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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.

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.

Millennium Resort Mussanah, Omani Employees at Reception
06:27 GMT
(press release)

Millennium Resort Mussanah is using tourism as a driver for growth and prosperity in the Al Batinah Governorate, increasing job opportunities and income avenues while reinforcing the importance of environmental preservation.

Rola al-Helou, a journalist, said that an MEA employee told her she could not board her flight to Cairo because she was alone, and taunted her, challenging her to get up and walk to prove she was able-bodied.
03:24 GMT

“Although we appreciate Ms. Helou's feelings, the case should not in any way turn into a campaign to depict the company as heartless,” the statement said.

February 17, 2014

Bassam Abu Hassan, Hotel Manager of Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
08:04 GMT

Mr. Oussama Massoud, Regional General Manager for IHG in Jordan and Palestine announced the promotion of Bassam Abu Hassan to the position of Hotel Manager of Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea.

February 16, 2014

Mr. Firas Irsheidat receiving the award
06:38 GMT

Ever since its opening less than two years ago, Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa has been enjoying success after success and award after award.

February 13, 2014

Jane Burnell , Four Seasons, Vice President Sales, Americas
11:15 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announces the appointment of Jane Burnell to Vice President Sales, Americas.

Oman's tourism sector has been exponentially growing over recent years, placing Muscat at the center of the industry in the GCC (File Archive)
08:46 GMT

You don't have to just take our word for it: data shows Oman's tourism is exponentially on the rise.