Middle East

  • Jordan launches map of sustainable tourism to enrich touristic experience

    Published on : Thursday, March 1, 2018

    The Middle Eastern county, Jordan launches the sustainable tourism map as the county is focusing more on enhancing travel and tourism industry along with a mission to save the environment.   The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) along with the American …

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  • MALT 2018 survey indicate stop destinations for MICE, business, luxury travel from the GCC

    Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    The Middle East is known for high net worth travelers with expenditure on outbound travel expected to reach $165.3 billion by 2025, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Headquartered in Dubai, event management company QnA International today released …

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  • Middle East and Africa sees 10.5% growth of air travel in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Analysis by ForwardKeys, the company that helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth …

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  • Brunei emerging as a popular tourist destination

    Published on : Thursday, January 4, 2018

    Brunei Darussalam is steadily emerging as an important tourism and hospitality destination that is likely to overtake developed markets, as per a study conducted by QnA International that is an event management company.   The survey was conducted on the …

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  • Dubai tops as 2017 MICE destination

    Published on : Friday, December 29, 2017

    Dubai remains the top choice MICE destination in the year2017.     The MICE market is growing rapidly in the Middle East, particularly in Dubai, as it remains the top-choice for business, incentives and meetings and luxury travel from the …

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  • Amadeus Gulf launched platform for travel agents and industry players

    Published on : Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    Amadeus Gulf has launched the first platform in the region dedicated to connect the travel agents and the travel industry players to discuss on the industry policies, sharing best practice and the market intelligent assessment.     The members offered …

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  • Middle East air travellers numbers to rise by 7% in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Middle East passenger numbers are forecast to grow by 7% in 2018 as asserted by the International Air Transport Association, despite a strong global economic turbulence and fluctuating oil prices, the unpredictability of American President Donald Trump and continued Brexit …

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  • High standards ensure Middle East is seeing growing demand from event planners

    Published on : Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s rising level of development and investment, as well as its enhanced connectivity and infrastructure, have driven the popularity of the city among meetings and events professionals globally. Testament to this is the number of high calibre suppliers already …

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  • IHG Opens First InterContinental® Resort In The Middle East

    Published on : Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the opening of the highly-anticipated InterContinental® Fujairah Resort in beguiling Dibba. Often referred to as the ‘Arabian Jewel’, Fujairah is becoming increasingly popular with tourists and the opening …

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  • Russia will begin flight services to Cairo to regenerate tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Russia confirmed that the government will re-launch the flight services to Egypt’s capital city Cairo, two years after it suspended the air links when the terrorists blew up a passenger jet.     Russia said that Egypt had developed its …

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  • Careem, Uber rival in Middle East is growing with the new improvement technology for travel

    Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017

    The travel technology-riding sharing and cab firm Careem based in Middle East is making itself as the greatest competitor of Uber, proving the most logical way of the improvement of transportation.   Mudassir Sheikha of Dubai from the headquarter of …

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  • 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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