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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.

March 23, 2014

Ramada Downtown supports cancer patients
08:54 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai launches “Hope for Cancer”, a year-long campaign aimed at supporting cancer patients in the UAE and helping raise awareness about the disease.

March 20, 2014

The proposed 1.7 million jobs are supposed to serve as employment opportunities for Saudi's youth (File Archive)
09:38 GMT

Saudi Arabia's government has allegedly created a plan to create 1.7 million job opportunities for young Saudis in the country's tourism industry.

March 19, 2014

Abu Dhabi exceeded its 2013 target to attract 2.5 million hotel guests in one year (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Jobs in UAE's tourism industry are growing rapidly, but favorable regulations are crucial to ensure that such growth is sustained in the future, say analysts.

March 18, 2014

steak and sizzler
11:34 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence invites all the food lovers to head to its food court to try out special sizzling food in town during Steak and Sizzler promotion, running from 15th - 31st March 2014.

MOU Signing for Clothes Bank- Mr. Oussama Massoud & Mr. Ayman Al Mofleh
09:22 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has donated many clothes to the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization in an initiative to support the underprivileged segment of the local community.

March 17, 2014

Crowne Plaza Amman
10:33 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman held an awareness lecture for its colleagues about Swine Flu and Corona Virus.

March 16, 2014

Germany evacuated its citizens from Egypt's Red Sea Resorts in February 2014 (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Egypt's tourism has taken another plunge, recording a 28 percent drop in visitors during the two first months of 2014 in comparison to last year's figures.

March 13, 2014

Singapore Tourism Board is in the process of developing materials in Arabic to lure more tourists from MENA and the Arabic-speaking world (File Archive/Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Singapore is boosting its efforts to woo Saudi tourists to its island city location.

March 12, 2014

The high-ranking officials of the country (Germany) has called for Iran's partnership in the expo in coming years
13:55 GMT

Head of Berlin fairs has called for Iran's partnership in Berlin's International Tourism Bourse (ITB) fair in coming years

During the event
11:32 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence hosted the stay of delegates of the 6th FAZZA International Athletics IPC Grand Prix Competition, held at the Al Thiqah Club in Sharjah.

The Address Hotels + Resorts
08:16 GMT
(press release)

The Address Hotels + Resorts is taking visitor experience to the next level with the launch of ‘eLifestyle,’ a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art, room automation service.

March 10, 2014

Emirates will now provide direct service from Dubai to Boston daily, representing the airlines eighth translatlantic US route (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

Emirates Airline launched daily services to Boston Monday in partnership with its US carriers.

March 9, 2014

The Airbus A320 is the 37th plane in the airline’s fleet
10:04 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced that it has taken delivery of its 37th aircraft, the 6000th Airbus A320 made to date.

March 5, 2014

Dubai is working on diversifying its hotel offerings to attract a wider market of visitors
09:55 GMT

Hotels in Dubai attracted over 11 million guests in 2013, representing a 10.6 per cent increase (or more than one million guests) over 2012.

The minister will also review the ministry’s future projects in the tourism sector and the government’s efforts to address the sector’s current predicament.
03:55 GMT

The ministry will aim to “correct the image of the security situation in Egypt and encourage tourists to return