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Blow for UAE tourism as UK PM holds fire on international travel date

The UK government warned it was “still too soon to know what is possible” and that the opening of foreign travel could be delayed beyond the middle of May British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised UK travellers not to book foreign holidays in a move that will come as blow to the UAE tourism industry. Johnson said on Monday that the international travel ban might not be lifted on the previously mooted date of May 17 due to the risk of importing Covid-19 variants. “We’re hopeful that we can get…

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UAE opinion: brand is key to business survival of COVID-19

Stephen George, CEO and founder of Surkus and co-founder of Groupon believes current downturn presents plenty of opportunities Businesses impacted by the current coronavirus crisis are being urged to continue building brand loyalty and exploit all digital tools at their disposal, according to Stephen George, CEO and founder of Surkus, an experiential marketing platform. George is no stranger to operating during tough times, having co-launched discounting giant Groupon around the start of the global financial collapse in 2008. Despite the world’s economy slipping into recession as countries implement widespread restrictions…

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