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Dubai airport operating as normal after Houthi attack

The Dubai International Airport is operating as normal following an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday. “Air traffic in the UAE is ongoing normally and naturally,” the Civil Aviation Authority said on Twitter. Earlier Sunday, the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television said a Sammad-3 drone had carried

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Turkey eyes drawing more tourists from Far East

Turkey will do more to draw tourists from the Far East as part of its new economic program, a top tourism official told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. “Tourism professionals are working on the Far East market in order to attract more tourist from those countries,” said Firuz Baglikaya, head of the Association of Turkish Travel

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Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya’s tourism

Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US dollars in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately 989 million US dollars in 2016, according to a hospitality report by Jumia Travel. This improving sector performance is being facilitated by various factors,

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Thomas Cook evacuates 300 from Egyptian hotel after couple’s deaths

Britain’s Thomas Cook (TCG.L) said it was evacuating all 301 of its customers from a hotel in Egypt’s popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada as a precautionary measure after two of its holidaymakers died in circumstances it said were still unclear. Local officials said on Friday both deaths were from heart failure. John Cooper, 69,

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Over 43M passengers chose Turkish Airlines in Jan-July

Ankara-Turkish Airlines carried 43.2 million passengers from January to July this year, the airline announced Thursday. Number of passengers rises 15.2 pct year-on-year to 43.2M in first 7 months of 2018, says the airline According to a statement, the total number of passengers carried by Turkey’s national flag carrier saw a 15.2-percent hike on a

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UK warns citizens of traveling to Somalia

London -The British Foreign Office has warned citizens of the country to travel to Somalia.A statement from the British Foreign Office said that Somalia is currently in a security risk. United Kingdom has indicated its citizens, if they arrive in Somalia, could face terrorist attacks and kidnappings. This warning applies to Somalia, including Somaliland, except

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The Beauty of Somalia, Mogadishu

Have you ever seen or heard about the beauty of Somalia beaches? This is Mareeya, a small village in Nugaal region, strategically postured to the azure of the Indian Ocean waters. But no tourists visit here.But this is not the only attractions we have in Somalia. Other places with interesting rugged natural beauty include Mogadishu’s

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FRED.OLSEN’S BLACK WATCH – AN AMSTERDAM SHORT BREAK

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines are always offering special cruise experiences for their guests and a long weekend cruise from Dover to Amsterdam sounded ideal – time to relax and enjoy life. Fred.Olsen has a fleet of four cruise ships visiting fabulous destinations around the world plus a new European river ship (Brabant). This was the 3rd

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After years of conflict, Somalia eager to recapture former glory as tourism destination

Mogadishu – Once, in the 1960s and 70s, it was known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” That was before decades of armed conflict and instability drove visitors away from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, leaving a once-thriving tourism a distant memory. However, there are steps underway to return it, and the rest of

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AMAZING AMSTERDAM

The phrase … ‘let the train take the strain’, took on a whole new meaning for me as I jumped onboard the Eurostar. My destination – Amsterdam. Yes Amsterdam by rail really is that easy …. Getting There I opted for a two night, three day break, with Railbookers, to Amsterdam, a great way to

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