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Paris tourism lost $849.3m after attacks

Islamist attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some €750 million ($849.38 million) in lost revenue, officials said on Tuesday.

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Oman's $600m tourism project set for 2017 launch

Oman's $600-million mixed-used develpment, Saraya Bandar Jissah, is set to house its first residents early next year. Being developed by Omran, the tourism development and investment arm of Oman, the project spans 2.2-sq-km an

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Oman's $600m tourism project set for 2017 launch

Oman's $600-million mixed-used develpment, Saraya Bandar Jissah, is set to house its first residents early next year. Being developed by Omran, the tourism development and investment arm of Oman, the project spans 2.2-sq-km an

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Burj Al Arab Aquarium shortlisted for World Responsible Tourism Awards

The Burj Al Arab Aquarium in the UAE has been shortlisted among the 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London. Sponsored by Belize, the World Responsible Tourism Awards celebrates the most inspiring a

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Egypt Tourism Authority backs new youth-focused initiative

The Egyptian Tourism Authority has announced its sponsorship of the ‘Talking about our homelands’ initiative, which has been launched by the Council of Arab Youth Integrated Development under the auspices of the Arab League, in Cairo

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Thailand risks losing 200,000 visitors after blasts

Thailand could lose up to 200,000 foreign visitors and $293 million in tourism revenue this year, the head of its tourism authority said on Monday, after a series of deadly blasts in tourist towns last week. The wave of attacks in

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Bank Muscat, Ministry of Tourism host social media icon

Bank Muscat, in association with the Ministry of Tourism, is hosting renowned social media personality Sheikh Majed Al Sabah on a unique ‘Discover Oman’ programme. During the week-long stay, Sheikh Majed will explore O

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Madinah prepares for influx of pilgrims

More than 600,000 pilgrims are expected to arrive in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, this week before Haj, the Ministry of Haj and Umrah has announced. Saudi Arabia’s new ‘post-oil’ economy plan as outlined in ‘Visi

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Ajman tourism revenues reach $54.4m in H1

Ajman saw tourism revenues hit Dh200 million ($54.4 million) in the first half of the year, with a total of 272,021 visitors travelling to the UAE emirate during the January to June period. According to the Ajman Tourism Developme

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Dubai private sector growth sharpest in 18 months

Dubai private sector companies signalled a positive start to the third quarter of 2016, with overall business conditions improving at the fastest pace since March 2015, according to the latest Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index.

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