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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.

November 17, 2013

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa
08:28 GMT

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa hosted children from Al Amal Association for Special Needs for a full day filled with many fun and exciting activities.

November 14, 2013

According to the UK’s official tourism agency VisitBritain, there was a seven per cent rise in visitors from the UAE to Britain last year with Emiratis accounting for 18 per cent of the visitors.
03:55 GMT

Gulf tourists spend an average of Dhs12,380 per visit, which is nearly four times the amount spent on average by all visitors.

November 13, 2013

During the event
07:50 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai joined the rest of the world in observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by engaging in a series of activities aimed at raising awareness about the disease.

Al Bustan Centre & Residence
07:13 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence is undergoing an extensive AED15-million renovation of all its 640 guest rooms to upgrade its facilities and be on par with new and upcoming properties in the market.

Revenues for Emirates Airlines reached $10.8 billion in 1H 2013. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT

Dubai's Emirates Airline on Tuesday posted a two percent increase in half yearly profits, blaming high fuel costs and an “unfavorable” currency exchange environment for the slow growth.

November 12, 2013

Despite regional challenges, Air Arabia posted an impressive growth in revenue for the first nine months of the year. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:28 GMT

Air Arabia on Monday declared 14 per cent growth in its nine-month revenues despite continued political instability in regional travel market.

November 11, 2013

Middle Eastern investors were one of the most active buyers of hotel real estate in 2012 (Shutterstock)
06:56 GMT

Investment in the hotel industry across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) reached 53 percent in the first 9 months of 2013, with GCC opening 150 new hotels this year to accommodate tourism in the region that is growing at a compound annual rate of 8.5%.

Four Seasons Hotel
06:47 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre is pleased to welcome Anthony Tyler as its new Hotel Manager.

November 10, 2013

Al Bustan Centre & Residence Studio Room
09:29 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence is offering exciting discounts for visitors and exhibitors of this year’s The Big 5, the largest construction event in Middle East.

Intercontinental Aqaba Resort
09:21 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort has announced the appointment of Chef Eric Fettke as the new Executive Chef at the resort.

November 5, 2013

V Lounge & Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Amman
09:00 GMT

V Lounge & Restaurant, the contemporary and classy outlet at Crowne Plaza Amman, is hosting the well-established and recognized vocalist/pianist and entertainer from New Zealand, Annemarie Nelson.

Samir Arora, GM, Ramada Downtown Dubai
08:00 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai, located in Dubai’s most prestigious and vibrant district, is pleased to announce the appointment of Samir Arora as the new general manager.

November 4, 2013

Oman has the "ideal" atmosphere for tourism investment according to the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Courtesy of the Global Arab Network)
10:25 GMT

The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will host the first Oman Tourism Investment Conference in late December, touting the Gulf country's growing tourism sector as the financial "cash cow" of the future.

Online travel in Saudi Arabia is projected to reach $1.9 billion. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:05 GMT

The online travel market in Saudi Arabia is growing at a rapid pace and internet bookings are expected to exceed $1.9 billion in 2014, according to a study.

November 3, 2013

During the clean-up campaign
08:53 GMT

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa and Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea have organized a cleaning day for both resorts.