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Dubai Ranks 1st in Arab Region, 6th Worldwide on Latest Global...

Dubai has maintained its top position as the leading Arab destination for medical travelers for the second year in a row, based on the...

TCA Abu Dhabi opens enrolment for sixth tourism youth summer camp

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has opened enrolment for the sixth in its annual Tourism Youth Summer Camp series, saying...

Dubai named Middle East’s Leading Destination for 2nd year

DTCM scoops three World Travel Awards for Dubai The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing scooped global recognition for the Emirate of Dubai in...

Tourists in Dubai spend nearly twice as much as those visiting...

Tourists in Dubai spend almost twice as much money while visiting the emirate as those holidaying on other major cities such as London or...

Visitors to Abu Dhabi will pay municipal taxes on hotel bills

According to a local newspaper, a new decree will impose a 4 per cent municipality taxes on hotel bills and a Dh15 charge per...

Russian Tourism to GCC Worth $1.22bn by 2023: Study

Russian tourists travelling to the GCC are expected to generate an estimated $1.22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of...

Bad for schools’ business, but good for hotels performance

School Holidays Increased Hotel Performance in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in March A new report released by HotStats has found that this year’s spring school...

Staycations, Domestic Travel to Lead GCC Tourism Recovery from COVID-19

Local tourism and domestic travel are expected to lead the UAE and wider GCC’s recovery from COVID-19 as we begin to see the easing...

Middle East’s Travel and Tourism Market Trends – Low-cost Meets Luxury

There was a visible recovery in travel and tourism across the Middle East in 2012. The increase in the number of inbound trips, despite...

Smartphones and Tablets Transform the Travel and Tourism Sector

The travel and tourism sector today is changing. However, that is not due only to the new habits of the consumers or the...

COVID-19 Puts Over Half of 2020 Passenger Revenues at Risk, Says...

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released updated analysis showing that the COVID-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by $314 billion in...

Best Cruise Lines, Resorts, Destinations for Leisure Travel Recognised

The results are in! For the first time, Global Traveler announces the winners of the Leisure Travel Awards. The awards ran online May–December...

Passenger Traffic at DXB Tops 7.9 Million in January

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) exceeded 7.9 million in January, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. DXB welcomed a...

Sheikh Mohammed Approves Dubai’s Vision for Tourism

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today officially approved Dubai's Vision...

How social media revolutionized travel and leisure industry

Social media is highly influencing and it is on the path to revolutionize today's travel and leisure industry. Nowadays, people who are planning a...

International travellers concerned about safety and security, price and reputation

Destination websites are the #1 source of travel information for international travellers A global study of CNN consumers’ travel perceptions and behavioural trends has revealed...

20th Edition of Arabian Travel Market Starts in May

The largest and most popular travel and tourism event in the Middle East will gather senior travel professionals at the annual Arabian Travel...

UAE Cabinet Approves 5-year Multi-entry Tourist Visa

The UAE Cabinet has approved the issuance of a five-year multi-entry tourist visa for all nationalities visiting the country. The decision was made during the...