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In January and February, Egypt Tourism Authority (ETA) registered a six percent year-on-year boost in inbound travellers from Saudi Arabia, with the figure reaching 59,000.

Currently we are focussing more on [...] MICE. “Abu Dhabi is not the only city where the oil price dropping reflected on the hospitality field but [this has also affected] Dubai and other major cities in the GCC,

According to Walid Al-Awa, general manager, Tamani Marina Hotel, Dubai, the establishment witnessed an increased demand from all GCC countries during the first quarter of the year.

KLM introduced its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Muscat daily route, with the Omani capital becoming the third GCC destination to be served by the aircraft. With a total capacity of 294 passengers, the plane offers fully-flat seats,

Profit per room at properties in Kuwait City showed a 15.7 percent year-on-year plunge in January, led by a 5.9 percent decrease in RevPAR, to USD118.66, as interest for

Tourism is fast becoming a key engine in Ajman’s development with revenues generated by the industry having risen 19 percent year-on-year in 2015, to AED359 million (USD97.7 million).

Visa requirements have been lifted by Azerbaijan for citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and a number of Asian countries.

According to a study conducted by Strategy&, business tourists represented one third of all visitors to the GCC in 2015, indicating that the segment is growing rapidly with Dubai alone holding nearly 27 percent of the USD1.3 billion MICE market.

Qatar Airways started four-weekly nonstop operations between Doha and Ras Al Khaimah, marking its fifth destination in the UAE.

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