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Kuwaitis and other Gulf tourists skipping Egypt for Turkey and destinations further afar

Excerpt from eTN

Jun 30, 2012 4:16 am

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Turkey’s stability and rich cultural and historic offerings give it an appeal that draws even visitors who can afford trips out of the region.

— Jason Clampet

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At this time of the year, citizens of Gulf nations start taking off to several parts of the world not only to escape the scorching summer heat in the region, but also to take a break from a usually hectic year.

A large portion of Gulf citizens, especially families, has for years preferred traveling to the nearby Arab countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Syria. However, with the series of revolutions sweeping the region and the subsequent security concerns, they started looking for further destinations.

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