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Dubai Chamber workshop on VAT refunds for tourists

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a workshop which aimed to familiarise retailers and members of the business community with the UAE’s new value-added tax (VAT) refund scheme for tourists. The worksh

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UAE tourist visits to Ireland up 17pc in last eight months

The number of UAE visitors to Ireland have been increasing significantly, up 17 per cent over the last eight months, following the announcement of visa-free travel for UAE citizens to the Emerald Isle in January this year. Enda Co

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More Emiratis travelling to Switzerland

Switzerland has reported a surge in traveller numbers from the UAE, registering a total of 32,877 Emirati travellers from January through April, up 22.6 per cent over the corresponding period in 2017, said a report. Up to 77,423 h

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Indonesia tourism ministry helping quake-hit tourists

Indonesia's Tourism Ministry is closely monitoring airports and airlines’ schedules to manage the significant traffic changes following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the island of Lombok, killing at least 90 people.

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Dubai H1 tourist numbers top 8m

Dubai welcomed a record 8.1 million international overnight tourists during the first six months of 2018, representing a consistent increase over the same period last year. Figures released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism a

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Asian cities outdo European, American cities in tourist arrivals

Asian cities outnumbered their counterparts in Europe and America in terms of international tourist arrivals in 2017, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData. Asia was represented by seven cities — Bangkok

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Antigua and Barbuda targets GCC tourist market

GCC tourist numbers to the Antigua and Barbuda are set to climb next year with the opening of new five-star hotels and other rapid developments aimed at attracting visitors from the region. The twin islands, with 365 sandy beaches

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UAE scheme to refund VAT to tourists on track

The UAE’s the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) said that a project that returns value-added tax (VAT) to tourists is in its final preparation stages, where an advanced system will be put in place to corresponds with international best practices

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Germany launches new campaign to lure GCC tourists

The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) in Dubai, the local affiliate of the German National Tourism Board, is looking to boost tourist arrivals from the Gulf region through its new tourism campaign, highlighting the country's top sights.

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RAK records 28pc increase in European visitors

Ras Al Khaimah has further strengthened its position in Europe as a leading tourist destination, recording a 28 per cent increase in visitor numbers from the region so far this year.   The boost in visitor numbers is thanks to

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