Tourism potential in Yemen [Archives:2005/809/Letters to the Editor]

January 20 2005

Yacob Alkaff
[email protected]

I would like to present a comment about tourism, especially that after the Asian Tsunami disaster, tourists are seeking other tourism destinations.

The Yemeni government had wisely announced the year 2005 for tourism. The country also offered 183 islands for development.

I suggest that in addition to government efforts, we also need non-governmental

Support as well. Certain interested parties from abroad have preferred to approach the private sectors, negotiate them, and obtain basic guidance prior to their approach to the official sector.

I have noticed such a demand from fish importers, so let us serve Yemen in every aspect possible.