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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

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

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.