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The tourism sector receives the VAT refund move with open arms

5 days 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

5 days 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 ...

Los Angeles planning to hire consultant for tourism boost

Los Angeles planning to hire consultant for tourism boost

In an ambitious move Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of welcoming 50 million tourists a year by 2020. The city is searching for a consultant who can help address... Read more ...

Croatian economy goes up following World Cup success

Croatian economy goes up following World Cup success

The Croatian football team's unexpected success in Russia will strengthen Croatia as a brand, said Maja Vrataric, a PR expert from Grizli agency. “The World Cup finals on... Read more ...

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Welcomes Jason Rodgers as Hotel Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Welcomes Jason Rodgers as Hotel Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay announces the appointment of Jason Rodgers as Hotel Manager of the landmark urban hotel that recently transformed into a fully-fledged island... Read more ...

World Bank approves sum of $60 million for funding Ghana's energy and...

World Bank approves sum of $60 million for funding Ghana's energy and tourism sectors

The World Bank has approved a sum of $60 million for funding the Ghana Energy Sector Transformation Initiative Project and the Ghana Tourism Development Project. Read more ...

Tourism supports around 21 million jobs in Africa

Tourism supports around 21 million jobs in Africa

The African Union said that the tourism sector supports about 21 million jobs in Africa with value of over $160 million. It surpasses manufacturing and banking sectors taken... Read more ...

STB & Alipay partner to boost up Chinese tourist spending

STB & Alipay partner to boost up Chinese tourist spending

Alipay, one of the leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform in the world managed by Ant Financial Services Group, jointly with the Singapore Tourism Board or... Read more ...

Kenya is all set to create marine museum to perk up tourism

Kenya is all set to create marine museum to perk up tourism

Kenya is all set to develop a network of marine museums all over the country to boost up tourism, an official stated on Monday.Caesar Bita, head of underwater archaeology at... Read more ...

Visit York discloses the name of its new head

Visit York discloses the name of its new head

On August 6th, Paul Whiting will take over at the top of the tourism body.He will put back Sally Greenaway, who is leaving for pastures new after occupying the position since... Read more ...

New markets are keen on promoting dive tourism

New markets are keen on promoting dive tourism

The Department of Tourism or DOT is all prepared to draw new markets for dive tourism as it is geared up to organize number of business-to-business meetings between foreign and... Read more ...

Cool Travel and Tourism selects Sabre to grow in online space

Cool Travel and Tourism selects Sabre to grow in online space

Sabre Corporation , an eminent technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry, has reached a fresh new contract with Cool Travel and Tourism, one of the popular... Read more ...