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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.

September 29, 2011

Ed Fuller
06:40 GMT
(press release)

Ed Fuller of Marriott International, who led operations for the company’s dramatic growth outside of North America, will retire from the company next March 31, Marriott has said.

September 28, 2011

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and Africa
09:24 GMT
(press release)

Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and North Africa has today announced a corporate restructure which will see the group’s regional headquarter in Abu Dhabi widening its focus to encompass all Africa.

September 27, 2011

Daniele Capobianco the new Chef for Certo, Media City’s popular Italian restaurant
12:42 GMT

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City announces the appointment of Daniele Capobianco as the new Chef for Certo, Media City’s popular Italian restaurant.

Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
12:30 GMT

InterContinental Abu Dhabi celebrates ‘Responsible Business Week’, 3rd – 9th October 2011.

Stefan Goehcke, Chef de Cuisine, Fish In, Kempinski Hotel Aqaba
11:11 GMT

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba announces the arrival of Stefan Goehcke, Chef de Cuisine for the elegant seafood restaurant Fish In.

Fitness First, Deira City Centre
08:05 GMT
(press release)

With Deira City Centre’s redevelopment enhancements well underway, mall management has announced they will soon welcome the world’s number one health and fitness club: Fitness First.

Iftikhar Hamdani
07:25 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Iftikhar Hamdani as General Manager.

September 26, 2011

12:23 GMT

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a is the first hotel in Kuwait to receive Green Globe Certification.

The Atlantis
12:11 GMT
(press release)

Atlantis, The Palm, the leading entertainment resort destination in the Middle East, has been crowned the winner of My Planet Travel Awards’ “Best Hotel in the Middle East and Africa”.

06:38 GMT
(press release)

Enjoy fantastic value on spa packages and dining delights at Sezzam, as well as complimentary beauty consultations at Maison De Joelle for guests this October at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

September 25, 2011

Jamal Salem Al Tamimi, screenwriter
13:49 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Culture has announced that the jury for the fifth edition of its Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre comprises acclaimed Arab cultural personalities.

Hilton Worldwide
13:41 GMT
(press release)

Hilton Worldwide first ever Middle East & Africa Culinary Challenge will reach an exciting climax next month.

10:03 GMT
(press release)

Magic Planet and Candelite are welcome attractions for the local Ajman community, and compliment the mall’s eclectic retail and entertainment offer.

During the event
09:53 GMT
(press release)

The management and staff of Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, recently donated an amount of AED50,000 to the Human Appeal International UAE in Ajman to help the famine-stricken people of Somalia.

Samaya Hotel
09:23 GMT
(press release)

Samaya Hotel Deira presents an exclusive promotion to delegates and exhibitors of GITEX, the largest and most important IT exhibition in the Middle East happening on 9th to 13th October 2011.