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Wasl Asset Management plans to open four three-star hotels in the emirate next year.
December 12, 2014 - 19:56 GMT
A company owned by Dubai’s government plans to open four hotels in the emirate next year to expand the supply of mid-priced rooms in a market dominated by luxury accommodation.

April 24, 2014

The airline is using #EtihadSuggests to invite Facebook and Twitter users to get up-to-date travel tips (File/AFP)
15:56 GMT

Etihad Airways launched a new social media strategy in the form of a hashtag in an attempt to engage more with customers.

Home and Garden Festival
08:34 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Festival City Mall is welcoming visitors to the first Home & Garden Festival taking place in Festival Square until May 3rd.

April 23, 2014

Four Seasons in-flight staff will coordinate with local Four Seasons concierges in each destination to ensure that the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience is nothing short of extraordinary
11:41 GMT
(press release)

The sky is literally the new limit as Four Seasons continues to reimagine luxury hospitality with the introduction of the Four Seasons Jet, the industry’s first fully branded private jet experience.

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector is currently worth $1.3 billion in 2014 (File/AFP)
11:37 GMT

As Hotel Saudi 2014 exhibited on Tuesday in Jeddah, good news followed. The Kingdom expects the hospitality industry to grow by 2.5 percent between now and 2017.

Elaf President; Ziyad Bin Mahfouz
08:56 GMT
(press release)

Elaf Group will join again in this year’s ATM to capitalize on the event’s reach and popularity to further extend its network and generate new business opportunities.

Each city has organised a networking cocktail reception followed by a dinner and a raffle draw for major partners in leisure, corporate, government, airline and royal family segments
08:06 GMT
(press release)

The Hyatt Round the Gulf is scheduled from April 13 to April 17, 2014 with 18 Hyatt hotels from across the globe trailing five key cities in GCC.

April 22, 2014

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President & CEO, Millennium and Copthorne Middle East
08:13 GMT
(press release)

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) has recently installed the new WindsurferCRS into its new central reservation system.

April 21, 2014

The tournament was hosted by the Dubai Club for the Disabled with UAE Disabled Sports Chairman, Thani Juma Berregad of the Dubai 2014 Organizing Committee
14:07 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence was the official residence for the delegates of the IPC Powerlifting World Championships 2014.

Anthony Tyler; the New General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh
14:01 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Anthony Tyler as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh.

Four of the hotel’s five critically-acclaimed restaurants will feature a special anniversary menu available from April 24 to 27, created exclusively in honour of the occasion
11:45 GMT
(press release)

Armani Hotel Dubai will celebrate its fourth anniversary on April 27, 2014, with a unique four-day global culinary campaign.

Egypt's tourism sector contributes 11 percent to the country's GDP (File Archive)
08:00 GMT

At least 26,000 tourists came to Egypt for the Easter holiday weekend in what was welcomed as a much-needed spike for the country's ailing tourism sector.

April 20, 2014

Jordan recently launched a religious tourism campaign to encourage travelers to visit sites such as the alleged baptism site of Jesus (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
11:00 GMT

As tourists continue to flock to Jordan en masse, the Hashemite Kingdom is recording higher revenue profits than ever before.

April 17, 2014

Hotel guests can now be charged a minor fee as of March 31, 2014 (Karim Shaib/AFP)
16:34 GMT

Positive reaction: Dubai's recently imposed fee on hotel guests had no negative feedback according to the head of the city's tourism authority.

Dubai welcomed 11 million hotel guests in 2013 (File/AFP)
15:09 GMT

According to a STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, 573 hotels are expected to open across the Middle East and Africa.

Concorde also set sights on strengthening its relationship with its partners in KSA and generating new business during the exhibition
07:27 GMT
(press release)

Concorde Hotel Fujairah announces its participation in the annual Riyadh Travel Fair, which is taking place at Four Seasons Hotel – Kingdom Tower from 15th to 18th April.