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Israel's war against Hamas came at the beginning of the peak tourist season, which includes July and August and runs through the Jewish High Holiday season and early winter.
September 29, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
The summertime fighting delivered a serious hit to Israel's thriving tourism industry, causing losses of hundreds of millions of dollars and sparking concern that aftershocks may continue well after the war.

April 28, 2014

Concorde Junior Suite Room
08:50 GMT
(press release)

Concorde Hotel Fujairah announces its participation in the annual Arabian Travel Market on 5th to 8th May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The luxurious Viceroy hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)
08:12 GMT

Viceroy Hotel Group plans an aggressive expansion in Dubai after announcing two more hotels!

April 27, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Doha
12:10 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Doha’s highly popular weekend party is back for its second season, with a brand new lounge-style vibe located on the pier.

Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer of Al Bustan Centre and Residence
08:06 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartments among visiting tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, is gearing up to participate in the 21st edition of Arabian Travel Market 2014 (ATM).

April 24, 2014

The airline is using #EtihadSuggests to invite Facebook and Twitter users to get up-to-date travel tips (File/AFP)
15:56 GMT

Etihad Airways launched a new social media strategy in the form of a hashtag in an attempt to engage more with customers.

Home and Garden Festival
08:34 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Festival City Mall is welcoming visitors to the first Home & Garden Festival taking place in Festival Square until May 3rd.

April 23, 2014

Four Seasons in-flight staff will coordinate with local Four Seasons concierges in each destination to ensure that the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience is nothing short of extraordinary
11:41 GMT
(press release)

The sky is literally the new limit as Four Seasons continues to reimagine luxury hospitality with the introduction of the Four Seasons Jet, the industry’s first fully branded private jet experience.

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector is currently worth $1.3 billion in 2014 (File/AFP)
11:37 GMT

As Hotel Saudi 2014 exhibited on Tuesday in Jeddah, good news followed. The Kingdom expects the hospitality industry to grow by 2.5 percent between now and 2017.

Elaf President; Ziyad Bin Mahfouz
08:56 GMT
(press release)

Elaf Group will join again in this year’s ATM to capitalize on the event’s reach and popularity to further extend its network and generate new business opportunities.

Each city has organised a networking cocktail reception followed by a dinner and a raffle draw for major partners in leisure, corporate, government, airline and royal family segments
08:06 GMT
(press release)

The Hyatt Round the Gulf is scheduled from April 13 to April 17, 2014 with 18 Hyatt hotels from across the globe trailing five key cities in GCC.

April 22, 2014

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President & CEO, Millennium and Copthorne Middle East
08:13 GMT
(press release)

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) has recently installed the new WindsurferCRS into its new central reservation system.

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.