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Indian millennial tourists opting for more 'short breaks'

Short, frequent travel is becoming increasingly popular among Indian travellers, especially millennials, who, according to a recent survey, said they would travel for just seven days or less, at a time, but they would however, travel more often.

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Gulf Air launches Bahrain tourist visa service

Flag carrier Gulf Air, in partnership with VFS Global, has launched an online Bahrain Tourist Visa Service available exclusively for the airline’s passengers flying across its global network to Bahrain. Travellers with retur

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Saudi Arabia 'ready to welcome tourists'

Saudi Arabia is ready to welcome its first tourists as the government has sanctioned a Jeddah travel agency in category D to issue visas for tourists and for educational or medical treatment purposes inside and outside the kingdom, a report said

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Bahrain tourist arrivals jump 12.8pc

Bahrain received a total of 8.7 million tourists during the first three quarters of 2017, up 12.8 per cent on the same period the previous year, according to official data.    The figures, reported by the Ba

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RAK’s hospitality generates positive visitor, occupancy growth

Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism sector has continued to buck the negative trends experienced across much of the Middle East region, posting growth in both tourist arrivals and year-to-date occupancy rates in the nine months to September, accordin

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International tourism on track for a record year

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season as international tourist arrivals in July and August totalled over 300 million for the first time according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Baro

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Saudi Arabia 'plans to issue tourist visas'

Tourists may soon be welcomed in Saudi Arabia as the government plans to begin issuing tourist visas for the country, a report said. The decision comes as Saudi Arabia hopes to receive 1.5 million tourists a year by 2020.

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Oman allows tourists to stay longer

Tourists holding a one-year multiple entry visa can extend their length of stay in the sultanate by one week, allowing tourists to stay for one month at a time as opposed to the earlier three-week maximum stay period, said a report.

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Sharjah targets Saudi and Kuwaiti tourists

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized a new Gulf promotional tour, which included a number of cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia,  from October 1 to 4.   Meetings were held with tourism

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Saudi PIF to spearhead 'New Jeddah Downtown' project

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced it will lead the redevelopment of Jeddah’s waterfront corniche, creating a unique tourist, residential and commercial destination, to become the “New Jeddah Downtown”.

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