The Future of Tourism

Laura Haas share’s Aziz Abu Sarah’s TED Talk on Caring Magazine, along with some additional information about MEJDI Tours.

In 2009, he [Aziz] co-founded MEJDI Tours, a joint Jewish-Arab tour company based out of Arlington, Va. along with a conflict-resolution professor and a former financial adviser. Their goal was to create a new kind of tour company that uses tourism as an opportunity to encourage tolerance and cross cultural understanding by introducing tourists to the local people, sharing their traditions and teaching the multiple narratives and viewpoints that make up any nation. Currently offering custom tours through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Spain and Ireland, the company hopes that their unique approach to tour guiding will encourage peace and understanding among people from different backgrounds.

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Watch Aziz’s full TED talk here

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