Tourists shun restive Yemen

Uprising against government, rebellion in south and precarious security situation prompt sharp drop in visitors.

    Before Yemen's political and security situation began to worsen, tourism was a growing industry.

    Visitors eager to learn about its history and culture came to the Middle Eastern country from around the world.

    Today, however - after an uprising against the government last year and a continuing rebellion in the south - numbers are at an all-time low.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Sanaa, the Yemeni capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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