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Future of tourism in the Middle East and North Africa

Ministers of Tourism and leading tourism companies from the Middle East and North Africa reiterated their confidence in the growth of tourism in the region during the first UNWTO/Arabian Travel Market

Jordan Tourism Board launches Capture Jordan photo contest

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) has launched a fun and exciting photo contest in English, Arabic German, Spanish, Italian, and French languages that will enable both amateur and professional photograph

Emirates receives its first A380

The Dubai-based Emirates airline receives its first Airbus A380 super jumbo jet on Tuesday as pilots for the company are in Germany to fly the new aircraft from the Airbus factory in Hamburg to the ma

Egypt tourism continues winning streak, releases 2008 projections

Egypt’s tourism sector is looking forward to a positive rest of the year after reporting that Egypt generated over 100 million tourist nights and $ 9.5 billion in tourism revenues since early this y

Executive Talk: Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan

During a recent trip to the Emirates, eTN has had the pleasure of witnessing new development project announcements made by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), the apex body that manages the touris

World economic slowdown will have ‘moderate impact’ on Asia Pacific tourism,...

(eTN) - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that the tourism industry in Asia Pacific should expect a "moderate impact" because of the expected global economic slowdown following worsening US economy, weak dollar, higher fuel costs and concerns about climate change.

Iraq tourism: Ambitious and wishful thinking?

(eTN) - If not for the ongoing war, now already over six years old, Iraq could be cashing in on its ruins - ancient, archaeological ruins, that is, for tourism’s benefit. There are 10,000 archaeological sites scattered all around modern Babylon.

Meet Jordan’s Aqaba

(eTN) - Jordan is continuing to cultivate its new tourism oasis Aqaba to full bloom. It has indeed become, in recent years, a buzzword for business meetings in the Hashemite kingdom. The Gulf can cater to hundreds of delegates expecting high standards in hotels and services, as well as, adequate conference facilities.

Trillions ploughed into Middle East tourism

(TVLW) - The success of the tourism market in the Middle East has been illustrated by a new study, which reveals that 13.33 trillion dirhams (£1.8 trillion) has been invested in the industry to date.