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Al Badia Golf Club to welcome Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final

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Dubai will once again play host as the European Challenge Tour reaches its climax with the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final hosted by Al Badia Golf Club from November 5th-8th. The season-ending grand finale is the culmination of the 2014 Challenge Tour season which takes in 27 tournaments played across 21 different countries offering a total prize fund of €6,328,000. → Read More

Abu Dhabi in social media focus

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Abu Dhabi has a new destination hashtag - #InAbuDhabi - which will be central to a new social media initiative to encourage visitors and residents to share their experiences of the emirate on their social media channels. → Read More

Carnival looks to expand China presence with CSSC deal

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Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation to explore the possibility of a joint venture aimed at accelerating the development and growth of the Chinese cruise industry. The Chinese sector is expected to be one of the largest cruise markets in the world, with 4.5 million passengers by 2020, according to the Chinese Ministry of Transport. → Read More

Thumburi integrated resort to expand mid-market sector in Maldives

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The first ever integrated Resort Development Project of the Maldives has been launched by HE president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Thumburi integrated resort development project is the embodiment of president Yameen’s vision for guest house islands which was outlined in the PPM tourism manifesto. → Read More

LAAX to open largest ever permanently operated halfpipe

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LAAX, Europe’s leading freestyle destination, is set to kick off the winter season with a truly sensational development: the opening of the largest permanently operated halfpipe in the world. With the new halfpipe totalling 200 metres in length and 6.90 metres in height, the Swiss freeski and snowboard resort is setting a new standard for winter sport, and on December 6th 2014, a grand opening party is being held to celebrate the new superpipe going into operation. → Read More

Burj Khalifa opens world’s highest observation deck

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“It is an extremely dizzy 555 metres from the floor at this brand new observation deck, which has just opened in the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa,” says Phil Blizzard in Dubai. “In fact I actually prefer to use the rather more impressive figure of 1,821 feet! Either way, it is certainly a long way down to the ground, way below at Downtown Dubai.” → Read More

dnata completes Stella Travel Services deal

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dnata announced today it has received regulatory approval of its purchase of the entire issued share capital of Stella Travel Services. The purchase includes Stella Travel Services’ five brands: TravelBag, Travel2, Sunmaster, Global Travel Group and Triton Rooms. → Read More

Gleneagles Arena headed for Ryder Cup host

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Hot on the heels of hosting a successful Ryder Cup, The Gleneagles Hotel has revealed plans for a new 2500 square metre event space – The Gleneagles Arena. Located within Gleneagles’ 850 acre estate, as part of its Activity School complex, the Gleneagles Arena will transform one of its current equestrian arenas into a modern and versatile event space which also doubles as a four-court indoor tennis centre. → Read More

Prince Sultan bin Salman to lead Saudi delegation to GCC tourism summit

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Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities president Prince Sultan bin Salman will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the first constituent meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council tourism ministers to be held in Kuwait. An SCTA official said earlier that the first meeting of the ministers of tourism from GCC countries will discuss a number of key issues related to promoting tourism and heritage programs in the Gulf region. → Read More

Panama welcomes new Gehry-designed museum

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Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, along with the nation’s Tourism Authority Administrator, Jesus Sierra Victoria, have inaugurated the first phase of Panama’s new Biomuseum designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The museum, which is the only project Frank Gehry has designed in Latin America, will place Panama as “a world-class historical library on the evolution of species”, said Victoria. → Read More

Dubai Golf driving golf tourism in the UAE

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Video: Breaking Travel News continues its series of golf tourism reports ahead of the debut World Golf Awards to be held in The Algarve, Portugal, next month. On this occasion Phil Blizzard visits the Emirates Golf Club an iconic golf course, and home to the Dubai Desert Classic, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary. → Read More

DreamTrips Vacation Club takes latest World Travel Awards title

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DreamTrips Vacation Club has been named Asia’s Leading Travel Club by the World Travel Awards at the annual Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony in New Delhi. This is the third WTA regional award for the travel club this year, with the brand having also taken the titles of Europe’s Leading Travel Club and Africa’s Leading Travel Club. → Read More

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