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Foreign tourist stay in Agra up after three years

Summary: Agra: In a positive sign for the tourism sector in Agra, hotel stay of foreign visitors has increased by 48% between January and April this year, as compared to 2015.

US, followed by China and UK, are the top three countries from where tourists visited the Taj during this time.

LIU reports reveal that 3.21 lakh foreigners stayed in Agra hotels in 2015, compared to 4.30 lakh in 2014.

Rotana eyes UK, Europe hotel deals in 2017

UAE-based hotel operator Rotana plans is close to signing agreements to operate its first hotels in Western Europe, the group s president and CEO Omer Kaddouri said this week.

Kaddouri told Arabian Business that Europe represented the next target market for Rotana s expansion plans, and the company is targeting openings in key cities across the UK and Europe by 2020

Holidays in Saudi Arabia?

The Kingdom’s ambitious post-oil tourism plan

For most Western readers, a vacation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the words ‘Saudi Arabia.’ The Persian Gulf kingdom certainly doesn’t exactly have the elements that most American or European holidaymakers would seek the country’s harsh interpretation of Islamic law forbids alcohol and places considerable restrictions on women, for example.

Cancun, this is not.

And yet, Saudi royals are increasingly pinning their economic hopes on a tourist-friendly future.

American tourist, 29, stabbed to death by Palestinian in Tel Aviv stabbing spree as Vice President Joe Biden starts visit to Israel

An American tourist, 29, was stabbed to death on a boardwalk popular with travelers in Tel Aviv on Tuesday Attacker has been identified as Bashar Masalha, 22, from the West Bank Masalha ran amok along the beachfront randomly stabbing people on the street and inside their cars He was shot dead by Israeli police after he failed to stop when ordered to U.S.

Vice President Joe Biden was in a meeting just a mile away at the time Tuesday also saw three other attacks by Palestinians, one in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva and another two in Jerusalem During the Petah Tikva attack the victim is said to have pulled a knife out of his own neck before turning it on his attacker | 130 View comments An American tourist has been killed in Israel during a stabbing spree carried out by a Palestinian man who was shot dead by police, local media reports.