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The GCC is gaining a stronger position to become a world-class global tourism hub backed by competitive advantages that attract international travellers looking for new tourism experiences, according to a report released by Orient Planet Research, an Orient Planet Group venture.

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa (MEA) has unveiled partnership with Holidays by flydubai, the holidays division of Dubai-based airline flydubai, with an aim to boost the MEA tourism sector.

This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) witnessed a 106 percent increase in visitors from China and a 20 percent increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.

While South Africa’s cool climate provides the ideal relief from the GCC’s soaring temperatures this summer, Arambrook Boutique Hotel provides a stylish setting and close proximity to a range of outdoor adventures and activities.


Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session.

80 young people from Cape Town got to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, celebrating Mandela heritage and footprint in the city. Hosted by Cape Town Tourism, learners from two marginalised areas around Cape Town Langa and Khayelitsha, were given the opportunity to walk in Nelson Madela’s footsteps and to learn about his life and legacy, particularly how Cape Town formed part of the former-presidents life, in commemoration of the Mandela Centenary celebrations this year, and during tourism month.

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