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$63 bn Dubai Airshow closes

November 18th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Dubai Airshow has closed after a successful week that saw $63.3 billion worth of orders for aircraft, maintenance services and flight training programmes, it was ... Read more...

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WillKat wedding helped palace earn 42 mn pounds

July 27th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton helped the British royal art collection trust earn around 42 million pounds.The Royal Collection - which ... Read more...

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Tourism sector in Sharjah witnesses impressive growth

June 6th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, June 5 (IANS/WAM) The tourism sector in Sharjah has registered an impressive growth, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) stated Sunday.The April Statistics Report released ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey’s Oz visit boosts tourism Down Under

March 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 23 (ANI): TV mogul Oprah Winfrey's trip to Queensland has boosted tourism in the disaster-ravaged state.For the first time since June 2010, the number of US inbounds passengers increased ... Read more...

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450 jewellers take part at Middle east expo

October 6th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Oct 5 (IANS/WAM) More than 450 jewellers and retailers from across the world, including India, showcased their designs at the Middle East watch and jewellery exhibition in Sharjah.The 29th edition ... Read more...

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ADB provides 250 million dollars to help India turn tourism into growth, jobs driver

September 29th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Sept.29 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending up to 250 million dollars to help India develop its tourism sector into a driver of sustainable and inclusive economic growth. ... Read more...

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Hollywood movie locales account for every fifth tourist to Scotland

July 5th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Hollywood movies and television series have opened up Scotland's tourism industry to the world, raising its revenues to one billion pounds.According to The Sun, latest tourism figures ... Read more...

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Tea drinkers banned from abbey garden in UK for slurping too loud!

February 14th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Visitors to an ancient abbey in Britain are to be banned from taking their tea in its garden, as they slurp too loudly.According to the local council, visitors ... Read more...

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Recession drives South Africa to ‘naughty sexuality’

May 8th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, May 8 (ANI): The ongoing credit crunch has liberalised people's attitude towards sex, at least that's what a research panel at a recent Sexpo suggests.The world's largest health, sexuality and ... Read more...

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UK survey says simple pleasures can provide the antidote to recession

March 19th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.19 (ANI): People in the UK are turning to simple pleasures, such as spending time in beautiful surroundings, to get them through the gloom of the recession, figures from the ... Read more...

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Dispute halts $500 mn expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland

March 17th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 17 (DPA) An anticipated $500 million expansion of Hong Kong's struggling Disneyland theme park has been put on hold, a news report said Tuesday. Disney has laid off 30 planners ... Read more...

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New Zealand moots day off, cycle track to save jobs

February 27th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 27 (DPA) The New Zealand government would consider subsidising a day off every two weeks for workers to try to save jobs as the international recession bites, Prime Minister John ... Read more...

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Credit crunch spawns new rent-a-lifestyle genre in UK

January 10th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): As the credit crunch continues to bite peoples pockets, consumers are turning to rented lifestyles to fulfil their urge for luxury during the sad times.Various websites have ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to start profiling of tourists

September 21st, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 21 (IANS) Tourism authorities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will start profiling visitors to get an insight into the variety of factors ... Read more...

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Queen raking in the moolah as tourists rain down on Buckingham Palace

August 26th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): The number of paying visitors to the Queens Buckingham Palace in London has increased by eight per cent in the first three weeks of the annual summer ... Read more...

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