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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.

December 15, 2013

During the event
09:56 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence recently organized a tree planting ceremony as part of Responsible Awareness Program (RAP) initiative for its employees.

December 11, 2013

 Neal Jones, Marriott’s chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Middle East and Africa, said it will “definitely” be announcing new projects relating to the 2020 showcase.
19:46 GMT

Marriott International is planning to operate 10,000 rooms in Dubai, four times its current number, in time for Expo 2020.

December 9, 2013

Ramada Ajman celebrating UAE National Day
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, headed by General Manager Iftikhar Hamdani, joined the entire nation in celebration of the 42nd UAE National Day on 2nd December.

December 8, 2013

Abu Dhabi, along with Dubai, are expanding their port infrastructure in order to attract more cruise tourism in the upcoming years (Courtesy of Gulf Ship News)
10:50 GMT

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are in the process of expanding their ports in efforts to cater to more cruise tourism.

During the celebration
09:48 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence organized a special cake cutting ceremony for the mall tenants, guests and the local community to celebrate the 42nd UAE National Day.

December 4, 2013

Passengers in all cabins have access to WiFi, 1,500 channels of in-flight entertainment and gourmet-chef prepared meals, served by highly trained multi-lingual cabin crew.
03:55 GMT

The landmark flight, crossing the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada, has a published duration of 16 hours 20 minutes, more than enough time to delve into over 400 hours of in-flight Hollywood movies.

December 3, 2013

Abu Dhabi tourism is on the rise all around, with India representing the largest overseas source market. Nearly 150,000 individuals from India checked into Abu Dhabi hotels in the first 10 months of 2013 (Courtesy of Indian News and Times)
14:37 GMT

More than 2.2 million people checked into Abu Dhabi's 148 hotels during the first 10 months of 2013, representing a record breaking 26 percent increase in hotel occupancy in UAE's second largest city.

W hotels
12:23 GMT
(press release)

From the 12th annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), W Hotels Worldwide, the global design powerhouse, today announced the opening of its 45th hotel and first ever-ski retreat, W Verbier, as it marks 15 years of industry innovation this month.

During the event
11:45 GMT

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) once again hosted its popular Maritime Parade to commemorate the UAE National Day on 2nd December.

Go Green Organising Team
07:20 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman today announced the winners of the Go Green Art Competition and awarded the prizes in a grand ceremony held at the hotel’s Majestic Ballroom.

Qatar clinched the award among other top contenders comprising Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Beijing, Dubai, Durban, London, Melbourne, New Orleans, Rio de Janerio, Seoul, Tokyo and Vancouver.
03:55 GMT

QTA representatives receiving the Qatar’s World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination award at the WTA 2013

December 1, 2013

During the BusinessClub event
05:38 GMT

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Jordan held a special dinner event for its BusinessClub program in Crowne Plaza Amman.

November 28, 2013

Qatar's tourism experienced 7 percent growth in the third quarter of 2013 (Shutterstock)
11:40 GMT

Qatar's tourism is on the rise with the average hotel occupancy rate rose up to 7 percent in third quarter of 2013 alone.

November 27, 2013

Bahrain's capital has attracted over 10.8 million visitors in 2013 thus far (Courtesy of Arabia 2day)
09:40 GMT

GCC and ASEAN voted Tuesday to name Bahrain's Manama the 2014 capital of tourism.

November 26, 2013

More than 10.8 million visitors have arrived in Bahrain thus far this year (Courtesy of Samba Samba)
08:32 GMT

In 2013 thus far, 10.8 million visitors have arrived in Bahrain, but confusing passport and visa procedures may discourage additional visitors in the future.