Articles tagged “afghanistan”

Afghanistan’s Advice to Adventurous Tourists: ‘Check in With Us First’

Afghanistan’s Advice to Adventurous Tourists: ‘Check in With Us First’

Josh Smith and Hamid Shalizi, Reuters

Afghanistan has a long, rich history of attracting the world's most creative and adventurous travelers. We can't wait until it's safe enough for them to return, and Afghans to have normal lives again.

3 years ago

Afghan art museum pulls itself back together after civil war tore it apart

Afghan art museum pulls itself back together after civil war tore it apart

Associated Press

The Afghan museum has huge potential to draw art fans as the country looks to a day when it can more actively attract visitors and grow its tourism sector.

6 years ago

Afghanistan lures adventure travelers with ski races and tourist-free slopes

Afghanistan lures adventure travelers with ski races and tourist-free slopes

Afghanistan’s lack of tourism is exactly what it has going for it right now as adventurers and seasoned travelers seek out niche destinations that are yet to be overrun with tourists.

7 years ago

State Department renews travel warning for Afghanistan as U.S. troops prepare to pull out

State Department renews travel warning for Afghanistan as U.S. troops prepare to pull out

The travel warning issued Tuesday supersedes an earlier alert released in June 2012 in anticipation of extra-adventurous tourists looking to be the first inside the country without America’s overwhelming presence.

7 years ago

Airlines start looking at Afghanistan, 5 more interested in starting operations

As the country hopes to move towards stabilization, it is worried about the right mix of locally-owned and foreign carriers, though fast growth aviation in such a difficult-to-navigate country may be the only way to spur the economy of Afghanistan.

7 years ago

Afghanistan works to improve tourism infrastructure in Bamiyan region

For tourists really looking to get off the beaten track, head to the Bamiyan region, now the most peaceful province in Afghanistan, which only hosted 1,000 foreign visited last year.

7 years ago

Afghanistan’s Bamiyan site threatened again, this time by unchecked development

Bamiyan has gone through enough destruction, can the govt. step in to check the overenthusiastic development in the name of attracting tourists?

7 years ago