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Target 2020: Dubai aims to become world's top destination

Dubai is confident of achieving its ambitious target of becoming the world's most visited city by the year 2020, a senior tourism official has said. The bold vision also aims to treble the economic contribution tourism makes t

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Philippine tourism launches ‘Kids Go Free’ campaign

The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), in cooperation with travel partners from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, has launched a ‘Kids Go Free’ campaign to promote the Philippines as an ideal holiday destination for fami

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France remains tourism world champion

France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination in 2013, drawing nearly 85 million visitors despite a lacklustre economic situation as Chinese interest intensified and North Americans surged back to the country. With it

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Aviation and tourism focus for summit

Under the theme of Aviation & Tourism: common vision and purpose, the fourth edition of the Arab Aviation and Media Summit (AAMS) will be held in Ras Al Khaimah next month. The event, on September 24 at the Al Hamra Convention

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Festival boon for Bahrain’s luxury hotels

Eid festivities and the annual Bahrain Summer festival have proved a major boon for luxury hotels. Five-star hotels reported 91.6 per cent occupancy rate on Wednesday (July 30) and Thursday, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), o

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Financial blow for three-star hotels in Bahrain

Three-star hotels in Bahrain have suffered huge financial losses during the Eid holiday, with some achieving “zero revenues”, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication. In a statement issued yesterday, owner

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Seven packages for Bahrain tourists

Unique experiences that make a trip both enjoyable and memorable must be at the heart of what Bahrain can offer its tourists -that is one of the main messages of the Culture Ministry's Bahrain Tourism Strategy 2015-2018. The strateg

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Bahrain to offer tourists 'experiences'

A visit to Bahrain will soon become a unique and memorable experience for tourists. A major new strategy aims to promote "experience-led" options for visitors that will offer the country's best attractions and cultural heritage, a

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Bahraini hoteliers urge family-oriented tourism plans

Bahraini hoteliers have stressed the urgent need to set up diversified entertainment projects to move out of stagnation and boredom witnessed during Eid holidays and other occasions. They called for family-oriented tourism to attract Gu

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Bahrain chamber calls for reviving tourism sector

Advancing the tourism sector will a have positive impact on all other sectors in the kingdom, top officials of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) have said.   The chamber's tourism sector com

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