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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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...

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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...

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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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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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2018 will be a foodie adventure said Booking.com Research

2018 will be a foodie adventure said Booking.com Research

Travelers’ appetite for a foodie adventure will be even bigger in 2018 with four in 10 travelers (41 percent) planning to incorporate new food and drink destinations into their travel plans next year (compared to 29 percent in 2017).   Booking.com, the global leader in connecting people with the widest selection...

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Emaar Hospitality to reach 10,000 hotel rooms

Emaar Hospitality to reach 10,000 hotel rooms

Emaar Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has achieved a milestone of 10,000 hotel rooms across its 11 operational hotels and 30 upcoming projects. Of these, over 2,500 are operational at the group’s 11 hotels in Dubaiwhile over 7,500 rooms are under development in the UAE, Saudi Arabia,...

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Saudi Arabia is fifth place globally in terms of the ranking of digital travelers

Saudi Arabia is fifth place globally in terms of the ranking of digital travelers

Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, published the results of a Global Traveler Survey of 11,000 people worldwide that highlights the use of digital tools when planning, booking and experiencing a journey.   According to the report 81 percent of travelers use peer to peer reviews when researching a trip,...

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900 million international tourists in the first eight months of 2017

900 million international tourists in the first eight months of 2017

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totaled over 300 million for the first time ever according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean.  Between January and August 2017, destinations...

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Halal food market to reach USD 2 trillion by 2025

Halal food market to reach USD 2 trillion by 2025

The global halal food market is expected to reach USD 2 trillion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The global halal food industry is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing Muslim population and their substantially increasing expenditure on food and non-beverages, which...

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