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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.

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travellers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019.

Qatar Airways has announced that as part of its strategy to invest in the strongest airlines around the world and continue enhancing operations and network connectivity, on December, 28, 2018, it had completed an on-market purchase of certain A shares and H shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (China Southern Airlines).

With the help of an initiative by Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR), one of Germany’s leading association for the digital travel industry, German tourism companies are due to make a joint appearance at ITB China 2019, which will take place from May 15 – 17, 2019 in Shanghai.

The 2nd Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) 2018 was successfully concluded with some 3,120 business matching sessions between its exhibitors and hosted buyers.

Construction of Nakheel’s third expansion at Dubai’s Dragon City – an AED169 million (USD46.01 million) showroom and car park complex– has reached the 80 percent mark.

COMPLIMENTING ITS ALLURING PULL AS A RICH HISTORICAL AND CULTURURAL DESTINATION, EGYPT IS ALSO A TOP CHOICE FOR THOSE SEEKING TO UNWIND AND THOSE SEARCHING FOR THE ULTIMATE THRILL.

DUBAI'S TOURISM VISION FOR 2020 AIMS TO FURTHER LEVERAGE THE SECTOR BY BROADENING THE EMIRATE'S OFFERING ACROSS EVENTS, ATTRACTIONS, INFASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES WHILE ALSO INCREASING THE NUMBER OF REPEAT VISITS.

As Durai revealed, one of the main reasons of the sector’s rapid growth was the introduction of more relaxed visa options, including a new multiple entry visa for cruise guests which facilitated the administrative processes and has helped reach a wider pool of international vacationers.

In line with QTA’s strategy of targeting Kuwait and Oman for leisure trips, Kashif Javed Khan, director, sales and marketing, Governor West Bay Suites & Residences, underlined that the property is primarily targeting Kuwait, Oman, and Turkey, offering numerous summer promotions to add to the appeal.