The German National Tourist Board has announced it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The GCC is Germany’s third-largest non-European source market behind China and the United States.
The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81 per cent, from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market.
Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $71 billion to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, the new waterfront dining and leisure destination from master developer Nakheel, is on the menu at the Arabian Travel Market. The event will take place in Dubai until Wednesday, May 1st.
The Balearic Islands government has introduced a new initiative encouraging town councils to contribute to a network of smoke-free beaches in the archipelago.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has advised against “all but essential” travel to Sri Lanka. The move is likely to deal a body blow to the tourism industry in the country and follows a coordinated series of terror attacks over the Easter weekend.
Travellers visiting the United Arab Emirates spent four per cent more last year on their bank cards than in 2017, according to a new report from card company Visa.
Sherwin Arends has joined South African Tourism as trade relations officer, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role following 12 years’ experience working within the travel industry.
Riley, who was appointed to the top post at the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Tourism Organisation in 2009 after acting for a year, has gone on pre-retirement leave ahead of his departure at the end of June this year.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to Yas Island’s series of world-class attractions, is stepping up to host the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019.
Guests continue to flock to attractions such as the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa, while a host of new hotels have joined the market in recent months.
More than 220 people are believed to have died in a series of bomb attacks across Sri Lanka. Three hotels – the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury – were all targeted, with nine foreign tourists reportedly among the dead.