Impact of Middle East Turmoil on Travel and Tourism

Following the economic downturn which affected almost all markets in the Middle East, 2011 also brought a “double dip” to the region’s tourism industry. The “Arab Spring” saw several markets, such as Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen and Syria, suffer greatly from the impact of revolutions and a prevalent lack of safety or security. Meanwhile, some of the safer markets, like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, seem to have taken advantage and managed to lure tourists back.

Impact of Middle East Turmoil on Travel and Tourism

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