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Tourism supports 1 in 10 jobs, shows report

Travel and tourism generated 1 in 10 of the world’s jobs in 2016 as the sector grew by 3.3 per cent, outpacing the global economy for the sixth year in a row, reads a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

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UAE theme park revenues to hit $837m

UAE will play a pivotal role in the global theme park and amusement industry according to International Expo Consults (IEC) - organisers of the Deal show - as its theme park revenue growth is set to increase by 78 per cent to $837 million by 201

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'Privatising airports will drive growth'

As passenger volumes continue to grow and airlines worldwide expand their fleets, airport infrastructure is fast becoming a growth bottleneck. Privatisation has an important role to play in eliminating this barrier to growth, acco

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'Privatising airports will drive growth'

As passenger volumes continue to grow and airlines worldwide expand their fleets, airport infrastructure is fast becoming a growth bottleneck. Privatisation has an important role to play in eliminating this barrier to growth, acco

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Makkah, Dubai lead hotel room growth in MEA

Makkah (Saudi Arabia) and Dubai (UAE) are leading the boom in rooms 'in construction' for the Middle East and Africa region with 22,370 rooms in 17 projects and 19,578 rooms in 64 projects respectively, new data showed. ST

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ME carriers lead air travel demand growth

Middle East carriers had the strongest year-over-year demand growth for international air travel in January, recording a 14.4 per cent increase compared to a year ago, said a report. Following closely behind was Asia-Pacific (10.9

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Jumeirah Group expects strong growth in German guests

Jumeirah Group drew a high share of German visitors to its portfolio of international hotels last year and hopes the trend will continue this year as well. Alison Broadhead, chief commercial officer, said: “Germany has historicall

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Saudi private sector growth momentum picks up

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector saw a further pick up in growth momentum in February, with business conditions improving at the quickest rate since August 2015, a survey said. Both output and new orders rose sharply in

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Saudi private sector growth momentum picks up

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector saw a further pick up in growth momentum in February, with business conditions improving at the quickest rate since August 2015, a survey said. Both output and new orders rose sharply in

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Experiential travel to spur Qatar tourism growth

Experiential travel, the main theme of this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is driving tourism growth in Qatar, as the country works towards its 2030 ambitions to welcome 10 million visitors a year and generate $17.8 billion in tourism

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