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Articles tagged “oman”

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Taps Trip.com Group for Campaigns to Promote Tourism

A partnership with Trip.com could help Saudi Arabia make inroads into the China market. Saudi hopes to draw 3.9 million Chinese visitors per year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Taps Trip.com Group for Campaigns to Promote Tourism

Tourism

Events in Abu Dhabi Will No Longer Pay Tourism Tax

In its effort to position itself as a destination for large-scale events and conferences, Abu Dhabi has been investing in world-class venues. And now it's incentivizing event planners even more by scrapping a 10 percent tax.

Events in Abu Dhabi Will No Longer Pay Tourism Tax

Tourism

Middle East Set to Be One of the Fastest-Growing Airline Markets

As "record aircraft deliveries" make headlines in the Middle East and India market, the current supply chain constraints leave us wondering if the aircraft makers would be able to keep pace with the demand.

Middle East Set to Be One of the Fastest-Growing Airline Markets

Cruises

Cruise Lines Balance Big Ships and Bigger Debts

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at hotel marketing and cultural tastes, cruise lines balancing debt and new ships, and a frankincense sommelier educating tourists in Oman.

Cruise Lines Balance Big Ships and Bigger Debts

Hotels

Meet the Frankincense Sommelier of Oman

As hotels seek to broaden their cultural offerings to guests, the Shangri-La Al Husn in Oman offers a masterclass. Through a specially trained cultural ambassador, the hotel brokers connections with art, architecture, and notably frankincense, an essential ingredient in the daily lives of Omanis.

Meet the Frankincense Sommelier of Oman

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Boosts Post-Covid Recovery of Real Estate Sector

As countries in the Middle East set ambitious tourism targets for the future, Saudi Arabia is investing in infrastructure to drive numbers, while Dubai is investing in technology to adopt "Smart Gates" at Dubai airport and looking to make air taxis a reality.

Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Boosts Post-Covid Recovery of Real Estate Sector

Tourism

Dubai’s 14 Million Foreign Visitors Last Year Nudges Closer to 2019 High

Not satisfied with merely achieving pre-pandemic levels of tourism, Dubai has now set an ambitious goal of 40 million hotel guests in 2031.

Dubai’s 14 Million Foreign Visitors Last Year Nudges Closer to 2019 High

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

From issuing the first tourist visa in September 2019 to the announcement of a free-of-charge four-day stopover transit visa for air travelers, Saudi Arabia has indeed come a long way. And then of course there's the target to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

Tourism

Dubai’s Ambitious $8.7 Trillion Economic Plan Prioritizes Tourism

It's interesting to note how each of Dubai's ambitious economic predictions rests on its tourism prowess and its ability to attract international visitors.

Dubai’s Ambitious $8.7 Trillion Economic Plan Prioritizes Tourism

Tourism

Israel Looks to Boost Tourism Investment for West Bank

As countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar turn towards tourism to diversify the economy, Dubai wants to make sure that its position as the top tourism destination in the region is maintained.

Israel Looks to Boost Tourism Investment for West Bank