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Asia Pacific

Top Destinations To Indulge In Global Delicacies

With three quarters (75%) of global travellers saying that they

Marriott And Starwood Flexible Hotel Rates: No More

Booking Marriott or Starwood Hotels for a flexible rack rate in

Weddings Take The Luxury Turn

Seemingly unaffected by the precarious economic times that have

Incredible India 2.0 To Take A Spiritual Bent

India’s spirituality and its wellness traditions will be

GST Impact: Hotel Rates Set To Come Down

There is good news for those bit by the travel bug who prefer

China Regains Luxury Appetite But Travel Budgets Stagnate

In 2016, Chinese luxury spend increased 20 per cent and

Dynamics of Connectivity: Hong Kong, An International Hub Icon

OAG takes a deep dive into the traffic flows at Asia’s


Frankfurt To Impose Tourism Levy On Leisure Travellers

The German city of Frankfurt is hoping for a new tourism levy

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Sun, Sea And Tax Free: Britons Splurging Up To £8 Billion A Year At The Airport

When it comes to our summer holidays we’re well acquainted

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Italian Tourists To Explore The World More In 2017

After years of hardship and decline, Italian outbound tourism

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Leisure Consumers: Which Age Group Will Spend More On Holidays?

Deloitte’s report “Passion for leisure”

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Middle East/Africa

Gulf Air Launches Multi-Ticket Discount Scheme

Gulf Air has launched a special offer giving Bahrain-based

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

Oman’s new e-visa online portal is the most sophisticated in

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Summer Travel Rush To Spur Rise In Visa Applications In UAE

Visa processing centres in the UAE are expecting to see a surge

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Dubai Parks And Resorts Unveils Dxbpass

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest theme park

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Under-Vacationed America: States And Cities That Need To Take A Day

Americans are taking more vacation. Last year, vacation usage

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Gulf Carriers Brought Nearly 1.7 Million Visitors; $7.8 Billion In Spending

Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways contributed

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Chocolate Tourism Relaunched In Brazil

The population aims to “spark once again” the cultivation

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Mixing Work & Play: New Study Profiles The Bleisure Traveller

In the past year, over one-third (37 percent) of North American

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