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By Staff writer On Monday, December 28th, 2015
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Tourism revenue in Ajman sees 47% increase in third quarter

The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) released the emirate’s latest tourism statistics for the third quarter which shows a significant increase of 47% in total revenue when compared to the same period More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Dubai Tourism reinforces commitment to African markets

Akwaaba African Travel Market Dubai Tourism and its city partners have stimulated interest from African markets after a series of exciting on-ground consumer and trade activations at the Akwaaba African Travel Market More...

By Staff writer On Friday, November 6th, 2015
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Qatar Tourism Authority Continues Efforts to Attract European Tourists

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has revealed that it will launch the new Qatar Destination Brand at the IBTM exhibition, to be held in Barcelona from November 17 to 19. In a press statement on Thursday on the sidelines More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Sharjah upbeat on new growth opportunities in international tourism market

Sharjah at night Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority is tapping new opportunities for growth in international tourism market, highlighting the new roadmap for the emirate’s tourism sector represented More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Qatar Tourism Authority to track performance metrics

Qatar Tourism Authority has entered into a partnership with STR Global to track the performance metrics of its hotels and expand benchmarking services throughout the country’s hotel industry. Year-to-date through More...

By Melanie Mingas On Friday, July 31st, 2015
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Family tourism to boost hotel revenue

Research released by , SweetBeam, has suggested that luxury hotel stock in Dubai could experience a surge in revenues, buoyed by family tourism, in the run up to 2020. The research was conducted over a random sample More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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13th Economic committee meeting hosted by ATDD

The Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, yesterday hosted the 13th meeting of the Ajman Executive Council’s Economic Committee, led by Abdullah Al Muweij’ie, Chairman of the Ajman Chamber and Head of More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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EAHM: First school to receive Green Globe Certification

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and a part of the global luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, has become the first hospitality More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Sunday, May 10th, 2015
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Al Habtoor discusses investment with Egypt

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of Al Habtoor Group held talks with Mervat Ali Hataba, Chairman of Ministry of Investment, Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels & Cinema (HOTAC) on May 4 this year. HOTAC encourages More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Shurooq launches AED 80 million Al Noor Island

In the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, (Shurooq), the authority unveiled Al Noor Island: its latest tourism and leisure project which More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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QTA: International Visitors to Qatar Grew 8 Pct in 2014

QTA: International Visitors to Qatar Grew 8 Pct in 2014 Qatar has welcomed more than 2.8 million visitors from around the world in 2014, representing an 8.2 percent growth over 2013, according to data revealed in More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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QTA to Launch Second Desert Caravan Challenge

QTA to Launch Second Desert Caravan Challenge As part of its efforts to diversify Qatar’s tourism offerings, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), invited adventure lovers to participate in a challenge aimed at reviving More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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QTA Hosts Annual Global Tourism Marketing Summit

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has kick off its annual three-day interactive Framework Marketing Summit in Doha to map out a detailed worldwide tourism promotion program for the coming fiscal year 2015-16. The summit More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Sharjah Tourism Advisory Committee holds its first meeting, discusses steps and solutions to invigorate the industry

Sharjah Tourism Advisory Committee holds its first meeting, discusses steps and solutions to invigorate the industry The Sharjah Tourism Advisory Committee, chaired by Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director General, Sharjah More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, November 29th, 2014
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OIC’s COMCEC talks focus on trade, tourism cooperation

Oranisation of Islamic Cooperation Standing Committee for Economic and Trade Cooperation (COMCEC) The Oranisation of Islamic Cooperation Standing Committee for Economic and Trade Cooperation (COMCEC) ended its talks More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, November 29th, 2014
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Tourism major source of income for Islamic nations

Sami Al-Saqubi, Assistant Undersecretary for Economic Affairs The importance of developing the tourism sector to the income of member nations of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was stressed by a Kuwaiti More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Abu Dhabi to undertake its largest overseas promotion campaign in 2015

Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi is planning its largest overseas promotion campaign to date taking in 24 trade exhibitions and 13 road shows across 34 cities in 25 countries, an official of More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Qatar Tourism Authority Launches Helicopter Tours

Qatar Tourism Authority Launches Helicopter Tours Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) Monday launched helicopter sightseeing tours in and around Qatar under the name Samana (Our Skies in Arabic) along with Gulf Helicopters More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Sharjah Tourism Heads East To Attract New Markets To Emirate, Singapore Market Promises Immense Potential

Sharjah Tourism Heads East To Attract New Markets To Emirate, Singapore Market Promises Immense Potential The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is targeting Singapore as part of its efforts More...

By Staff writer On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Dubai hosts 16th International Forum on Arab Tourism

Dubai hosts 16th International Forum on Arab Tourism Dubai is to host the 16th International Forum on Arab Tourism on October 22nd and 23rd at the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, which is being organised by the Arab International More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Sharjah seeks more FDI: CEO of Shurooq

Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, ceo Shurooq The government of the emirate of Sharjah is focusing on promoting investment opportunities in tourism, environment, transport and healthcare, to attract more foreign direct More...

By Staff writer On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Sharjah marks World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day Sharjah turned the spotlight on its picturesque East Coast by hosting the World Tourism Day, WTD, celebrations in the port city of Khorfakkan last Wednesday, with Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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TDIC to showcase its latest residential development on Saadiyat at Cityscape Global 2014

TDIC to showcase its latest residential development on Saadiyat at Cityscape Global 2014 Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) will be showcasing its latest residential offerings and unique investment More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Strong Business Growth Expected For Smmes, Says Dubai Tourism Chief

Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing; CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre As Dubai moves forward in developments towards 2020, including the fulfilment of its ambitious More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Abu Dhabi tourism Industry looks to expand CIS Footprint Road Show in Almaty, Baku

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is looking to make headway in the high potential CIS market with a planned roadshow this month in Almaty in Kazakhstan and, for the first time in Baku in Azerbaijan. “Azerbaijan More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Macao Declaration : APEC to create next-generation tourism industry

the 8th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting  Tourism Ministers from APEC’s 21 economies have adopted a set of measures that ensures the Asia-Pacific travel and leisure industry keeps pace with changing consumer More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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DP World chairman meets Maldivian President, tourism minister

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman and Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Maldives  DP World Chairman, and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem More...

By Staff writer On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Dubai hospitality attracts global players with business activity streamlined in the sector

Dubai  Dubai’s ambitious growth strategy for its hospitality sector is proving to be a big draw among international players and Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) in the Department of Economic Development More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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ATM To Focus On $140 Billion Family Travel Market

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Family centric travel, which accounted for more than 12.5 per cent of the $1.07 trillion global tourism market, has been selected as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Abu Dhabi to attract more Chinese visitors

third Chinese Visitor Summit Around 59,518 Chinese visitors checked into Abu Dhabi’s hotels and resorts during the first six months of the year, which was a 189% increase over the first half of 2013. Chinese guests More...

By Staff writer On Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Dubai’s hotels welcomed more than 5.8 mn in H1, generating AED12.7 bn in revenues

Dubai, Burj Al Arab Dubai’s hotels welcomed more than 5.8 million tourists in the first half of 2014 -the highest number of visitors ever achieved in the first six months of the year. The statistics, released More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Sharjah’s beach hotels record 80% occupancy rate in H1 of the year

Beach Hotel Sharjah Hotels and beach resorts across Sharjah have been witnessing a heavy turnout of international tourists and visitors, from amateur water sports and leisure enthusiasts to families seeking rest More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Jordan’s tourism revenues top USD 2.5 bln in July

jordan Jordan’s income from the tourism industry reached USD 2.5 billion in July, 2014, an increase of ten percent, compared with USD 2.3 billion in the corresponding month last year. The rise in income occurred More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Abu Dhabi’s hotel sector turns in record five month performance

Abu Dhabi, hotel The number of hotel guests checking into Abu Dhabi s 155 hotels and hotel apartments reached a five months high from January to May this year, with occupancy touching 78% – an 8% uplift on More...

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