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Qatar Tourism looks beyond FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Qatar towards the last quarter of this year, will be a milestone for the region. However, Qatar Tourism has a more elaborate game plan than just FIFA itself. Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer, Qatar Tourism, shares with TRAVTALK their future plans for …

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Spain Tourism, Wego sign deal for summer

Spain Tourism Office in UAE signs agreement with Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), at the Arabian Travel Market. Through this collaboration, Spain Tourism & Wego will promote the ‘You deserve Spain’ campaign providing reassurance for travellers to visit the country again …

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Malaysia targets 2 mn international visitors

Malaysia has reopened its borders to international tourists starting 1 April 2022. Targeting to attract more than 2 million international tourists this year, Tourism Malaysia, will embark on a continuous effort to showcase the country’s unique blend of ‘Truly Asia’ heritage to the Middle East and the world. TT Bureau …

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A new wave of experiential travel in Dubai

According to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, the city has achieved 32 per cent year on year growth in number of visitors. Reports show that Dubai welcomed 7.28 million overnight visitors in 2021, and international arrivals in the fourth quarter of 2021 grew to 3.4 million, showcasing a strong …

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UAE’s tourism achieves new milestone in growth

In Q1 2022 hotels record 80 per cent occupancy, generating revenue worth AED11 billion. TT Bureau H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Enterprises and Chairman, UAE Tourism Council, revealed that the UAE’s tourism sector achieved a new growth milestone in Q1 2022, …

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Europe focuses on GCC travellers

It was for the first time in over two and a half years that top CEOs of the travel industry in GCC met with partners across four European destinations. This provided a perfect platform for them to explore new offerings and campaigns. Shehara Rizly E urope has always been the …

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‘Marine key driver of Dubai’s travel industry’

Hoor Al Khaja, Associate VP, International Operations, DET, shares vies on marine tourism. Shehara Rizly How important is marine tourism and how has Dubai’s marine industry grown in the last decade and what are the three biggest drivers of this growth? Marine tourism is a key pillar of Dubai’s travel …

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Sharjah aims at sustainable tourism

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) unveiled the latest developments taking place in the Emirate of Sharjah’s tourism projects and future plans with a special focus on sustainable tourism at the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. TT Bureau Speaking at the conference at the Arabian Travel …

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