Welcome to the Middle East

This weekend, the travel section of the “Observer” newspaper is mainly about the Middle East and apparently the region one of growing popularity to British travellers. As this piece puts it:

“Once regarded as a dangerous no-go zone, the Middle East is emerging as the hottest travel destination of the year. While many countries are seeing visitor numbers fall as the recession continues to bite, the Middle East is bucking the trend, with big increases in numbers of tourists, alongside major investment in new hotels, attractions and tours.”

Over the years, I’ve visited Egypt [my account here], Jordan [my account here] and Israel [my account here] and later this year I’m off to Iran [the “Observer” advice here].


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