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Jumeirah Group gears up for Kuwaiti rush

Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based luxury hotel company, is expecting large numbers of Kuwaiti travellers this summer as they continue to spend increased amounts on holidays and visits to friends and family within the Gulf region. Alison Bro

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Bahrain Airport to handle 13.5m travellers per year

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) aims to accommodate 13.5 million passengers per annum, said a senior airport official, emphasising the importance of stepping up police readiness and improving human resources to meet the expansion plans.

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UAE urges travellers to register for E-Gate service

The UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) has urged nationals, residents and visitors to register for the E-Gate service.   Major Mohammad Al Zaabi, director of the Electronic Ports’ Project, said registration has been made av

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Malaysia-linked plane mishaps spook air travellers

What appears to be a third air disaster involving a Malaysian carrier in less than a year has further dented confidence in the country's aviation industry and spooked air travellers across the region. A plane belonging to Indo

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Dubai eyes 4m smart gate users in three years

Dubai has announced plans to register four million travellers over the next three years for smart gates at the UAE emirate's two international airports. Equipped with automatic identification system, facial imprint and automat

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Ebola-hit states must screen departing travellers: WHO

Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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Bahrain airport passengers up 6pc in H1

Bahrain International Airport reported more than 4.5 million passengers between January and July this year, a six per cent increase on the same period last year, according to latest figures. Acting under-secretary of civil aviatio

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Qatar issues guidelines to travellers

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has warned residents to be extra cautious when they travel out of Qatar to ensure their own personal safety and security, said a report.  

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Travellers 'seek local culture from global brands'

Travellers from emerging markets, such as the UAE, Brazil and China, are driving demand for personalised experiences which resonate with the local culture but are delivered by trusted global brands, says InterContinental Hotels Group's lates

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Emiratis to spend big on family holidays

More than 50 per cent of UAE travellers will spend more on family holidays in the next 12 months, said a recent survey conducted by Global payments’ technology company Visa. The company will deliver a snapshot of the finding

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