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Dubai aims to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020

  WVNTR – The UAE department of tourism and commerce marketing (DTCM) is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai.   Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 is a strategic roadmap with the key objective of attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020, doubling the number welcomed in […]

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Canada adds New payment option and other changes to benefit Chinese travellers

WVNTR – To make applying online more convenient and accessible for Chinese travellers, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has added UnionPay as a new payment option. UnionPay is the largest and most popular payment provider in China. Today IRCC Minister Ahmed Hussen highlighted this initiative on the eve of a federal, provincial, territorial tourism […]

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The richest countries with the weakest passports

Rich countries don’t always have strong passports. Image: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch WVN – (WEF) – Citizens of rich nations don’t necessarily have the best passports. In fact, some have incredibly limiting ones. Henley and Partners — Kochenov’s Quality of Nationality Index breaks down the value of nationality into four parts; freedom of travel, freedom of settlement, […]

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Door Opens for New Tourism in South China Sea

FILE – Chinese tourists take souvenir photos with the Chinese national flag as they visit Quanfu Island, one of Paracel Islands of Sansha prefecture of southern China’s Hainan province in the South China Sea, Sept. 14, 2014. WVN – (VOA) – A southern Chinese province’s plan to offer visa-free tourism could lead some visitors to […]

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Top 10 Cities in the World for Business Trips

WVN – If you’re a weekly road warrior, traveling thousands of miles each month for work, then the thrill of business travel has probably long since worn off.  The endless security lines, flight delays, shabby hotel rooms, and let’s face it –  pricey – but mediocre cities as venues, have left many dreading business trips […]

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Geneva listed most expensive in new study on hotel prices in Europe

WVN – (DW) – According to a study, travelers in Europe have to pay an average of 242.90 euros for an overnight stay in a hotel in Geneva. In the German capital Berlin a hotel room is still comparatively cheap to have. Even though room prices in the Swiss city have fallen compared to the […]

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UAE Cabinet approves day visas at airports to boost tourism numbers About 70 per cent of passengers who passed through the country's airport last year were in transit

Dubai airport with a view of the city. Jürgen Effner / AP WVN – A new plan to give more travellers a visit visa when they arrive at any UAE airport will encourage them to explore the country and boost tourism spending. The move, outlined by the UAE Cabinet on Sunday, is a part of […]

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