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Farasan Islands initiative launched to boost Saudi tourism
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 20 July, 2018 8:00 am
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has unveiled an initiative to develop the Farasan Islands in Jazan and turn them into a unique tourist destination as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Program 2020. The initiative seeks to take advantage of the...
 Summer Camp Bonanza this Week at Emirates Park Zoo & Resort
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 20 July, 2018 7:00 am
In line with its summer offers, Emirates Park Zoo & Resort has launched an online contest to give patrons a chance to win a one week entry to its sought after summer camp programme at Abu Dhabi’s world-class, multi-concept zoo destination. To enter the competition, guests can register...
Uranus Travel Turns to Automation to Power Growth with Amadeus Gulf
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 20 July, 2018 2:21 am
Uranus Travel and Tours is pushing further into its journey of end-to-end business automation, working together with Amadeus Gulf on solutions to better serve today’s discerning travellers. Established in 1994, Uranus Travel and Tours is an IATA Accredited Agent that serves as...
Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers is all set to welcome 15,000 Haj pilgrims this season
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 19 July, 2018 4:26 pm
Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers, the luxury hotel serving pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram opposite to King Fahd Gate, is ready to welcome more than 15,000 pilgrims coming from across the globe mostly from the GCC, Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand,...
Record Breaking Visitor Growth and Continued Partnerships Solidify Dubai’s Commitment to China
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 19 July, 2018 4:10 am
Ahead of President Xi Jinping of China’s arrival in the UAE later this week, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reports continued growth in visitors from China. With a robust growth of 119% in overnight Chinese visitors since 2014 and a YOY increase of...
French Embassy celebrates Bastille Day in Riyadh
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 19 July, 2018 1:47 am
The French Embassy in Riyadh celebrated Bastille Day with great zeal, holding a reception organized by Ambassador Francois Gouyette to honor French-Saudi friendship. Bastille Day is the common name in English-speaking countries for the National Day of France, which is celebrated on July 14 every ...
Dubai wins bid for the world’s biggest B2B event for Destination Weddings Industry
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 18 July, 2018 4:11 pm
Dubai has been announced as the winner of the bid to host the 2019 edition of the biggest annual international gathering of destination wedding industry, the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress, which is set to take place at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm hotel. Dubai overcame stiff...
Premier developer, Emaar, to build Middle East’s largest Chinatown at Dubai Creek Harbour
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 18 July, 2018 4:02 pm
Emaar today announced a landmark development that will further strengthen UAE-China relations, coinciding with the historic visit of President Xi Jinping of China to the UAE.    To honour Chinese expatriates in the UAE and further bolster business ties with China, Emaar will develop ...
Middle East plane demand forecast cut in tough market
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 18 July, 2018 5:42 am
Boeing has cut its two-decade forecast for plane deliveries to the Middle East, as Gulf carriers face turbulent times amid a wider backdrop of regional strife. The world’s biggest plane maker on Tuesday said it expects 2,990 aircraft deliveries to the Middle East over the next two decades, ...
Passport staff geared for influx of pilgrims
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 18 July, 2018 4:37 am
The Department of Passports has completed all arrangements to receive Haj pilgrims at the Kingdom's airports, seaports and overland crossing points, according to Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Yahya, director general of passports. "We have deployed qualified passport personnel to all entry...
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