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Dubai’s top 10 tourism source markets remained for the most part unchanged compared to the previous year
August 25, 2014 - 06:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia continued to be Dubai’s primary source market as more than 5.8 million tourists stayed in Dubai hotels during the first half of 2014.

May 4, 2011

Alejandro Bernabé, the hotel's General Manager, receiving the award
09:57 GMT
(press release)

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates took home the coveted award for the Middle East’s Leading Leisure Hotel at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2011.

"This is My Picture When I Was Dead", a film directed by Jordan-born, Netherlands-based Mahmoud Al Massad
09:42 GMT
(press release)

4 compelling documentaries from the DIFF and the recently concluded Gulf Film Festival, including 2 focused on the Arab world and three UAE co-productions, will screen this week in Toronto.

Vikas Rustagi, Regional Director, West Asia & Africa at India Tourism Dubai
07:21 GMT
(press release)

India Tourism Dubai is set to showcase its multitude of attractions within India at the Arabian Travel Market 2011; the world’s largest exhibition for travel and tourism industry in Dubai.

May 3, 2011

The Amadeus Content Store Middle East solution is the region’s first tool of its kind to provide an amazingly diverse wealth of content
14:24 GMT
(press release)

Amadeus announced it has signed a Letter of Intent with Travel Boutique Online, a leading online B2B travel platform.

Hans Olbertz, Emirates Palace General Manager, receiving the award
12:44 GMT

The Emirates Palace triumphed yesterday as a leader in the hospitality industry in the Middle East, scooping seven awards of this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards event.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is aiming for 20 per cent of its hotels, resorts and cruises to be Green Globe Certified by the end of this year
10:50 GMT

The five Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts strategically located in Jordan’s key historical and leisure locations are the first hotels in the Kingdom to receive Green Globe Certificates.

The enhancement to Sheraton Club Lounges is the final chapter of the brand’s recent $6 billion revitalization effort
09:12 GMT
(press release)

WHITE PLAINS, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced its global powerhouse, Sheraton Hotels, and its owners have invested more than $100 million into upgrading 120 Club Lounges around the world.

Park Hyatt Hyderabad
08:52 GMT
(press release)

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced that Hyatt affiliates have signed management agreements for nine new Hyatt-branded hotels in emerging cities across India.

Mövenpick Hotel Doha
08:35 GMT

Green Globe Certification announced Mövenpick Hotel Doha has been certified for its sustainable operation and management.

Abdulsalam Alrafi and Roeland Vos, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & the Middle East, shaking hands
08:28 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Abdulsalam Alrafi Group to open a new Sheraton hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

May 2, 2011

Ed Fuller and Shaikh Hisham Abdulrahman Al-Khalifa beside the renderings of The Residence Inn by Marriott Juffair
13:48 GMT
(press release)

Marriott International plans to introduce its Residence Inn by Marriott lodging brand for extended stay travelers in Bahrain later this year.

Fairmont is taking the meaning of personalization one step further for its Fairmont President’s Club members in the Middle East
13:15 GMT
(press release)

As Fairmont Hotels & Resorts celebrates the 10th year anniversary of its guest recognition program Fairmont President’s Club, the brand is pleased to announce new personalized benefits for the Middle East.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
10:50 GMT
(press release)

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced that its two Abu Dhabi properties, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas and Hyatt Capital Gate, will open in the second half of 2011.

Michael Scully, MD Hospitality at Dubai-based hospitality and real estate investment company, Seven Tides
09:17 GMT
(press release)

Regional governments in the Gulf should consider setting up an offset fund to reinvest in a variety of local tourism initiatives and projects.

Salem Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotions at the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Tourism
08:43 GMT
(press release)

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism has refocused its industry marketing strategy against a backdrop of regional events that have spurred demand for travel to the Gulf.