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RAK to develop cruise, water tourism sector

May 13, 2018

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and RAK Ports have signed a strategic MoU to develop and reinforce the boutique cruise and water tourism proposition in the emirate. Under the agr... View more

Mena tourism sector to generate $350bn by 2027

May 13, 2018

The tourism industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is expected to generate 350 billion by 2027 according to Mena Research Partners a leading research company in the region. The UAE... View more

Bahrain, Pakistan discuss strengthening cooperation in tourism sector

July 24, 2017

Bahrain and Pakistan are looking to deepen their relations and broaden their cooperation across all fields especially the tourism sector. Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa chief executive officer of... View more

Thai tourism to strengthen links with agriculture sector

July 23, 2017

The Thai tourism industry is to forge stronger links with the kingdom s agriculture economy by promoting the culinary delights of the Thai cuisine Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Yuthasak Supas... View more

GCC tourism sector ‘set to top $36bn by 2020’

July 10, 2017

The GCC tourism and hospitality industry is set to be worth 36.7 billion by 2020 with a number of scheduled global events including Expo 2020 Dubai expected to draw millions of visitors to the region ... View more

Bahrain, Tunisia discuss strengthening cooperation in tourism sector

June 15, 2017

Bahrain and Tunisia are looking to deepen their relations and broaden their cooperation across all fields especially the tourism sector. Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa chief executive officer of ... View more

Kuwait sharpens focus on expanding tourism sector

March 19, 2017

Investment in Kuwait s tourism industry is set to increase over the next decade as the government moves to speed up construction of a new international airport terminal and several major hotel chains ... View more

ATM to focus on $8.3bn Mena wellness tourism sector

February 28, 2017

A Wellness Symposium which will throw the spotlight on the 8.3 billion industry in the Middle East/North Africa (Mena) will be launched at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which takes place at the Dubai Wo... View more

Oman invests over $1bn in tourism and hospitality sector

February 19, 2017

Oman s tourism and hospitality industry is building momentum with total investment in the sector set to hit 1.17 billion by 2026 according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The sultanate... View more

GCC countries eye greater share of $600bn global sports tourism sector

January 30, 2017

Sports tourism will be in focus at this year s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place from April 24 27 in Dubai as the GCC competes to capture a greater share of the 600 billion global industry. Spo... View more

Elaf Group to showcase Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector

September 27, 2016

The Elaf Group a leading tourism and hospitality group will be showcasing Saudi Arabia s tourism opportunities through strategic marketing tours across different countries this October. The group will... View more

Azerbaijan diversifies its tourism sector

April 3, 2016

The key focus of Azerbaijan s tourism development strategy is diversification of tourism products and get into the new untapped and niche markets which could bring thousands of potential tourists to t... View more

Tourism in Jordan requires private sector support

June 29, 2009

The five year Siyaha II project aims to promote Jordan as an international tourism destination by establishing the framework enabling a private sector driven approach which will spur tourism growth an... View more

Tourism sector looking vulnerable in 2009

June 1, 2009

Tourism ministry monitoring the fall in hotel bookings taking measures to ease charges in some areas EGYPT s Ministry of Tourism reported that foreign tourists to the country totalled around 12.8 mill... View more

Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector seeing steady growth

March 30, 2009

THE National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCT&H) is expecting vibrant business during the spring and summer thanks to the early online reservations and contracts it recently signed with a numbe... View more

Singapore expecting high yields from its tourism sector

October 28, 2008

The ups and downs of the global economy and soaring airfares appear to be leaving their mark on the tourism sector within the island state of Singapore. For the three months June to August of this yea... View more

Saudi Arabia aims to strengthen its tourism sector

March 30, 2008

Countries the world over are promoting tourism opportunities. With cheaper travel and better communications than ever before even Antarctica last year had five times the number of tourists it did just... View more

Airline sector to boost tourism

April 3, 2006

MUCH of Saudi Arabia s new tourism will come from two new budget airlines scheduled to begin operations this year. Both will service the domestic sector first before opening up to the regional market.... View more

Al Areen project to boost Bahrain’s tourism sector

November 2, 2005

Al Areen is a large-scale luxurious urban mixed-use health and family tourism development spread over an area of 2 million sq m and is located on an elevated desert plot in the southern region of the ... View more

Bahrain tourism sector to get a boost

August 29, 2005

A major initiative by Bahrain s tourism industry is under way and as a first step in this direction an independent tourism authority is likely to be set up soon. Spurred by the tremendous success of t... View more

Prince Al Waleed recognised by tourism sector

June 5, 2005

HRH Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud CEO of Saudi Arabia Kingdom Holding Company has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to tourism at the AHIC. Prince Al Wal... View more

Tourism sector poised to open up

April 11, 2004

WITH innumerable tourist attractions both tapped and untapped Saudi Arabia has embarked on a major campaign to promote domestic tourism as part of its efforts to diversify revenue sources and prevent ... View more

Tourism sector in Al Ain expected to grow

January 12, 2004

Mubarak Al Muhairi director general of the Al Ain Economic Development & Tourism Promotion Authority joined members of his team in showcasing the tourism offering - and growth potential - of Al Ain to... View more

Bahrain tourism sector set to get major fillip

September 9, 2003

The mood is upbeat as Bahrain s tourism sector is being restructured and new ways of promoting the kingdom as a clean family destination are being looked at. The good news is that after working on it ... View more

Tourism sector is optimistic as numbers tell a cheerful story

March 31, 2003

Despite the war worries and the current situation the overall travel and tourism is still looking up. That was the conclusion drawn after the ITB Berlin International Tourism Exchange concluded last m... View more



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