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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.

May 19, 2011

Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International, Southwest Asia
08:12 GMT
(press release)

Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels mark entry into The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

May 18, 2011

Michael Scully, Managing Director at Seven Tides
14:18 GMT
(press release)

Michael Scully pinpointed innovation and authenticity as the key dynamics for hotel differentiation rather than brand conformity and ‘corporate’ design aesthetics.

The Hotel Show 2011
13:58 GMT
(press release)

The inaugural Hotel and Hospitality Show Saudi Arabia will reflect the Kingdom’s booming hotel, hospitality and tourism industry, which has surged more than 127% over the last decade.

Thomas Grunder, VP of Global Sales for Jumeirah
12:37 GMT
(press release)

Senior hotel officials have identified markets in Asia and South America as drivers for growth in the hotel sector in the Gulf, particularly for Dubai.

Marriott Hotels in Makkah are scheduled to open in two phases beginning in 2014
11:14 GMT
(press release)

Marriott International has been named to operate three hotels in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, under a long-term agreement announced May 17 with Jabal Omar Development Company.

Submissions from UAE theatre groups for 2011 cycle closes on August 7, 2011
10:33 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has finalised the initial phase of preparations for the fifth edition of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre.

The Great Getaway promotion provides travelers the incentive they need to turn a daydream into a vacation
09:54 GMT
(press release)

Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, announced its latest global promotion today – The Great Getaway.

Seema Pande, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, receiving the award on behalf of The Address
09:46 GMT
(press release)

The Address has won the honour of ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company in the Middle East’ at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2011.

Lulwa, a film directed by Osama Al Saif from Bahrain
09:03 GMT
(press release)

At least 90 short films from the Gulf, Levant and North Africa are currently showing at the 2011 Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival.

May 17, 2011

Bani Haddad, Group Vice President, MEA and Martin Armitstead, Group Senior Vice President, EMEA , accept the award on behalf of the Ramada Encore Doha
14:18 GMT
(press release)

Wyndham Hotel Group, today announced that two of its Qatari hotels, the Ramada Encore Doha and the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, have been honored with leading industry awards.

Omar Sharif at DIFF 2009
10:26 GMT
(press release)

Talented filmmakers from Egypt, who won honour and recognition at various editions of the Dubai International Film Festival, are leading the country’s first-ever special tribute at Cannes Film Festival.

May 16, 2011

Hussein Hachem, General Manager of Al Bustan and Al Murooj Rotana Dubai receiving the award
14:31 GMT

Al Bustan Rotana-Dubai, the flagship property of Rotana in the city shone at the prestigious World Travel Awards after being declared as the Dubai’s Leading City Hotel in the awarding ceremony held recently.

During the press conference
09:58 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, hosted the two-day meeting of the officers and members of the World Blind Cricket Council.

The Hotel Show 2011
08:52 GMT
(press release)

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE in particular are forging ahead with their investment in hotels and transportation infrastructure.

May 15, 2011

Anita Cremer, Director of Sales & Marketing at Emirates Palace
10:03 GMT

Ms. Anita Cremer the new Director of Sales & Marketing in the Emirates Palace Hotel expressed her pleasure to join the team of Emirates Palace.