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Asean Tourism: Standards, connectivity keys to growth

KUCHING – SAFARI As far as tourism is concerned, the growth rate of the Asean bloc will depend on improvement to standards as well as connectivity, despite having received a record 90.2 million tourists last year. The two factors were among key points highlighted during the closed-door discussion at the …

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Major Success: ASEAN Tourism Forum 2014 in Sarawak, Malaysia

Sarawak- Malaysia – Mohammed saleh The Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, declared the 33rd ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) a resounding success, as the 8-day event officially ended here today. “This is our 33rd ATF. We have certainly come a long way. From humble …

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Zanzibar in “more than sun, sand & sea” promotional drive

Dubai – SAFARI NET In a bid to develop it as one of a kind destination on the Indian Ocean, a new promotional drive involving the public and private sector has been launched to lift up Destination Zanzibar “as more than sun, sand and sea”.  Destination Zanzibar a campaign to promote …

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China Reigns Among MICE Industry’s Top Buying Markets

Singapore – Safari Net The rapid expansion of China’s MICE market continues to draw more international companies to target the growing industry. According to a 2011 Global Meetings Procurement Agency HelmsBriscoe report, the value of China’s conference and events industry was estimated at USD150 billion, with tens of millions of …

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Out with a bang: Best New Year’s firework views from Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai – SAFARI NET  Madinat Jumeirah, the luxurious Arabian resort of Dubai, will spoil guests for choice with panoramic views of two mesmerizing fireworks displays on 31 December.   Dubai will welcome 2014 with a bang by staging the world’s largest fireworks display starting from Palm Jumeirah and stretching up …

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Hilton Worldwide Announces Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale

Dubai – SAFARI NET Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa has launched its annual Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale and offers travellers an opportunity to save up to 33 percent on weekend and weekday stays throughout 2014. All stays need to be booked by January 31, 2014.   "The Any Weekend, …

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Euromic – The Association of Leading Destination Management Companies – Joins IT&CM China 2014

Singapore – Safari Net One of the world’s most expansive conglomerate of destination management companies, Euromic, has confirmed its participation at IT&CM China 2014.   Led by Executive Director, Christophe Verstraete, this non-profit association, through its one-member-per-country policy, offers global clients top quality professional service in the field of group …

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HILTON KUWAIT RESORT RECOGNIZED AS GLOBAL WINNER AT THE WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS 2013 IN THE LUXURY BEACH RESORT CATEGORY

Kuwait – Safari Net Hilton Kuwait Resort has been recognized as a global winner in the “Luxury Beach Resort” category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013. Over 1,000 hotels from 87 countries were nominated to participate in one of the world’s most prestigious hotelier awards in 2013.  The upscale …

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Qasr al Hosn Festival to Welcome its Visitors Once Again

Abu Dhabi – Safari Net Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Qasr Al Hosn Festival will once again celebrate the oldest building in Abu Dhabi, which surpasses the …

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86%of Exhibitors Expect Orders After IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2013

Bangkok – Safari Net This year’s IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2013 has proved itself as a trade event that delivers strong business generation, with 86% of exhibitors expecting to receive orders as a result of their participation. In addition, 40% of buyers were polled to have confirmed purchases during the …

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