Evaluating Visitor Management at the Catacombs of Kom Al Shouqafa and pompey’s Pillars in Alexandria

Nehal Eltayeb

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to examine the current situation of Kom Al Shouqafa and Pompey’s pillar visitor management practices, and present recommendations accompanied by suggested implications to achieve more improvement in the area of visitor management.
These two sites are considered two of the main attractions in  Alexandria. Despite the economic benefits gained by tourism in these sites, deterioration has set in both of them. A field visit is conducted to evaluate and document the visitor management practices at both
sites using observation sheet. An observational research method was employed to find out the essential problems that could be overcome. The study concluded that the sites are exposed to wear and tear, no interpretation, signage and displays are in a very bad condition. Suggestions are presented in order to improve visitor management at both sites.
Key words Archeological sites, visitor management, touristic impact and heritage tourism

Keywords


Archeological sites, visitor management, touristic impact and heritage tourism

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