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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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Dubai Tourism showcases unique initiatives at UAE innovation week

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is highlighting its new initiatives aimed at further enhancing the overall visitor experience and boosting green tourism practices, as part of the activities that are being held during UAE Innovation Week from 20 – 26 November. Dubai Tourism has set up an exhibition stand at BOXPARK, the offbeat outdoor destination by …

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Ministry of Tourism signs development agreement with the Chairman of Orascom Development Holding AG to develop City Walk in Seeb

His Excellency Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi, Minister of Tourism, signed an agreement today with Eng. Samih Sawaris, Chairman of Orascom Development Holding AG, Muriya’s largest shareholder, to develop City Walk, a vibrant beachfront commercial city complex. Set to be located in North Al Hail, the development comes as part of the continued collaboration between the Ministry and Muriya to …

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Ras Al Khaimah economic department completes Q1 2016 survey

GDP forecast to break through the 30 billion dirham barrier. Ras Al Khaimah – The Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development (DED), in cooperation with the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, has completed its annual economic survey and quarterly survey (first quarter 2016), which ran from 10th April through 16th June. The surveys involved 1200 companies across a variety …

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Dubai Tourism launches event industry report to set the stage for continued collaborative sector development

Insights to Boost Organiser Decision Making around Market Demand, Event Pricing, Sales Channel Effectiveness and more. Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has launched its inaugural ‘Ticketed Events in Dubai’ 2015 report as it seeks to share collective findings to better equip organisers in the decision making process to help grow existing events and to launch new ones …

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Ras Al Khaimah targets German market through TUI partnership

TUI and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Tourism Development Authority enter marketing partnership to promote the emirate as a premier leisure tourism destination Ras Al Khaimah – UAE – Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has entered into a cooperative marketing agreement with German tour operator TUI – the world’s largest leisure, travel and tourism company. A key pillar in …

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Air Arabia expands its European route network with the launch of new services to Batumi

Airline touches down in Batumi – which is rising fast as a tourism hotspot. Sharjah, UAE – Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, touched down in Batumi, the second largest city of Georgia. The airline operates two weekly flights to the famed Black Sea port city from its primary Sharjah International Airport hub …

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UAE travel agents at forefront of technology in meeting traveller trends and growing the emirates’ travel industry

Assembly of Abu Dhabi’s leading travel agents attend innovation workshop in Lebanon hosted by Travelport. UAE – Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has hosted a congregation of Abu Dhabi’s leading travel agencies at a series of innovation workshops at the Travelport office in Beirut, Lebanon last month. Among the attendees were representatives from well-known travel agencies such as Asian …

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