problems such as: traffic congestion, lack of reliable and safe public transportation, road accidents, and difficulties for non-motorized transport. Transportation sector is the highest sector responsible for negative environmental impacts in the cities. A continuous economic development in China during recent years brings about a rapid urbanization and motorization, as well as a growing demand for mobility. Many cities and other local governments in China have designed and implemented innovative policies and projects aimed at facilitating and improving mobility, whilst reducing energy intensity, fuel use and emissions per person-kilometer travelled. Meanwhile, Egypt as a famous tourist country has projects decrease pollution at the tourist cities and historical sites, such as UNDP's project, which will be mentioned in the paper, as an example for the Egyptian efforts facing the pollution which will affect negatively on tourism. The study will illustrate the Egyptian and the Chinese examples, as great tourist countries, facing the world pollution in order to keep their huge segments of tourists, and trying to create a new source of attraction which is the green means of transportation.
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