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IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC – what you...

Some of the fastest growing economies in the world can be found in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In recent years,...

India’s Millennials prefer non-traditional experiences over romance on Valentine’s Day

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., an integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India, has witnessed a significant demand for Valentine’s Day, upwards...

Oceana cruise liner arrives to Dubai on its maiden voyage in...

Dubai Cruise Tourism, a department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), along with its public and private sector partners welcomed...

World Travel Awards voting opens for Middle East

Travel industry professionals and consumers from around the world are invited to cast their votes for the organizations in the Middle East that they...

Oman hotel market: Sustainable growth?

Between 2013 and 2017 the number of hotels in Oman increased by 35%, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). With Oman experiencing...

Arabian Travel Market launches inaugural consumer event ‘ATM Holiday Shopper’

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre...

Over 30 countries attending Global Investment in Aviation Summit in Dubai

The Global Investment in Aviation Summit, an initiative of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, will be held on 27-29 January 2019 at the...

Chinese visitors to GCC will increase 81% by 2022 says ATM...

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81% from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019.

Pope’s historic visit to the United Arab Emirates confirmed

The Press Office of the Holy See announced the official program of the Pope's trip to the United Arab Emirates from 3 to 5...

Airbus: 43 aircraft booked, 89 delivered in November

Airbus booked orders for a total of 43 aircraft in its single-aisle A320 and widebody A330 families during November, and provided 89 jetliners from...

Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go

The Gulf region may be the leader in luxury travel and tourism, but it does have the worst air quality in the world. As part...

Oman unveils master plan for tourism port

MUSCAT, Oman - In response to the directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to convert Sultan Qaboos Port into a tourist port, Dr Ahmed bin Salim Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communica

Tourism Malaysia launches campaign in Oman

MUSCAT, Oman - Omanis got a taste of Malaysian culture as the Southeast Asian nation launched its "Visit Malaysia Year 2014" campaign in Oman on Sunday night.

Oman making headlines

With a breathtaking step forward, the Sultanate of Oman is the first Arabian country in history adapting to the western (week) holiday and changing its working calendar to international standards star

Oman opens permanent tourim office in Riyadh

MUSCAT, Oman - The Ministry of Tourism in Oman has announced that it has set up a representative office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that will tap the Kingdom's image as a major outbound market in the GCC

Oman to evaluate tourism sector, prepare comprehensive development strategy

MUSCAT, Oman — Tourism Minister Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi has said that the government has tasked the Ministry of Tourism to evaluate the tourism sector and prepare a clear-cut, comprehensive long

OCCI Ramadhan evening to focus on plans to revive tourism sector

MUSCAT, Oman — Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will hold its 6th Ramadhan evening today on the government’s plans to revive tourism sector and projects implemented by the respective c

Omani tourism launches “Muscat Geoheritage Auto Guide”

MUSCAT, Oman - The Tourism Ministry on Tuesday launched the ‘Muscat Geoheritage Auto Guide’ project to mark Muscat the Capital of Arab Tourism 2012.

2012 Salalah Tourism Festival to commence on June 21

SALALAH, Oman - The Salalah Tourism Festival 2012 will begin on June 21 with a ceremony reflecting the message to preserve the Sultanate’s cultural heritage, said HE Sheikh Salim Bin Aufait Al Shan

Oman becomes one of most popular tourist destinations in region

MUSCAT, Oman - Oman has come to be known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Gulf and Middle East thanks to the country’s strategic location and its unspoilt natural beauty with i

Gulf economies to reap $44B from travel and tourism

MUSCAT, Oman — The total direct contribution of travel and tourism to GDP in GCC countries is expected to reach $44 billion this year, up 27 per cent from 2009, the peak of the financial crisis in t

Oman experiences extraordinary tourism surge

JEDDAH — The Arab Tourism Organisation of the Arab League yesterday evening held a celebration on the occasion of granting Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Justice Minister, the Internatio

Oman wants bigger share of cruise trade in region

Oman is aiming to take a bigger share of the cruise industry in the region with efforts under way to persuade cruise lines to offer "fly and cruise" packages out of Muscat for the first time.

Tanzania eyes Middle East tourist market

(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 Eas

Oman aims to attract 12 million visitors before 2020

MUSCAT, Oman — Two tenders worth RO 24 million were awarded this month by the Tender Board for the construction of Khasab Hotel in the Governorate of Musandam and a hotel in Jabal al Akhdar.
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