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Sultanate wins Heritage Tourist Destination Award – Oman

Sultanate wins Heritage Tourist Destination Award - Oman

H E Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism, received the award in a ceremony held at the occasion. It is being seen as recognition of the sultanate as one of the most preferred heritage tourist destinations. With a large number of historical and civilisational landmarks, these ...

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16 million passengers by the end of 2019

16 million passengers by the end of 2019

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is set to increase its passenger capacity to 16 million per year by the end of 2019 and 28 million before 2024, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) chief commercial advisor Ravishankar Saravu revealed. Saravu, during the Routes Asia 2019 forum, said ongoing expansion plans for ...

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Fayfay.com signs MOUs with two Vietnamese tourism authorities

Fayfay.com signs MOUs with two Vietnamese tourism authorities

Travel website fayfay.com has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the Da Nang Tourism Promotion Centre and the Tourism Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province to promote tourism in Central Vietnam. Aimed at Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia travellers, the partnership will see fayfay.com offering visitors more choices over travel products ...

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Puyat: RP tourism arrival growth rate higher than global average rate

Puyat: RP tourism arrival growth rate higher than global average rate

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Philippines registered a higher tourist arrivals growth when compared to global average growth rate, said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. Puyat, who delivered the welcome remarks on the first day of Routes Asia 2019 Strategy Conference held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino on Sunday ...

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Sarawak troupe performs at international dance festival in Delhi

Sarawak troupe performs at international dance festival in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A 16-member dance troupe from Sarawak participated in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Dance Festival, a platform showcasing the Asia-Pacific region’s cultural diversity, in New Delhi on Saturday evening. Established by ABU, the festival is aimed at bringing dance forms from various countries to a single ...

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Greenland Hotels Signs Management Deals in Thailand

Greenland Hotels Signs Management Deals in Thailand

Greenland Hotels Assistant General Manager Lin Jiang presiding at an event last week The hotel and tourism unit of Shanghai Greenland Group, one of China’s largest real estate developers, announced on March 6th that it has struck new partnerships with three Southeast Asian developers to accelerate the global expansion of ...

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Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed

Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / PAKISTAN PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT Image caption This is the Saudi crown prince’s first visit to Pakistan since assuming that role For a country running out of foreign reserves, facing a yawning current account deficit and fighting to secure its financial future, Pakistan is putting on ...

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Sapphire Princess’ New 2019 Cruise Itineraries

Sapphire Princess' New 2019 Cruise Itineraries

In a spectacular royal rendezvous marking the end of her Singapore homeporting season, Sapphire Princess berthed alongside Queen Mary 2 at Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Queen Mary 2 made an overnight stop in Singapore from Hong Kong. After a successful season in Southeast Asia, Sapphire Princess has embarked on a ...

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BRI a stepping stone to revive Eastern nations | Opinion

BRI a stepping stone to revive Eastern nations | Opinion

Edward Said’s 1978 book Orientalism is typical of modern Western portrayals of the East, as an enigmatic world that has lagged behind the West and is faced with numerous internal struggles. This perception of the Orient is, though, generalization based on false assumptions and stereotypes perpetuated by some media outlets ...

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