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RAKTDA records 4% growth in arrivals

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced stellar visitor figures for 2019 with arrivals up almost 4 per cent to 1.12 million and RevPAR recorded at an impressive $114.90, amongst the highest in the region. This was reflected by the strong yearly occupancy rates, averaging at 74 per cent. …

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Sharjah tourism records 1.8 mn guests

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) revealed that the emirate recorded a 3% growth in the number of hotel guests in 2019 as compared to 2018. The sector welcomed approximately 1.8 mn guests last year with a hotel occupancy rate of 66 per cent. In terms of nationalities, guests …

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RAKTDA unveils Jais Adventure Peak

Jais Adventure Peak, located in the Hajar mountain range of UAE, was officially unveiled by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA). This iconic place will not only provide sports and thrilling activities for all the adrenaline junkies, but will also give a chance to explore the canyons and spectacular …

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So Sri Lanka – The land of unexplored wonders

Golden sun-kissed beaches, picturesque locations, lush greenery, an island compact with all the gifts of nature and an ancient culture and heritage dating back 2,500 years, an amazing and exotic wildlife to indulge your adventurous side, spicy cuisine to liven up your taste buds — Sri Lanka is all this …

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An escapade to Indonesia

Travel from Dubai to Indonesia to discover the wonderful hidden treasures in the many islands that adorn the country. Ubud in Bali, Seminyak, Lombok and Gili Terawangan are some of the key attractions of this picturesque destination. Ubud – mixture of culture and adventure Ubud is a town in Bali, …

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Nordic spend to reach US$ 810 mn

Nordic tourists travelling to the GCC from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, are expected to generate an estimated US$ 810 million in travel and tourism revenue by 2024, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market to be held from April 19-22, 2020. The latest Colliers International research, …

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Sri Lanka Tourism to get a boost

Taking reins as the chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism, Kimarli Fernando, an attorney-at-law, is a well-known corporate professional. With over 30 years of professional experience, she serves as the new energy to propel the tourism sector to a new level. Fernando talks about her plans to reach out to industry …

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3.6 mn overnight stays by GCC to Germany

GCC market has been increasing their number travelling to Germany year on year. This year the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) launched its global campaign celebrating the famous Beethoven’s 250th birth anniversary. Nermin Abushnaf – Communications Manager – GNTO, Gulf countries shares with the importance of the GCC market and …

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