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Gulf airlines poised to slash prices?

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The cost of travel in 2015 set to get cheaper, thanks to a sharp drop in fuel prices. Airlines in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are forecast to slash fuel surcharges on tickets by March or June this year, … Continue reading

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Exotic Zanzibar

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Zanzibar, which has lured traders, adventurers, and explorers to its shores for centuries is now attracting tourists in search of new horizons. By Rhona Wells   The Assyrians, Sumerians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, Dutch and English … Continue reading

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Along the Kings Highway

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When one thinks of Jordan as a tourist destination, the places that immediately spring to mind are Aqaba and the rose red city of Petra, but don’t be deceived  here are a wealth of lesser known, hidden treasures to discover … Continue reading

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Regional trends from the World Travel Market

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  Predicting the trends that will take off in 2015 a new study, presented at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London in November, revealed that more travellers than ever before will eat local, stay in posh hostels – dubbed … Continue reading

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Preserving Oman’s natural treasures

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    Whether it is preserving the flora or the fauna, Oman is determined that progress shall not destroy its unique environment. The Sultanate has shown itself to be forward thinking in terms of its concerns about conservation and the … Continue reading

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Wellness – a sector to watch

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  The Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), a division of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), chose the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, to launch new data on the Middle East and African wellness tourism markets. Wellness tourism is defined as … Continue reading

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TURKEY : An open air museum

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Straddling two continents, Europe and Asia, Turkey has much to offer its visitors: unique historical and archaeological sites, a varied and beautiful landscape, a steadily improving hotel and tourist infrastructure and a well established tradition of hospitality at competitive prices. … Continue reading

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WELLNESS: A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS

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Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), a division of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), chose the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, to launch new data on the Middle East and African wellness tourism markets.

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GLAMOUR ON WHEELS

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Ending on a happy note, SNCF, hopes to relaunch the Orient Express service once more within five years carrying 150 passengers initially running between Paris and Vienna. Getting the legendary trainline back on track but fitted out with modern furnishing and fixtures would brand the Orient Express as a byword for what it hopes will set a new standard for luxury travel.

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THE LANGHAM EXPERIENCE

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Designed to become one of Dubai’s dining hotspots, The Langham will offer guests a variety of restaurants and bars, most with al fresco waterside dining. Heading the culinary options will be The Palm Court, an elegant lounge modelled on its namesake in The Langham in London, as well as a Japanese restaurant, a waterfront seafood outlet, a niche breakfast room, an Arabic /Italian fusion café, an all day restaurant featuring international buffet and à la carte selections, a beach restaurant and a juice bar offering all day light snacks and refreshments. The resort will also have a Club Lounge offering complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day and a dedicated concierge service.

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