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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.

February 12, 2014

InterContinental Aqaba Resort
09:52 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort has won two TripAdvisor awards in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

February 11, 2014

Ramada Ajman Private Beach
08:42 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, presents a complete romantic treat to celebrate the special occasion of love.

February 10, 2014

Tamer Abu Jerise, new Food & Beverage Manager at InterContinental Aqaba Resort
10:20 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort has appointed Tamer Abu Jerise as the new Food & Beverage Manager at the resort. Abu Jerise will be in charge of all activities and operations related to food & beverage in the resort.

February 9, 2014

Intercontinental Aqaba Resort
11:06 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort hosted a dinner for the representatives of various media in Jordan who are located in Aqaba.

February 6, 2014

The statistics showed that more than 2 million tourists visited South Sinai and the Red Sea during the first quarter of 2013.
16:57 GMT

The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) has officially released the country’s tourism figures for 2013, and it's really good news.

Flavors resturant low res
12:20 GMT
(press release)

Make this Valentine's Day special by celebrating with your loved one at Flavours Restaurant at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, the first hotel for Wyndham Hotel Group in Dubai and the region.

February 4, 2014

The funds raised will support the international promotion and marketing of the emirate
08:11 GMT

Dubai will start imposing the "tourism dirham" fee on guests staying in all types of holiday accommodation, including hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes from March 31.

February 2, 2014

While Abu Dhabi is known for attracting business tourism, it is increasingly becoming a destination for leisure tourism as well (File Archive)
08:44 GMT

More and more tourists are flocking to Abu Dhabi for leisure rather than business tourism, according to Emirates News Agency.

January 28, 2014

Mohammed Lozi, Hayel Abdul Hafeez Daoud, Amer Hadidi and Naser Lozi after signing the agreement under which RJ will sponsor 50 orphans
09:57 GMT

Royal Jordanian signed an agreement with the National Zakat Fund under which the airline will sponsor 50 orphans within the orphan support program of the Zakat Fund.

Wooler that demand for hotel rooms in Dubai is strong but there is a danger that Dubai will not be affordable for many people.
03:55 GMT

Hotel guests will soon have to pay a “tourism dirham”. It is a fee that will be imposed on guests staying at hotels and hotel apartments in Dubai.

January 27, 2014

During the training
09:50 GMT
(press release)

Concorde by Mourouj Fujairah organised two separate workshops on effective communication and handling guest complaints, to help hotel staff enhance their skills and improve guest satisfaction rate.

Holiday Inn
07:24 GMT
(press release)

IHG, InterContinental Hotels Group, has opened Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb in the heart of capital’s new business district, making it the third IHG hotel in the city.

January 26, 2014

The Lebanese economy has suffered greatly from decreasing tourism since the start of Syria's civil war in early 2011 (Shutterstock)
10:28 GMT

Tourism in Lebanon has dropped 40 percent since 2010, according to figures released by the Tourism Ministry Friday.

January 22, 2014

Italian chef Luca Bracchetti
09:23 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman organizes a special month for Italian cuisine in its classy and contemporary V Lounge & Restaurant, in which the hotel hosts the Italian chef Luca Bracchetti.

Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are on the list of areas A&K is looking to expand to, he said.
03:55 GMT

The boutique is the company’s first step in its expansion in the UAE and GCC.