9 tips from WTTC to manage overcrowded tourism destinations

9 tips from WTTC to manage overcrowded tourism destinations

In 2017, travel and tourism contributed nearly $7.9 trillion to the global economy, or 10.2 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). With the world getting richer, one billion more people will be in the global middle class by 2030. Travel is also becoming more accessible, which is expected to...

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Eyes on RAK

Eyes on RAK

The launch of Jebel Jais Flight, the world’s longest zip-line, earlier this year, has pinned Ras Al Khaimah firmly on the bucket list for adrenaline junkies.

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Oman tourism arrivals to increase CAGR 13 percent to 2021

Oman tourism arrivals to increase CAGR 13 percent to 2021

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1 percent between 2018 and 2021, according to data released by Colliers, ahead of the Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM), which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25. The data predicts the...

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Plans to boost tourism in Bahrain

Plans to boost tourism in Bahrain

The Bahrain British Business Forum (BBBF) has hosted its first Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting for hospitality, leisure and tourism in collaboration with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA).  The BBBF is a leading network of businesspeople in Bahrain. The forum has nine Special Interest Groups include oil, gas...

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RAK breaks world record with longest zipline

RAK breaks world record with longest zipline

Ras Al-Khaimah achieved a Guinness World Records title with its latest adventure tourism product – ‘Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline’. The official certification was handed over today to H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official...

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4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi in 2017

4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi in 2017

A record 4.87 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during 2017, with the emirate recording an almost 10 percent year-on-year rise. Figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) for its hospitality sector reveal that the number of guests staying...

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1.9 million tourists visited Lebanon in 2017

1.9 million tourists visited Lebanon in 2017

Figures released by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism (MoT) show that 1.9 million tourists visited Lebanon in 2017, a ten percent increase compared to 2016. These figures exclude Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian nationalities. July attracted the highest number of visitors, almost 248,000 tourists, growing by six percent y-o-y. April witnessed...

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GCC to welcome 154 million Chinese tourists in 2018

GCC to welcome 154 million Chinese tourists in 2018

Chinese arrivals to the GCC will increase 21 percent to 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25. Published by Colliers International, the data predicts Saudi Arabia will experience the...

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2017 witnessed the highest tourism growth in seven years

2017 witnessed the highest tourism growth in seven years

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable seven percent in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This is well above the sustained and consistent trend of four percent or higher growth since 2010 and represents the strongest results in seven...

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Chateau Ksara is one of Lebanon’s top touristic destinations

Chateau Ksara is one of Lebanon’s top touristic destinations

With a history that spans over 160 years, Chateau Ksara has become one of Lebanon’s most visited destinations because of the heritage it holds, as well as the quality and variety of wine that it produces. Today, the Ksara estate has managed to keep attracting visitors from all parts of...

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