The United Arab Emirates has topped the Middle East region for international tourism receipts in 2012, a report said.
Globally, the UAE was ranked 31st with receipts of about $10 billion, while Saudi Arabia claimed the 35th positi
Unrest across the Arab world cost the region more than 7.5 million tourists last year, said the secretary-general of World Tourism Organisation (WTO).
Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen suffered the full brunt of the Arab Spring, while tourism also
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have revealed that Middle East tourism ministers will come together at ATM 2012 for a special session that will focus on driving the region’s tourism agenda.
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have forecast stagnant growth in global tourism.
The WTTC expects a downward shift in global Travel and Tourism Economy GDP contribution to one per ce