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Luxury attracts worldwide tourists to Oman

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  Oman has become a must-see destination on the itinerary of world travellers, it embodies all that is beautiful about the Middle East region- the desert, the sea, the hospitality – with none of the political upheavals that have beleaguered … Continue reading

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Emirates Airline rejects US accusations of state subsidies

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Emirate’s airline’s top two executives have hit back at claims by US carriers that they receive state subsidies. The Dubai airline’s chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed (right) and company president Tim Clark,  described the US allegations as far off-base. Their … Continue reading

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Regional carriers report impressive growth

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Middle East carriers had the strongest annual traffic growth at 13.0 per cent, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced in its global passenger traffic results for the full year of 2014. The region’s economies continue to show robust growth … Continue reading

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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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