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Spacesuit? Insurance? Space tourist loophole may end

While private pilots and skydivers have to take out extra life insurance to cover the added risk of their pursuits, space tourists do not need special policies on their high flying rides. That loophole is likely to disappear, slow

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GCC plans unified tourist visa system

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have planned to start a joint tourist visa system by first targeting expatriates, according to a report. Expatriates with valid residency permit of a GCC state would be issued a unified

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Bahrain beach to become major tourist attraction

The councillors are working to finalise a deal to turn Bahrain's biggest public beach into a major tourist attraction before their four-year term ends in December, said a report. The Southern Municipal Council has approached E

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Indonesia sees 62pc surge in Bahraini tourists

Indonesia has witnessed a surge in tourists from Bahrain this year as visitors take advantage of the low prices and secure environment. This is the view of Indonesian Embassy social and cultural affairs first secretary Fery Iswand

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Bahrain tourists seek alternatives due to Mideast turmoil

Civil war and political instability around the Middle East means Bahrainis are looking elsewhere for their Eid break, it has emerged.   Travel agents said turmoil in traditio

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Bahrain hotel rejects 'false claims by paper'

A top hotel group has hit back at claims made by an Arabic newspaper that tourists were shying away from visiting Bahrain because of political unrest.   Kempinski Hotels, which has operated the Kempinski Grand an

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Bahrain 'continues to be key tourist destination'

Bahrain continues to be an important tourist destination in the region and with proper strategies it could attract more visitors, said a top hotelier.   Kempinski Grand and Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre general

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Unified tourist visa for GCC will 'boost tourism'

A proposal for a unified tourist visa for the GCC countries would immensely boost tourism in the region, said a report.   The recommendations from the committee that was set up to assess the feasibility of the mo

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Saudi sees 20pc jump in GCC tourist flow

Saudi Arabia has registered a 20 per cent growth in the number of tourists visiting the kingdom from the neighbouring GCC countries, compared to last year, said a report. According to the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquiti

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UK to see jump in tourist spending

Spending by foreign tourists in Britain is set to rise 34 per cent to over 27 billion pounds ($46 billion) a year by 2017, according to research published on Friday, boosting the country's retail and leisure industries. A repo

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