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'Only one in 10 travellers disengage from work during holidays'

Many of us are spending our holidays working instead of relaxing with our families, a regional survey by Holiday Inn has found with only one in 10 able to completely ‘turn off’ from work during a break. The Holiday Inn

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Trump effect dampens ME tourism to the US

A survey of Middle Eastern tourists by Irhal.com – a leading Arabic/English travel website and app - shows that travellers from the Middle East are now wary of going to the US for a holiday. With threats of banning Muslims a

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Qatar Airways offers UAE travellers 10pc off on flights

For a limited time only Qatar Airways travellers from UAE can redeem a discount of up to 10 per cent off flights across the airline’s global network when booking through their smartphones or tablets. Travellers can simply ty

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Qatar announces easier entry for cruise passengers

With over 50,000 passengers expected to arrive at the Doha port this season,  Qatar Tourism Authority, along with the Ministry of Interior and Qatar Ports Management Company – Mwani Qatar, have announced new measures to facilitate eas

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Five tips to note for senior travellers

When people get a little older, travelling, especially a long distance or to an unfamiliar climate, may pose some challenges. But as demographic trends reveal, getting older is not what it used to be, with people living and staying active for lo

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Travellers are 'easy targets' for online financial crime - study

While technology has allowed the travel sector to advance by leaps and bounds, it has also enabled the growth of cybercrime, with travellers becoming easy targets for online financial crime, a new study has showed. According to ne

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Growing number of UAE travellers prefer self service at airport

Airline travellers in the UAE are increasingly using self-service technology to better manage each step of their journey with 48 per cent of UAE travellers using self-service technology where available rather than interact with a person.

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Global tourism growth resilient this year

Travel and tourism will contribute less than previously forecast to the economies of France, Turkey and Brazil this year, hit by attacks, political and economic turmoil, though globally the sector is resilient, the World Travel and Tourism Counc

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Southeast Asia gains popularity among ME travellers

Gulf residents travelling abroad to enjoy summer breaks are being drawn to Southeast Asia with direct air routes, the affordability factor, cooler temperatures and an ample choice of accommodation options all coming into play, a leading hospital

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Istanbul a long-time favourite destination for GCC travellers

Istanbul, already one of the most fascinating and rewarding cities in the world, is also a long-time favourite destination for GCC travellers, one of the city’s leading hoteliers has revealed. With a flying distance of less

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