Iraqi officials are discussing ways to develop the country’s tourism sector following the defeat of ISIS in December 2017. Policy recommendations have been drafted and will be given to the Iraqi Government, hoping that they will contribute to the revitalisation of tourism in the country.
Tunisian officials predict that approximately 8 million tourists will spend holidays in Tunisia this year. Of these 8 million tourists, the officials expect at least 2.2-2.7 Algerian tourists this season. The boost in the nation's security has increased the country's tourism earnings by 42%.
Tourism in Egypt’s South Sinai Governorate was dealt a blow after authorities banned the use of SUVs and closed off many mountain trails throughout the peninsula because of security concerns. Now local government officials are attempting to revive the tourism sector.
Significant improvement in visit numbers to the North African country of Tunisia, largely due to rising Russian and Chines arrivals, since jihadist attacks in 2015. The sector revenues have hit $357 million, up 31.8% year-on-year.
Visitor numbers to Jordan dropped after the Arab Spring uprisings convulsed the Middle East in 2011 and Daesh later rampaged across neighboring Syria and Iraq. Now Jordan is trying to reverse that setback in its tourism industry.