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Sustainable Future for Afghanistan, Part 1: Reviving and Re-branding Tourism

  • Dawn Erickson, Sylvia Vriesendorp and Maria Witz
  • 3 November 2009

Afghanistan, before becoming known mostly for guns and bombs, was a popular tourist destination, not only to the world’s ‘hippie’ generation, but also as an attraction for those living in the region. Band-e Amir, which you may have heard of most recently in the news as it has become Afghanistan’s first national park in April 2009, was actually meant to become a national park in the 1960s, but political instability has put any development of the destination on hold until now.

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