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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

(News) RED SEA-Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea development seeks to raise $3.5b

https://gulfnews.com/business/tourism/saudi-arabias-red-sea-development-seeks-to-raise-35b-1.66020709 Riyadh: The firm that’s transforming an archipelago, desert and mountains — an area about the size of Belgium — on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast into a global tourism destination is talking to banks...

(News) SEYCHELLES-40 new beaches considered for White Flag certification

https://www.linfo.re/ocean-indien/seychelles/seychelles-40-nouvelles-plages-considerees-pour-la-certification-white-flag New beaches in the Seychelles will be considered for White Flag certification or the symbol of cleanliness of the sea. Ocean Alliance Conservation Member (OACM) President Kristijan Curavic announced last week at a press...

(News) OMAN- Sultanate received nearly 2,000 cruise ship tourists in June

https://menafn.com/1098895019/Oman-Sultanate-received-nearly-2000-cruise-ship-tourists-in-June-NCSI As many as 1,883 tourists arrived on cruise ships to the sultanate in June, an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year, stated the National Centre for...

(News) MAURITIUS-The rising star of Indian Ocean

https://www.ttgasia.com/2019/08/16/the-rising-star-of-indian-ocean/ A tropical island off the east coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is perhaps better known worldwide as a beach and honeymoon destination, but industry players want to show that the country...

(News) TANZANIA-Zanzibar targets to market itself as a single tourist destination

https://www.eturbonews.com/260683/zanzibar-targets-to-market-itself-as-a-single-tourist-destination/ Looking to position itself as a tourist destination in East Africa, Zanzibar is now looking to create a tourist brand that would make the island attract more tourists to its Indian Ocean beaches and...

(News) PERSIAN GULF – Celebrity redeploys Constellation for winter 2020

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/340040/celebrity-redeploys-constellation-for-winter-2020 Celebrity Cruises has become the second cruise line to drop sailings in the Arabian Gulf. Celebrity Constellation was due to sail itineraries in Dubai and India in 2020-21 but it will now be redeployed to...

(News) MIDDLE EAST-Iran tanker crisis: P&O cruises cancelled over Gulf safety fears.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/iran-tanker-crisis-p-o-cruises-cancelled-over-gulf-safety-fears-zl3l2kjqb Thousands of holidaymakers will have to change their plans after P&O Cruises cancelled its route through the Gulf of Oman yesterday because of rising tensions between the UK and Iran. Paul Ludlow, the P&O president,...

(News) UEA-Dubai welcomes five cruise ships in one day

https://gulfnews.com/uae/transport/dubai-welcomes-five-cruise-ships-in-one-day-1.65686388 Dubai: Dubai’s Mina Rashid Port recently welcomed five cruise ships in one day, bolstering its position as a leading cruise ship destination. The 2018/19 cruise season ended with a record increase of over 51...

(News) INDIAN OCEAN- Luxury French line Ponant has rolled out new, enticing itineraries that...

https://cruisepassenger.com.au/ponants-new-exotic-itineraries-for-2020-21/ Be it the gardens of Japan, the game reserves of Africa, diving and snorkelling in the crystal waters of Polynesia or experiencing the exotic fairyland of the Arabian Nights, there is a world of...

(News) SAUDI ARABIA-saudi Ports Authority launches plan for Hajj pilgrims arriving by sea

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1526306/saudi-arabia The authority, in cooperation with different government sectors and agencies, seeks to ensure pilgrims’ comfort, and facilitate performance of the Hajj from the moment they arrive in the Kingdom until they return home. The...
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