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Chinese tourist numbers have recovered from their plunge following the 2012 eruption of the spat between Beijing and Tokyo over islands in the East China Sea.
July 13, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

July 24, 2014

The increase in tourism resulted from Lebanon’s “renewed openness to Gulf countries and the new dynamic in the tourism sector that accompanied the security plan
10:56 GMT

The Tourism Ministry said Tuesday the number of Arab tourists increased by 90 percent in June, compared with the previous year.

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
06:57 GMT

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha offers special packages during “Eid Al Fitr” a Deluxe Room for QR 1,555.

July 23, 2014

The luxury hotel chain will open a branch in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach later this year (File)
09:30 GMT

Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach is aiming to open on December 1, the hotel chain announced.

During Ramadan Iftar
07:12 GMT
(press release)

As part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrates its fifth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative at over 40 participating Starwood hotels in the Middle East.

July 22, 2014

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is scheduled to open on November 1, 2014, and is now confirming arrivals from December 1
16:31 GMT

Now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning December 1, 2014

Millennium Resort Mussanah Infinity Pool
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Millennium Resort Mussanah is offering guests the opportunity to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with relaxing leisure activities for the whole family and special room rates for the occasion.

July 20, 2014

During the event
09:19 GMT
(press release)

Intercontinental Group is building two new hotels in Abu Dhabi as part of expansions in the lucrative UAE market, its Area Director of Sales & Marketing said.

July 17, 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts
14:39 GMT
(press release)

Yesterday, 16 July, Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrated Iftar with cab drivers across the Middle East as part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Al Bustan Centre Shopping Mall
07:25 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, ushers in the second season of Dubai Shopping Malls & Group’s (DSMG) Summer Campaign titled “Eid in Dubai”.

July 15, 2014

Fifteen nations had issued similar warnings following the bombing of a tourist bus in the South Sinai resort of Taba.
20:48 GMT

Zaazou said hotel occupancy rates had climbed to 70 percent on the Red Sea coast and exceeded 55 percent in South Sinai as a result.

July 14, 2014

In the UAE, hotel occupancy touched 75 per cent in May.
04:55 GMT

Hotel room rates in Dubai normally peak during the January-April period and the two Eid holidays.

July 13, 2014

The results indicate increases of 35 per cent in tourists from the UAE, 6.3 per cent from Saudi Arabia and 10.8 per cent in tourists from Kuwait.
16:26 GMT

The average stay for the Arab tourist — particularly GCC nationals — increased from 9.5 nights in 2013 to 11.6 nights in 2014.

The comedy play Watan FM
09:05 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has hosted an Iftar for media members and social media influencers.

During the event
07:01 GMT
(press release)

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas yesterday hosted a Ramadan Iftar meal sponsored by Etihad Airways for journalists in the UAE.

July 10, 2014

Manuel Santos, Director of Food & Beverage, Four Seasons Hotel Doha
06:41 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Doha welcomes new Director of Food & Beverage, Manuel Santos, to the Qatari capital.