Wednesday 20 October 2021

Spain eases entry rules; no test, vaccine proof needed for Gulf visitors

Spain has eased entry procedures for for touristic purposes from the Gulf following improvement in the pandemic  situation and the progress in vaccination roll-out, both in Spain and the region.   The UAE now joins Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait and Bahrain


WTM London 2021 unveils Saudi as Premier Partner

Saudi Arabia has been announced as Premier Partner of WTM London 2021 as the Kingdom ramps up its global drive to reach 100 million visitors a year by 2030.   The target is part of Vision 2030, a blueprint for the socio-economic future of Saudi Arabia, designed


Dubai Investments plans $272m resort on RAK's Al Marjan Island

Dubai Investments, a leading diversified investment company, has signed an agreement with Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, to acquire land to develop a AED 1 billion ($272 million) mixed-use beachfront residential, beach resort and lifestyle destination o


DAE bolsters liquidity strength with new financing actions

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), the global aviation services company, today announced new financing actions that further enhance the company’s liquidity strength.   The financings include: • $780 million of new senior unsecured term fin


Streamlined digital solution for new arrivals in Mauritius

Mauritius has launched a new streamlined digital solution to help visitors navigate their travel document requirements with ease.   Ever since Mauritius began re-opening its borders earlier this year, arrivals to the Indian Ocean island nation have had to fill i


Carnival Brunch returns to Sheraton JBR

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai, recently announced the return of its Carnival Brunch.   Held in the lush garden of the hotel, the brunch is sure to be an amazing experience where guests can enjoy delicious appetizers, entrees and live cooking stations cre


Research firms to reveal way forward for post-pandemic travel

World-class market research firms will be at WTM London and Travel Forward to reveal their insights and forecasts about the future of travel in a post-pandemic world.   As borders around the world re-open for international tourism, professionals from across the


Europe and Asia Pacific show increased hotel pipeline activity

Two of the four world regions, Europe and Asia Pacific, showed an increase in hotel pipeline activity at the end of the third quarter, according to September 2021 data from STR, which provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the global hospitality industry.


Appetite to travel is high, says survey

A global study of nine markets by Spanish-listed company Amadeus provides insight on traveller attitudes and sentiment around restrictions, digital health data and sustainable travel.   The survey of 9,074 consumers across France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia,


Winter escapes in the desert at Bab Al Shams resort

Take off to the dunes while staying at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and enjoy a 20 per cent discount on luxurious winter experiences.    Visitors can embrace the cooler weather by spending quality time with loved ones at Bab Al Shams, surrounded by signature

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