Tourism & Hospitality

Featured Story:

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

April 1, 2014

Inspection teams immediately contacted the visitors and tourists and informed them that the excess money charged would be refunded
09:55 GMT

In an unprecedented move, more than 30 hotel and furnished apartment owners along Jeddah’s Corniche were ordered to pay back customers a combined SR300,000 in excess charges during the 10-day spring break.

Sharjah is likely to see 30 new hotels in the next three years, adding around 4,000 rooms to the existing 10,000 rooms
07:16 GMT

Sharjah’s hotel revenue is expected to increase by at least 10 per cent this year.

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait during Earth Hour
06:04 GMT

During the event, the hotel turned off most of the lighting in the operation areas and dimmed the lights in the public areas, restaurants and outside the hotel building.

March 31, 2014

Crowne Plaza Amman
10:07 GMT

For the occasion of Mother’s Day, Crowne Plaza Amman participated in honoring a group of mothers in collaboration with Hala FM.

Tourism dirham will not discourage travellers from staying at hotels in Dubai since they are paying a small fee
08:55 GMT

The tourism dirham, a new fee announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in January, takes effect on Monday.

March 27, 2014

Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, President, Elaf Group of Companies and a member of the Makkah Tourism Development Council
10:21 GMT
(press release)

A recent report released by the Saudi Commission on Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has indicated that Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector is set to create 1.7 million jobs over the coming six years.

Dubai hopes to welcome 20 million visitors annually by the year 2020 (Shutterstock)
08:59 GMT

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce announced this week that it is on track to reach one of its key Dubai Vision 2020 objectives: to attract 20 million tourists annually.

March 26, 2014

Al Bustan Centre and Residence in Safety Awareness workshop
11:35 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence has recently organized a Safety Awareness workshop, as part of Responsible Awareness Program (RAP).

March 25, 2014

The overall tourism strategy for Dubai is to double the number of visitors into the emirate between 2012 and 2020
08:58 GMT

While the business tourism sector currently accounts for 20 per cent of tourism in Dubai, experts project it will grow at the same pace as tourism in the emirate.

March 24, 2014

During the annual staff party
12:18 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has held its annual party for its colleagues recently, in which the hotel’s colleagues gathered for an eventful evening.

There will be four cruise companies operating in Dubai next season (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Dubai expects to attract one million cruise tourists by 2020.

He added that the government also plans to work with the foreign ministry to launch offices abroad to promote tourism in Egypt.
03:55 GMT

Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said on Saturday that the tourism sector is completely collapsed, adding that he plans to make great changes in management to improve conditions.

March 23, 2014

The MICE sector generates Dh2.4 billion(over $653 million) every year in Abu Dhabi alone (File Archive)
13:00 GMT

The Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition is set to start Monday this week in Abu Dhabi

Ramada Downtown supports cancer patients
08:54 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai launches “Hope for Cancer”, a year-long campaign aimed at supporting cancer patients in the UAE and helping raise awareness about the disease.

March 20, 2014

The proposed 1.7 million jobs are supposed to serve as employment opportunities for Saudi's youth (File Archive)
09:38 GMT

Saudi Arabia's government has allegedly created a plan to create 1.7 million job opportunities for young Saudis in the country's tourism industry.