Tourism: 2.8 Million UK Tourists to Visit the GCC by 2024

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Arrivals from the UK to the GCC will increase 22 percent over the period 2018 to 2024, driven by new and direct flight routes, competitive airfares and a growing number of leisure travelers, according to the latest data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Center from April 19-22, 2020. According to […]

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Tourism: No selfies, no sitting, no stealing sand – things tourists are banned from doing around the world

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Bans are introduced at tourist resorts and attractions for a variety of reasons. Some acknowledge the sacred rights of indigenous people, such as the climbing ban now in force at Australian sandstone monolith Uluru Others are linked to the scourge of overtourism or are enacted as an anti-terrorism measure (the bans on full-face veils in public places that are currently […]

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Tourism: Number of tourists from seven of the top 10 countries visiting South Africa declines

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The number of tourists from the majority of the top 10 countries visiting SA declined on an annual basis in August, according to data released by Stats SA on Monday. The tourism sector — seen as a means to unlock jobs and economic growth in SA — has been battling to stay competitive due to uncertainty over visa arrangements for […]

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News: How Policy Can Boost Africa’s Tourism Traffic

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States alone recorded 184 million passengers in one year while the total international tourist arrivals for the entire African continent as published by World Tourism Organization (WTO) 2018 report does not have up to 50 million arrivals for 2017. The Director, Government, Legal & Industry Affairs, African Airlines Association, Mr. Aaron Munetsi has […]

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Africa: Angola prepares a project to allow tourists in transit to get to know the country

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The “Stopover” tourist project, which aims to allow tourists in transit through Angolan airports to get to know other areas of the country, was presented on Tuesday in Luanda in a joint effort between the Institute of Tourism Promotion (Infotur) and Angolan flagship air carrier TAAG, the local press reported. The project has two schemes, one of which is free […]

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Tourism: ‘Crimes against tourists need to be taken seriously’

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Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa says South Africa, on paper, should be one of the top tourist attractions in the world, however, there are factors deterring potential visitors. Department of Tourism has said that the country is perceived negatively abroad because of crimes involving tourists thus causing a decline in tourism rates. Bongani Bingwa chats to […]

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Tourism: Too Much Tourists are Eating up the Space as same Factors are driving Up Arrivals

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In 1953, mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first confirmed summiting of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Recently, Everest has grown so popular that photos are surfacing showing huge lines of climbers waiting to surmount that same peak. On rarefied ground where once only Norgay and Hillary tread, now climbers are dying because of overcrowding. A less […]

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Africa: Violence in Mali Put an End to a Thriving Tourist Industry, as Government seeks to Tap Into China’s Tourism Market

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A dozen Chinese tourists, armed with their cameras, are capturing the sights, standing on sandstone cliffs looking over dusty plains 1500 feet below. The sky is clear: in the distance, hundreds of villages on the plains of Dogon country stretch as far as the horizon. Behind them, hardly visible, a handful of Malian soldiers wait with assault rifles at the […]

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Africa: Air access important if SA wants 5 million more tourists – official

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Air access is very important if SA Tourism (SAT) wants to deliver on the goal of attracting 5 million more tourists by 2021 compared to 2017 – 4 million more international tourists and a million more domestic tourists, according to Bradley Brower, head of global trade for SA Tourism (SAT). “It is very important to understand how complex air access […]

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Africa: Controversial birth certificate rules for foreign tourists in SA to be scrapped

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It’s taken four months for the government to fully establish clarity on this situation, but better late than never hey? The requirement for foreign minors to produce a birth certificate upon arrival in South Africa is set to be dropped, according to an official government publication. The whole process has been deemed as convoluted and over the top: Acquiring birth […]

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