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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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Information Minister calls for establishing tourism authority – Sheikh Salman seeks to overhaul sector

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (KUNA): Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs and the Supreme Tourism Committee Chairman Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al- Sabah has called for establishing a tourism authority for managing the sector’s diverse activities including cultural and entertainment programs. Minister Sheikh Salman affirmed, during a meeting …

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Passion for travel … hobby turns into ‘lucrative’ trade

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 12, (KUNA): Kuwaitis are fond of travelling and visiting different world countries, both for recreation, and to get acquainted with peoples’ culture. The rising trend requires travel agencies that can organize such journeys, provide favorable offers and discover attracting destinations. Recently, a host of initiatives were launched …

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Kuwait looks forward to vibrant tourism industry

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27, (KUNA): Kuwait aspires to have tourism become a vibrant aspect of economic growth and an integral component in the country’s drive to diversify its sources of national income, said an official on Saturday. To achieve such an end, Kuwait has charted out a national strategy to …

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Islamic tourism market to grow 11 pct by 2020 – 150m Muslims to spend $220 bln

DUBAI, UAE, Sept 23: A recent Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry analysis based on data from prominent global research agencies forecasts 11%growth in the global Islamic tourism market share by 2020 in the wake of a high demand for Islamic tourism. According to MasterCard data, the global Islamic travel …

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