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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.

March 4, 2014

Mr Oussama Massoud receiving the HeartBeat award
11:02 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has won an award in InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)’s famous HeartBeat program, in the category of Most Improved Hotel in the HeartBeat score.

March 3, 2014

The procurement process for the projects starts immediately.
18:43 GMT

QDB will provide 70% of the investment for each project with a maximum loan of QR100mn

Car wifi
10:43 GMT

Guests who use the airport transfer service of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts can now take advantage of complimentary WiFi connectivity on their way to the property where they stay.

March 2, 2014

Part of the cocktail
09:22 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has completed the renovations that were done to all its 279 rooms and suites, including 4 Royal Suites and 15 Executive Suites.

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
06:40 GMT
(press release)

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel has received the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Award for Top Luxury Hotels from TripAdvisor.

February 25, 2014

Maldives is becoming an attractive investment spot for many Middle East based companies due to its friendly business policies (Courtesy of Trip Advisor)
17:47 GMT

A Saudi Arabia based firm is investing $100 million in Maldives' tourist industry, according to reports Tuesday.

February 24, 2014

“Our target is to attract seven million visitors to Qatar from all over the world by 2030,” said Al Ibrahim.
14:26 GMT

“The end result of the National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 will be a thriving tourism sector that will be ready to handle the demands of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and far beyond."

February 23, 2014

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
08:43 GMT

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea has won two awards in TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards in the categories of Top Luxury Hotels and Top Hotels in Jordan.

More than $1 billion in tourism revenue have been lost since Mursi’s removal
08:21 GMT

International tourism companies have urged holiday-makers in Egypt to remain in their hotels if they are already in the northern Sinai region of the country.

February 20, 2014

To cope with the increasing number of visitors, the Saudi government has outlined a plan to invest more than $30 billion in its airports by 2020.
17:16 GMT

Tourism is being ranked a top priority for Saudi tourism officials.

Al Bustan Centre cheesecake
09:08 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence invites guests to indulge in special cheesecake promotion at The Pastry Shop, runningfrom 12th - 26th Feb 2014.

February 19, 2014

Malaysia was followed by the UAE, Turkey, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia in this year’s rankings for halal-friendly holiday destinations.
17:25 GMT

The survey evaluates countries in terms of their attentiveness to the needs of Muslim travellers

During the event
08:54 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence in coordination with Mehmet Akif, a member of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) organizing committee, hosted the stay of entertainers who performed in Dubai.

5,388,917 tourists visited Jordan in 2013, a drop from 6,314,250 in 2012
08:25 GMT

The number of tourists who visited the Kingdom in 2013 witnessed a 14 per cent decrease compared to a year earlier.

February 18, 2014

Ayman Rasheed, Executive Assistant Manager of Crowne Plaza Amman
09:52 GMT

Mr. Oussama Massoud, Regional General Manager for IHG announced the promotion of Ayman Rasheed from Area Chief Engineer to the position of Executive Assistant Manager of Crowne Plaza Amman.