‘Jasmine Revolution’ and its effect on the Middle East’s fast-growing tourism market (2011)


An article I wrote in February, 2011.

We all remember the ‘Jasmine Revolution’, now commonly known as the ‘Arab Spring’ (imagine millions of springs violently moving about and powerfully resilient, trying to take out a few slouched up on their thrones with a golden glass of gin beside. The former the protesters, and the latter dictating there way through.) which spread its branches of unrest that flanked the entire global economy. Well today I present to you an article which goes back to the days when Middle East crisis was at its potency, unfolding it’s economic woes on oil which consequently caused drawbacks in the tourism sector.

Like a domino, tilted to one side and slowly falling to hit another, and then another, the Jasmine Revolution posed a similar dilemma, where troubles led to more troubles. And more…

The Article [which I know you’ve been dying to read after that introduction^. Or I hope you are. ]

As the Middle East crisis unfolds, political unrest in Tunisia and Egypt have triggered similar unrests in Libya as well.  The Middle East is a major oil exporter, and it is estimated that 80% of the oil in this world is situated there. Continue reading

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