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Located in the heart of Swiss Alps, the luxurious resort of Crans-Montana enjoyed the same trend with a remarkable increase of 42.86 percent in overnights produced by travelers from the Gulf
July 27, 2014 - 05:31 GMT
Switzerland and its prominent resort destinations continue to witness a steadily increasing influx of GCC travelers

December 8, 2013

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

December 1, 2013

During the BusinessClub event
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

November 21, 2013

Etihad has gained a foothold in the lucrative Indian market. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:23 GMT

Etihad is set to acquire a 24% stake in India's Jet Airways

November 20, 2013

The deals mark another statement of intent to pay down debts, the FT report said, adding that the IMF estimates that Dubai has $85 billion of debt that will mature by 2017.
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Atlantis Hotel, the flagship resort on the emirate’s Palm Island, and one utility provider are set to be sold by Dubai World’s investment arm, Istithmar, to raise cash ahead of a $5.5 billion repayment.

November 19, 2013

Farooq Payara, Director of Sales and Revenue, Ramada Downtown Dubai Hotel
08:43 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai, located in Dubai’s most prestigious and vibrant district, announces the promotion of Farooq Payara to Director of Sales and Revenue.

November 18, 2013

The European Tour
07:00 GMT
(press release)

The European Tour is today delighted to announce that The Race to Dubai has been extended through to the 2017 season.