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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference set for inaugural UAE...

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 is a three-day niche event with both conference and travel mart components, bringing...

Top-level training series returns to Arabian Travel Market

Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “The Travel Agents’ Academy at this year’s Arabian Travel Market is being held at a timely juncture...

Viceroy Hotel Group unveils Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

This weekend, Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) raised the curtains to unveil Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, a stunning beachfront resort at the center of Dubai's...

Etihad Airways: Ban? What ban? US bookings remain “healthy”

One airline from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Etihad Airways, says bookings to the US are 'strong' despite the ban on the use of...

UAE airports forecast 6.3% passenger growth in 2017 despite headwinds

Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, ‘Trumponomics’ and Brexit, the UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual...

GATE: Conference and Pavilion within the Dubai Airshow Returns for 2017

The Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE) will return for its fourth instalment during the Dubai Airshow 2017 in November this year at DWC, Dubai...

DUKES Dubai is opened

Dubai has been furnished with a quintessentially British offering with the opening of the new five star DUKES Dubai hotel on the west trunk...

Etihad Airways check on biofuel progress at Masdar

Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, and Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive Vice President Commercial, joined Scott Fancher, Boeing Senior Vice President, at...

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority hosts accident report workshop

DUBAI, UAE - The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently held an accident comments workshop as final report preparations are put in place for the United Parcel Services (UPS) Boeing 747-400 F

UAE tops Middle East with $10 billion in tourism receipts

The UAE has topped the Middle East region for international tourism receipts in 2012, according to data released by the UN’s World Tourism Organisation.

Dubai tourists beating summer heat by keeping cool at ice cafe

DUBAI, UAE - It’s well-known for its high summer temperatures and iconic landmarks.But visitors to Dubai can take in the sights without working up a sweat.

Tourists go on gold buying spree in UAE

DUBAI, UAE - Gold, in any form, has now emerged the favored souvenir for visitors to the UAE, as they try to take full advantage of the volatility the metal prices have had since the second-half of Ap

After 26 years, UAE re-joins UNWTO

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rejoined the organization 26 years after having left UNWTO.

11 million tourists visit UAE in 2012

International arrivals to the UAE increased healthily in 2012, reaching an estimated 11 million tourists delegates heard today at the latest WTM Vision Conference - Dubai held at Reed Travel Exhibitio

Shaikh Mohammed sets ambitious tourism targets for Dubai

DUBAI - Setting an ambitious but realistic tourism target, Dubai on Saturday unveiled its grand vision that seeks to draw 20 million visitors per year and Dh300 billion in annual revenues by 2020.

UAE tourism to Italy to increase in 2013

ABU DHABI, UAE - The number of tourists from the UAE to Italy is expected to increase this year by 5-7 percent, Santino Adriano Berrino, president of the Italian Tourism Union – Foreign Branch, said

No more bikinis and Speedos at UAE beaches

Tourists are being warned to cover up on certain public beaches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or face a fine for showing too much skin.

Tourism sector contributes $52 billion to UAE economy in 2012

The UAE's travel and tourism industry is growing significantly faster than the world growth average, according to new new economic research released by The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

UAE tourism industry ranked most competitive in region

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – A new World Economic Forum report ranked the travel and tourism industry in UAE as most competitive in the region.

Starwood Hotels CEO says not possible to run global business from...

DUBAI, UAE – “With 80 percent of Starwood’s pipeline coming from rapidly-growing markets, it is simply not possible to lead a truly global business from a boardroom in Connecticut,” says Starw

Growing number of UAE visitors in Seychelles

Seychelles has been seeing the number of visitors from the UAE grow in numbers.

Seychelles records upsurge in tourist arrivals from UAE

The Seychelles islands has lately recorded a remarkable upsurge in tourist arrivals from the United Arab Emirates Market (UAE), which has resulted in the country reaching over 10,000 visitors arriving

Anger in Abu Dhabi over Ethiopian refusal to let flag carrier...

(eTN) - A regular Gulf aviation source has let it drop that anger is boiling over in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, after it was learned that the Ethiopian authorities have withheld approvals for Etiha

Jumeirah goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

DUBAI, UAE - Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has a legacy of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and, now that the Group's portfolio has do

Amiri Decree issued to state Sharjah Media Centre as an independent...

SHARJAH, UAE - His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued the Amiri Decree No.

Back to the future in the Middle East

Twenty-five years ago, the aviation market in the UAE looked very different from today. Back in 1987 there were just 24,000 departing flights from the UAE, providing fewer than 6 million seats.

Seychelles Tourism Minister addresses Routes session in Abu Dhabi

A Seychelles tourism delegation led by Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, and including the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; Senior Marketing Executive, Amy Michel; a

World Route Development Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi

ADU DHABI, UAE - As more than 350 air transport leaders make preparations for the World Route Development Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi at the end of the week, one of the event’s speakers lays out hi

Saudi Arabia says no to protest against US-made anti-Islam film

Thousands of Pakistanis are burning properties of their country against US-made, anti-Islam film and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a French magazine.

UAE: No visa restrictions for low-income visitors from South Asia

A top UAE official denied Wednesday reports that the Gulf state had toughened visa rules for tourists from labour-exporting South Asians nations banning low-income visitors.