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Located in the heart of Swiss Alps, the luxurious resort of Crans-Montana enjoyed the same trend with a remarkable increase of 42.86 percent in overnights produced by travelers from the Gulf
July 27, 2014 - 05:31 GMT
Switzerland and its prominent resort destinations continue to witness a steadily increasing influx of GCC travelers

November 8, 2012

Hospitality sector vows to ignore smoking ban
08:45 GMT

At least one portion of the Lebanese community are still up in arms about the smoking ban that is costing them good business. Restaurant owners and members of the hospitality industry have come out to protest non-smoking policy.

November 6, 2012

Starwood Hotels
09:01 GMT

Starwood Hotels & Resorts launches an engaging and multi-lingual news portal designed to provide international journalists, bloggers and other external audiences with easy access to major Starwood news.

Arabian Courtyard Facade Sideview
04:44 GMT
(press release)

Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa invites all food lovers to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at the award winning Indian restaurant Mumtaz Mahal.

Designer Hoorin Mumtaz with the models
04:41 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman hosted a successful and well-attended fashion show and gala dinner dubbed as “Fashion with Passion” for the benefit of Ajman Club for Handicapped.

November 5, 2012

About 32,000 cruise tourists were expected to visit the country
09:34 GMT

Bahrain's cruise season is officially launched on Friday when a German liner carrying 2,300 tourists docks at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port.

InterContinental Hotels Group
07:40 GMT

InterContinental Hotels Group Jordan cluster hotels announced their participation in the renowned World Travel Market (WTM) which is taking place in London from November 5th till November 8th.

Experience Meetings
05:32 GMT
(press release)

Radisson Blu has launched Experience Meetings:This new concept for meetings and events harmonizes the meeting essentials: breakout rooms, food and connectivity with the intangibles: service, satisfaction and sustainability.

November 1, 2012

Bahrain's ruler has demanded that flag carrying airline Gulf Air  be recapitalised
09:25 GMT

Bahrain’s ruler King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa has issued a decree allocating BD185 million ($490.9 million) funding to support the ailing national airline Gulf Air, after a serious of troubling setbacks.

Concorde Hotel Fujairah
07:16 GMT
(press release)

Concorde Fujairah Hotel will focus on targeting both leisure and corporate markets, including the MICE business in this year’s World Travel Market.

Housekeeping Day
04:31 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence recently held a week-long celebration recognising the contributions of the Housekeeping staff, through a series of fun and entertaining events.

October 30, 2012

Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
05:37 GMT
(press release)

Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the ancient cultural district of Dubai, will attend the upcoming World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition.

Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman
04:43 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, will attend this year’s World Travel Market to tap new outbound operators from UK and other markets, sports and leisure groups, and MICE business from all over the world.

Hotel occupancy rates in the UAE are slipping
04:00 GMT

Tourism chiefs may want more hotels for the UAE - but figures released on Sunday showed hotel occupancy, average daily rates and revenues all dipped in September compared to the same month in 2011

October 29, 2012

Eid proved to be a welcome shot in the arm for Bahrain's hotel industry
10:53 GMT

As protests continue in Bahrain, Eid provided a brief glimmer of hope for hoteliers as top hotels seeing high occupancy rates during the holiday.

October 25, 2012

Saudi Airlines have transported 300 Syrians to Jeddah in time for Hajj
05:00 GMT

A Saudi Airlines plane, the last to transport pilgrims for Hajj, carried 300 Syrian pilgrims to Jeddah after the kingdom facilitated their visa procedures in Beirut. The company added one more flight to their schedule to transport the pilgrims to Jeddah in time.