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Tourism Industry Projects in the Middle east

Living in a small village called the "world" where differences among nations are eroding is a reality that can not be denied or ignored. The 'Globalization' as a phenomenon has been seen in most aspects of our life; the tremendous economic integration witnessed worldwide, the revolution of technology, the extensive usage of means of communication and transportation, the increasing opportunities for communities and nations across the borders to interact with each others, and many other aspects are now transforming our world into a small village where cultural differences are eroding.

The economic benefits of tourism supported by aspects of globalization, were basically the focus of Arab countries, less consideration was given to environmental and socio-cultural impacts caused by tourism due to the pace of development as well as low standard of living for locals in these countries; such finding initiates the need to conduct a more sustainable planning and development for tourism.

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is pretty much like it sounds: it is the central nexus of all travels in the Middle East and North African region. It has always been a crucially important part of world travel throughout human history, and it continues to be a hub of activity today as a hub for leisure travel and corporate travel worldwide. The region spans an incredibly diverse territory are reaching all the way from Morocco to Iran, from Kazakhstan to Egypt, and it is a huge center of culture and travel attraction.

World Tourism Day is a UNWTO initiative designed to promote the importance of tourism its social, cultural, political and economic value and this multi-dimensional impact is evident in the Middle East where the Gulf States in particular have leveraged this industry’s potential.

1.1 billion Global tourists travelled overseas in 2014 and more than 50 million of them have visited the Middle East.

when more than 1.8 billion tourists will travel internationally, the Middle East’s percentage of this global travel market will increase from 6% to 8%. The region is therefore on track to receive 150 million international visitors annually by 2030.

Many factors have driven the success of Middle East in the tourism arena and continue to do so.

First and foremost it is a region that has one of the world’s most diverse tourism offerings, from the icons of a bygone era such as the pyramids of Giza and the ancient city of Petra, to architectural landmarks of the 21st century – if we want to mention a few of them, we can name the Burj Khalifa and the Burj al Arab.

In addition, during times of trouble, the classic tourism destinations such as Egypt and Jordan always bounce back such is their timeless appeal and the warm hospitality of their people.

Meanwhile, the new kids on the block – the Gulf States - have put themselves on the world tourism map in a remarkably short space of time, thanks to their visionary leaders and their focused destination strategies, creating cities that continue to surprise the crowds with their world-class tourism infrastructure.

The Middle East is a tourism success story that has captured the imagination of the world, but this is only just the beginning.

As we look to the future and the region’s governments forge ahead with their ambitious tourism and aviation development strategies, the true potential of the travel sector and its ability to drive economic prosperity will be known both regionally and globally.

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