(News) MALDIVES- Coastal development is destroying surf breaks

https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/maldives-coastal-development-isdestroying-surf-breaks Some of the best surf spots in the Maldives are being threatened and destroyed by coastal development and infrastructure. Save the Waves Coalition, and local surfing communities launched an international campaign to raise awareness for...

(News) OMAN – Oman sets new tourism vision for 2040

https://timesofoman.com/article/oman-sets-new-tourism-vision-for-2040 New decisions taken by the government will help streamline investment in the country’s tourism sector, which is a key part of Oman’s economic diversification plans under Vision 2040.

(News) SAUDI ARABIA – “Cruise Saudi” launched to develop Saudi Arabia’s tourism industry

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1800036/business-economy On Thursday, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) launched “Cruise Saudi Company”, which aims to establish and develop the cruise industry in Saudi Arabia, enhance the Kingdom's efforts to become a tourist destination on the...

(News) UAE – UAE-made super-yacht is now sea-fit

https://gulfnews.com/photos/business/look-infinity-pool-and-more--uaemade-super-yacht-is-now-sea-fit-1.1610434807660?slide=4 'MAJESTY 175’, a 780 GT (gross tonnage) yacht which has been put together at Umm Al Quwain shipyard is set to take on the high seas whatever be their condition. It’s built specs are...

(News) UAE – Abu Dhabi maritime authority considers opening up uninhabited islands in long-term...

https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/environment/abu-dhabimaritime-authority-considers-opening-up-uninhabited-islands-in-long-term-plan-1.1129767 Maritime authorities are considering plans to improve access to some of Abu Dhabi's uninhabited areas for leisure boat owners. The plans deal only with boat access and do not involve development on land. There will be...

(News) QATAR – Discover Qatar launches its first expedition cruise

https://www.qatar-tribune.com/latestnews-article/mid/506/articleid/1983 / discover-qatar-launches-its-first-expedition-cruise Discover Qatar, the destination management subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the launch of its very first expedition cruise series, which will offer guests an awe-inspiring experience while travelling in luxury and...

(News) QATAR – Maritime heritage palpable at Katara Dhow festival

https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/02/12/2020/Maritime-heritagepalpable-at-Katara-Dhow-Festival Qatar’s centuries-old maritime tradition is palpable at the Katara Traditional Dhow Festival which opened yesterday on a high note, marking a successful decade of reviving the country’s marine heritage.

(News) SOUTH AFRICA- Two different class ships from MSC Cruises will be in South...

https://www.iol.co.za/travel/south-africa/msc-cruises-what-to-expectfor-20212022-cruise-season-191d9c4b-01f5-4063-bf29-6963c4fd779c This will mark the first time that two different class MSC Cruises’ ships, LIRICA and MUSICA Class, will be deployed in the country simultaneously. MSC LIRICA, to be homeported in Cape Town, will join MSC...

(News) UAE – Abu Dhabi ladies fishing championship held

https://www.gulftoday.ae/sport/2020/10/27/abu-dhabi-ladies-fishingchampionship-held The Abu Dhabi Ladies Fishing Championship concluded its third edition, organised by Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy in collaboration with Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, which was held on the sidelines of...

(News) SOUTH AFRICA – Sailors take on challenge to raise funds for sea rescue...

https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2020-10-26-sailors-take-onchallenge-to-raise-funds-for-sea-rescue-base/ Eight sailors who took part in the inaugural Little Optimist Trust Global Race in aid of Port Elizabeth’s National Sea Rescue Initiative on Saturday raised just more than R24,000. They sailed from the Noordhoek...