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A recent social media and online campaign www.exploremyregion.com, initiated by Bavaria-based Outdooractive, Europe's largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and skiing, has received a timely boost, just weeks after launching.

Saudi Summer, the Kingdom’s largest ever domestic leisure tourism campaign, launched by the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), has published visitor and spending statistics for the first half of the campaign, revealing a highly successful first phase.

Almosafer, a leading omnichannel travel brand of Saudi Arabia, recently announced the launch of a holistic strategy to support the development of domestic tourism in the country, with dedicated packages and a 360 degrees promotional campaign aimed at boosting domestic travel bookings and encouraging Saudi nationals to explore the beauty of their own country over the coming months.

The Sultanate of Oman welcomed more than 3,5 million tourists in 2019, which reflected an 8,14 percent increase as compared to the number of visits registered in 2018.

Abu Dhabi announces the launch of its strategy for the tourism sector, which has been created in anticipation for the return of tourists worldwide.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism has recently convened all Arab League nations to agree unified measures for the tourism sector’s recovery. 

Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) who recently met for the 63rd time.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) recently announced the launch of a safe and clean certification programme – a first of its kind in the region, and one which seeks to uplift and standardise the cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organisations in the tourism sector.

Bavaria-based Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired UK-based ViewRanger, featuring a range of additional destinations and exceptional routes and trails, across the globe.

COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing that 100 percent of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72 percent have completely closed their borders to international tourism.