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A new in-depth data dashboard highlighting the recovery of travel demand across flights and hotels, as well as revealing the shifting intentions of travellers through online travel searches, has been launched by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Saudi Summer, the Kingdom’s largest ever domestic leisure tourism campaign, launched by the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), has published visitor and spending statistics for the first half of the campaign, revealing a highly successful first phase.

The number of deals announced in the global travel and tourism sector remained at a similar level in July compared to the previous month. Deal volume increased marginally by 0,9 percent from 109 in June of this year to 110 in July, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey carried out by the statistical service, revenue from tourism in June of this year reached EUR6,7 million compared to EUR350,4 million in the corresponding month of the previous year, recording a decrease of 98,1 percent.

Cyprus arrivals of tourists reached 64,914 in July of this year compared to 550,971 in July 2019, recording a decrease of 88,2 percent.

To assure tourists that Sharjah’s travel and tourism establishments are looking after their health and safety, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched the ‘Sharjah Safe for Tourism’ stamp, a mark of assurance given to all establishments in Sharjah which fully adhere to the public health protocols and guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

After almost four months since the suspension of on-arrival tourist visas, Maldives tourism industry has reopened with enhanced precautionary measures against COVID-19.

Almosafer, a leading omnichannel travel brand of Saudi Arabia, recently announced the launch of a holistic strategy to support the development of domestic tourism in the country, with dedicated packages and a 360 degrees promotional campaign aimed at boosting domestic travel bookings and encouraging Saudi nationals to explore the beauty of their own country over the coming months.

The Sultanate of Oman welcomed more than 3,5 million tourists in 2019, which reflected an 8,14 percent increase as compared to the number of visits registered in 2018.

The Sharjah Government has announced the resumption of the second phase of its recovery efforts, activating different sectors and activities by 50 percent in the emirate.