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.

April 21, 2014

The tournament was hosted by the Dubai Club for the Disabled with UAE Disabled Sports Chairman, Thani Juma Berregad of the Dubai 2014 Organizing Committee
14:07 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence was the official residence for the delegates of the IPC Powerlifting World Championships 2014.

Anthony Tyler; the New General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh
14:01 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Anthony Tyler as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh.

Four of the hotel’s five critically-acclaimed restaurants will feature a special anniversary menu available from April 24 to 27, created exclusively in honour of the occasion
11:45 GMT
(press release)

Armani Hotel Dubai will celebrate its fourth anniversary on April 27, 2014, with a unique four-day global culinary campaign.

Egypt's tourism sector contributes 11 percent to the country's GDP (File Archive)
08:00 GMT

At least 26,000 tourists came to Egypt for the Easter holiday weekend in what was welcomed as a much-needed spike for the country's ailing tourism sector.

April 20, 2014

Jordan recently launched a religious tourism campaign to encourage travelers to visit sites such as the alleged baptism site of Jesus (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
11:00 GMT

As tourists continue to flock to Jordan en masse, the Hashemite Kingdom is recording higher revenue profits than ever before.

April 17, 2014

Hotel guests can now be charged a minor fee as of March 31, 2014 (Karim Shaib/AFP)
16:34 GMT

Positive reaction: Dubai's recently imposed fee on hotel guests had no negative feedback according to the head of the city's tourism authority.

Dubai welcomed 11 million hotel guests in 2013 (File/AFP)
15:09 GMT

According to a STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, 573 hotels are expected to open across the Middle East and Africa.

Concorde also set sights on strengthening its relationship with its partners in KSA and generating new business during the exhibition
07:27 GMT
(press release)

Concorde Hotel Fujairah announces its participation in the annual Riyadh Travel Fair, which is taking place at Four Seasons Hotel – Kingdom Tower from 15th to 18th April.

Guests of all ages join in the fun as Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita introduces Sega dancing, embodying the remote island’s passion for music
06:30 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons invites travellers to discover diverse cultures, learn new skills, journey through history, and see the world as they never have before – all in luxurious Four Seasons style.

April 16, 2014

Crystal Lagoons are unveiling eight new mega projects in the Middle East building both their regional and international portfolio
10:26 GMT
(press release)

Crystal Lagoons is boosting the profile of its growing portfolio of Middle East projects with eight new developments being added and the operational launch of an initial phase at its Meydan mega lagoons project.

April 14, 2014

Ben Gurion Airport expects 1.2 million passengers over the holiday, up 25% from 2013.
17:46 GMT

Despite tense relations, Turkey is the top destination for Israelis this Passover, with 6,300 people planning to spend the holiday there

During the event
09:37 GMT

In its ongoing commitment to help and support the local community, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea hosted the Jordanian Women’s Development Association of the Deaf on a fun-filled day.

April 13, 2014

Khartik Kumar, The New Housekeeping Manager at Emirates Grand Hotel
15:40 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Grand Hotel has recently appointed Khartik Kumar as Housekeeping Manager and will be in charge of planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the Housekeeping Department.

Dubai welcomed over 10 million tourists in 2013 (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT

Dubai has been nominated in the TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards as one of the best places to visit in 2014.

Food for thought: Saudi Arabia's food consumption grew by 55.3 percent since 2012 (File/AFP)
13:30 GMT

Saudi's yearly food, hotel & hospitality Arabia exhibition takes opens on Sunday with over 400 booths set up from other countries.