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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.
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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.

March 31, 2011

Solis Doha is expected to open in 2015
13:31 GMT

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development today announced the appointment of Solis Hotels & Resorts, led by legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, to manage the new five-star Solis.

The 2010 awarding ceremony
12:51 GMT
(press release)

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai is honouring the unsung heroes of the Emirate’s cultural and arts scene, once again.

Earn 1,000 extra HHonors points per night at participating hotels worldwide
08:44 GMT

Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s ten distinct hotel brands, today announces its latest global promotion called Grand Nights.

March 30, 2011

Bride Show 2011 is endorsed by Dubai Ladies Club's creative designers
15:30 GMT

Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, will host a special fashion show at Dubai Bride Show.

Al Bustan Centre & Residence employees holding a candle light ceremony
14:07 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre & Residence, the deluxe hotel apartments which offer world-class services and facilities in the heart of Dubai, observed Earth Hour.

March 29, 2011

For 60 minutes, non-essential lighting and electrical appliances around the property were switched off
15:20 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, switched off lights for 60 minutes on 26th March, 2011 to celebrate Earth Hour.

Dubai International Boat Show
12:31 GMT
(press release)

Dubai International Boat Show rounded off a week of records with exhibitors’ sales expected to reach AED 1 billion as a direct result of the show.

The newest addition to Ritz Carlton's portfolio
11:26 GMT
(press release)

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong opens today and dominates the skyline as the world’s “highest” hotel.

March 28, 2011

Petra, the world wonder, is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction
11:51 GMT

Jordan's tourism sector is looking forward to 2011 as another record year that should outperform a “tremendous" 2010.

March 27, 2011

My Father from Haifa securing second place at the DOX BOX Audience Award
12:44 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai International Film Festival has expanded its regional reach and support for Arab filmmakers through a new partnership with DOX BOX.

Abu Dhabi Yacht Show
08:20 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Yacht Show which runs until March 26 at Yas Marina, confirmed today that there is a shifting trend towards larger yachts within the industry.

March 24, 2011

Sheikh Nahyan during his visit at Abu Dhabi Yacht Show
14:44 GMT
(press release)

Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, today opened the highly anticipated third Abu Dhabi Yacht Show.

Omar Boujlid, General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Hajar Tower Makkah
14:22 GMT
(press release)

The Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Hajar Tower Makkah, in the first year of its operations, gained the most business from the 'group' category of travellers.

Le Méridien Dubai, one of Starwood hotels & Resorts
13:49 GMT
(press release)

The global hospitality leader will once again join the worldwide movement of people and businesses planning to turn off the lights for Earth Hour 2011.

28 out of the top 100 largest superyachts are owned by Middle Eastern customers
12:16 GMT
(press release)

There is a shifting trend towards larger yachts within the industry, with the Middle East continuing as one of the most courted buyer markets for larger scale yachts.