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Dubai leads the way for tourism revival

As Dubai marked one year since reopening its borders to international tourists on July 7, 2020, the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) shows the city welcomed 3.7 million overnight visitors during the 11-month period from July 2020 to May 2021. The positive …

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Malaysia: To present ‘Rainforest Canopy’ at Expo 2020

Malaysia is set to transport visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai to a rainforest experience, with sustainability themes and displays of its rich culture and arts. On October 1, 2021, Malaysia will open its `Rainforest Canopy’ pavilion providing international visitors at the expo a unique and immersive rainforest experience. Visitors can …

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Tourism in the next 50 years

As the United Arab Emirates celebrate 50 years this year, we take a look at the aspirations for the next 50 years in terms of tourism. TRAVTALK spoke to the students and General Manager of Dubai College of Tourism to find out their source of commitment for the future of …

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DTCM welcomes stakeholders

Dubai Tourism held its first bi-annual ‘City Briefing’ for 2021 at the newly built Dubai Exhibition Centre. As efforts intensified across the tourism ecosystem to accelerate momentum in this landmark year for Dubai and the UAE, the forum featured a detailed presentation on Expo 2020, the multifaceted mega event which …

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Spain boosts tourism with a new campaign

‘You deserve Spain’ is a slogan of offerings to all travellers especially from the GCC. Shehara Rizly Daniel Rosado, Director, Spain Tourism Spain opened its borders on June 7 and we wanted to ensure that all relevant information pertaining to entry to Spain is given out to everyone. We have …

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Philippines to offer improved mobility and connectivity

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Philippines has pledged its support for the continuity of the infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration, saying it is a big boost to tourism activities in the country. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made the commitment recently, as she joined President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Executive Secretary …

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Philippines preps to cater to Middle East demands

A virtual dinner was recently hosted by the Department of Tourism in Philippines for trade partners from the GCC. This informal gathering was a networking exercise to understand the current GCC market and the way forward. As GCC is way ahead of other regions in terms of vaccination drives, it …

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Borders reopen for summer

As restrictions ease in Europe, most GCC travellers can look forward to resuming their travel plans once again this summer. The vaccination drive has expedited the process and travellers from the UAE can travel to almost 20 destinations including Europe. Travel professionals from tourism boards, airlines & travel agencies share …

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GCC, a key market for Malaysia

The bilateral relationship between the UAE and Malaysia goes back in time as the country offers Visa-on-Arrival to GCC Nationals, while major airlines such as Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Saudi, Qatar Airways, offer direct flights to Malaysia. His Excellency Mohd Tarid Bin Sufian, Ambassador of Malaysia to the United Arab …

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