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.
HAVING RECORDED THE HIGHEST REVENUE FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS, AND A SIX PERCENT RISE IN ARRIVALS,
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ADIB EL KHOURY has been appointed cluster director of sales and marketing for Nassima
JAMES WILSON has been chosen by the board of directors as Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran)’s new CEO.