Monday , 24 September 2018

Tourism

Careem partners with Rehlat to provide new services

Rehlat’s partnership with cab aggregator Careem will allow users to not only book flights and/or hotels but also cabs Mubasher: The Dubai-based Careem has signed a partnership agreement with Rehlat, an online travel company in the Middle East, which gives customers access to Careem service directly and flawlessly through Rehlat App. Aiming to offer the first-and-last-mile connectivity, Rehlat’s partnership with …

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Oman targets $15bln investments in tourism sector by 2020

Sultanate eyes public–private partnerships to develop tourism-related projects By Yasmine Saleh, Thomson Reuters Projects News Oman is aiming to raise $15 billion to invest in its tourism sector by the end of the decade, a top Omani official said adding that the government is hoping that 76 percent of the sum will be generated from the private sector. “We are …

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Hala China: UAE to go all out to woo the Chinese traveller

By Staff Report, Khaleej Times Meraas has launched a new initiative – Hala China – to attract Chinese visitors to the UAE in line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 strategy. The new initiative has been launched in collaboration with Dubai Holding and DXB Entertainments. It aims to organise events and create tourism packages catered to Chinese visitors, according to a …

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Hyperloop connections to boost GCC tourism infrastructure to $56bln by 2022

UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects UAE – GCC capital investments in tourism infrastructure are expected to reach $56 billion by 2022, with the UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects, according to the latest research published ahead of Arabian Travel …

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Travel, tourism to boost UAE’s GDP

Contribution to economy set to hit $29.53bln in 10 years By Issac John, Khaleej Times UAE – The direct contribution of travel and tourism to the UAE economy is forecast to rise by five per cent to Dh72.6 billion in 2018, and will hit Dh108.4 billion in 10 years, reflecting the vibrant growth potential the sector offers, the World Travel …

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Sheikh Mohammed launches eco-tourism project in Dubai

  The reserve spans 10% of the emirate of Dubai’s total area Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends the Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse. Image used for illustrative purpose. DUBAI: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al …

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flydubai touches down at Kilimanjaro International Airport

As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017 flydubai becomes first UAE airline to provide direct air links to Kilimanjaro Dubai-based carrier expands network in Africa to twelve destinations with 14 flights a week Kilimanjaro becomes third point in …

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Saudia to carry record 10.3mln passengers this summer

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to Sept. 16. The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period. …

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Now, smartphone is your passport in Dubai

Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet. Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and public security in Dubai and Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director-general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners …

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UAE’s Sharjah Tourism eyes 200,000 Chinese visitors by 2021

A delegation from the Authority visits China for the third time this year as it prepares to welcome 200,000 tourists by 2021 announced the Authority following its roadshow in Urumqi. H.E. Al Midfa: China is one of our fastest-growing source markets; Guests from China increased by 75% in the first 9 months of this year with further growth predicted. Sharjah, …

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