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Dear Travel and Tourism Friends

As you are all aware the COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe effect on the global travel and tourism industry.

These times are hard for all, as tourism enterprises / organisations hardly operate or have ceased to operate during this pandemic. Not to mention the immense impact this is having on industry professionals and employees.

We at Travel Trade Publications and our online products are still here to support you!

We will continue covering your news on our online platforms, on a daily basis, in the mist of this delicate pandemic climate.

Send us your news, whether it is future plans and developments of your organisation or even on how your company is currently coping during this challenging period.

You are also welcome to send your views, concerns and / or suggestions for the tourism industry.

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The Travel Trade Publications Team

Germany’s second biggest city Hamburg is becoming one of the favourite European travel destinations for Gulf travellers, with an increasing number of new and exciting experiences and events for both the young and the old to enjoy in the Hanseatic city.

H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister, UAE, inaugurated the world's first floating Smart Police Station, at GITEX 2019.


The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], the global body that represents the private sector of the Travel & Tourism industry, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to make Saudi Arabia a top five inbound destination, with 100 million international and domestic visits, by 2030.

Following the news September 27 that Saudi Arabia has introduced reforms to its visa regulations and dress-code restrictions for women to encourage foreign tourists, Richard Thompson, editorial director, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offered his view on Saudi Arabia’s tourism market.

The Oman Ministry of Tourism revealed that there has been a significant increase in the number of tourists who flocked to Dhofar during this year’s Salalah Khareef Festival, significantly boosting its ongoing efforts to position the Sultanate on the global tourism landscape by promoting the country as a popular international tourist destination.