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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.

April 18, 2011

"Darkness", a movie by Emirati director Ahmed Zain
13:15 GMT
(press release)

Gulf culture is in the spotlight today at the fourth Gulf Film Festival, the home of bold, contemporary and innovative cinema from the Arabian peninsula.

Ed Fuller, President & Managing Director for International Lodging; Mark Satterfield, COO for Middle East and Africa; and Jeff Strachan, Vice President Sales & Marketing during the press conference today
12:45 GMT
(press release)

To take advantage of the discounted rates, travelers must pay with a Visa card and must book their stays at least seven days in advance of their arrival date.

Students during the visit of the sets of Emirati film "Djinn" at the International Media Production Zone
11:22 GMT
(press release)

Flagging off the student workshops as part of the 4th edition of the Gulf Film Festival the participants were hosted on a tour of the sets of "Djinn", an Emirati film.

Carol Maddison, UAE Manager, VisitBritain
10:42 GMT
(press release)

British Nationals hope the mewly Married Prince William and Catherine Middleton will visit the UAE soon.

A selection from Bangladesh, 720 Degrees is an experimental movie cum video art with a sense of mystery
08:52 GMT
(press release)

The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival, is showcasing an eclectic collection of films that document the extremes in human life, hope and despair; strife and peace; fact and fantasy.

Egyptian Minister of Tourism with Ian Carter, Hilton Worldwide President Global Operations; Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton Worldwide Area President Operations MEA; and Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager
08:49 GMT

Hilton executives had a meeting with the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour discussing the company’s role, cooperation and development to the future of the Egyptian tourism.

The Cairo Review will bring a Middle East perspective to the global public policy debate
08:37 GMT

The American University in Cairo (AUC) today released the inaugural issue of The Cairo Review of Global Affairs featuring a special report on revolution across the Arab world.

April 17, 2011

There is nothing more ideal than rejoicing your special occasion in Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea romantic setting
11:57 GMT

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea has designed an extraordinary Wedding Package for those making a difference on the most auspicious commitment of their lives, this summer.

Qarantina, an interesting film, drawn from the Gulf region directed by Oday Rasheed
10:55 GMT
(press release)

The strong participation of the student community from across the Arabian Peninsula will be in full bloom on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the fourth Gulf Film Festival.

During the opening ceremony
09:05 GMT

The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival opened with a glittering red carpet gala attended by a bevy of Arab celebrities.

The five-star hotel depicts the colonial history and contemporary flair of the country in its striking interiors, designed by world famous Japanese firm, Super Potato
08:06 GMT

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the soft opening of Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, its first property in Singapore, with the grand launch earmarked towards the end of the year.

A significant development of Fairmont’s growth strategy will be the unveiling of Dubai’s second property in 2012 with the Fairmont Palm Jumeirah
07:06 GMT
(press release)

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts looks to a growth strategy that will bring 5 developments in the ME to the forefront to include new developments in Riyadh, Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Palm jumeirah.

April 14, 2011

Andreas Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia
13:41 GMT

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will be out in force at Arabian Travel Market 2011, promoting its current 13 developments in the Middle East and global expansion, which is concentrated on Asia.

During the press conference
10:58 GMT

The Jordan Rally and WRC officials had no other option but to cancel the first leg of timed special stages, scheduled for Thursday, and rearrange the ceremonial start in Jerash for Thursday evening.

The Gulf Film Festival will screen 153 films from 31 nations in its official screening programme
07:49 GMT
(press release)

Against the backdrop of a region in flux, the fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival will open Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Dubai