Sharjah issues permits for tourism vehicles to enter the desert

Sharjah issues permits for tourism vehicles to enter the desert

According to Sharjah Executive Council no.10 of year 2017, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced that it has begun issuing permits for vehicles of tour operators wishing to enter desert and natural habitat areas, in line with its efforts to boost destination experiences in the emirate. Sharjah...

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UAE’s hospitality projects value crosses USD 72 billion in Sept 2017

UAE’s hospitality projects value crosses USD 72 billion in Sept 2017

The total value of 543 active hospitality projects in the UAE reached US$71.6 billion at the beginning of September 2017, according to BNC Network, the largest and most comprehensive project research and intelligence provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The hospitality sector constitutes six percent of all active...

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Positive tourism insights in Lebanon

Positive tourism insights in Lebanon

“We have reached a new phase in tourism in Lebanon, and if we maintained the same pace, we will reach two million visitors, just 10 percent less than the best performing years we’ve witnessed,” said the Lebanese Minister of Tourism, Avedis Guidaanian during a visit to the Presidential Palace today....

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UNWTO: Middle East tops international tourism in H1 2017

UNWTO: Middle East tops international tourism in H1 2017

Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong demand for international travel in the first half of 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and...

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Saudi Arabia in focus

Saudi Arabia in focus

KSA more than meets the eye   With several UNESCO-listed sites to its name and a huge project pipeline, there’s more to the Kingdom than Mecca, as Tarek Hammoud, offshore team manager and consultant at Hodema consulting services explains   Think holiday spots and Saudi Arabia is unlikely to spring...

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