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GCC travellers increasingly demand eco-friendly luxury

The demand for eco-friendly tourism in the Middle East is on the rise, with a total of 327,551 GCC tourists recorded visiting Switzerland between January and November 2016, generating 920,398 room nights with an average spend of $430 per day.

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Azerbaijan offers e-visas in just three hours

Travellers mesmerised by the beauty of Azerbaijan can now travel to the popular destination at a moment's notice as the government offers visas in just three hours. Until recently, Azerbaijan was a stalwart on the 'Hardest

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40pc GCC travellers use smartphones to plan holidays

The Middle East is witnessing an accelerated shift to smartphones. An increasing number of regional holiday-goers are depending on their smartphone to plan their trips this summer with 40 per cent of GCC travellers using the internet as their fi

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Travel insurance cover - worth it or not?

Despite over 38 per cent of UAE residents having seen an incident while travelling in the past 12 months, the majority do not take out travel insurance when flying internationally, a survey revealed. According to a survey from yal

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Alibaba, Marriott announce new JV

Alibaba Group Holding and Marriott International have announced the establishment of a joint venture to redefine the travel experience for hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers travelling abroad and domestically every year. Th

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Azerbaijan is the new hot destination for Arab travellers

Azerbaijan has emerged as a hot ticket destination for Arab visitors because of its culture - the halal food, the hospitable people, the music, history and deep diversity – features that have served to build the influx of Arab tourists.

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India sees 6.5m outbound luxury, Mice tourists by 2020

India is estimated to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and Mice tourists annually by 2020, reinforcing the country’s influence as a key source market for Mice and luxury travel, according to figures published ahead of the fifth Annual

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Top travel destinations for UAE residents this Eid

UAE residents and expatriates will be travelling to Bali, Europe, Turkey, UK and USA to celebrate their Eid holidays, leading accommodation comparison platform HotelsCombined has revealed. The top five destinations picked by Hotel

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UAE, Saudi Arabia top destinations for UK travellers

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the top destinations in the GCC preferred by business and leisure travellers from the UK, according to HotelsCombined, the leading accommodation comparison platform. A review conducted by HotelsCombine

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Travellers 'return to booking with traditional agents'

Traditional travel agencies have an opportunity to re-capture the market share previously lost to online travel agents (OTAs) by converging operations to digital and social media platforms, delegates at the Arabian Travel Market Digital Transfor

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