German Tourists to go to Saudi Arabia Instead [Archives:1999/03/Local News]
German tourism agencies began an information campaign to encourage German tourists who are interested in Yemen to go to some Saudi areas (Najran, Aseer, Jaizan) instead. German travel agencies assure that they had to do that after 4 German tourists were lately kidnapped in Yemen.
Because the climate, geographical relief and traditional buildings of these areas are similar to those of Yemen, they are much preferred by German Tourists at this time. The tourists feel they are safer in Saudi Arabia.