View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

UAE not Attracting ‘Green’ Tourists

The UAE and other Gulf countries are missing out on the lucrative ‘responsible traveler’ sector that attracts tourists who choose holidays that keep environmental and cultural impact to a minimum, support local conservation and social projects and enable local people to earn a fairer share of tourism income. So says Michael Aston in his analysis of the tourists who are coming and not coming to the UAE and the Gulf in, ‘Gulf Failing to Attract ‘Nature’ Tourism’.

Link: Kipp Report, 26 May 2006.

Dr. Geoff Pound