RELIGIOUS TOURISM DEVASTATED BY COVID-19

Samuel Dorsi -
The Hajj, the largest pilgrimage in the Muslim world, has begun in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. But this year again, only a few tens of thousands of pilgrims are allowed to participate because of the pandemic ...

DUBAI SUSPENDS ALCOHOL TAX TO BOOST TOURISM

Joe McClain -
The Emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended the 30 percent tax on alcohol sales for one year to stimulate tourism. According to the statement, Dubai authorities will also stop ...

TUNISIAN TOURISM IN AGONY AFTER TWO PANDEMIC YEARS

Kevin Eagan -
From travel agencies to tour guides, not a single sector of the Tunisian tourism industry, which represents 14% of the country's GDP, has been spared by the health crisis. But the signs of a recovery ...

SAUDI ARABIA INVESTS HEAVILY TO BECOME A TOURISM MECCA

Samuel Dorsi -
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, newly appointed prime minister, is pulling out his wallet to compete with Dubai and counteract dependence on oil by attracting the interest of foreign companies. The ...

THE RISE OF SEX TOURISM IN DUBAI

Gary Diskin -
The emirate of Dubai is home to 4 million people of the UAE’s 10 million residents, but the proportion of nationals is only about 5% of the population which is lower than in the rest of the United Ara ...