Ministry Offering Sightseeing Tours To Seven Provinces

National Yemen

By NY Staff

Tourism is considered an important sector that may add millions of riyals to the state budget, It is again a major reason behind the booming of the country’s economy.

The resigned minister of tourism in Bahah government, said the Tourism Promotion Board is working hard to revive the pulse of tourism once again. Currently, they are both preparing to launch Know Your Country, a program that will be implemented this year under the slogan “Travel Then Pay Later”.

The program aims to encourage domestic tourism and involve the community in the process of tourism development through coordination with the government sector, banks, hotels and travel agencies.

Muammar Al-Iryani, confirmed the importance of this program to improve the level of tourism, preserve natural, cultural, and religious tourist sites, and improve the investment environment as well as raise the awareness of tourism’s importance and protect the national economy.

Al-Iryani expressed his hope of success for this program that seeks to facilitate tours for citizens with limited income among public sector employees. The facilitated tours will be to Sana’a, Socotra, Aden, Ibb, Taiz, Hodeidah, and Hadramout.

The Deputy Director General of Yemenia Airways, Mohammed al-Mikhlafi, revealed the company’s plan to facilitate two flights weekly on the Dubai-Socotra line in the middle of February and to give a 50% reduction for tourist groups that participate in the program.

In addition, both the director of General Authority for Post and Postal Savings, Dr. Abdul Hamid, and Chief Executive of CAC Bank, Salah al-Basha, expressed their intent to participate in the program and give many families the chance to discover the beautiful and archaeological sites in the country.