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New Salalah Airport to boost tourism

Salalah is expecting a large number of visitors this year as its new airport has opened just in time for Khareef – the region’s busiest tourist season. Oman’s new Salalah Airport, which commenced operations on Ju

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UAE visitor numbers to hit 45m by 2021

The UAE is likely to see visitor numbers increase to 45 million by 2021 as the country moves towards becoming a world-class leisure and entertainment (L&E) destination, said a report. International tourists would account for 3

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New body for tourism and expos set up in Bahrain

A new authority that deals with exhibitions and tourism was yesterday (June 29) established in Bahrain. The Cabinet formed the new Bahrain Authority for Tourism and Exhibitions to replace the Bahrain Authority for Conferences and

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Omagine plans new tourism project

Omani government and developer Omagine are expected to sign a usufruct agreement on the $2.5-billion Omagine Project on July 1, paving the way for the development of Oman’s latest waterfront tourism project, a report said. This fo

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Weak Euro boosts Irish tourism

Ireland is on course to attract more tourists this year than ever before, the country's tourism minister said, as the European Union's fastest-growing economy reaps the benefit of a weakening euro. Older industries like to

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Saudi in agri-tourism partnership

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has partnered with key ministries to diversify and fully develop agri-tourism in the kingdom, according to a report. It includes the Ministries Ministries of Interior, Munici

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GCC construction sector in major growth phase

The GCC construction industry foresees growth for the next three years, encouraged by factors such as favourable macroeconomics, positive demographics, and rising tourism activities, said an industry expert. “Higher budget a

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GCC construction sector in major growth phase

The GCC construction industry foresees growth for the next three years, encouraged by factors such as favourable macroeconomics, positive demographics, and rising tourism activities, said an industry expert. “Higher budget a

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Etihad in Tourism Australia deal

UAE’s Etihad Airways and Tourism Australia have deepened their commercial partnership by signing a five-year, A$30 million ($23.2 million) marketing deal to promote Australia to leisure and business travellers in key overseas markets.

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Bahrain plans to develop major tourism project

Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah), a unit of the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, is set to develop a major tourism project on over one million sq m area on the Hawar Islands, said a report. The planned development

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