Yemen: Tourism Boom

Tourism in Yemen could be a wonderful industry, writes Jane Novak , who links to a news report which states that 609,000 people visited Yemen over two years.


  • Beetle B.

    I’ve noticed that the majority of Yemen-specific posts on Global Voices come from Jane Novak’s Armies of Liberation site, which seems bent on criticizing Yemeni culture.

    While I don’t doubt the factual accuracy of those posts, I don’t think it is in line with the Global Voices vision to present a culture in an exclusively negative light. Can not some blogs from locals living there be found that present the positive aspects of Yemeni culture? This would be in addition to the Armies of Liberation site, and not as a substitute.


  • Thanks Beetle B for your comment. Yes, you are right. Most of the other Yemeni bloggers who write in English are very quiet nowadays. I have been in contact with a Yemeni blogger to try and get a ‘volunteer’ to cover Yemeni blogs and keep us up-to-date with their situation but am still to get his final reply. If you come across blogs you would like to share, please drop me a line. Also, if you know anyone interested in covering Yemeni blogs, please let me know.
    I would also like to assure you that there is no malice intended in any of the links I post.
    As for my relationship with Yemen and its people, I would like to brag that it is among my favourite destinations; that I have toured it twice; and have also authored a travel guide about it!

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