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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.
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.

January 29, 2013

World tourist numbers cross the one billion mark for the first time, according the a United Nations agency
12:58 GMT

International tourist arrivals surpassed one billion for the first time last year, with the Asia-Pacific region posting the biggest increase in foreign visitors, and numbers will rise further in 2013, a UN body said Tuesday.

First Residence - Spa treatments
04:34 GMT
(press release)

Yoga fans are in for a treat at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, with the Hotel offering an “Art of Wellness Program” Yoga Retreat from 28thFebruary-3rd March 2013.

January 28, 2013

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
08:33 GMT

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea announced that it has implemented wireless internet across the whole resort.

The St. Regis Doha
06:04 GMT
(press release)

The St. Regis Doha, Qatar’s leading luxury hotel, is anticipating a high number of visitors from neighbouring countries in the GCC in 2013, and has unveiled a new offer aimed at travellers with families.

January 27, 2013

V Lounge & Restaurant at Crowne Plaza
07:29 GMT

The classy and contemporary “V” Lounge & Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Amman has announced a new live entertainment that will add to its elegant ambiance and scrumptious dishes.

January 24, 2013

During the event
04:49 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) invited UFI MEA to attend a workshop in Qatar to discuss QTA’s active involvement with UFI, the global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

January 22, 2013

A tourist stands on a Lebanese beach.
09:51 GMT

Security concerns keep holiday-makers away, hurting local economy.

Hotel occupancy in Bahrain increased by an overall 7 per cent in 2012, new figures show
07:36 GMT

Bahrain hotels reported an increase of 7 per cent in occupancy rates overall and by 4 per cent last November, said a report, adding that hotel room profitability has also gone up by nearly 21 per cent.

January 21, 2013

At the Swine flu lecture
08:32 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman held a lecture for its colleagues to raise awareness about the H1N1 (swine) flu.

January 20, 2013

flydubai Tourism
05:03 GMT

flydubai has announced remarkable growth figures ahead of its inaugural flight celebrations to Malé, the capital of Maldives.

January 17, 2013

The spa at The Address Downtown Dubai
08:29 GMT
(press release)

The Spa at The Address Downtown Dubai, the flagship hotel of The Address Hotels + Resorts, has been crowned the ‘Best International Hotel Spa for a City Break’ at The Spa Traveller Awards 2012.

Poolside, Concorde Hotel Fujairah
04:41 GMT
(press release)

Concorde Fujairah Hotel presents an exciting promotion in partnership with Rotana Jet, which lets guests experience a memorable Fujairah getaway without hurting the pocket.

January 16, 2013

W Doha Hotel & Residences
04:32 GMT
(press release)

Last night, Crystal Lounge the vibrant hotspot in the W Doha Hotel & Residences celebrated the weekend with the ultimate ‘Big Friday Night’.

January 15, 2013

Amin Al Huneidi - Director of Sales at The St. Regis Doha
08:49 GMT
(press release)

The St. Regis Doha aims to build on its successful first year of operations and appoints Amin Al Huneidi as Director of Sales, to provide greater focus and support for corporate and government clients.

Crowne Plaza Amman the perfect venue for weddings
07:43 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has announced its latest wedding competition titled Win a Priceless Wedding, which is a grander version of its previous successful three wedding competitions that took place in 2012.