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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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Visa sees half a million international visitors to Rio

Visa Inc is forecasting 400,000 to 500,000 international visitors to Rio de Janeiro in August, a projection one of its top marketing executives called "reassuring" given economic and health issues swirling around the August games in Br

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Luxury Italian hotel sees surge in Middle East tourists

The city of Rome is fast becoming the new hotspot for Arab travellers, as bookings to one of the most sought after hotels, Rome Cavalieri, increase dramatically.  Boasted as one of the leading hotels in the city, the Rome Cavalieri

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Haj lounge at Madinah airport opens tomorrow

Madinah’s Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport will open its Haj terminal tomorrow (January 1) in anticipation of the mass influx of Umrah pilgrims, according to a report. Offering 28 additional counters, all proced

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