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Al-Shaibani appointed chairman of Nakheel

Al-Shaibani appointed chairman of Nakheel

Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Shaibani has taken over as chairman of Nakheel following the resignation of Ali Rashid Lootah. Nakheel is a Dubai-based property developer, responsible, among a number of developments, for the construction of Palm Jumeirah.

UNWTO records 1.5bn tourism arrivals in 2019

UNWTO records 1.5bn tourism arrivals in 2019

Some 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in 2019 – a new record. The figure is a four per cent increase on the number from 2018, with similar growth expected in 2020.

Saint Lucia unveils new ambassador programme

Saint Lucia unveils new ambassador programme

Speaking on behalf of the government during a press briefing, minister for culture and creative industries, Fortuna Belrose, said that cabinet had ratified the proposal which came out of the Cultural Development Foundation last year.

Keep calm: ABTA updates Brexit advice to UK travellers

Keep calm: ABTA updates Brexit advice to UK travellers

This latest advice highlights that the UK is now on track to enter a transition period at the end of the month meaning that all travel requirements and arrangements will remain the same until at least the end of December.