Evaluating the Role of Edu Tourism In Achieving Sustainability Applied On Mansoura University

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Mansoura University, Egypt


 Edu Tourism is considered to be an important type of travel and tourism, as it’s a vital component of any tourism experience, and in other times it’s the main reason for travel; where the purpose is gaining education. Egypt as a tourism destination is considered one of the most important Edu tourism receiving markets, as it offers and presents a variety of governmental and private education opportunities through different organizations, which includes; universities, research centres, educational institutions, which reflects, covers, and attracts all scientific specialties, from different nationalities, ages, genders, specialties, and knowledge.
This study aims to identify Edu Tourism as an important type of tourism and a vital tool of achieving sustainability, referring to its importance and characteristics in the Egyptian destination, and how it can be promoted in a way that will achieve sustainable goals on the economic, social, cultural, and environmental areas. The study is applied on foreign students studying or have studied in the university of Mansoura through distributing a questionnaire on a random sample of 442 international students. The study resulted in some important conclusions, some of which: Mansoura university has a good reputation as an Edu Tourism destination for various international students. The main suggestions included: Conscious promotional efforts have to be undertaken to raise public awareness of available Edu Tourism opportunities.