Tuesday 25 January 2022

Korea Tourism booth at Expo 2020 draws 530,000 visitors

The Korea Tourism promotional booth in Korea Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai accumulated 530,000 visitors over the past three months as the country further boosts its tourism with Hallyu influence. Meanwhile, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Dubai branch office recently hosted Korea


Khalid bin Touq named CEO of Dubai Tourism Activities Sector

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued a resolution appointing Khalid bin Touq as CEO of Tourism Activities Sector and Classifications at the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai (DET). The


SWISS gets its first A320neo with new Airspace cabin

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), part of the Lufthansa Group, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo featuring the new Airspace cabin configuration. The new Airspace cabin features include: slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level; better v


Lufthansa to buy 40% stake in Alitalia's successor ITA

Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline, is set to buy a 40% stake in Alitalia's successor ITA Airways and a deal could be unveiled next week, reported Bahrain News Agency (BNA), citing Italian daily Il Foglio. ITA Airways started flying on Oct. 15 with n


UAE stops drone flying operations

The UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) is currently stopping all flying operations for owners, practitioners and enthusiasts of drones, including drones and light sports aircrafts. This encompasses also air and sail spots. This was put in place in coordination with the Genera


Dubai named world’s most popular destination of 2022

Dubai has been crowned the most traveller-loved hub in the world, followed by London, Rome, Istanbul and Paris in the top five places, said leading online travel company Tripadvisor in its Travellers’ Choice 2022 report. “Dubai is a destination that mixes modern cultu


Abu Dhabi sets new comprehensive Covid-19 travel guidelines

As cooler temperatures attract more visitors to Abu Dhabi this winter season, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has released a comprehensive guide for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors to ensure streamlined and stress-free travel into the UAE capital.


Emirates to promote tourism to Bahamas

Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Public Service of The Bahamas to explore joint initiatives to promote tourism to the island nation.    The MoU was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum,


Region 'not affected by 5G flights interference issue'

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of UAE has clarified that the issue of flight disruption due to 5G deployment is not related to the region and there is no disruption or interference in the UAE between 5G networks and air navigation systems.


Botswana tourism sets eyes on Mideast market at Expo

Amidst optimism and hope of reviving the tourism sector, Botswana Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is showcasing its diverse culture, food, song, dance, safaris and the long-standing principles of sustainability.   Botswana is a promising destination for both busines

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