The United Arab Emirates has topped the Middle East region for international tourism receipts in 2012, a report said.
Globally, the UAE was ranked 31st with receipts of about $10 billion, while Saudi Arabia claimed the 35th positi
The role of aviation in driving Middle East tourism sector growth and influence policy will form the agenda for a special World Travel Organisation (UNWTO) forum at the 2013 edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai.
Despite events of the Arab Spring, and potential uncertainty in the wake of austerity measures in key source European markets, there is a bright future ahead for tourism in the Mena region, said experts at a major summit in Dubai.
Around 500 participants from around the world took part at the fourth International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations held in Oman this week.
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism organised the event, from October 10 to 12 at the Inte
Adventure tourism, long considered the milieu of a small group of dare devils, is becoming more mainstream, with tourists more likely to rappel down mountains, cycle or volunteer while on vacation, said a study.
These adventurers are young
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is predicting global tourism growth of between 3 and 4 per cent in 2010 after a fourth-quarter recovery in 2009, the UN body's secretary general said.
The UNWTO said global tourism fell a less-than-ex
Tourism is expected to return to modest growth worldwide by the middle of next year, the UN tourism body's secretary general said in an interview.
The global economic crisis and swine flu fears have cut the number of tourists entering
International tourism is likely to experience negative growth over the next six to nine months, alongside all major economic sectors, a conference has heard.
The challenges posed by the economic scenario were discussed at the ‘Conference
Travel and tourism industry has signalled continued growth rates for 2008 despite the fact that it will be moderately impacted by repercussions of the ongoing global credit crunch, according to industry business leaders.
A recent research
Bahrain will soon be able to evaluate the impact of tourism on the economy following the implementation of a world-class tracking system.
The Information Ministry's Tourism Affairs will implement the United Nations World Tourism Organisati