Middle East

  • Sir Richard Branson termed “ self-serving hypocrisy” over support for Saudi tourism scheme

    Published on : Friday, November 10, 2017

    Sir Richard Branson has been accused of insincerity and hypocrisy after investing in a luxury tourism project in Saudi Arabia despite his track record of speaking out against human rights abuses in the country and abuse of labour power in …

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  • Axel Gasser is appointed as General Manager of Mondrian Doha

    Published on : Thursday, November 2, 2017

    sbe, the foremost worldwide lifestyle hospitality company has announced the appointment of Axel Gasser as General Manager of the company’s first hotel in the Middle East -Mondrian Doha.       Axel Gasser, General Manager of Mondrian Doha is delighted …

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  • Ezeego1 makes it foray into Middle East market

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    One of the leading online travel platforms in India, Ezeego1 has successfully made its foray into the Middle East market with a goal to expand its international footprint in the B2B travel space.   The Dubai unit of this company …

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  • Tourism sees a rise in the Middle East

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Six years since the Arab Spring started in Tunisia, causing turmoil in the Middle East, it has now started to gain ground. Spain has long been Britain’s best preferred holiday destination, but various global events have seen its popularity soar …

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  • Rotana completes 25 years in hospitality services

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Rotana Hotels and Resort marked a historic landmark as it completes 25 years in tourism and hospitality growth in the Middle East Asia.     Founded in 1992, Rotana Hotels and Resort opened its first property “Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi” …

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  • Middle East is becoming the tourism hot spot

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    The Middle East, a transcontinental region centred on Western Asia and Egypt in North Africa is now booming in tourism despite having travel ban and laptop ban.   The State Department of USA had issued some warnings regarding travelling to …

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  • Hamra Street is now Emerging in Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Hamra Street is a busy street in Beirut, Lebanon and now the tourism is gearing with the hotels and the night life.     Named as Rue 31, Hamra Street was once dominated by war and the military artillery, but now …

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  • Boeing, ALAFCO announce commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s

    Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017

    Boeing and Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) announced a commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Paris Airshow, valued at $2.2 billion at current list prices.   ALAFCO, a global provider of commercial aircraft leasing …

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  • Global tourism supports twice as many jobs as the financial sector

    Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017

    According to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global Travel & Tourism sector directly sustains twice as many jobs as the financial sector, and five times as many jobs as the chemicals manufacturing sector. …

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  • Middle East depending a lot on cultural tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 5, 2017

    As per industry leaders at the Arabian Travel ¬Market in Dubai last week, tourists are seeking more meaningful travel experiences, leading to an increased demand in cultural tourism.   Through her company Wander with Nada, Nada Badran, one of the …

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  • Emirates to lessen US flights due to Trump’s travel ban policies

    Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Emirates will reduce the number of flights to five US cities from the coming month following the new security rules that targeted travellers from the Middle East.   From May 1, flights to Fort Lauderdale will be reduced from daily …

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  • Middle East aims to strengthen its MICE sector

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    The IBTM Arabia event of next year would continue to focus on maintaining the special profile matching to ensure optimum quality of appointments for buyers as well as sellers.   It would take place at the exclusive 5-star Jumeirah at …

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  • Middle East theme park sector to observe spectacular growth in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    The theme park sector all across the planet is expected to generate revenues amounting to nearly $32.1 billion by 2017, as revealed by the Global Industry Analysts. An outstanding growth is expected to be witnessed in the Middle East with …

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  • Tunisia summons British ambassador over on-flight electronic rules

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The government of Tunisia has summoned the British ambassador to protest against the restriction of carrying electronic goods on-board flights from Tunisia, according to the Foreign Ministry that released this statement on Friday.   Britain has declared that from Saturday …

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  • Following the US, Britain has banned carry-on electronic devices on planes

    Published on : Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Britain has joined the United States in temporarily banning carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats.   The move affecting thousands of …

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  • Middle East wins the crown for luxury shopping tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Though London named as the world capital for luxury store opening in 2016, Middle East took away the crown as the ultimate place for luxury shopping tourism as confirmed by the industry experts. UAE has established itself as the ‘paradise …

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  • By 2025 Middle East Outbound Market is expected to flourish at $165 bn

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    By the year 2025, total costs on outbound travel from the Middle East are likely to reach $165.3 billion as predicted by the World Travel and Tourism Council.   In another report presented by the United Nations World Tourism Organization …

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  • Middle East on track for business travel boom in 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Corporate and meetings business in the Middle East has bounced back from the global economic crisis and looks set to achieve strong growth in 2013, new market data has revealed. Business travel budgets are once again on the rise and …

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