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Cristal Group Expands Presence in Saudi Arabia

Adding to its expanding portfolio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Cristal Group has entered into a management agreement with Bayat Company for Hotel Services to operate Bayat Suites by Cristal. The 47-keys property enjoys a superb location in the city of Muhayil in Asir Region that lies in the southwest of the country. Expected […]

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19 Nov, 2017

Zimbabwe: Where is the UN? Many citizens happy, others arrested, tortured and some murdered

There are two sides of the story in the ongoing power battle in the Capital of Zimbabwe, Harare. Many are happy and think it’s a fresh start. They feel free. Others may want to share this happiness and freedom but are getting arrested and tortured, some were murdered in Harare after the military took control […]

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19 Nov, 2017

Indian outbound market to GCC expected to increase 50% by 2021

Around nine million Indians are expected to travel to the GCC by 2021, according to the latest figures from Colliers International, as destinations throughout the Middle East prepare to showcase their latest offering at Arabian Travel Market, which is being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25 2018. Reports from the UNWTO suggest […]

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19 Nov, 2017

“I am climbing Mt Kenya”: President Kenyatta cheers Najib Balal, minister of tourism

Reaching for visitors to travel to Kenya for adventure tourism, even the country’s president Kenyatta of Kenya joined many wishing CS Najib Balala, Kenya’s Minister for Tourism well as he tackles his climb of Mt Kenya. “I’m ready and all kitted up to climb Mt Kenya in a bid to raise awareness of Kenya’s adventure […]

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19 Nov, 2017

The freshest sushi in the world discovered

Acquiring the best sushi-grade tuna cannot be easy, but at Denis Private Island, it only means getting in a boat”. Sitting on the northern edge of the Seychelles plateau’s “drop-off” – where ocean depths plunge more than 2,000 metres – Denis Island has some of the world’s most prodigious fishing grounds on its proverbial doorstep. […]

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19 Nov, 2017

The humble rabbitfish – the unsuspecting pillar of our healthy coral reefs

In a previous issue I discussed the most crucial species of the artisanal fishery in the Seychelles- the rabbitfish. My PhD research focused on the distribution, movement patterns and feeding behaviour of these fish, and other vital fish species, such as surgeonfish and parrotfish. Looking closely at distribution, I carried out intense fish and benthic […]

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19 Nov, 2017

Fred Olsen Cruise Company chosen Mauritius as their port hub

Fred Olsen Cruise Company has chosen Mauritius as their port hub for its combined flight/cruise packages starting on the 15th November, ending on the 28th December 2017. The 5-star ship Boudicca, that will operate these cruises, can accommodate up to 800 persons. For the last seven years, Mauritius has been welcoming Fred Olsen’s ships for a one-day transit, […]

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19 Nov, 2017

Emirates Airlines is gay friendly according to San Francisco law

Connect to new experiences and cultures in over 150 destinations worldwide, Dubai based Emirates Airline is one of the most progressive international airlines and operates daily A380 nonstop flights from Dubai to San Francisco. Joe D’Alessandro, CEO of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB) was a speaker at the Community Marketing & Insights 18th […]

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18 Nov, 2017

Carnival to Increase capacity on short cruise program with arrival of Carnival Dream in 2019

Building upon its position as the leader in Gulf Coast cruising, Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will expand capacity on its short cruise offerings from Galveston beginning in 2019. Carnival Dream will launch four- and five-day cruises to Mexico year-round from Galveston beginning in May 2019, becoming the newest and largest Carnival ship to […]

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18 Nov, 2017

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