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Australia joins the race to attract Gulf tourists

Australian tourism bosses want to bring more tourists to the nation from the Middle East.
Australia is challenging the US and other nations across the world as it looks to attract a greater number of tourists from the Middle East, and in particular the Gulf region.

Tourism is often a precursor to increased investment, and with Gulf buyers tending to spend most of their money in their own part of the world, opportunities exist to intrigue them to look elsewhere.

The nation has seen a small upturn in the number of visitors coming from the Middle East in the past year thanks to the partnering up of two major airlines - Qantas and Emirates.

However, an official from the Australian tourism industry, Pablo Kang, the Australian ambassador to the UAE and Qatar, was in Dubai this week to try to show people living there what they could benefit from by heading to Australia.

He said that while the country might not offer the sort of high yields that are in evidence in other places around the world, there remains an air of the 'safe haven' for investors in Australia.

Posted by Ravin Chatlani

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