Category: Middle East

Turkey announces single entry visa with 2-year validity for Indian Travellers

    In an attempt to boost the arrival of Indian tourists to Turkey the Embassy of The Republic of Turkey in India recently announced to offer long validity visas to the Indian applicants. Under this decision, the Turkish consulate will offer single entry visas with 2-year validity for applicants. In addition to this, Turkey […]

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Saudi Arabia: The fastest growing tourist destination in the world

Saudi Arabia first opened its doors to international tourists in September 2019. By March 2020, more than 500,000 tourism visas had been issued, making Saudi Arabia the fastest growing destination in the world, according to the WTTC Economic Impact Report. International visitors could explore the country’s five UNESCO heritage sites, as well as pristine beaches, […]

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Green shoots of revival bloom in Dubai’s tourism and hospitality sectors

Dubai’s tourism and hospitality sectors are benefitting from a rapid rebound driven by a multi-phase roadmap being executed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). Prominent players in the industry have experienced a surge of interest from across the world since the reopening of the city to international tourists on 7 July. […]

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Tel Aviv-Yafo presents Israel’s First ‘Sail-In’ Cinema

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is extending its major efforts to provide creative solutions for residents impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. With the coronavirus outbreak proving particularly challenging for the cultural sector worldwide, outdoor initiatives are representing almost the sole solution for cultural events. Last week, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality’s Arts and Culture Division (Performance Department), in partnership […]

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Dubai Exports expands international office network to support Dubai exporters

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of Dubai Economy, has expanded its international office network to 24 cities around the world, as part of its on-going efforts to support and boost exports and re-exports through Dubai. The expansion in office representation is part of a Dubai Exports wider strategy to explore various avenues and strategies […]

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Qatar Airways to resume Guangzhou passenger flights from 26 July

The much-anticipated resumption of Guangzhou passenger flights will further enhance the airline’s commitment to the Chinese market by providing passengers access between Doha, China and beyond via the airline’s award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), which was recently voted ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth year in a row by the SKYTRAX […]

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Tripoto with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi promotes UAE to Indian travellers

Tripoto, the global travel community, has partnered with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) to promote the capital of the UAE as the ideal destination for Indian travellers. As part of the partnership, Tripoto created four Gigapixels – digital image bitmaps composed of one billion pixels each and featuring 1,000 times […]

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Dubai Tourism organizes webinar and online gaming event for Indian trade partners

As Dubai readies itself to open its doors to visitors from around the world, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is focused on assuring travelers and trade partners of the city’s ability to not only receive guests safely and allow for a well-rounded destination experience; but also be able to ensure that […]

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Israel’s Ministry of Tourism Announce Purple Standard for Reopening and Operating Hotels

In preparation for reopening Israel to both domestic and international tourism, Israel’s Ministries of Tourism and Health have outlined the “Purple Standard”, a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for operating hotels in the country. For hotels to remain in compliance with the new procedures, they must reach and maintain several benchmarks outlined by Ministry of […]

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Tel Aviv-Yafo opens restaurants, cafes, bars & beaches

  The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality continues to help businesses in the city in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and is opening restaurants, bars and cafes next few weeks. The municipality has approached the city’s business owners and offered to expand their usage of public space in order to be able to comply with the […]

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