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The tourism sector receives the VAT refund move with open arms

2 monthes ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The tourism industry and retailers both have responded positively to the new statement that UAE visitors will be in a position to claim back any value added tax or VAT they are charged.
The UAE cabinet on Wednesday settled to put in place a system that will permit the visitors to get refunds on the five percent tax they pay on goods, starting from the fourth quarter of this year.
When questioned by Gulf News, retail analysts highlighted few uncertainties that the move would be enough to conquer few key structural challenges of the retail sector like high rents and an oversupply of mall...
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New Turkish Government appointed a new tourism minister

New Turkish Government appointed a new tourism minister

2 monthes ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Turkey has appointed founder of Etstur, Mehmet Ersoy as the new Tourism Minister of Turkey.
Born in Istanbul in 1968, Mehmet Ersoy, graduated from Istanbul German High School in 1987 and then moved to the business world by establishing Etstur in 1991 with Murat Ersoy, his twin brother.
Starting their tour operator business from scratch, Mehmet Ersoy and his brother Murat Ersoy succeeded in taking Etstur to top in a short period while continuing to grow in the hotel management and tourism industries.
Etsgroup operates a total of 13 five-star hotels with 12,000-bed capacity including a hotel...
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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Mattress Firm claims in a lawsuit that its own former executives accepted...

Mattress Firm claims in a lawsuit that its own former executives accepted private-jet trips, expensive watches, and luxurious hotel stays from brokers in exchange for opening so many new stores it spurred conspiracy theories

Google Maps Mattress Firm is frequently accused of having too many stores in the United States. But there may be more to that story than first meets the eye. In October 2017, M... Read more ...

Jumeirah Group eyeing Hong Kong for hotel expansion

Jumeirah Group eyeing Hong Kong for hotel expansion

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based high-end hotel operator recognized for its iconic sail-shaped property, is thinking of Hong Kong after laying the groundwork for expansion in China. Read more ...

GNTO boosts culinary tourism in Germany

GNTO boosts culinary tourism in Germany

Aligned with its annual theme “Culinary Germany,” the German National Tourist Office , along with its partners Emirates Airline, München Tourismus and Steigenberger Hotel... Read more ...

Inside Verizon's newly renovated New Jersey campus, which features an indoor...

Inside Verizon's newly renovated New Jersey campus, which features an indoor taco truck, an exclusive hotel, and a mile-long track

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Verizon has a large, seven-building campus in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The space can accommodate a total of 6,000 employees. Business Insider... Read more ...