Archive for: Tourism

Tips on Travelling to Top Destinations for Eid Holidays

Tips on Travelling to Top Destinations for Eid Holidays

We have explored Wego traveller’s favourite and emerging destinations to suit families, couples and singles for Eid holiday travel – because every traveller and every destination is unique! Ramadan travel: families, couples and singles – where to go? Wego reveals destinations to suit every travelling style Families – big and small […]

 
 

Top 8 Reasons To Visit London This Summer

Top 8 Reasons To Visit London This Summer

Your Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your Summer in and around London Celebrated around the world for its diverse arts and culture, cutting-edge fashion, and iconic landmarks, London can often be a maze for travellers choosing what to do in and around the United Kingdom capital.  From historic sporting events and […]

 
 

Taiwan becomes preferred destination for the Middle East traveller in 2017

Taiwan becomes preferred destination for the Middle East traveller in 2017

Participates in its fourth successful year at ATM this year… The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) along with a special delegation participated in Arabian Travel Mart 2017; and as part of its trade initiatives organized two special MICE evenings in association with Cozmo Travels and ATS Travels apart from travel agent […]

 
 

Taiwan – Truly Asia’s Hidden Gem

Taiwan – Truly Asia’s Hidden Gem

Taiwan is a beautiful island country layered with the heritage of Taiwanese aboriginals, Dutch, Spanish and Chinese in a beautiful cultural amalgam of sorts. Endowed with magnificent peaks, green rolling hills, plains, basins, coastlines, lush forests and national parks, it is also a nature lover’s paradise. At the backdrop of […]

 
 

France to form new powerful tourism office in India, Middle East and China

France to form new powerful tourism office in India, Middle East and China

   New entity expected to have EUR4 million annual budget The Cotentin Peninsula – also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula – in the Normandy region of France, will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few months. By June this year, 11 local tourism […]

 
 

IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

In a pompous display of water, light, fire and pyrotechniques, Dubai Festival City officially launched IMAGINE – a cutting-edge multimedia entertainment spectacular. The showcase was one of the highlights of the opening day of the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid […]

 
 

Why Autumn is the Perfect Season to Visit Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is more fantastic in Autumn season If you weren’t able to take a break in summer but plan to travel to a beautiful place, Mr. Rashid Al Noori, The Chairman of the Representative office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in GCC recommends you travel to […]

 
 

Azerbaijan: GCC’s Favourite New Destination

Azerbaijan: GCC’s Favourite New Destination

Azerbaijan is the latest hot spot destination for GCC tourists With 30 times increase of visitors from UAE and GCC, thanks to the recent waiver in Visa requirements for travelers from the GCC Tourists from GCC are flocking to Azerbaijan. According to the latest Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan […]

 
 

Travel Out Of Bosnian Blight – Interview With HelloBosnia.com

Travel Out Of Bosnian Blight – Interview With HelloBosnia.com

Bosnia & Herzegovina is rising from the shadows of an infamous past,  flowering into a tourism hot-spot – attracting travellers especially from the Middle East. In the entire journey, Armin Osmancevic is determined to connect people with his beloved hometown – both emotionally and digitally. We spoke to him about his […]

 
 

Holidaying With Halal Tourism – Interview with MuslimBreak.com

Holidaying With Halal Tourism – Interview with MuslimBreak.com

In this Interview with Eyup Celik, the co-founder of MuslimBreak.com, we provide insights into the global halal travel and tourism market The economic success of certain Islamic countries and the Muslim community gobally has translated into travelers exploring the world beyond their boundaries, albeit without compromising on their Halal consciousness.  According to The […]

 
 

Why should you holiday in Taiwan?

Why should you holiday in Taiwan?

Think East, think Taiwan.  [This is part 1 of Arabian Gazette’s Taiwan series. We are touring Taiwan on the invitation of the Taiwan Tourism Board] Most of us think as far as Thailand, Philippines or perhaps Phuket. The rest is termed as Far East. How far can these places be with […]

 
 

Bali tops as the best wellness destination in Asia

Bali tops as the best wellness destination in Asia

Male and Phnom Penh also feature as the must visit places for wellness holidays.  As a tourist, we look for beach holidays, holidays in the hills, jungle safaris or luxury holidays. But many of us are increasingly looking for wellness holidays. What are wellness holidays? Basically, you travel to seek improved […]

 
 

Kerala, India: Experience Raw Nature in Style!

Kerala, India: Experience Raw Nature in Style!

Manal Assaad shares her trip to ‘God’s own country’, Kerala, India. When I first said that I was traveling to Kerala in India, I was warned about the food, the weather and the crowdedness… Very few people, including me, really knew Kerala and what to expect! I assure you that […]

 
 

Singapore: The Ultra Tropical Island Experience

Singapore: The Ultra Tropical Island Experience

Manal Assaad shares her recent visit to Singapore and tells us why the city-state experience is a not-to-be-missed one! When you think of a “tropical island”, you think of green lush jungles, white sand beaches, blue seas, and small villages. Well, you wouldn’t be totally wrong if that’s what comes […]

 
 

MENA Luxury Travel – Key Facts and Figures [Infographic]

MENA Luxury Travel – Key Facts and Figures [Infographic]

YouGov report highlights appeal of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as global luxury hotspot MENA Luxury Travellers spend around US$8,310 per trip Dubai ranked top spot as the preferred upscale destination in MENA Arabian Travel Market 2015 to feature International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) “A 2014 YouGov Luxury Travel report […]

 
 

Switzerland Diaries: Travel Checklist

Switzerland Diaries: Travel Checklist

[This is a series of articles from the author on her experiences in Switzerland.] Conservative Yet Casual–that is Switzerland for you! “Sprechen Sie Englisch?” (Do you speak English?) This one sentence can get you the much needed warm reception in this otherwise cool place. Most Swiss people speak English but […]

 
 

Cleaning Companies Sustaining The True Beauty of UAE

Cleaning Companies Sustaining The True Beauty of UAE

Surge of cleaning companies in UAE is the outcome of the efforts to keep the country clean and unpolluted for a better and healthy lifestyle. Other than the magnificent structures and tallest buildings, the most commendable thing in United Arab Emirates is the level of cleanliness maintained by the government […]

 
 

Dubai establishes itself as a leading global hospitality destination

Dubai establishes itself as a leading global hospitality destination

1.4 million visits from Saudi Arabia to Dubai in 2013 Demand for hotel accommodation in Dubai has grown significantly in the last 7 years, according to the latest report from Deloitte and STR Global. Across the upmarket sectors, demand measured in rooms sold has risen by almost 79% between 2006 and […]

 
 

Arabian Travel Market: Travelling through the World Differently [VIDEO]

Arabian Travel Market: Travelling through the World Differently [VIDEO]

Arabian Travel Market is a unique platform that allows for deeper perspective on the entire Middle East and the wider tourism domain. The world is a global village. And various contemporary fairs and events mark its uneventful continuity into the deepest pores of globalisation. The Arabian Travel Market (ATM), currently […]

 
 

The Taiwanese Connection: The Touristic Delving

The Taiwanese Connection: The Touristic Delving

Taiwan as a hub of tourism is one that remains in relative obscurity. Boasting of myriad cultural legacies, Taiwan however is a must-see tourism locale. Man is a social animal. This popular phrase says it all for the inherent nomad who lives within each one of us and whose quests, […]

 
 

Aviation Leaders Urge Partnerships for Success

An illustration of the Dubai World Central. Image - Asiatraveltips.com

Top Tweets, Views, Photos and Videos from the summit.

 
 

The Yakutian Advantage: Investing in the Far-East Singularity

The Yakutian Advantage: Investing in the Far-East Singularity

8th April 2014 will see the commencement of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai which will see delegates from all over the world, including the Sakha Republic of Russia, for whom this meeting is an inaugural participation. Otherwise colloquially known as Yakutia, the Sakha Republic is located in far-east […]

 
 

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

Statistics for commuter traffic for February, released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), showed a surge in the demand for the aviation transportation with a percentage increase of about 5.4 percent. This increase has been placed in context to the commuter traffic trend for February, in the previous year. […]

 
 

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Sometimes we wish we were birds. Flying to innumerable places, seeing the world through eyes unencumbered by boundaries and restrictions. But where our idealistic dreams of being birds and soaring across the world map may be left short-changed, there are many other ways in which a part of our dreams […]

 
 

India offers visas on arrival to 180 countries including UAE and GCC

India offers visas on arrival to 180 countries including UAE and GCC

India is gearing up to offer visas on arrival for national from 180 countries including the UAE and other GCC nations like Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. India is now offering visas on arrival to passport holders from 180 countries including GCC nationals from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, […]

 
 

European destinations favoured by ME travelers

European destinations favoured by ME travelers

European destinations find favour with Middle Eastern travelers, where they spend significantly more than the average traveler and stay longer. According to a study by the leading price comparison site HotelsCombined, Middle Easterners traveling to Europe increased by 45 percent this summer, compared to the same period last year. Cities […]

 
 

Etisalat Eye of the Emirates says higher numbers

Etisalat Eye of the Emirates says higher numbers

Having just celebrated its 8th anniversary, the Etisalat-Eye of the Emirates has recorded 10 percent growth in the number of visitors when compared to the 1st half of 2012. Boasting the highest Ferris Wheel in the region, the Etisalat-Eye of the Emirates is the most visible landmark in Al Qasba, and […]

 
 

Dubai sets Vision 2020 for Tourism

Dubai sets Vision 2020 for Tourism

Dubai’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has approved Vision 2020 for tourism, which sets aggressive targets for an increase in number of tourists and overall contribution to overall economy. The Vision has been developed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) under direction from […]

 
 

Grand Real Estate Plans for Dubai

Downtown Dubai.Image Courtesy:Downtown Dubai,The Centre of Now.

  Emaar Properties and two other developers have announced more grand projects to fuel the recovery of the Dubai real estate sector at a recent property show and Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer and the builder of the Burj Khalifa, have revealed their intentions to build an even taller tower […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Hospitality Sector exhibits high growth in Q1

Anantara Easter Mangroves Hotel & Spa Abudhabi. Image Courtesy :EMHS

  Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority recently released their performance figures for the first quarter of this year. The Q1 performance has been commendable and has shown across-the-board growth in guest numbers, guest nights, average-length-of-stay and revenues. A comprehensive detail of the Q1 figures revealed the following statistics: 631,417 guests […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi – A Shopper’s Paradise

Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi.  Photo-Hamad

Abu Dhabi is fast joining the ranks of top global cities known for offering endless shopping options to tourists and other visitors. This was revealed in a new report via a study conducted by property advisory firm CBRE and covers major metropolitan cities of the world. With an estimated 0.8 […]

 
 

Hotel Occupancy in Dubai hits record 90%

Hotel Occupancy in Dubai hits record 90%

According to TRI Hospitality Consulting’s Hotstat’s survey, the hotel occupancy in Dubai and the adjoining state Abu Dhabi hit a staggering estimated 90%. The reason: Dubai Shopping Festival. The survey that analyses data across hotels, rated as 4-star or 5-star across the Mena region, presented that the average occupancy rates […]

 
 

UAE, Saudi Arabia Improve Their Branding

UAE, Saudi Arabia Improve Their Branding

Thanks to hectic reform efforts by respective governments, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have made noticeable improvements in a newly published country branding list. These results were acknowledged in the “Country Brand Ranking 2012” list released by Bloom Consulting, a strategy consultancy specializing in country branding. Saudi Arabia improved its […]

 
 

Dubai posts strong visitor numbers

Dubai posts strong visitor numbers

Dubai has once again emerged as one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet as new figures suggesting that tourists continued to flock to the emirate in September. According to Dubai Airports statistics, passenger traffic rose by 12.8% during the month of September compared to the same period in 2011. The […]

 
 

48 hours @ Cove Rotana

48 hours @ Cove Rotana

Got a weekend to spare and want to spend it at an amazing destination? Let me help you get to one of the most amazing places in the UAE, which literally is a beach paradise. Location: When entering the city of Ras Al Khaimah, either from the Emirates Road or […]

 
 

Tourists returning to Egypt

Tourists returning to Egypt

Egypt’s inbound tourism is coming back to normal despite the 5 August attack on Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip and the recent clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. About one million tourists were reported to have visited Egypt in 2011. It is slightly less than the number visited during the […]

 
 

Japan-Tunisia sign new tourism agreement

Japan-Tunisia sign new tourism agreement

Tunisia and Japan announced they are entering a deal to promote tourism in southern Tunisia, according to an agreement signed by the Ministry of Tourism and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Thursday. According to ministry sources, a package will be formulated to promote tourism in the Tunisian Saharan regions of Tozeur […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 20 September

Middle East Business News Review – 20 September

  Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai hotel occupancies drop during Ramadan; Jeddah, Manama, Amman benefit Occupancies at hotels across Dubai dropped to 69.4% in July, plummeting by 11.1% from the same period in 2011, a new survey revealed on Thursday. The Middle East […]

 
 

Dubai hotel occupancies drop during Ramadan; Jeddah, Manama, Amman benefit

Dubai hotel occupancies drop during Ramadan; Jeddah, Manama, Amman benefit

Occupancies at hotels across Dubai dropped to 69.4% in July, plummeting by 11.1% from the same period in 2011, a new survey revealed on Thursday. The Middle East Hotels Benchmark Survey, carried out by Ernst & Young, looked at the performance of leading hotels in the Middle East, including international […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 18 September

Middle East Business News Review – 18 September

Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai 1000MW solar power park to be completed by 2030 Dubai’s electricity and water authority (DEWA) announced on Tuesday the emirate is working on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project which will generate 1,000MW electricity […]