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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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Stranded Tourists Rescued From Denali National Park

Around 300 tourists were rescued Saturday from Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve after heavy rain triggered mudslides that damaged the only road into the park. According to the Anchorage Daily News, maintenance crews worked tirelessly to clear and fortify the road into the Denali National Park, which allowed the …

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STR, TE forecast further slowing for U.S. hotels

NASHVILLE – Performance growth projections for the U.S. hotel industry have been downgraded to 1.6% for 2019 and 1.1% for 2020, according to STR and Tourism Economics’ latest forecast just released at the 11th annual Hotel Data Conference. The previous version of the U.S. hotel forecast released in June called …

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DP World raises capital for further expansion

Nasdaq Dubai has welcomed the listing of a US$1 billion Sukuk, and a US$300 million conventional bond from global trade enabler DP World. Sukuk is the Arabic name for financial certificates, also commonly referred to as “Sharia compliant” bonds. DP World is the largest UAE debt issuer by value on …

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Milan Malpensa to welcome Eva Air in February

With flights scheduled to commence on February 18th next year, Eva Air will begin a four times weekly service from Taipei Taoyuan to Milan Malpensa. The 316-seat 777-300-operated service will become the carrier’s only sector to Italy, and just the fifth destination it flies to in Europe adding to its …

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Red Sea Development Company awards key construction contract

The Red Sea Development Company has awarded a contract to Archirodon, a global leader in marine infrastructure projects, for the construction of key enabling works at the 28,000 square kilometre destination. The contract award, which followed a competitive tender process, specifies the construction of a 3.3-kilometre crossing to Shurayrah, the …

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