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    What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise

    The post What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly irreversibly altered the landscape of travel industry with countries and destinations continuing to grapple with the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the world continues its struggle against the pandemic, there have been attempts to restore normalcy by governments and industries looking to reemerge from the debilitating crisis. As it stands, the travel industry is experiencing a gradual recovery (albeit in stages) and many are hoping that the arrival of summer 2021 will offer a strong boost.…

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    UAE announces Tourism Council formation

    The post UAE announces Tourism Council formation appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UAE Cabinet, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the formation of the Emirates Tourism Council, said a report. It would be chaired by Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, minister of state for entrepreneurship and SMEs, to strengthen the tourism portfolio, drafting a tourism strategy in line with the nation’s aspirations and the UAE Centennial, and integrating all relevant local authorities and departments. The council will be responsible for suggesting and revising policies and legislation that will support the tourism sector and…

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    UAE hotels prepare for V-shaped recovery after vaccine rollout and herd immunity take effect

    The post UAE hotels prepare for V-shaped recovery after vaccine rollout and herd immunity take effect appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Recent hospitality industry reports and analysis published by STR and Colliers International, have revealed that hotels in the UAE have put up a sterling performance, given the challenges of operating during the pandemic last year. To support the hotel industry still further during the vaccine rollout, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which will take place in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) 16-19 May 2021, is organising a Hotel Summit on 18 May. The event will address and debate the trends and key drivers that…

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    COVID-19 updates: Indonesia travellers can now enter UAE

    The post COVID-19 updates: Indonesia travellers can now enter UAE appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Passengers from Indonesia can now visit the UAE under the Safe Travel Corridor Arrangement (STCA) between the two countries, authorities have clarified. STCA is an official agreement between Indonesia and the UAE to facilitate travel between the two countries for essential business and commercial, economic, diplomatic and official purposes. The Indonesian Consulate in Dubai confirmed that travel between Indonesia and the UAE under the STCA programme is currently on after a temporary suspension earlier. Meanwhile, Dubai airline flydubai has also updated its travel advisory regarding Indonesian passengers. As Gulf News reported…

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    UAE and Israel to set up quarantine-free travel corridor

    The post UAE and Israel to set up quarantine-free travel corridor appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The governments of the UAE and Israel have entered into formal discussions to establish a quarantine-free travel corridor between the two countries. The travel corridor, which would apply to passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, will facilitate travel for commercial, tourism, and official purposes. Meetings between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs are currently underway to negotiate the terms of the agreement, with the aim of finalizing and implementing the agreement in April 2021. The two sides affirmed that the…