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Saudi Arabia will need 8,000 tourist guides by 2030 - source

Tourism in Saudi Arabia continues to grow year-on-year, with the kingdom requiring 8,000 tourist guides by 2030, a member of the Saudi Society for Tourist Guides (SSTG) has revealed. According to Ahmed Al-Jaid, the current number

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Dubai group plans $300m tourist project in Australia

Dubai-based business conglomerate Najibi Group has announced its very first venture on Australia's Sunshine Coast - an A$400 million ($299.6 million) 'active lifestyle' destination, inspired by Asia's high-profile tourist hotspot

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Turkish foreign visitors fall 37pc in July

The number of visitors to Turkey fell by more than a third in July, as a suspected Islamic State attack on Istanbul airport and a failed military coup battered its already fragile tourist industry. The sector had already been hit

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Thailand looking to boost Muslim arrivals with first halal hotel

Thailand is hoping to boost arrivals from the Middle East with the opening of a its first halal hotel in Bangkok. Nearly 30 million foreign tourists came to Thailand last year but only about 658,000 were from the Middle East, acco

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Gulf tourist flow delights Bosnia businesses

Abdulah Al Sanousi enjoys the breeze in the lush resort outside Sarajevo where his family bought a flat to escape the summer heat at home in Kuwait, one of thousands of new Gulf buyers in the country. The trend has picked up with

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ME international tourist arrivals up 2pc

International tourist arrivals in the Middle East are estimated to have grown by 1 million (up 2 per cent) in 2015, increasing the total to 53 million, a new report has revealed. According to a report by UNWTO, the region has cons

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Turkish tourist arrivals plummet 40pc in June

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted more than 40 percent in June, official data showed on Thursday, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away.

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RAK sees surge in visitor numbers during Eid

Ras Al Khaimah has reported a double digit growth in visitor numbers and guest nights during Eid Al Fitr, with new figures showing a 10.7 per cent and 17.4 per cent increase respectively compared to the same period last year. The

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Turkish tourist arrivals mark biggest drop in 22 years

The number of foreign visitors to Turkey fell by more than a third in May, official data showed on Tuesday -  the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a spate of bombings continues to hit tourist arrivals.

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Oman expects over 350,000 Indian visitors

Oman, a fast emerging destination for Mice and weddings in the Middle East, is expecting to see 350,000 to 360,000 Indian tourists this year - a 15 to 20 per cent jump on the nearly 300,000 Indian visitors in 2015, said a report.

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