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Exclusive to The Middle East online – Tourism adds $7.6 billion to Qatar’s economy

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Qatar saw 2.8 million visitors enter the country in 2014, an 8.2% increase in numbers over the previous year, generating 61,000 jobs in the tourism sector and an economic injection of $7.6 billion. Forty percent of tourists came from other … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE to The Middle East online… Saudi tourism market building on substantial growth potential

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By Rhona Wells With $11.6 billion worth of tourism projects currently underway in the country, the strength of Saudi Arabia’s tourist industry is set to go from strength-to-strength, as the country looks towards building on its existing domestic and religious … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE to The Middle East Online . . . Saudi tourism market building on substantial growth potential

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By Rhona Wells With $11.6 billion worth of tourism projects currently underway in the country, the strength of Saudi Arabia’s tourist industry is set to go from strength-to-strength, as the country looks towards building on its existing domestic and religious … Continue reading

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Tourism in Egypt boosted by $1 billion investment fund

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A detailed plan was unveiled at the Egypt Economic Development Conference at Sharm El Sheikh in mid-March, to revive the tourism sector in Egypt battered by four years of turmoil and instability.  The plan is bolstered by a $1 billion … Continue reading

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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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