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Qatar Requires World Cup Visitors to Produce Negative Covid Test Upon Arrival

Fans attending soccer's World Cup in Qatar this November and December must show proof of a negative Covid test upon arriving in the country, event organizers said on Thursday. All visitors above the age of six must produce a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure or a rapid antigen…

Online Travel

Musafir.com CEO Sets 2023 as Goal for a Travel SuperApp Serving Middle East

As travel companies in United Arab Emirates look to increase digital offerings many seem to be headed in the direction of superapps. The time to build superapps is now and get a first-mover advantage.

Musafir.com CEO Sets 2023 as Goal for a Travel SuperApp Serving Middle East

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UAE Boosts Tourism Returns to $5 Billion in First Half of 2022

The tourism revenue of the United Arab Emirates surpassed $5 billion in the first half of this year, compared to $3 billion in the same period last year. The number of hotel guests that the country received rose to 12 million — registering a 42 percent year-on-year growth.  The country expects a stronger performance this…

Short-Term Rentals

How UAE’s Tourism Boom Is Helping Short-Term Rentals Thrive

Hotels had long been selling a "home away from home" experience. Little did they know then that short-term rentals would be just that.

How UAE’s Tourism Boom Is Helping Short-Term Rentals Thrive

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David Beckham Kicks Off Qatar’s Latest Tourism Campaign

As the countdown begins to the Middle East’s very first Federation Internationale de Football Association’s (FIFA) World Cup, host country Qatar now has British soccer star David Beckham promoting the destination for a stopover break. The campaign features Beckham on a whirlwind trip to Qatar for 48 hours indulging in a wide range of activities…

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Dubai Airport Now Expects Full Recovery a Year Earlier — By 2023

Dubai International Airport expects passenger traffic to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023, a year earlier than its CEO Paul Griffiths' prediction of hoping to regain pre-Covid traffic levels by 2024. As air travel gets back to normal, Dubai Airport witnessed a half-yearly traffic of 27.9 million passengers this year, just 1.2…

Hotels

Accor to Recruit 12,000 Overseas Temp Workers in Time for Qatar World Cup

While operating 65,000 empty rooms in apartments and homes may be a logistical challenge even for Europe's largest hotel operator, Accor seeks to hire enough people to manage the operations.

Accor to Recruit 12,000 Overseas Temp Workers in Time for Qatar World Cup

Online Travel

Chase Bank Tees Up Consumer Travel Portal and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Chase pushes further into travel as a commerce category, investors view Instagram as a bigger platform for selling travel, and Qatar may be forced to prioritize World Cup fans over other visitors.

Chase Bank Tees Up Consumer Travel Portal and More Top Stories This Week

Tourism

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

At a time when every destination in the world is throwing its doors open to foreign tourists, accommodation-strapped Qatar may have to deny entry to ticketless tourists when the World Cup kicks off in the country in November.

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

Tourism

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest

As football fans from around the world make a beeline to catch their favorite stars in action, Doha becomes the top trending destination. However, being the most geographically-compact World Cup host comes with its own set of challenges.

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest