Tourism: UAE exempts children of tourists under the age of 18 from visa fee Valid from July 15 to September 15

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Children of tourists, under the age of 18 visiting UAE will be exempted from visa fee, during the summer season from July 15th to September 15th of each year UAE cabinet announced on Sunday The new law came in support of family tourism and to reduce the cost on visitors in the holiday season. The Cabinet’s decision reflects the UAE’s […]

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Africa: UAE Cabinet approves day visas at airports to boost tourism numbers

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A new plan to give more travellers a visit visa when they arrive at any UAE airport will encourage them to explore the country and boost tourism spending. The move, outlined by the UAE Cabinet on Sunday, is a part of a broader plan to encourage transit passengers to stay in the country longer and visit its landmarks. At present, […]

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Aviation: UAE lifts Ban on Tunisian Females and Tunisia lifts Ban on Emirates Airlines

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Tunisia announced late Thursday, they would end the crisis banning Tunisian women that started two weeks ago and continue flights. In a UAE Foreign Ministry statement that was shared by WAM news agency, it was announced that “the competent authorities in the UAE have decided that the standard processes will be reinstated to their normal […]

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Aviation: Ghana in UAE for meetings to form National Airline, confirmed as Hub for West Africa

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The Honorable Minister of Aviation of Ghana and a delegation were in the UAE during the Arabia Travel Market exhibition earlier this month to discuss bilateral agreements with top airline companies. Emirates Airline has confirmed that Ghana is a strategic destination for them, while Qatar Airways announces a new destination to Accra in early 2018. Abu Dhabi Aviation and Royal […]

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Tourism: Tanzania eyes tourists from Southeast Asia, the Pacific Rim and Brazil

Tanzania eyes tourists from Southeast Asia, the Pacific Rim and Brazil Looking to attract 3 million tourists in the next 2 years, Tanzania has switched its marketing plans to focus at new emerging market sources in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Rim, and South America. Under tourism marketing coordination by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), Tanzania is looking to raise the […]

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Aviation: Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status

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Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status The airline, which is owned by the UAE state-owned company Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), was in a buoyant mood at the time having recently overtaken Air France as the biggest non-African airline flying into Africa, according to aviation data firm Innovata. Two years later the […]

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Tourism: Morocco aims for 100, 000 Chinese tourists annually by 2018

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Morocco aims for 100, 000 Chinese tourists annually by 2018 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the “1,000 Chinese Visitors to Morocco” campaign with Beijing Yougo World International Travel Service Co. Ltd. (Uniway), the largest Chinese tour operator specialising in outbound tourism to the Middle East and Africa. The award-winning airline is also joining […]

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Aviation: Tough times hits Etihad Airways as it confirms job cuts

Tough times hits Etihad Airways as it confirms job cuts Etihad Airways has confirmed plans to lay-off an unspecified number of employees as it grapples with what it termed, “an increasingly competitive landscape.” The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said in a statement this weekend that the layoffs will constitute “a measured reduction of headcount in some parts of the business.” According […]

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Aviation: SAA and RwandAir reject reports by Nigerian Media

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The national carriers of Rwanda, and South Africa, RwandAir and South Africa Airways (SAA), have both rejected Media reports published in the Guardian, one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers in the country and a popular online news medium, Sahara reporters. Imagine addressing a Press conference to announce the introduction of Airbus A330 to Lagos as a show of confidence in the […]

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