tourism

Turkey Locks Down Citizens but Encourages Tourists to Roam

Foreign visitors will enjoy a “much more pleasant” experience visiting Turkish tourist sites over the next month while the nation endures a government-mandated coronavirus lockdown because the order has essentially freed up space at monuments for foreigners, Turkey’s tourism minister said Tuesday.

People Walk in front of the Hagia Sofia in Sultanahmet on April 24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. As peak tourism season approaches early booking figures and foreign demand suggest Turkey will reach a record of 40 million visitors in 2018. The tourism sector suffered big losses in 2016 due to …

Abu Dhabi Orders Hotels Go Kosher Ahead of White House Summit to Ink UAE-Israel Deal

Ahead of next week’s signing of the historic U.S.-brokered normalization accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has instructed hotels to begin providing kosher food in preparation for the influx of Israeli and Jewish tourists expected to visit the Gulf nation.

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