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Goway’s 2020 Africa and Middle East planner hits the shelves

Hot off the press is Goway’s 2020 Africa and Middle-East Travel Planner, the company’s “most comprehensive” planner yet.
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Kenya is back in a big way & demand for Dubai is through the roof: Goway’s Africa Roadshow

Goway’s bookings to the Middle East and East Africa are up, up, up, and the best part is, the growth isn’t coming at the expense of still-popular southern Africa, says Moira Smith, Goway’s General Manager – Africa & Middle East.
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Transat now offering the Middle East with launch of Israel tours

Transat is breaking new ground with the launch of its first-ever destination in the Middle East: Israel.
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Israel achieves record number of tourist arrivals in 2016

While many destinations in the Middle East took a hit in tourist arrivals last year, Israel has reported a near 4% increase over 2015, setting a new record.
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Turkey sees drop in foreign visitors by 10%

The number of tourists visiting Turkey dropped by 10 per cent in February compared to last year, in a worrying sign for the country whose economy relies on tourism revenues.
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EgyptAir drama ends: hijacker arrested, passengers freed

An Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane during a routine domestic flight to Cairo and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus on Tuesday has surrendered and was taken into custody after he released all the passengers and crew.
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Egypt losing $250 million monthly after Russian plane crash

An Egyptian government official says Egypt has lost hundreds of millions of dollars since last year's suspected bombing of a Russian plane, which crippled the country's vital tourism industry.
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Travellers to Beirut, Lebanon are warned of mounting trash problem

Lebanon's health minister says the country is on the brink of a "major health disaster'' unless an immediate solution is found for its mounting trash problem.
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A look at attacks on tourist areas in Egypt over the past two decades

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a major tourist site in Egypt's southern city of Luxor on Wednesday, wounding four people, including two policemen, but no tourists were hurt in the attack outside the Karnak temple.
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Tour operator cancels trips to Luxor after suicide bomb at Egypt’s Karnak temple

German tour operator TUI Deutschland says it has cancelled all excursions to Luxor for the time being, following the suicide bombing at the city's famed Karnak temple earlier in the day.
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Haven Resorts & Spas boosts Canadian presence with VoX and LaPointe
Jan LaPointe has been named Director Sales & Marketing for North America for Haven Resorts & Spas.
Nintendo theme for Universal’s Epic Universe, opening 2023
Nintendo theme for Universal’s Epic Universe, opening 2023
Universal Orlando’s fourth theme park, Universal’s Epic Universe, will be Nintendo-themed.
Biblical Journeys Canada charged and convicted
Biblical Journeys Canada charged and convicted
After being charged by TICO, Mr. Raed Karborani, operating as Biblical Journeys Canada, has pleaded guilty to one count...
Alaska cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin
KETCHIKAN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for a cruise ship dock in southeast Alaska, but the...
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