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Sudan doesn’t host ‘alcohol and discotheque tourists’, says minister

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March 16, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese tourism minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Had today warned that his country will not allow visits by what he described as “alcohol and discotheque tourists”.

Sudanese tourism minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Had (SUNA)

The minister made the remarks to reporters on Saturday after meeting with the parliamentary subcommittee on media and tourism.

He stressed that Sudan does not host “nudity and beaches” tourists and pointed out that the International Tourism Association emphasises the need to respect the values and ideals of the country tourists wish to visit.

The minister noted car rally tourists abstain from drinking alcohol when they enter Sudan.

Al-Had disclosed that Sudan’s tourism revenues in 2012 were estimated at $600 million and said he expects that the number of March 16, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese tourism minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Had today warned that his country will not allow visits by what he described as “alcohol and discoteque tourists”.

Sudanese tourism minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Had (SUNA)

The minister made the remarks to reporters on Saturday after meeting with the parliamentary subcommittee on media and tourism.

He stressed that Sudan does not host “nudity and beaches” tourists and pointed out that the International Tourism Association emphasises the need to respect the values and ideals of the country tourists wish to visit.

The minister noted car rally tourists abstain from drinking alcohol when they enter Sudan.

Al-Had disclosed that Sudan’s tourism revenues in 2012 were estimated at $600 million and said he expects that the number of tourists entering the country this year to top 5 million. The minister stated that Sudan has an advantage of security which attracts tourists.

He called for removing the “high burden” of taxes on the tourism industry and amending the current Tourism Act to place controls on Port Sudan ships aimed at protecting coral reefs in order to increase the national income.

(ST)tourists entering the country this year to top 5 million. The minister stated that Sudan has an advantage of security which attracts tourists.

He called for removing the “high burden” of taxes on the tourism industry and amending the current Tourism Act to place controls on Port Sudan ships aimed at protecting coral reefs in order to increase the national income.

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  • 17 March 2013 08:35, by Khartoum Reader

    I wonder where he gets his statistics of getting 600 Million on tourism?. And I’m pretty sure tourists who would want to party and drink will go somewhere than coming to Khartoum.

  • 17 March 2013 09:24, by Hamra

    Absurd and laughable. Sudanese aragi and merissa hardly figure in anyone’s wish list unless you are Sudanese and living in Shengiti! As for discos- well the Sudan would hardly figure in those wishing to party during their two week annual holiday. The figures in the report are a joke.
    However, I have some empathy for the minister- he has one of the hardest ministerial jobs around.

  • 17 March 2013 09:37, by Hamra

    For one thing the country is hardly as secure and safe as the minister apparently asserts and large areas of the country are justifiably considered as no go areas. The ministry of tourism wants tourists but the ministry of the interior does not. So petty rules and hindrances. There are the remarks by the ignorant to contend with EG: "These foreigners are kafirs!" They pay more for being a foreign!

  • 17 March 2013 12:36, by DANDHEL

    He stressed that Sudan does not host “nudity and beaches” tourists and pointed out that the International Tourism Association emphasises the need to respect the values and ideals of the country tourists wish to visit.
    The minister noted car rally tourists abstain from drinking alcohol when they enter Sudan.
    Al-Had disclosed that Sudan’s tourism revenues in 2012 were estimated at $600 million and said he expects that the number of March 16, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese tourism minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Had today warned that his country will not allow visits by what he described as “alcohol and discoteque tourists”.
    Sudanese tourism minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Had (SUNA)
    The minister made the remarks to reporters on Saturday after meeting with the parliamentary subcommittee on media and tourism.
    He stressed that Sudan does not host “nudity and beaches” tourists and pointed out that the International Tourism Association emphasises the need to respect the values and ideals of the country tourists wish to visit.
    The minister noted car rally tourists abstain from drinking alcohol when they enter Sudan.
    Al-Had disclosed that Sudan’s tourism revenues in 2012 were estimated at $600 million and said he expects that the number of tourists entering the country this year to top 5 million. The minister stated that Sudan has an advantage of security which attracts tourists.
    He called for removing the “high burden” of taxes on the tourism industry and amending the current Tourism Act to place controls on Port Sudan ships aimed at protecting coral reefs in order to increase the national income.
    (ST)tourists entering the country this year to top 5 million. The minister stated that Sudan has an advantage of security which attracts tourists.
    He called for removing the “high burden” of taxes on the tourism industry and amending the current Tourism Act to place controls on Port Sudan ships aimed at protecting coral reefs in order to increase the national income..
    the person who wrote this article is a
    drunkard motherfucker.. why repeat it every now and then?

  • 12 August 2013 23:30, by Northern Sudanese

    You south sudanese are so damn funny haha whenever sudan is doing good you come and cry here at the comment section ahaha
    Sudan is going to become a top tourist destination which will surpass Egypt! we have great diving spots and beaches, the rivers which form the longest river in the world the nile , ancient civilizations i.e. oldest pyramids in the world and far more. all we need is stability :)



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