UNWTO: global tourism grew 4 percent in 2021

UNWTO: global tourism grew 4 percent in 2021

While international tourism bounces back, domestic tourism continues to drive recovery of the sector in an increasing number of destinations.

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How Portugal’s restaurant scene is fighting back

How Portugal’s restaurant scene is fighting back

Almost two years after the start of the pandemic, Portugal has managed to retain its status as an attractive culinary destination. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, deep dives into the country’s restaurant scene and explains how it has successfully weathered the storm.

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Seera Group creates the region’s largest travel business

Seera Group creates the region’s largest travel business

Almosafer will serve as the single umbrella travel brand under Seera Group managing consumer travel, corporate, and government services.

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How Dubai is emerging as a global superyacht capital

How Dubai is emerging as a global superyacht capital

The growth potential of the UAE’s yachting industry is demonstrated by the presence of world-class companies in the field.

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How Sharjah is planning to position itself as a tourism destination

How Sharjah is planning to position itself as a tourism destination

HN sat with Elie Armaly, director of business development at Sharjah Development and Investment Authority (Shurooq), to answer that question.

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How expat retirement visas could boost tourism numbers in the GCC

How expat retirement visas could boost tourism numbers in the GCC

ATM will discuss expats’ visas beyond their working lives and the other new visa options will be key for tourism.

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WEGO partners with Sultanate of Oman to promote destination to GCC travelers

WEGO partners with Sultanate of Oman to promote destination to GCC travelers

Over 550,000 searches were performed on Wego’s platform in Q3 2021 from the GCC to Oman, out of which searches, 34 percent were from the KSA.

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Tourism and travel jobs to grow by 18 percent next year

Tourism and travel jobs to grow by 18 percent next year

WTTC’s research reveals that travel and tourism’s contribution to the global economy could see a rise of 31.7 percent in 2022.

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How vaccines are driving tourism’s recovery

How vaccines are driving tourism’s recovery

Most destinations saw a moderate arrivals rebound compared to 2020. Nevertheless, 2021 continues to be a challenging year for global tourism.

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UNWTO and Neom launch Tourism Experiences of the Future challenge

UNWTO and Neom launch Tourism Experiences of the Future challenge

The NEOM and UNWTO competition is the first national initiative dedicated to identifying new leaders of the tourism sector’s transformation.

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