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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.

June 30, 2014

He added that comparative studies about plans implemented in other countries should be made, but Iran’s domestic capacities and necessities should not be ignored as a result of these studies.
13:59 GMT

The government views the revival of the lake as a criterion for simultaneously reviving other bodies of water in the country, he added.

June 29, 2014

Starwood Hotels
08:42 GMT
(press release)

To celebrate theHoly Month of Ramadan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced today a special offer for members of its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty programme.

June 25, 2014

The Fountain Café and Restaurant
06:58 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence will usher in the Holy Month of Ramadan with a fabulous Iftar spread at the chic and contemporary Fountain Café & Restaurant.

June 24, 2014

“In terms of tourists from emerging markets we can say that it is increasing by 70 per cent a year,” added Miguel.
00:04 GMT

The increase in tourism numbers was spurred by the launch of a daily Emirates flight route to Lisbon back in July 2012.

June 23, 2014

UAE private jet users appreciate the “luxury and the hassle-free environment” that comes with a private charter, the report said.
22:43 GMT

The study also found that Paris came in the second place with four trips and London in third place with two trips.

Award-winning chef, Theo Randall and children’s food expert Annabel Karmel
08:18 GMT
(press release)

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is rolling out its new signature InterContinental Planet Trekkers Menu, created exclusively for children, across its InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties.

June 22, 2014

“The UAE and Saudi Arabia have emerged with two of the most robust pipelines in the Middle East, as these two countries combined make up 70.0 percent of the rooms in the region’s pipeline,” Winkle said.
18:05 GMT

Average daily rate (ADR) for the month stood at $182.76, while revenue per available room (RevPAR — a benchmark for performance) touched $128.38.

Citizens travelling abroad were also advised to read the travel advice page at the ministry’s website and to enrol in the Tawjdi (my whereabouts) service program
17:35 GMT

Hamad Mohammad Al Junaibi, UAE’s Charge D’Affaires in Lebanon, urged Emiratis who are in Lebanon at present to leave the country immediately and to coordinate with the UAE embassy in Beirut to facilitate their departure.

For years, the administration of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put off all but the most adventurous travelers.
04:55 GMT

Even the Iranian law requiring women to cover up and the ban on alcohol have not discouraged British tourists.

June 19, 2014

The GCC spend was part of a total spending of $27 million from global visitors to Brazil during the four-day period.
22:59 GMT

Payments firm Visa revealed that GCC travellers to Brazil spent over $500,000 on their Visa accounts during the first four days of the FIFA World Cup from June 12- 15.

Jordanians and tourists will be able to take a bus tour of old Amman as part of an initiative launched by the Jordan Express Tourist Transportation Company (JETT).
22:46 GMT

“Amman is full of beautiful sites, and this trip will provide people with a great opportunity to get a closer look at them,” he told The Jordan Times over the phone.

Belle View Restaurant
08:31 GMT
(press release)

Concorde Hotel Fujairah presents delightful Iftar and Sohour offers including early bird and special group discounts, in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Mr Ayman Lotfy with the Wyndham Cricket Team
06:10 GMT

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha won the eleventh annual Premier Cricket League Qatar - Inter Hotel Championship 2014, held at Qatar Veterans Cricket Grounds in Lusail.

Maha Bourachi, Director of Sales and Marketing, Four Seasons Hotel Beirut
06:01 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut announces the appointment of a new Director of Sales and Marketing, Maha Bourachi.

June 18, 2014

Panorama Restaurant
09:40 GMT
(press release)

Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with your family and friends with the exclusive Iftar and Suhoor offers at Emirates Grand Hotel.