Tourism & Hospitality

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The UAE, which is new to the industry in comparison to countries with older, developed health systems, requires a more focused approach to promote its available services.
One of the main challenges in the region is to reverse the outbound medical tourism trend, and provide specialised services in line with the required capacity and the prevalence of lifestyle diseases

July 11, 2011

Total visitors to Dubai in 2010 were the largest to date, topping 8.3 million visitors
12:54 GMT
(press release)

Cluttons, the real estate specialist that has enjoyed a dedicated Middle Eastern presence since 1976, today announces its market report for Dubai's Hospitality sector in Q2 2011.

Frits van Paasschen, President & CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
10:37 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced today the launch of Starwood Personalized Travel – a program of initiatives designed to serve the unique preferences of Chinese travelers.

Rene Camilleri, Director of Global Sales, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East
08:33 GMT
(press release)

The Starwood Sales Office in the Middle East has announced the appointment of Saeed Ali and Ahmed Abdulhameed to overlook specifically the market and travel needs of Saudi Arabia.

Blood donation at W Doha
08:07 GMT
(press release)

W Doha, leading style icon of Doha is inviting talents working in the hotel to donate blood on July 7.

Marriott Executive Apartments Erbil
07:11 GMT
(press release)

Marriott International signed agreements with Empire Iraq to manage a 200-room, upscale Marriott Hotels & Resorts-branded hotel and a 75-unit deluxe Marriott Executive Apartments property.

July 10, 2011

Pep Lozano, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
13:52 GMT
(press release)

Spanish native and hotelier Pep Lozano is the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, announced Pascal Duchauffour, area vice-president, of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Ramadan at The Address Hotels + Resorts
11:07 GMT
(press release)

Make this Holy Moth of Ramadan truly memorable by sharing special moments with family and friends at The Address Hotels + Resorts, Dubai’s five star premium hotel brand.

Ramadan offer at Grand Millennium Al Wahda
10:08 GMT
(press release)

Grand Millennium Al Wahda in partnership with Alhan Restaurant are putting the final touches to their Ramadan preparations.

July 7, 2011

Manzil Centre teachers at Ramada Ajman
10:28 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman hosted a lunch gathering for teachers of Manzil Destination Inclusion, a non-profit organization that provides education and training to individuals with special needs.

Salem Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotions at Oman's Ministry of Tourism
07:59 GMT
(press release)

Oman will build momentum for its tourism and hospitality sectors in 2011 with the opening new national attractions and a record number of leisure and travel properties and services.

July 6, 2011

Barney takes children on a magical tour of outer space
12:50 GMT
(press release)

The long-time kid-favorite and “Bahrain Summer” Festival regular took kids of all ages and nationalities on a magical journey in his all-new act, “Barney’s Space Adventures”.

Le Méridien Hub offers both guests and locals a creative atmosphere where contemporary artwork sets the environment
11:45 GMT
(press release)

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts today introduced its lobby concept, “Le Méridien Hub,” which re-interprets the hotel brand’s lobbies as social gathering places for creative people.

Superior Deluxe Premium room at Four Seasons Hotel Amman
10:46 GMT
(press release)

Guests heading to Four Seasons Hotel Amman can look forward to experiencing a new look and feel in all Superior, Deluxe and Premium rooms and Four Seasons Executive Suites.

The hotel is offering a 35 per cent discount on facial and well-being treatments at the elegant Zayna spa
10:35 GMT
(press release)

Grand Millennium Al Wahda, is offering a special summer deal for selected spa treatments as well as gym memberships throughout July and August.

Movie magic at The Address Dubai Mall’s poolside venue, Cabana
08:14 GMT
(press release)

This summer, Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall’s poolside venue, offers the perfect spot to put your feet up and be entertained with the ‘Movie Nights’.