Monday, May 16, 2011

Yemen Tourism to Fall After Growing 28% Last Year, Saba Reports

By Vivian Salama -

Sana'a, May 16, 2011- Yemen likely will experience significant declines in tourism this year after three months of anti-government protests, Saba said, citing a report by the country’s Tourism Ministry.

Tourism revenue grew 28 percent in 2010 to almost $1.2 billion, the state-run news agency said today.

The number of tourists arriving last rose 32 percent last year compared with 2007 to almost 1.25 million, with foreign tourists comprising 52 percent of the total, Saba said.

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