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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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China – Hainan to offer visa-free access to tourists from 59 countries

WVN – (Xinhua) — China will offer greater visa-free access for tourists from 59 countries to Hainan from May 1, in a move to support reform and opening up in the country’s southernmost island province, the State Immigration Administration announced Wednesday. Under the new policy, group and individual tourists from 59 countries, including Russia, Britain, […]

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Mongolia, Uruguay sign visa-free deal

WVN – (Xinhua) – Mongolia has signed a visa-free agreement with Uruguay, allowing a 30-day visa-free travel to each other, the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday. The agreement was signed by Batmunkh Battsetseg, Mongolia’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, and his visiting Uruguayan counterpart Ariel Bergamino. The deal envisages that diplomats and holders […]

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Mozambique Citizens no longer requires a visa to get into Kenya Visa-free travel

WVN – The Kenyan government has told Mozambicans that they will no longer require a visa to visit his country. Kenyatta announced the scrapping of the visa requirement during a state banquet hosted for him and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta by President Filipe Nyusi and the First Lady of Mozambique, Isaura Nyusi, at the Ponta […]

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Georgian President Promises To Preserve Visa-Free Travel

WVN – Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili says that Tbilisi is ready to take more action to preserve the hard-won visa liberalization regime that enables its citizens to travel to the EU’s Schengen Area without obtaining a visa. Margvelashvili made the pledge on March 8 in Brussels, where EU interior ministers met to discuss concerns about […]

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China makes $832 billion from tourism in 2017

WVN – China generated 5.4 trillion yuan, about 832 billion U.S. dollars, from tourism last year, according to Li Jinzao, head of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA). Li gave the figure at a tourism conference in Xiamen in east China’s Fujian Province Monday. It covered spending by local and foreign tourists. On average, every […]

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