More tourism dynamism in the KSA

The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced that over 200,000 visitors enjoyed 42 various tourist activities and functions in the Riyadh region in 2017, while some 40,000 students took part in 33 school trips. Abdul Aziz Al-Hasan, director of SCTH, Riyadh region, said his office issued licenses to 975...

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Nourpay prepares for increase in travel and tourism spend in KSA

Nourpay prepares for increase in travel and tourism spend in KSA

Nourpay, the digital and payment services member of Nour Communications Group, and Planet Payment, a leading international and multi-currency payment processor, today announced a partnership agreement for the potential delivery of Pay in Your Currency, Planet Payment’s Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) solution, via Bank and Merchant customers in Saudi Arabia....

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Bahrain tourism projects valued at over USD 13 billion

Bahrain tourism projects valued at over USD 13 billion

The Bahrain Economic Development Board, EDB, revealed investment in Bahrain’s tourism infrastructure reached over USD 13 billion. According to the Bahrain News Agency, BNA, the figure covers 14 prominent projects that will further boost growth in the Kingdom’s tourism and leisure sector. The sector witnessed rapid growth in the past...

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Dubai among the top five most popular luxury travel destinations of 2017

Dubai among the top five most popular luxury travel destinations of 2017

Paris, the global hub of art, fashion and culture, is the most popular destination for luxury travelers in 2017. A recent survey by luxury travel website, LuxuryHotelsGuides.com has found. The survey is sourced on data from over three million visitors in 2017. Dubai is the second most popular luxury travel destination of...

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Lebanon to end 2017 with over 1.9 million tourists

Lebanon to end 2017 with over 1.9 million tourists

“We are expecting to end 2017 with over 1.9 million tourists, excluding expatriates, Syrians, and Palestinians,” said Minister of Tourism in Lebanon, Avedis Guidanian, revealing that this is the second best achieved tourism result the country has witnessed since the fifties. Lebanon had scored over two million tourists in 2010,...

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Convoy of electric vehicles to take part in road trip across the UAE and Oman

Convoy of electric vehicles to take part in road trip across the UAE and Oman

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) will return next month for an epic, 1,217-kilometre, nine-day road trip across the UAE and Oman – all without using a single drop of petrol. After the success of last year’s road trip across the UAE, the 2018 edition of the EVRT has been...

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Reasons to do business in Lebanon

Reasons to do business in Lebanon

Lebanon was the 72nd largest market for U.S. exports in 2016, according to U.S. Department of Commerce statistics.  The Lebanese Customs Authority reported that Lebanon’s total imports in 2016 reached USD 18.705 billion, of which USD 1.184 billion came from the United States. In 2016, the United States ranked as...

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Dubai Safari soft opened

Dubai Safari soft opened

Dubai Safari, home to the most diverse array of animals in the country, attracted a whopping 10,000 guests on second day of its soft opening on 12 December, when the park welcomed 4,000 visitors, including school children, residents, and visitors. Spread over 119 hectares, Dubai Safari is home to most...

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Kuwait to rely on tourism to boost its economy

Kuwait to rely on tourism to boost its economy

Kuwait is seeking to develop its tourism sector as an important economic resource based on its promising development plan ‘New Kuwait 2035’, supported by its geographical location, and driven by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s vision to transform the country into a commercial and financial center....

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Hotels.com sees new millennial #TravelBrag trend

Hotels.com sees new millennial #TravelBrag trend

New research from Hotels.com global Mobile Travel Tracker, discovered a new millennial trend, of ‘travel bragging’ on social media to build kudos amongst their friends, and even faux friends on social. Trading in their #TravelBrag for ‘likes’, 30 percent admit they spend over four hours a day on their mobiles...

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