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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 1, 2011

Dukes London is next-door to the family home of Princess Diana
14:19 GMT
(press release)

Visitors from the Arabian Gulf can take advantage of a really ‘cool’ deal from Dukes London hotel this summer, by experiencing a bespoke tour of the Spencer House.

Hans Olbertz, General Manager of Emirates Palace
10:54 GMT

The Emirates Palace Hotel, has recently announced its sponsorship of Al-Jazeera Sports & Cultural Club celebrations, which starts on the 5th of June, 2011

May 31, 2011

The Pool Bar offers refreshing, light savoury meals alongside the  hotel's elegant pool
13:21 GMT
(press release)

Already a landmark in Kuwait, Hotel Missoni’s décor is not the only aspect that has everyone talking but have brought a unique, authentic culinary experience to Kuwait’s shores.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions
12:50 GMT
(press release)

The World Discovery Fest, a unique spectacle of travel, leisure and holiday destinations, culture and cuisines, top-end lifestyle displays and an entertainment fiesta, has been announced today.

The Coca-Cola BRRR campaign will entitle purchasers of a 6 pack of Coca-Cola to special offers and promotions at Ski Dubai
10:21 GMT
(press release)

Ski Dubai, has added another first to its long list of achievements by tying up with global leader Coca-Cola to grant easy access to its alpine slopes throughout the months of May and June 2011.

Janet Abrahams, Area Director Sales & Marketing Levant Region, posing next to the giant cake
09:18 GMT

Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Hotel and Resort, achieved a new record of making the biggest cake in the Arab world. The total height of the cake is 65 layers, marking the Kingdom's number of independence day.

May 30, 2011

Olivier Briand, General Manager of Fraser Suites Seef
13:26 GMT
(press release)

Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain, Bahrain’s first Gold– Standard luxury serviced apartments reports that occupancy levels have witnessed a steady upward trend over the past few weeks, reaching a high of 48% in May.

Albert Pozo, VP of Multinational Business & Corporate Travel at Amadeus
11:11 GMT
(press release)

Amadeus hosted a panel discussion recently in Dubai which examined the future of the travel industry and the role of technology in its development.

Kristin Campbell
08:56 GMT

Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Kristin Campbell as executive vice president and general counsel.

Arabian City painting
07:29 GMT
(press release)

Atlantis, The Palm, the leading entertainment destination resort in the Middle East, will be hosting an exhibition for Dutch artists to raise funds for Dubai Autism Centre.

May 29, 2011

Hoda Al Khamis Kanoo, Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival
09:53 GMT
(press release)

An exhibition featuring the very best of Emirati art was held as part of the long-standing and fruitful partnership between Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF) and Mubadala Development Company.

Omer Kaddouri, Executive Vice President of Rotana, with Gary Rhodes, Celebrity Chef and Elie Saliba, Director of Loyalty Programme and Partnerships at Rotana
06:57 GMT
(press release)

Rotana won the Best Loyalty Programme for its Rewards programme during the recent Business Traveller Middle East Awards, which recently marked its ninth anniversary.

May 26, 2011

DoubleTree by Hilton Global
12:52 GMT
(press release)

After commemorating their 250th hotel worldwide this month in Istanbul, Turkey, DoubleTree by Hilton is launching a new, year-long, global rebranding initiative.

Set in the 1860s, Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) follows the fortunes of Prince Fabrizio Salina and his family during the unification of Italy
11:46 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai International Film Festival is partnering with the Italian Embassy in the UAE to mark the 65th Italian National Day and the 150th anniversary of Italian unification.

InterContinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi
08:47 GMT

InterContinental Abu Dhabi announced its participation in the promotional campaign for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which kicks off this week and continues in next month within the GCC countries.