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11 million tourists visit UAE in 2012

popular travel among the young 11 million tourists visit UAE in 2012

International arrivals to the UAE increased healthily in 2012, reaching an estimated 11 million tourists delegates heard today at the latest WTM Vision Conference - Dubai held at Reed Travel ...

EIBTM says Middle East exhibitors in high demand

Abu Dhabi and Jordan already committed EIBTM says Middle East exhibitors in high demand

Plans for EIBTM, the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, are well underway with key exhibitors already rebooked to attend ...

Starwood to open 50 new hotels across Middle East and Africa in next 5 years

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Starwood to open 50 new hotels across Middle East and Africa in next 5 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Seychelles tourism ramps up awareness of weddings and honeymoons to UAE market

Romancing the Middle East Seychelles tourism ramps up awareness of weddings and honeymoons to UAE market

The Seychelles Tourism Board Offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, joined forces with Air Seychelles for this year’s Bride Show from January 30 to February 2 in yet another effort to increase awareness ...

Indonesia to promote Sharia tourism

Indonesia bids to capture growing number of global Muslim travelers Indonesia to promote Sharia tourism

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is set to leverage the country’s potential of sharia tourism this year in a bid to capture the expanding number of global Muslim ...

Garuda Indonesia partners with Etihad to increase destinations

Expand air service in Europe and the Middle East Garuda Indonesia partners with Etihad to increase destinations

Luc Citrinot

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia’s national carrier, launched flight services last week to six new destinations as a result of the airline's recently signed codeshare agreement ...

Seychelles increases tourism visibility in Jordan

conducts seminar for travel trade and consumers Seychelles increases tourism visibility in Jordan

In an effort to increase the visibility of Seychelles in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as well as to other Levant countries, the Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East conducted a two-day ...

Successfully developing MENA aviation

IATA Successfully developing MENA aviation

ALGIERS, Algeria - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) outlined five areas in which opportunities exist to further develop aviation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to ...

Middle East low-cost carriers grow at incredible rate

world routes Middle East low-cost carriers grow at incredible rate

The Middle East’s low-fare sector has demonstrated a dramatic pace of growth in the last decade which shows no signs of abating, according to OAG, the market leader in airline schedule data.

Middle East magazine portrays Seychelles as true paradise on Earth

living natural history museum Middle East magazine portrays Seychelles as true paradise on Earth

The strong points of the Seychelles economy have made four pages in the July edition of Khaleej Times, the Middle East business report magazine.

Prime Minister Erdogan to open first World Economic Forum on Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia

World Economic Forum on Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia Prime Minister Erdogan to open first World Economic Forum on Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia will open next week in Istanbul from 4 to 6 June 2012.

Attracting tourism traffic ahead of summer season and Ramadan

Seychelles Tourism meets with Etihad Airways Attracting tourism traffic ahead of summer season and Ramadan

The Seychelles Tourism Board, Middle East Office, in conjunction with Etihad Airways, conducted a series of corporate educational seminars to 90 key corporate clients in Dammam, Riyadh, and Jeddah ...

Arabian Travel Market sees Seychelles strengthen its presence

Overwhelming interest in destination stand Arabian Travel Market sees Seychelles strengthen its presence

The Seychelles Tourism Board has strengthened its presence this year at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) with an increased number of trade partners from the destination in addition to the presence ...

Arabian Business magazine does full spread on Seychelles

Seychelles President featured on magazine cover Arabian Business magazine does full spread on Seychelles

Seychelles, the Indian Ocean’s most sought-after tourist destination, got the full cover and eight pages-plus of the most-read and respected glossy “Arabian Business” magazine.

Namibia hopes to tap into Arabian tourism market

Namibia: Arabian tourists wanted Namibia hopes to tap into Arabian tourism market

DUBAI, UAE - Namibia has entered the race to win the Middle East tourism market though it faces stiff competition from neighbouring countries within Southern Africa, which are all seeking to boost ...

Etihad Airways Chief appointed WTTC Vice Chair for Middle East and Africa

World Travel and Tourism Council Etihad Airways Chief appointed WTTC Vice Chair for Middle East and Africa

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, has been named World Tourism and Travel Council’s (WTTC) Vice Chairman for the Middle East and Africa.

Hawaii Tourism Association working to bring Middle East tourists to the Aloha State

Cocktail presentation at International Pow Wow in Los Angeles Hawaii Tourism Association working to bring Middle East tourists to the Aloha State

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The privately-managed Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA), in coordination with the HiTA tourism ambassador based in Doha, Qatar, is planning to hold a cocktail presentation for ...

Diving, fishing and sailing holidays promoted to Middle East by Seychelles

Dive Middle East Exhibition Diving, fishing and sailing holidays promoted to Middle East by Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board, Middle East, in partnership with Emirates Holidays, have joined forces at this year’s Dive Middle East Exhibition, which is held alongside the Dubai International ...

Namibia wants Mideast tourists

UAE group checks Namibia tourism offerings Namibia wants Mideast tourists

Namibia is taking the first steps in diversifying its tourism source markets and product offerings in an attempt to remain competitive and attractive to potential tourists at a time when the ...

Mideast tourism to UK on the rise

Britain welcomes more visitors than ever from Middle East Mideast tourism to UK on the rise

Britain welcomed more visitors than ever from the Middle East last year and the trend is set to continue throughout 2012, according to VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourist authority.

Tanzania eyes Middle East tourist market

Oman tourist officials visit Tanzania Tanzania eyes Middle East tourist market

Apolinari Tairo, etn Tanzania

(eTN) - Highlighting the growing number of tourists from the Middle East to East Africa, Tanzania tourist officials are eyeing the upcoming Arab travel markets, also taking advantage of the Middle ...

Meseznikov: Israeli tourism hurt by Arab Spring chaos

Regional unrest affected Israeli tourism Meseznikov: Israeli tourism hurt by Arab Spring chaos

Upheaval in the Arab world has caused a significant drop in tourist visits to Israel, Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov said on Sunday.

Changes in the Middle East and North Africa bring enormous opportunities

Rule of law and democracy will empower local communities Changes in the Middle East and North Africa bring enormous opportunities

LONDON, UK - Participants at the UNWTO/Arabian Travel Market (ATM) event on the Future of Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa held at the World Travel Market were unanimous in agreeing ...

UNIGLOBE expands Global Partner network

Signs travel management companies in Brazil, Spain, Lebanon and South Korea UNIGLOBE expands Global Partner network

VANCOUVER, Canada – International travel management organization, UNIGLOBE, has further expanded its

Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Late-season tweaks to Middle East cruises

Combine ongoing unrest in the Middle East with widespread economic anxiety, and what do you get?

Challenges to the recovery of tourism in Egypt in 2011

Egypt Recovery Challenges to the recovery of tourism in Egypt in 2011

David Beirman, eTN Tourism Security Expert

Tourism to the Middle East, or should we more accurately describe it as the Muddle East, has been under serious siege during 2011.

Tourists from Gulf states flock to Turkey

"Arab Spring" fuelling Turkish tourism Tourists from Gulf states flock to Turkey

The ‘Arab Spring’ is fuelling a Turkish summer as Saudis, Kuwaitis and other tourists from the Gulf states who would have previously spent summers in Syria or Egypt look further north.

AFRAA targets Middle East carriers

African Airlines Association AFRAA targets Middle East carriers

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Never shy of controversy, the last one having been sweeping allegations over the Europe Union's (EU) aviation black list targeting African airlines to protect their own – made days ...

United Nations UN: Arab nations need to ensure sustainable transaction to democracy

The top United Nations human rights official today stressed the need to ensure that the "promising" first steps taken by some countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to calls for ...

The Oscars of the travel industry awarded to Middle East winners

World Travel Awards The Oscars of the travel industry awarded to Middle East winners

DUBAI - The industry’s elite – including CEOs of leading travel companies, government ministers, and tourist board chiefs – attended the glittering gala event of the World Travel Awards for ...

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