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Domestic tourism has grown significantly of late, spending in this sector soaring from SR59 billion in 2010 to SR103 billion in 2014.
October 27, 2014 - 16:47 GMT
In fact, Saudi Arabia has everything to win the hearts of even the most discriminating foreign traveler

May 15, 2011

"Every Day is a Holiday", a film directed by Dima El-Horr
08:54 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced an expansion of the Middle East’s most successful co-production market – the Dubai Film Connection – via a new focus on documentary films.

Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager, receiving the Award
07:42 GMT

Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager received an Appreciation Award presented by H.E. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.

May 12, 2011

Tarek Elhousseiny, General Manager, Visa North and West Africa
14:09 GMT
(press release)

Amadeus Egypt in collaboration with Visa announced a new complimentary service for travelers in Egypt that insures their checked-in baggage against delay.

Participating hotels from Dubai and Northern Emirates collected 75 KG of used cans
13:37 GMT

Eco Friendly Hotels under Rotana Hotel Management Corporation in Dubai and Northern Emirates contributed to the Can collection campaign.

This award confirms W’s Market by Jean-Georges’ appeal as best for businesses and best for European food
13:21 GMT
(press release)

W Doha’s Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant received the Time Out Award for ‘Best Business Lunch and Best Contemporary European’ at an Awards Gala at W Doha in the Great Room this week.

The moment guests set foot inside the 120-seat lounge they are met with a magical atmosphere
11:11 GMT
(press release)

Amethyste Lounge, an outdoor lounge located in Phoenicia Hotel, celebrated the finer things in life during its opening night on May 11, 2011.

Emirates Palace Hotel
10:56 GMT

The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi’s leading hotel, was confirmed to break a Guinness World Record as the world’s most expensively dressed Christmas Tree.

Rotana executives receiving the award
09:04 GMT

Al Bustan Rotana-Dubai received the important Certificate of Excellence for Best Water Quality from Al Najdain UAE in collaboration with CMI Germany.

Travellers can select among 24 Middle Eastern hotels located across Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
08:35 GMT

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced its 2011 summer offers under the umbrella “100% summer fun and 25% extra savings”.

May 11, 2011

Frederique Maurell, Exhibition Director
13:41 GMT
(press release)

Innovative design and technological solutions, will dominate regional product launches this year at The Hotel Show.

Moevenpick Residences in Laguna Beach, Phuket
13:07 GMT

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is undertaking management of the Palm Beach Club hotel and rebranding it Mövenpick Residences Laguna Beach Phuket.

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman provides a luxurious ambience and the best of modern amenities
11:44 GMT
(press release)

This summer, visit Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, and enjoy an unforgettable vacation with its ‘Stay 6 and Pay 5 Special Summer Promotion’.

Janet Abrahams, Area Director Sales & Marketing, Levant Region
08:52 GMT

The new programme offers personal day use to clients wishing to take advantage of Ishtar’s spectacular Anantara Spa.

May 10, 2011

The AED200 million Meliá Dubai will feature sublime rooms
12:46 GMT
(press release)

Sol Meliá has announced that it is to open its first regional hotel in Dubai. The Meliá Dubai, a five-star 164 bedroom ‘urban resort’ will open on 12th October 2011.

Fairmont Heliopolis Towers
08:12 GMT
(press release)

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts operates two luxury properties in Cairo - Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers is five minutes from Cairo International Airport.