Category: Middle East

Jerusalem to host the Annual Open House Jerusalem festival

Some of Jerusalem’s most fascinating architectural treasures will open their doors to the public for the Annual Open House Jerusalem festival, which takes place this year from October 31 – November 2. As part of the international Open House festival, one weekend a year Jerusalem offers a once in lifetime access to unseen artistic treasures […]

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Azerbaijan witnesses 80% growth in Indian tourists; conducts three-city roadshow in India

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) recently held a three-city roadshow from September 9 to 13 in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. The event brought together key travel industry leaders in the region to build valuable connections between the countries. Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to India, officials from the Azerbaijan Tourism Board, led by […]

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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority launches latest adventure attraction – Jebel Jais Zipline Tour

In an ongoing effort to further develop and expand the Emirate’s adventure tourism portfolio, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced the official launch of the latest adventure tourism product on Jebel Jais, the ‘Jebel Jais Zipline Tour’, in partnership with ToroVerde, which will join and complement the existing attractions including the Jebel Jais […]

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Qatar wins bid to Host World Symposium of Choral Music in 2023

Following a successful bid by Qatar National Choral Association, supported by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), Qatar has won the rights to host the World Symposium of Choral Music (WSCM) in 2023. Held once every three years, the International Federation of Choral Music’s (IFCM) flagship event is considered the most prestigious non-competitive choral event and […]

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Disney live shows back to Egypt

Minister of Tourism Rania Al Mashat expressed her pleasure over the return of Disney Live shows to Egypt, inviting travellers from the entire world to the country to watch the entertainment show at the covered hall of Cairo Stadium. The Minister tweeted, “We are very very happy with the return of Mickey & Minnie @Disney […]

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Dubai sees 17% increase in delegate impact from business event bid wins in H1 2019

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has recorded exceptional results during the first half of 2019, securing 118 successful bid wins for events to be hosted in Dubai over the coming years. These events won in H1 2019, including conferences, meetings and incentives, are set to attract 75,288 delegates from around the […]

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Ras Al Khaimah to host the region’s first WTTC ‘Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum’ in October

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced recently that the Emirate will be hosting the World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum 2019 on October 2 bringing together key industry leaders to discuss the core issues facing the region’s Travel & Tourism sector. The forum will be organised for […]

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Saudi Arabia lifts restrictions on ability of women to independently obtain passports and travel freely

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced groundbreaking legal changes to enhance the role of women in society, including an end to restrictions on travel that puts women above the age of 21 on the same legal footing as adult men. The official gazette published a Royal Decree issued on July 30 ratifying a Council of […]

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Israel Tourism conducts a roadshow in New Delhi

Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) conducted a roadshow in the capital city of New Delhi on August 22 to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade fraternity. In an effort to retain the growth momentum of Indian arrivals to Israel, the team interacted with over 300 key travel and tour operators, MICE providers, up-market […]

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Hajj 2019: More than 1.8 million international pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia has so far welcomed more than 1.8 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage which begins later this week, according to the latest statistics issued by the Saudi General Directorate of Passports. In a news conference in the port city of Jeddah, Major General […]

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