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Global tourism growth resilient this year

Travel and tourism will contribute less than previously forecast to the economies of France, Turkey and Brazil this year, hit by attacks, political and economic turmoil, though globally the sector is resilient, the World Travel and Tourism Counc

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Southeast Asia gains popularity among ME travellers

Gulf residents travelling abroad to enjoy summer breaks are being drawn to Southeast Asia with direct air routes, the affordability factor, cooler temperatures and an ample choice of accommodation options all coming into play, a leading hospital

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Istanbul a long-time favourite destination for GCC travellers

Istanbul, already one of the most fascinating and rewarding cities in the world, is also a long-time favourite destination for GCC travellers, one of the city’s leading hoteliers has revealed. With a flying distance of less

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Visa sees half a million international visitors to Rio

Visa Inc is forecasting 400,000 to 500,000 international visitors to Rio de Janeiro in August, a projection one of its top marketing executives called "reassuring" given economic and health issues swirling around the August games in Br

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Luxury Italian hotel sees surge in Middle East tourists

The city of Rome is fast becoming the new hotspot for Arab travellers, as bookings to one of the most sought after hotels, Rome Cavalieri, increase dramatically.  Boasted as one of the leading hotels in the city, the Rome Cavalieri

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Haj lounge at Madinah airport opens tomorrow

Madinah’s Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport will open its Haj terminal tomorrow (January 1) in anticipation of the mass influx of Umrah pilgrims, according to a report. Offering 28 additional counters, all proced

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Hotel standard for Muslim travellers launched

Salam Standard, the world’s first online hotel reference tool dedicated to Muslim travellers, was launched today (October 20) at the inaugural World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition (WHTS15), in Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The

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Airbnb to double bookings to 80 million this year

Airbnb is expected to double its nightly bookings this year, investors familiar with the company's performance said, a sign that the home and room renting site's battles with regulators have yet to dent its rapid global growth.

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Turkey and Sri Lanka popular among UAE travellers this Eid

At the onset of the Eid Al-Adha holidays, travel agents are seeing UAE vacationers opting for short-haul destinations with many travellers heading to Turkey and Sri Lanka, a report said. According to recent outbound holiday bookin

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Du provides Haj pilgrims with roaming offers

Dubai-based telecommunications operator du is connecting more customers during Haj with free incoming calls, on any network, while roaming in Saudi Arabia until October 18.   All du customers embarking upon their

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