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Kylie Minogue woos Brits to sunny Australia

Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has delivered a special musical festive message to the UK as part of Tourism Australia’s latest campaign aimed at enticing more Brits down under. With original lyrics written by Australian singer-songwriter, Eddie Perfect, and filmed against a backdrop of extraordinary Australian locations, the three-minute advert …

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Etihad Airways to launch Malaga flights next summer

Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch new seasonal flights to Malaga in Spain, to meet strong customer demand from across the UAE and GCC for flights to the popular gateway to the province of Andalucía. Three weekly flights will operate via the Moroccan capital, Rabat, from June 26th …

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Israel unveils new Dead Sea development plans

The Israel ministry of tourism and the Israel Land Authority have announced the winners of two tenders for the construction of four new hotels, which will add approximately 1,000 new rooms to the Dead Sea area. Work will also see a new shopping centre, and a 40,000 square meter conference …

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reefLIVE submits Belfast aquarium planning request

Aquarium company reefLIVE has submitted a planning application for a £12 million aquarium in Titanic Quarter. The plans submitted to Belfast City Council propose the development of a state-of-the-art aquarium attraction to be located on the Queen’s Road opposite the Titanic Hotel, a short distance from Titanic Belfast. The reefLIVE …

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ATM 2020: Chinese guests to buoy GCC tourism sector

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 54 per cent to 2.2 million by 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020. As destinations from across the globe prepare to showcase their latest offering at Arabian Travel Market, Colliers International predicts …

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Qatar Airways arrives in Gaborone, Botswana, for first time

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Gaborone, Botswana, touched down at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport earlier. The flight was greeted upon landing by vice president of Botswana, Slumber Tsogwane, and the minister of transport and communications, Thulagano Segokgo. The airline will operate a three-times weekly service to …

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Dubai Tourism launches QR network for curious guests

The Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has announced the launch of dedicated QR code plaques at 54 popular locations across the emirate. The locations enable visitors to discover more about the city’s iconic sites and landmarks by adding multimedia dimensions to self-guided tours. The quick response digital barcodes …

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Depachika Food Hall to open in Nakheel Mall

Dubai is set to welcome Depachika Food Hall, a Japanese culinary sensation, this month. Opening its doors at Nakheel Mall located on Palm Jumeirah, the word ‘depachika’ is a combination of the Japanese word ‘depa’ – meaning department store – with the Japanese word ‘chika’ – meaning basement. It will …

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Dubai resident wins Maserati at Nakheel Mall

Lucky Dubai resident, Rui Guo, went shopping at the newly-opened Nakheel Mall – and walked away with a brand-new Maserati. Chinese-born Guo, who has lived in Dubai for 15 years, won the car as part of Nakheel Mall’s AED1 million opening promotion. Rui Guo, said: “I popped in to the …

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