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Yanbu to get mega lifestyle hub

SEVEN’s SAR1.1 billion worth entertainment destination, coming up along the seafront promenade on Al Nawras Island, is expected to play a pivotal role in Saudi Arabia’s entertainment sector. TT Bureau Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has awarded the contract of building …

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Visit Maldives Welcomes Buzz Travel Marketing Middle East as its Official Market Representative in the GCC

Buzz Travel Marketing Middle East has recently been appointed as the new PR agency for Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) to promote Destination Maldives in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, solidifying its commitment to strengthening the destination presence. Maldives has long captivated travellers from …

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KSA go-to destination for Chinese

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt, CEO, China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI), shares with TRAVTALK latest trends, as Chinese travellers start visiting the Middle East destinations again. TT Bureau Efficient air connectivity between the UAE and China witnessed over one million travellers from China in 2019. Post pandemic as the …

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RAK welcomes 600K visitors in 6 months

Ras Al Khaimah welcomed 600,000 visitors between January and June this year, a 14.8 per cent increase vis a vis the same period last year, and generated the highest ever tourism-related revenue for a half-year period, setting a new record, announces Raki Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism …

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Thailand’s popularity gains momentum in ME

Thailand remains one of the most visited countries by both locals and expatriates from the Middle Eastern region. With unmatched hospitality, wellness facilities, adventure campaigns, and luxury accommodation, the country has everything to attract more visitors from the Middle East region. If you are planning to visit the Southeast Asian …

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Qatar steals the spotlight in GCC

Last year, Qatar made history by becoming the first nation in the Middle East to host one of the world’s largest sporting events, the FIFA World Cup. Today, Qatar stands out as one of the most luxurious family and business destinations in this region and continues its legacy, shares Bertold …

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13K GCC nationals visit Japan in H1 2023

More than 13,537 GCC nationals visited Japan in the first half of 2023, which is almost close to the 2019 figures. One of the key reasons for this was the visa waiver arrangements and online visa applications in some of the GCC countries, shares Kobayashi Daisuke, Executive Director, Japan National …

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