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Tourism undersecretaries from across the GCC gathered in Riyadh to discuss present conditions and the future path of the regional travel sector.

TOURISM IS INCREASINGLY SEEN IN KUWAIT AS A WAY TO DIVERSIFY THE ECONOMY AND PROPEL EMPLOYMENT. HAKAN PETEK, GENERAL MANAGER, JUMEIRAH MESSILAH BEACH HOTEL & SPA, KUWAIT, SHARES HIS VIEWS ON THE INDUSTRY’S FUTURE PATH.

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort in Morocco saw a notable growth in the number of guests from the Gulf region this summer, reaffirming the North African country’s rising appeal in the Middle East market.

WITH ANNUAL ARRIVALS TO THE KINGDOM RISING FROM JUST FOUR MILLION IN 2000 TO 11.6 MILLION IN 2015, BAHRAIN CONTINUES TO GAIN POPULARITY AS LILIAN ROGER, GENERAL MANAGER, DOWNTOWN ROTANA MANAMA, EXPLAINS.

Qatar Airways has introduced a third daily service between Doha and Riyadh. Operated every day except on Tuesdays, the additional frequency brings the number of weekly flights offered between the capitals to 20, translating into a 40 percent boost.

In a new partnership between GTA and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), members of g shop loyalty scheme have been receiving triple points this summer on all hotel and attraction bookings.

Emirates Park Zoo and Resort unveiled its new identity that better reflects the essence of the destination. The concept is to provide families with the opportunity to interact with a large variety of wildlife

Hotels operating in Sharjah recorded a seven percent growth in revenue in the first half of the year with the figure standing at AED378 million (USD102.9 million). Based on data released by the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA),

WITH SPORTS TOURISM SEEN AS A MAJOR INCOME GENERATOR, RAS AL KHAIMAH IS ON A MISSION TO CAPTURE A FAIR SHARE OF THE PIE AS HAITHAM MATTAR, CEO, RAS AL KHAIMAH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR (H1), 1.4 MILLION TRAVELLERS ENTERED QATAR, SIX PERCENT LESS THAN IN THE EQUIVALENT PERIOD IN 2015, DUE TO THE TIMING OF RAMADAN. The six-month period saw a year-on-year decrease of 15 percent