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Oman posts record tourism growth in H1

Oman registered solid tourism growth in the first half with more than one million international tourists visiting the country, said a report. Of this, 387,103 were from the GCC region, the highest number of tourists from the regio

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Gulf operators discuss religious tourism in Dubai

International corporate buyers and travel agencies from across the Gulf region are meeting in Dubai with suppliers to strengthen relations and open new opportunities in tourism for religious goals with potential tourists, particularly local Emir

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Dusit Dubai upgrades suites

Guests checking in at the iconic Dusit Thani Dubai, Dusit International’s flagship property in the vibrant UAE city, will find new touches of luxury at the hotel’s 147 one and two-bedroom suites, which have all been renovated.

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ATDD reviews tourism promotion plans

The Ajman Tourism and Development Department (ATDD) marketing and promotion section recently reviewed the tourism sector promotion plan for 2015, with the aim of stabilising the UAE emirate’s presence on the international tourism map.

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Abu Dhabi to build on rising Kuwaiti visitor figures

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is heading to Kuwait later this month for a major promotion at The Avenues Mall endorsing the UAE emirate as a popular holiday destination. The promotion will run from October 23 to 25 and feature repr

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Saudi Arabia creates 750,000 tourism jobs

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) created permanent jobs for 750,000 employees as at the end of 2013, said a report citing a senior official. Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the organization, said

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Elaf to open up new opportunities for Saudi tourism

The Elaf Group of Companies is looking to increase awareness of Saudi Arabia’s potential as a premier tourist destination at a top forum in Casablanca, Morocco. The company will take part in the Arab International Forum, to

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Abu Dhabi eyes fast emerging halal tourism

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is offering a range of holiday packages adhering to Islamic beliefs and practice as it is poised to become a leading destination for halal tourism, a fast emerging concept in the region, according to a report.

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French tourists avoid Tunisia after beheading in Algeria

Tunisia lost about a third of its French tourist bookings to cancellation shortly after the beheading last month of a French traveller by Islamist militants in neighbouring Algeria, the country's tourism minister said. Increas

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Omagine signs deal for $2.5bn development in Oman

Omagine LLC, a subsidiary of US-based Omagine, has signed an agreement with the Government of Oman to design, develop, own and operate a $2.5 billion tourism and real estate development project in the sultanate. The Omagine project will

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