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Vail grows further in US with Peak Resorts acquisition

Vail Resorts has entered into a merger agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding stock of Peak Resorts. At a purchase price of $11 per share, the deal is valued at roughly $264 million. The purchase remains subject to certain conditions, including regulatory review and Peak Resorts’ shareholder …

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Wizz Air to launch new Chișinău, Moldova, connection

Wizz Air will launch a new service between Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Chișinău, the capital city of Moldova. Flights will begin on December 20th and will operate on Mondays and Fridays. The new route will be the first to connect the south Yorkshire region with Moldova. Today’s announcement means that …

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Al-Khatib leads transformation in Saudi Arabia Tourism

His excellency Ahmad bin Aqil al-Khatib has been appointed chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage. Al-Khatib, who stepped into the role at the start of the year, has been handed the task of promoting Vision 2030, an ambitious scheme to diversify the destination away from oil …

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Saudi Arabia signs partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One has announced a development partnership with the Saudi Arabia’s Economic City Authority. Under the plans the company will conduct a study to build the world’s longest test and certification hyperloop track, as well as a research and development centre and hyperloop manufacturing facility north of Jeddah. The …

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Expo 2020 tours sell out within hours

Seats that will allow the public to view Expo 2020 Dubai’s construction site for the first time as it nears completion, have all been sold-out within hours of being made available. Organisers were inundated by the demand for the tour, which will see fun bus tours depart from across the …

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Tourists able to buy alcohol in Dubai for first time

Tourists visiting Dubai can now purchase their own alcohol for the first time. Visitors may now consume their own drinks after obtaining a 30-day licence issued to them free of cost. Prior to this, tourists visiting Dubai could buy and drink alcohol only in licensed venues such as hotels, restaurants …

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