Tourism & Hospitality

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A hospitable city, artificial beaches, some of the best hotels 
in the world and affordable treatment for a range of ailments is what new Dubai is now about.
August 19, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
From VIP packages to the most affordable ones, the packages will cover wellness and seven areas of treatment such as orthopaedic and sports medicine.

March 14, 2013

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced an initiative to boost investment in Egypt's battered tourism sector.
14:17 GMT

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced an initiative to boost investment in Egypt's battered tourism sector.

March 12, 2013

Egypt's tourist industry is reeling after years of political unrest (Photo Getty)
10:51 GMT

The CST has reacted with alarm to the prosecutor-general's call for Egyptians to make citizens' arrests, citing tourist fears.

Waldorf Astoria brand in Qatar
04:46 GMT
(press release)

Hilton Worldwide plans to expand its Waldorf Astoria brand presence in the Middle East with a new property in Qatar, following the signing of a management agreement with Doha-based La Jolla.

March 11, 2013

Egypt has fallen to the lowest rank out of safety and security, a new survey reveals
03:00 GMT

Egypt has fallen to the lowest rank out of 140 countries evaluated in terms of safety and security just behind Pakistan, Chad and Yemen, in the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Travel and Tourism (T&T) Competitiveness index.

March 10, 2013

Mexican Tacos
10:03 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman presents exciting F & B promotions for Easter and the months of March and April, guaranteed to entice the taste buds.

Intercontinental Aqaba Resort
08:28 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort announced the appointment of Chef Shanmuganathan Marimuthu as the executive chef at the resort.

Lebanon's tourism industry's  contribution to the Lebanese economy would reach $4.1 billion in 2013, new figures show
03:23 GMT

The World Travel & Tourism Council estimated that the travel and tourism industry’s direct contribution to the Lebanese economy would reach $4.1 billion in 2013, up by 1.8 percent from 2012.

March 7, 2013

Dubai is set to be the home of Paramount's first venture into the hotel and real estate industry.
14:12 GMT

Paramount, the maker of movies such as ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Titanic,’ is teaming up with property developer Damac to build a $1 billion hotel project in Dubai.

Europeans accounted for 40 per cent of hotel occupancy in Palestine, new figures show
08:47 GMT

More than 40 per cent of the guests who stayed in Palestinian hotels in the West Bank during fourth quarter 2012 were from European Union countries, new figures reveal.

March 6, 2013

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa
08:07 GMT

The famous Lebanese restaurant Burj Al Hamam is now open in IHG’s Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa.

March 5, 2013

Sunset over the river Nile in Cairo
12:58 GMT

Tourists from the Persian state will be allowed to visit Egypt after diplomatic breakthrough.

March 4, 2013

Frits van Paasschen, Starwood President & CEO
07:49 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the beginning of a month-long relocation of its global headquarters from Stamford, CT to Dubai.

March 3, 2013

08:46 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Tourism Authority will lead the Qatar delegation at ITB Berlin from 6-10 March 2013.

Ramada Downtown Dubai
08:42 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai, located in Dubai’s most prestigious and vibrant district, will attend this year’s ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show.

During the signing
04:45 GMT
(press release)

Hilton Worldwide is adding to its programme of growth in Egypt following a major joint announcement with prominent investor, Saudi Egyptian Real Estate Development, to introduce the company’s sixth property to Cairo.