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Dubai Tourism hosts second cruise roadshow in China

Dubai Cruise Tourism, part of Dubai Tourism, recently organised a three-city roadshow in China to showcase the emirate as an ideal embarkation destination on an international cruise itinerary for Chinese tourists. Reinforcing the

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Ras Al Khaimah aims to attract more Chinese tourists

Ras Al Khaimah is looking to lure a larger chunk of the Chinese travel market as Chinese visitor numbers to the UAE rose 125 per cent during the first half of the year. Chinese outbound tourism has increased globally, with almost 62 mil

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Abu Dhabi vies for bigger slice of Moroccan tourist market

Moroccan tour operators are looking to Abu Dhabi as a potential tourism destination, following a recent trip to the emirate by a delegation of travel industry leaders. Citing a combination of first-class infrastructure, top-class

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Thai tourism numbers slump post bomb attack

Thailand's worst-ever bombing has caused a 17 per cent fall in tourist arrivals, putting pressure on revenues vital to the military government's moves to resuscitate a struggling economy. Average daily arrivals to Thailand fell

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Abu Dhabi eyes Korean and Japanese visitors

The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is looking to stimulate visitor demand to the emirate by leading a nine-strong delegation of Abu Dhabi and Far East-based travel suppliers to Korea and Japan this week. The a

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Maldives looking to woo GCC tourists

Maldives Tourism is looking to attract more holiday-makers from the GCC with a series of planned roadshows within the Gulf region beginning today (August 23). Running till August 27, the roadshow will see Maldives representatives

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36 passengers rescued as boat sinks in Red Sea

Twenty-six French tourists and 10 Egyptians were rescued on Thursday after a boat transporting them hit coral reefs and sank off the Red Sea coast, security sources said. The sources had no further details on the incident, which o

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Rugby World cup to roll in $1.5bn in tourism

This year's rugby World Cup in England and Wales will generate nearly £1 billion ($1.57 billion) for Britain's transport and tourism industries, search engine

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Salalah sees surge in tourist numbers during Khareef

Salalah witnessed a massive influx of tourists at the start of the Khareef (south east monsoon) season this year, recording 393,312 tourists between June and August, up from 272,306 visitors in the same period in 2014. Many of the forei

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Oman Air continues support to Salalah Tourism Festival

National carrier Oman Air has confirmed its continued support as the Official Airline of the annual Salalah Tourism Festival, which runs till August 31. The airline has set up a stall in the festival grounds with experienced staff

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