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Egypt ups tourist visa fee

Egypt ups tourist visa fee

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt will increase tourist visa fees from $15 to $20 starting on May 1, 2014.

Burj Al Arab unveils wedding in the skies

Burj Al Arab unveils wedding in the skies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Burj Al Arab, the world's most luxurious hotel, is taking romance to new heights offering weddings in the sky, 212 metres above the azure Arabian Gulf on the famous ...

Tunisia says shalom to Israel tourists

Tunisia says shalom to Israel tourists

The world became larger for tourists from Israel.

Emirates Airlines reduces flights to 41 destinations

Emirates Airlines reduces flights to 41 destinations

As of May 1, Dubai, UAE based Emirates Airline will be reducing flights to over 40 destinations, and change timings on some of its flights.

Russian tourists injured in Dubai drunk-driving crash

Russian tourists injured in Dubai drunk-driving crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Six people were injured on Sheikh Zayed Road when a car driven by an alleged drink-driver collided with a minibus taking tourists to Abu Dhabi.

Saudi Arabian Airlines: New tourism pact with Moroccan resort

Saudi Arabian Airlines: New tourism pact with Moroccan resort

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, one of the leading tourism destinations in Morocco managed by Kerzner International, has entered into an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Airlines to provide ...

Etihad Airways offers holiday inspiration with personalized travel tips

Etihad Airways offers holiday inspiration with personalized travel tips

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is offering personalised travel tips to social media users as part of a brand new online initiative, titled #EtihadSuggests.

Qatar 2022 world cup: Number of stadiums reduced

Qatar 2022 world cup: Number of stadiums reduced

Qatar, which holds the world’s third-largest natural-gas reserves, plans to spend more than $200 billion on new infrastructure before hosting the sporting event, including $34 billion on a rail ...

Egypt welcomes 26,000 tourists on Easter Sunday

Egypt welcomes 26,000 tourists on Easter Sunday

CAIRO, Egypt - Around of 26,000 tourists arrived at Egypt's various airports from international destinations Sunday to celebrate Easter and the spring festival (Sham El-Nasim), reported ...

Kyoto opens promotional office in Dubai

Kyoto opens promotional office in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Kyoto City has opened a promotional office in Dubai to encourage Gulf nationals and residents to visit Japan’s ancient capital for holidays and leisure.

Saudi tourists flock to Oman

Saudi tourists flock to Oman

MUSCAT, Oman - More than 17,000 Saudi tourists visited neighboring Oman last year, placing the country among leading destinations for the Kingdom’s residents.

Yemeni travel agents honored by Emirates

Yemeni travel agents honored by Emirates

SANA'A, Yemen - Emirates airline has honored last week at Sheba hotel , 18 travel agents and three top agents: Murjan Travel & Tourism in third place, Falcon Travel & Tourism in second ...

Dubai tourists to be taken to 'The Heart of Europe Islands' by water transport

Dubai tourists to be taken to 'The Heart of Europe Islands' by water transport

In Dubai RTA’s Public Transport Agency will transport onboard their marine transport modes tourists and visitors to “The Heart of Europe Islands” located on the World Islands after the ...

Dubai's economic growth: The connection between real estate and tourism

Dubai's economic growth: The connection between real estate and tourism

By Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim

Dubai has become a model of a global travel and tourism industry stakeholder. Real Estate developments is closely connected for a vital tourism industry.

Fear of violence drives tourists away from Sharm el-Sheikh

Fear of violence drives tourists away from Sharm el-Sheikh

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - An Army of hotel staff wander listlessly around the quiet streets of Sharm el-Sheikh, while outside an empty dinosaur-themed amusement park builders seek shade in the ...

Etihad records its strongest ever passenger and cargo volume in Q1 2014

Etihad records its strongest ever passenger and cargo volume in Q1 2014

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, during the first quarter of 2014, recorded its strongest ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with $1.4 ...

Dubai airport repairs to cost Emirates Dh1 billion in lost revenue

Dubai airport repairs to cost Emirates Dh1 billion in lost revenue

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Emirates Airline said it would take a Dh1 billion hit to revenue for the duration of runway repairs at Dubai International Airport.

Egypt’s tourism revenues plunge in the wake of widening Islamist insurgency

Egypt’s tourism revenues plunge in the wake of widening Islamist insurgency

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt’s tourism revenues dropped 43 percent in first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period the previous year to register $1.3 billion, reported Reuters Wednesday.

Riyadh Travel Fair opens amid high expectations among industry players

Riyadh Travel Fair opens amid high expectations among industry players

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF), a significant annual event where the leading travel and tourism companies from around the world gathers with exhibitors representing tourist ...

American Airlines jet makes emergency landing

American Airlines jet makes emergency landing

DALLAS, TX - An American Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing in Abilene, TX on Tuesday.

Tourism attraction and UNESCO heritage site - Egypt wants it demolished

Tourism attraction and UNESCO heritage site - Egypt wants it demolished

It's a major travel and tourism attraction in Egypt, and a UNESCO heritage site - and Egypt wants it demolished.

Etihad Airways: Strong first quarter with positive growth over previous year

Etihad Airways: Strong first quarter with positive growth over previous year

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced its strongest ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with US$1.4 billion in total revenues ...

Officials: Yemen's tourism revenues up 11 percent

Officials: Yemen's tourism revenues up 11 percent

Yemen's tourism revenues rose 11% over the previous year in 2013 to $940 million, according to the Ministry of Tourism's annual report, with officials expressing cautious optimism about 2014.

Emirates Airline lands at The Dubai Mall

Airline brings A380 flight simulator and store to world’s most-visited mall destination Emirates Airline lands at The Dubai Mall

Visitors to The Dubai Mall can now connect with aviation like never before, thanks to Emirates airline.

Convoy of 40 limos transports hundreds of Chinese tourists in Dubai

Convoy of 40 limos transports hundreds of Chinese tourists in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Exotic limousines are always a head-turner in Dubai.

Three large tourism projects underway in Kurdistan

Three large tourism projects underway in Kurdistan

KURDISTAN - The foundation stones for three huge tourism projects will be laid in Kalar, Kifri and Khanaqin towns.

Coal a direct threat to tourism

Red Sea Tourism Investment Association Coal a direct threat to tourism

As the Egyptian government announced plans to use coal as an important source of energy, the Red Sea Tourism Investment Association rejected the plans to import coal, especially from South Africa, ...

Gulf Air staff denied benefits

Gulf Air staff denied benefits

As many as 400 people have been affected, including an ex-senior manager who served Gulf Air for more than 25 years.

Looking for an airline crew job?

Looking for an airline crew job?

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

If you are at least 21 years old, are fluent in English, have completed your secondary school education, and have an arm’s reach of at least 212 centimeters, you qualify to apply for an airline ...

Six Flags-branded theme park to open in Dubai

Six Flags-branded theme park to open in Dubai

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company, and Meraas Leisure and Entertainment LLC, announced today a new strategic partnership to ...

Etihad: Partnesrhip vital to airline's expansion strategy

GLOBAL AEROSPACE SUMMIT and Etihad Airlines Etihad: Partnesrhip vital to airline's expansion strategy

Etihad Airways and its Abu Dhabi home-base continue to benefit from the airline’s strategy of working closely with network partners which, in turn, is supporting economic growth in markets ...

IATA: Support Gulf Success with Regional Cooperation and Global Standards

IATA: Support Gulf Success with Regional Cooperation and Global Standards

Support Gulf Success with Regional Cooperation and Global Standards

Private airline to start flights from Tunis to New York

Private airline to start flights from Tunis to New York

Negotiations are underway between Tunisian private airline Syphax and the U.S.

Oman tourism focus: Travelers from GCC countries

Oman tourism focus: Travelers from GCC countries

The Oman Ministry of Tourism recently conducted a road show in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where the leading travel agents and corporate clients met top industry partners from Oman.

Centara makes second move into Middle East with hotel in Oman

Centara makes second move into Middle East with hotel in Oman

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels, is continuing its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of a hotel in Muscat, Oman.

Qatar Airways may be investing in Balkan-based airline

Qatar Airways may be investing in Balkan-based airline

As reported in the Balkan Business media, the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker clarified speculation that the Qatari carrier could look into purchasing a minority stake in an airline in the ...

New web portal to promote tourism in Jeddah

New web portal to promote tourism in Jeddah

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is planning to promote Jeddah, the gateway to the Two Holy Mosques, as one of the most sought after tourist ...

Saudia Arabias flynas expect to be profitable this year

Saudia Arabias flynas expect to be profitable this year

More than 64 million passengers passed through Saudi Arabia's 28 airports in 2012, up nearly 19 percent from 2011, according to the latest data available from the General Authority of Civil ...

US taxes pay for Jordan Tourism Board's outreach to North America

USAID Grants to the Jordan Tourism Board US taxes pay for Jordan Tourism Board's outreach to North America

By Motaz Othman, eTN

The USAID Economic Growth Through Sustainable Tourism Project today marked a series of grants to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) to strengthen the promotion of Jordan as a tourist destination in ...

Etihad Airways loyalty program becomes separate entity

Etihad Airways loyalty program becomes separate entity

Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, is entering its next phase of growth and has become a separate legal entity, Etihad Guest LLC.

BRICS economies looking to enhance aviation relations with UAE

BRICS economies looking to enhance aviation relations with UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The UAE is looking to further develop its already strong trade relations with the emerging BRICS economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, especially in the ...

Emirates extends its commitment in Europe

Emirates’ New Contact Centre Set to Create 300 Jobs in Budapest Emirates extends its commitment in Europe

Emirates has announced it will open its second customer contact centre in Europe with a 300 seat facility in Budapest this year.

Chinese visitors drive Abu Dhabi tourist numbers to record heights

Chinese visitors drive Abu Dhabi tourist numbers to record heights

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi’s hotels saw a 33 percent jump in guests last February with occupancy growing four percent to 81 percent year-on-year.

Oman goes after Gulf tourists

Oman goes after Gulf tourists

MUSCAT, Oman - The Oman Ministry of Tourism is organizing a series of roadshows across the GCC as part of the Sultanate’s strategy to promote Oman as a short break tourist destination for ...

Movenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait observes Earth Hour

Movenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait observes Earth Hour

LOS ANGELES, California - “We were one of the first business organizations in Kuwait to support the Earth Hour movement,” said Maged Gubr, General Manager at the Movenpick Hotel & Resort ...

Fly Zurich to Leipzig Halle now on Etihad Regional

Fly Zurich to Leipzig Halle now on Etihad Regional

Etihad Regional today marked the start of direct daily services between Zurich, Switzerland and Leipzig/Halle, Germany.

Etihad is looking for you - if you are in Morocco

Etihad is looking for you - if you are in Morocco

Talented hospitality professionals based in Morocco now have the opportunity to take their career high into the sky, by joining Etihad Airways’ World’s Leading Airline Cabin Crew.

Lebanon tourist arrivals down 13 percent

Lebanon tourist arrivals down 13 percent

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 145,891 in the first two months of 2014, constituting a decrease of 13.4% from 168,471 tourists in the same period last year, a ...

Syria launches new commercial airline

Syria launches new commercial airline

DAMASCUS, Syria - A new Syrian carrier - Kinda Airlines - is set to fly out of Damascus to destinations across the Middle East.

Dubai "tourism dirham" fee takes effect on Monday

Dubai "tourism dirham" fee takes effect on Monday

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The tourism dirham, a new fee announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in January, takes effect on Monday.

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