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Morocco resort sees record GCC tourist flow

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a major tourism attraction in Morocco, said it has registered the highest footfall of GCC visitors in its history during the first eight months. Stephan Killinger, the president at Mazagan Beach &a

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Dubai plans to draw 500,000 medical tourists

Dubai plans to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020 as part of its drive to become a medical excellence hub in the Middle East region and bring a new stream of visitor revenue to the emirate. In line with this plan, the Dubai

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Bahrain eases visa rules in bid to attract tourists

Bahrain has announced plans to ease entry visa procedures in a bid to attract tourists and investors, and revitalise the national economy.    New procedures will benefit visitors from 66 countries, up from 3

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Salzburg 'etiquette' guide for ME tourists

Tourism chiefs in Salzburg, Austria, have created an etiquette guide for visitors from the Middle East in a bid to stop them trying to haggle over prices, cooking in their rooms and dumping their litter around the region. The pamp

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200 evacuated from leaking cruise ship in Netherlands

A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said. All the passengers, mostly pensioners from Germany and

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Bahraini, Kuwaiti tourists to Turkey on the rise

The number of Kuwaiti and Bahraini tourists to Turkey saw a steep rise in the first four months of the year, according figures released by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in Dubai. The number of Kuwaitis visiting Turkey inc

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Abu Dhabi to woo Japan, Korean tourists

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading a six-strong delegation to Japan and Korea next week to stimulate visitor demand. The authority, along with Etihad Airways, Al Mafraq Hotel, Le Royal Meridien Ab

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Egypt tourist numbers tumble in March

The number of tourists visiting Egypt fell 32.4 percent in March compared with the same month last year, state media said, as a vital source of foreign currency continues to dry up after years of political turmoil. Around 755,000

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Dubai top performer in hotels sector

Dubai has retained its status as the best performer among major markets in the Middle East when looking at overall hotel performance, thanks to its increasing global popularity as a destination backed by the government’s pro-tourism initia

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Dubai welcomes 3,000 Chinese tourists

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai welcomed a group of 3,000 Chinese tourists who recently arrived to the UAE via Dubai International Airport. Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director gener

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