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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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Dubai to become leading medical tourism hub

State-of-the-art medical facilities, affordable cost of treatment and a bilingual medical team are pushing Dubai to become the region’s leading medical tourism hub. Dubai’s medical tourism strategy and an increasing number o

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ADP circulates 100 Braille tourism brochures

Around 100 Braille tourism brochures were handed out by the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) as part of efforts to acquaint visually-impaired visitors to the emirate, with the services provided by the Tourism Police Section at the Criminal Investigation D

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Greece undeterred by debt crisis as tourists pour in

At London's Heathrow Airport, a traveller to Greece is offered a deal by Aegean Airlines: the flight is booked solid, take a different flight and get €400 ($440) and a free round-trip ticket to anywhere in Europe. Some hours la

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