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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 11 January 16-31, 2015  


Int'l tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers
_A Monitor Report Madrid : Between January and October 2014, the volume of international tourists (overnight visitors) reached 978 million, 45 million more than in the same period of 2013. With an increase of 4.7 per cent, international tourism continues to grow well above the long-term trend projected by UNWTO for the period 2010-2020 (+3.8 per cent), and is set to end the year at over 1.1 billion. By region, the strongest growth was registered in the Americas (+8 per cent), followed by Asi. More...
New CAAB organogram awaits approval
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : The fresh organogram of the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangla-desh (CAAB), one of the major conditions for it to get elevated to Grade I from Grade II, now awaits the Public Administration Minis-try's approval, according to a news agency. "On completion of our works, we've submitted the proposed new organogram to the Public Administration Ministry for its approval," Rashed Khan Menon, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism told the news agency. After holding a serie. More...
Dubai ups cost of single entry tourist visa, eliminates option to extend
_A Monitor Report Dubai : Tourist visas issued in Dubai have just become costlier and non-extendable. Travel agents and tour operators said that the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has increased the cost of the single entry, 30-day tourist visa from Dh210 to Dh250 from January 1, and has withdrawn the 10-day grace period and the option to extend it for a month. While immediate confirmation on the new development from GDRFA has not been received, travel. More...
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