Middle East Tourism

Wells, Rhona
January 2004
Middle East;Jan2004, Issue 341, p45
Middle East tourism has been seriously challenged by world events, yet it is bouncing back with renewed vitality. Although the events of 9/11, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, worldwide terrorist attacks and the Iraq war ail impacted on the area's tourism there are plans afoot for the 21st century which should ensure the future for tourism in the Middle East is bright. The arrivals figures in the Middle East in 2002 show a rise of 10.6% to 24m, following a fall of 4% in 2001.


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