I am an Indian resident and citizen with no international travel history. I am working in a US tech company with a steady income. Being history buffs, a couple of my colleagues and I are planning a trip to Jordan or Egypt or Both. This would imply that post the trip my entire travel history would be to the middle east.
I have heard rumors stating that such travel history can negatively impact visa applications to 'the west' namely US/Canada/EU. Is there any weight to this? Would previous visit to Jordan / Egypt lead to tourist visa rejections? (assuming that other supporting documentation is in place and rejection is solely on visit to other country).