Yemen Tourism Industry Affected by Terrorist Events

SANA’A, May 03 (Saba)- Deputy director of the Tourism Promotion Council (TPC) Alwan al-Shibani revealed that Yemen’s tourism sector have been affected due terrorist events took place in Marib and the latest terrorist attack on Belgian tourists in Hadramout province.

Al-Shibani affirmed that foreign countries had warned their citizens not to travel to Yemen, noting the warnings have made it prohibitive to tourist groups to visit Yemen.

“Tourist applications were influenced by the recent terrorist events. For example, a few days ago, four Italian tourist groups were planning to visit a number of the Yemeni archaeological sites but they converted to Oman at the last moment due warnings of their country. The travel warnings created restrictions on insurance ratio which affected the development of tourism in our country”, said al-Shibani.
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