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The tourism sector receives the VAT refund move with open arms

8 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

8 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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Abu Dhabi Airports extends City Check-In facilities to Indigo

Abu Dhabi Airports extends City Check-In facilities to Indigo

Part of its drive to continuously enhance customer experience, Abu Dhabi Airports announced extending City Check-In facilities to Indigo, India's largest airline. This new... Read more ...

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Traveling around the world makes people happy, generating more jobs. However, tourism also can also have a negative impact on a destination's environment and the quality of... Read more ...

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The programme of work is part of Network Rail's railway upgrade plan - a multi-billion-pound investment in the rail network which will improve passenger journeys in the months... Read more ...

Hamilton Airport's hotel to get $5 million restoration

Hamilton Airport's hotel to get $5 million restoration

The hotel of Hamilton airport is to get $5 million restoration by the end of this year. It has been leased to the North Island hotel operator Jet Park. This 62-room hotel was... Read more ...

Marriott International Announces Three-Year Growth Plan

Marriott International Announces Three-Year Growth Plan

Marriott International today will present the company's three-year growth plan, which includes opening more than 1,700 hotels around the world, at its meeting with... Read more ...

Air New Zealand Update on Christchurch Services

Air New Zealand Update on Christchurch Services

The airline has seen a huge increase in demand for travel to and from Christchurch over the past 24 hours and flights have been generally operating at or near... Read more ...

Jet Airways cancels all flights from Abu Dhabi Airport

Jet Airways cancels all flights from Abu Dhabi Airport

Due to operational reasons the Jet Airways has grounded its operations at Abu Dhabi Airport which will commence from Monday for an indefinite period. The Europe gateway for the... Read more ...

Abu Dhabi Airports extends City Check-In facilities to Indigo

Abu Dhabi Airports extends City Check-In facilities to Indigo

Part of its drive to continuously enhance customer experience, Abu Dhabi Airports announced extending City Check-In facilities to Indigo, India's largest airline. This new... Read more ...

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Launches Sleep Well, Live Well Experience

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Launches Sleep Well, Live Well Experience

In celebration of National Sleep Awareness Week, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown today launches the Sleep Well, Live Well experience, designed around the search for and... Read more ...

Fraport Traffic Figures - February 2019: Positive Trend Continues

Fraport Traffic Figures - February 2019: Positive Trend Continues

In February 2019, Frankfurt Airport welcomed more than 4.5 million passengers - an increase of 4.3 percent year-on-year. During the first two months of the year, FRA achieved... Read more ...