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Oman exceeds 2.5 mn visitor target

Oman received 2.9 million visitors till October-end, surpassing the set target of 2.5 visitor arrivals for 2023, according to the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultanate of Oman. TT Bureau Oman has exceeded the set target of 2.5 million visitor arrivals in 2023 and received 2.9 million visitors by the …

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Sharjah light fest set to shine again

Sharjah Light Festival is scheduled to be held from 7-18 February 2024. Year on year this event has gained popularity, attracting tourists from across the globe. Artists from different parts of the world participate and display their skills at the mega fest. Dr.Shehara Rizly Sharjah Light Festival continues on its …

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Dubai gets 450k Chinese visitors

China was No. 4 source market for Dubai before the pandemic. From January to September, the emirate received 450,000 visitors from the dragon country, indicating that the market is in revival mode. Dr. Shehara Rizly Hoor Al Khaja, Senior Vice President – International Operations, Dubai Economy and Tourism, highlighted the …

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Youth steering travel’s tomorrow

As the New Year begins, travel, tourism and hospitality sectors will be venturing into a whole new world. Sustainability, cultural experiences, investment in the industry of travel, tourism and hospitality within the Middle East region with UAE and KSA taking a leap will be a year to look forward to. …

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Stamp of sustainability for hotels

WTTC and Sustainable Hospitality Alliance have launched ‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’, a verification (or stamp) for hotels and lodging accommodations to meet nine out of 12 criteria, including water, energy and employee treatment, it was revealed on the sidelines of COP28 held in Dubai recently. This is aimed mainly at small …

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KSA gets 53.6mn tourists in H1’23

Saudi Arabia’s 53.6 million tourists included 14.6 million inbound tourists. It indicates the Ministry of Tourism’s efforts like enhancing its tourism products and quality of services are paying off. TT Bureau Saudi Arabia received 53.6 million tourists (overnight visitors for all purposes) in the first half of 2023, according to …

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Virtual show of Sharjah’s splendour

The Sharjah Pavilion at the World Travel Market in London, which was organised from 6 to 8 November 2023 at the ExCel international exhibition and convention centre, attracted hundreds of visitors. The pavilion was set up under the umbrella of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) with participation …

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