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Luxury retail consumption up 11pc in ME

The luxury retail channel in the Middle East went up by 11 per cent in 2014, fuelled by the growth in tourism as well by a large number of mall openings throughout the GCC region, a report said. The Middle East ranks in the top 10

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Middle East among top 10 global luxury markets

The Middle East ranks in the top 10 list of global luxury markets, a report said, adding that regional consumption went up by 11 per cent in 2014, fuelled by the growth in tourism as well by a hike in the number of new malls in the GCC.

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GCC tourist numbers increase at Mazagan resort

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, a leading destination in North Africa, said there has been a rise in inflow of GCC tourists to the resort during the first nine months of the year. Stephan Killinger, president, attributed this growi

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Tourists in Thailand to get ID wristbands

Thailand's tourism minister said on Tuesday that identification wristbands would be distributed to tourists following the murder of two British backpackers earlier this month that has raised fresh concerns over tourist safety.

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Turkey’s tourism revenue hits $13bn in H1

Turkey’s tourism industry has recorded a revenue of $13.78 billion in the first half of the year, a six per cent increase compared to the same period last year. The number of tourists visiting Turkey has also noticeably incr

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Morocco resort sees record GCC tourist flow

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a major tourism attraction in Morocco, said it has registered the highest footfall of GCC visitors in its history during the first eight months. Stephan Killinger, the president at Mazagan Beach &a

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Dubai plans to draw 500,000 medical tourists

Dubai plans to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020 as part of its drive to become a medical excellence hub in the Middle East region and bring a new stream of visitor revenue to the emirate. In line with this plan, the Dubai

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Bahrain eases visa rules in bid to attract tourists

Bahrain has announced plans to ease entry visa procedures in a bid to attract tourists and investors, and revitalise the national economy.    New procedures will benefit visitors from 66 countries, up from 3

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Salzburg 'etiquette' guide for ME tourists

Tourism chiefs in Salzburg, Austria, have created an etiquette guide for visitors from the Middle East in a bid to stop them trying to haggle over prices, cooking in their rooms and dumping their litter around the region. The pamp

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200 evacuated from leaking cruise ship in Netherlands

A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said. All the passengers, mostly pensioners from Germany and

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