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UK’s new ETA for GCC

With the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) announced for the citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Jordan, VisitBritain conducted a special webinar for the agents in the GCC region. More than 300 agents attended the webinar posing their questions to the two speakers, one from the NTO and …

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Malta focuses on Qatar market

Over the past few years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been a new but lucrative market for Malta Tourism Authority, which bagged the ‘Best Market Engagement by a Tourism Board’ title at Arabian Travel Award 2023. Arthur Grima, Marketing Director, Malta Tourism Authority, says that they expect Qatar Airways …

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Abu Dhabi airport’s T-A goes hi-tech

A total of 28 international airlines are now operational from Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport. All airlines operating from AUH have now fully transitioned to Terminal A. TT Bureau Terminal A is now the primary terminal serving Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), with flights arriving to and departing …

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GCC unified visa gets approval

There will be a unified visa for six member countries of the GCC akin to the Schengen visa. It was first shared at the Arabian Travel Market and now the formal approval is here. TT Bureau His Excellency Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), addressing the 40th …

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Abha airport to serve 250 nations

Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport is expected to enhance the prominence of the Aseer region as an attractive tourist destination by increasing air connectivity to 250 destinations. TT Bureau His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister & Chairman, Council of Economic and …

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Empower travel, transform the world

As the world convenes at World Travel Market in Excel London from 6 to 8 November, the focus this year is on responsible travel or balancing travel amid the challenges of climate change. Sharjah participates with its key partners at the event. HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce …

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A journey through central Sharjah

The largest safari in the world outside Africa, mighty red dunes, rocky mountains, prehistoric archaeological sites – all in one place – make the emirate’s central region a haven for both adrenaline and history junkies who champion sustainable tourism. TT Bureau Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous …

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ETA for ME travellers soon

Join VisitBritain and the UK Government’s Home Office for a webinar on 13 November to find out about the new ETA scheme and why 2024 will be another ‘GREAT year’ in Britain. The ETA, launched for Qataris in October this year, will be launched for the nationals of all other …

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