Middle East/Africa

22
Jun

Gulf Air Launches Multi-Ticket Discount Scheme

Gulf Air has launched a special offer giving Bahrain-based passengers discounts when purchasing multiple tickets (up to a maximum of 5 return trips) under one booking code for travel within three months to select GCC destinations. Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has introduced a multi-ticket discount scheme giving Bahrain-based passengers discounts when purchasing multiple tickets

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22
Jun

Online E-Visa Will Boost ‘Come To Oman’ Global Tourism Drive

Oman’s new e-visa online portal is the most sophisticated in the Gulf, experts say, and will help shape the future of tourism in the country. In five minutes flat, for OMR20, tourists can have a visa to visit Oman delivered to their email inbox.  Previously, they had to stand in long queues at the airport awaiting a visa on arrival.

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15
Jun

Summer Travel Rush To Spur Rise In Visa Applications In UAE

Visa processing centres in the UAE are expecting to see a surge in applications over the next few weeks when the summer travel rush kicks off. VFS Global, a privately owned company that facilitates travel permit applications for UAE residents looking to travel to the United Kingdom and other Schengen countries, have advised travellers to  start planning soon if they

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7
Jun

Dubai Parks And Resorts Unveils Dxbpass

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest theme park destination, announced the introduction of a special summer pass for visitors to enjoy access to the destination and four other attractions across Dubai. The dxbpass offers guests the chance to experience the world class theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts – Bollywood Parks, Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water

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24
May

Africa Seeks Indian Tourism Patronage To Boost Sectoral Revenues

In the wake of a robust growth in tourist arrivals in 2016, President Jacob Zuma of South African inaugurated the INDABA tourism fair in Durban urging other African nations to leverage their tourism potential from source markets such as India, just as his nation has done. ‘Africa enjoyed an eight percent increase in international tourist arrivals to reach 58 million

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24
May

Majority Of Fans Going To Qatar For World Cup Will Come From Saudi And India

Up to 1.3 million fans will visit Qatar during the 2022 World Cup, an official said, equivalent to half the Gulf country’s population. Nasser Al-Khater, a senior figure with the body organising Qatar’s World Cup, also said that for the first time in tournament history many of the fans would come from outside Europe and South America. “We believe we

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17
May

Egypt Pitches For More Travellers From India As Tourism Picks Up

A string of violent incidents in the past six years have dealt a serious blow to Egypt’s tourism sector, but there has been an upswing in the number of visitors owing to the improved security situation and various steps taken by the government, a visiting tourism official has said. “It is undeniable that political turbulence, terrorism and airline disasters have

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17
May

Abu Dhabi Maintains Position As Favourite Destination In UAE

Abu Dhabi has maintained its position as the number one destination in the UAE for guest satisfaction in a report by travel and hotel data specialist organisation, Olery. The report’s findings highlight Abu Dhabi’s leading position among cities in the Arabian Gulf, with the overall Guest Experience Index registering an 82.8 score, up from 82.2 from the 2016 report. More

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17
May

Dubai Holding Launches $1.7bn Family Tourism Destination

Dubai Holding has launched Marsa Al Arab, a mega-project spread over a 4 million sq ft area comprising two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah to be developed at a cost of Dh6.3 billion ($1.71 billion). The project, which will be the newest addition to Dubai’s long-standing track record of world-class tourist facilities, was unveiled by HH

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11
May

Qatar Airways Offers Free Doha Stopover To Passengers In Transit

Qatar Airways has launched a unique stopover package in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) to promote and market Qatar as a destination of choice for international travellers, offering transit passengers the opportunity to discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas. The unique offer is part of a broader campaign called +Qatar which looks to encourage all transit passengers

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