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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 17, 2011

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

April 13, 2011

Director Khadija Al Salami’s documentary "Destructive Beast" is a hard-hitting take on how corruption affects the Yemeni people
14:15 GMT
(press release)

The only entry from Yemen at the fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival, to be held from April 14 to 20 highlights the societal angst against pervasive corruption.

Hambuster, a French animation film  directed by Paul Alexandre, Dara Cazamea, M Cazaux, Romain Delaunay and L Monneron
12:48 GMT
(press release)

Eleven films from France and six from Spain are a highlight of the fourth Gulf Film Festival, which begins tomorrow and continues until April 20 at Dubai Festival City.

The Shapes Spa at Ramada Hotel is dedicated to providing rejuvenating experience within an exclusive and professional environment
12:15 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, gives you more reason to stay fit and in shape with the new rates being offered at Shapes Spa and Health Club.

Park Hyatt Maldives
10:27 GMT
(press release)

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced the 2011 opening of key properties across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the Maldives.

"Love Arranged", a documentary directed by Dubai-based filmmaker Soniya Kirpalani
07:15 GMT
(press release)

The 4th Gulf Film Festival will screen 3 films on India in Dubai underscoring the broader mandate of the festival to bring contemporary cinema from around the world to promote intercultural dialogue.

April 12, 2011

Adventure drama "Raneen" by Maitham Al Musawi
13:59 GMT
(press release)

Seven Omani films – including five making their global debut – will be screened at the fourth Gulf Film Festival.

Abdulhamid Juma, Gulf Film Festival Chairman
09:12 GMT
(press release)

The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival Dubai, the home of bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Gulf nations, Iraq and Yemen, will screen 153 films from 31 countries free.

Omer Kaddouri, Chief Operating Officer, Rotana with Melissa Reid
07:45 GMT
(press release)

Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, announced signing an agreement with Melissa Reid.

Avsar Koc, Regional Director of Sales Middle East, Kempinski Hotels
07:09 GMT
(press release)

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are set to welcome five new luxury hotels by 2012, says winner of Best Brands’ 2011 Best Service award, Kempinski Hotels.

April 11, 2011

The iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah, in Dubai
13:33 GMT
(press release)

Artaaj, organizers of the ‘Big Boys Toys’ show, the region’s leading luxury lifestyle event, has revealed that the UAE still remains a top venue for high-end lifestyle luxury exhibitions.