In brief [Archives:2007/1092/Local News]

October 8 2007


– Tourism revenues go up

Oct. 7)Tourism revenues in Yemen have increased exponentially in the first half of this year to reach $178 million compared with just $145 million for the entire year of 2006, according to a report issued by the country's Ministry of Tourism. Tourists from Saudi Arabia are the most frequent visitors from within the Middle East and British tourists are the most frequent from Europe. The report states that the number of tourists who visited Yemen this year stands at 181,637, compared with 179,754 in 2006.

– Yemeni satellite channel launched in November

Oct. 7 ) A new Yemeni satellite channel, called “Saba”” will be launched coming November