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Travel trends shift as UAE residents explore new destinations

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28-Apr-19 Travel marketplace Wego ranks Egypt first for MENA travellers, followed by India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and USA. "55 percent of travellers in 2019 booked a 12+ day flight compared to 39 percent in 2018," said Mamoun Hmedan, Director, Wego. [image: Alamy / Khaleej Times]

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Mexico tourism: FDI dropped 50% in 2018

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25-Mar-19 Mexico's foreign direct investment in tourism plummeted by 50% in 2018, to USD798.5 mn. Mexico also dropped from sixth to seventh place in arrival of foreign visitors due to the recovery of Turkey. [image: Tourism Review]

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Alipay, Barclaycard help UK retailers reach Chinese tourists

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14-Mar-19 Alipay and Barclaycard - which processes half the UK's card transactions - have collaborated to allow UK retailers to accept Alipay. 483,000 Chinese tourists will spend USD1.33 bn in 2019. The UK also has about 493,000 Chinese residents and students. [image: Alizila]

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Abu Dhabi to increase spending on tourism marketing by USD136 mn

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13-Mar-19 Abu Dhabi has allocated AED0.5 bn (USD136 mn) for tourism marketing over three years. The funding will highlight attractions such as Louvre Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros World, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project is reportedly also 'still active'. [image: Lourve Abu Dhabi / Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya]

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