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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.

February 8, 2011

Penguins feeding at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
11:03 GMT
(press release)

New animal feeding presentations to maximize learning experience about aquatic animals.

February 7, 2011

Fourth edition of Gulf Film Festival
13:10 GMT
(press release)

Submissions for fourth edition are now open till March 10, 2011.

Mr. Selim El Zyr, Mr. Nasser, H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Barham Salih, Mr. Jacques Sarraf, H.E. Adnan Kassar, and H.E. Fadi Abboud during the opening ceremony
11:25 GMT
(press release)

Malia, the prominent Lebanese holding group and Rotana the leading Hotel Management Company, inaugurated their first property in Kurdistan, Iraq, the landmark 5-star hotel, Erbil Rotana.

February 6, 2011

Hilton Worldwide
11:58 GMT
(press release)

Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of hotel brands announced today that it will offer a new meetings promotion, Take Your Meetings Further.

During the reception
10:31 GMT
(press release)

Port Rashid, the state-of-the-art cruise terminal operated by global port operator DP World, gave a red carpet reception to the first lady master to lead a cruise vessel to the UAE’s shores.

February 3, 2011

Frederique Maurell, Exhibition Director, The Hotel Show
14:51 GMT
(press release)

Five-star hotels in Dubai are wasting around $27 million in utility bills by ignoring carbon management initiatives and examining ways to reduce their electricity and water bills.

Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Prime Minster
13:47 GMT
(press release)

His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Prime Minster has officially opened the second Kuwait Concours d’Elegance.

Have Family Will Travel, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
13:11 GMT
(press release)

Planning a family trip is always easier when there’s good advice to rely on, especially when it’s from experienced travellers. Now, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has created Have Family Will Travel.

Hyatt Regency Dubai outdoors facilities
10:08 GMT
(press release)

As Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) reaches its half-way point, the longest running event of its kind in the world continues to attract tourists and residents to its popular array of city-wide events.

February 2, 2011

Saray spa
14:43 GMT
(press release)

Walking into Saray spa, Marriott International's newest spa concept that features traditional Middle Eastern treatments and products, one transcends everyday chaos and enters into a moment of calm.

February 1, 2011

Sheikh Obaid bin Thani House in Al Shindagha Heritage Area
10:48 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has lined up a host of events at its heritage sites with a view to present the rich Arabian culture and heritage to visitors this winter season.

January 31, 2011

Love in the Snow at Ski Dubai’s Winter Wonderland
13:32 GMT
(press release)

The color of love has changed from red to white this Valentine’s with the romantic experience of Ski Dubai’s Winter Wonderland.

Raja Gharghour, Director of the Museum, speaking during the event
13:11 GMT
(press release)

The Royal Automobile Museum is launching the First Annual Automotive Museum Photography Competition to celebrate His Majesty King Abdullah II’s birthday.

January 30, 2011

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
08:16 GMT

Business and leisure guests can now always have Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts services to hand, thanks to its new-look mobile website which features more content and an easier layout to boost navigation.

January 27, 2011

Venice, Italy
09:06 GMT has revealed the Price Index review of global hotel prices for February 2011. reports Muscat hotel room rates up 20.37% YOY.