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Decline seen in expat visits

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: There has been a significant decline in the number of expatriate visitors to Kuwait on commercial, tourism and family visas since the start of the application of the new charges for health services this month, reports Al- Anba daily quoting a high-level source from General Department …

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‘Developing local tourism spells economic prosperity for Kuwait’

Need to set up public authority for tourism: academic KUWAIT CITY, July 6, (KUNA): Developing Kuwait’s tourism sector will lead naturally to the development of the national economy, said a Kuwaiti academic Thursday. Professor at Kuwait University’s (KU) Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, Dr Tariq A. Al- Dowaisan said …

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Deterioration of tourism sector tied to ‘delay’ in implementing dev projects – Market lacks adequate luxurious hotel apts

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Even though Kuwait is open to modern, cultural and economic openness, enjoys security and stability, and possesses several capabilities and touristic locations that can attract tourists from various parts of the world, there are many obstacles hindering its transformation for boosting tourism. According to an informed …

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Kuwait to showcase at Dubai ATM multi-billion dollar ‘tourism’ plan

Country prepares to welcome 440,000 visitors by 2024 KUWAIT CITY, March 21: With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and a further $1 billion budget earmarked to promote …

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Plan to beautify Salmiya, Hawally areas, transform into tourist spot – Queries raised over safety of new school buildings

KUWAIT CITY, March 1: Hawally Governor Ret General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf held an extensive meeting with the Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi along with several key officials from the municipality, reports Al-Seyassah daily. During the meeting, they discussed plans to develop Salem Al-Mubarak Street and the duration …

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Tourism sector preps plan to provide 15,000 jobs – Sector seeking to increase number of projects

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: The country’s tourism sector has prepared a plan to provide 15,000 job opportunities in the tourism industry by 2020, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the sector is seeking to increase the number of touristic projects to target about 1.6 million tourists this year. …

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Mandatory health insurance on cards for visitors

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: The ministries of Health and Interior are studying the possibility of applying mandatory health insurance to several categories of expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily quoting high-level sources. The sources said, if introduced, the insurance will cover all kinds of visas (visit, business and tourism) including those to …

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Germany becomes number-one destination for Kuwaiti tourists – Gulf states, London and Turkey favorites for short vacations

KUWAIT CITY, June 20, (KUNA): Germany has become the number- one destination for Kuwaiti tourists in the 2016 recreational summer season; with Switzerland and Austria ranking second, according to travel agents. However, new favored leisure destinations have recently appeared on the Kuwaitis’ external tourist map; namely Bosnia, Bulgaria and Georgia. …

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Tourism boost needed to ‘diversify revenue’

KUWAIT CITY, March 29, (KUNA): The government is seeking to boost the tourism sector in a bid to diversify the country’s revenue sources, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said on Tuesday. Speaking at a conference on tourism and development, …

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‘Improving tourism in Kuwait to offer 30,000 jobs in 10 yrs’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18, (KUNA): Raising the standards of the tourism sector in Kuwait will provide around 30,000 job opportunities over the next 10 years with an annual investment capacity of over KD 700 million, a Ministry of Information official said. The tourism sector will assume a pivotal role in …

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