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International tourist arrivals grow 5pc

International tourist arrivals grew 5 per cent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018, according to the latest figures on world tourism issued by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).    This reflec

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UAE tax refunds for tourists begin Sunday

The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority said that the digital system for the Tax Refunds for Tourists Scheme will be ready to issue and process VAT refund claims for eligible tourists to recover tax incurred on their purchases as of November 18.

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Bahrain welcomes over 200 Russian tourists

More than 200 Russian tourists arrived on the first chartered flight from Moscow to Bahrain. The flight, which is being operated by the world's leading travel and tourism company, Coral Travel, arrived on Friday, October 26.

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Tourists can reclaim VAT from November 18, says UAE

UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced that Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme goes into effect on November 18, allowing eligible tourists to request refunds of the value-added tax (VAT) incurred on their purchases. The

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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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