tourism

April 21, 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has strengthened its partnership with Al-Futtaim with the opening of the Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City and the signing of a management agreement for Staybridge Suites Dubai Festival City, the company announced on Thursday.

The 508-room Holiday Inn Festival City is the largest Holiday Inn in Dubai, and features three F&B outlets, four meeting rooms and a 200-seat conference room at a location 10 minutes away from Dubai International Airport.

The new 160-room Starbridge Suites hotel will add a new brand to IHG and Al-Futtaim’s"...

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April 21, 2018

Hotel occupancies in Ras Al Khaimah averaged 79.4 percent in Q1 2018, the emirate’s highest ever hotel occupancies in a quarter, according to officials from the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).

The figures represent a 4 percent increase over the same period in 2017.

According to RAKTDA, overall visitor numbers rose 12 percent in the first quarter compared to 2017. This increase was largely driven by an 18 percent year-on-year increase in international visitors, which now account for 70 percent of all visitors in RAK.

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April 19, 2018

Who doesn't like to do a bit of online shopping? And if it's an edit put together by three of India's most style savvy women, and affordable, what's not to love? That's exactly what www.thelabellife.com is - masstige with a high celebrity quotient. It merges commerce, content and celebrity. The Label Life, earlier known as The Label Corp, edit is done entirely by celebrity 'taste-makers' Malaika Arora, Sussanne Khan and Bipasha Basu. They curate signature pieces of home décor, fashion and accessories. The LabelLife.com founder, 40-year-old Preeta Sukhtankar has previously worked at fashion magazines in India before moving to MTV.

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April 19, 2018

Developing the tourism industry across the GCC - now one of the fastest-growing regional hospitality markets in the world - is key to the region’s diversification away from oil, but it is resource-intensive and has a wide-reaching impact on the natural environment in terms of CO2 emissions, water and energy demand, food waste, noise and light pollution.

Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 plans to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020, doubling the number welcomed in 2012 and developing a sustainable tourism industry will be vital: “It’s not just energy reduction that hotels need to look at,' says Harold Goodwin,"...

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April 19, 2018

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the government body that develops the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, today announced its highest hotel occupancies in a quarter averaging 79.4 percent in Q1 2018. The figures which are up 4 percent versus the same period in 2017 have been driven by ever growing visitor numbers in the region’s fastest growing tourism destination.

Overall visitor numbers increased by 12% in the first quarter versus 2017. This was largely driven by growth from international markets, which rose 18% year-on-year and now account for 70% of the total"...

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April 19, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- On April 16, 2018, NAA launched a new English-language tourist information website to provide the ever-increasing numbers of overseas visitors to Japan with information on tourist attractions around Japan and how they can be accessed from Narita Airport.
The purpose of the website is to enable visitors to experience a comfortable, convenient journey and stimulate inbound tourism demand by familiarizing them with Japan's attractive tourism locations before they depart or when they arrive at Narita Airport.

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April 18, 2018

Kerzner International, the global resort operator and developer, on Tuesday announced the expansion of its One&Only brand portfolio with the launch of first urban resort in Dubai, as it banks on the continued growth of the emirate’s hospitality and tourism sectors.

One&Only One Za’abeel, the ultra-luxury resort, in heart of Dubai, is expected to open doors for business towards the end of 2020 and will complement the One&Only’s beach resort offerings in Dubai, Kerzner chief executive, Michael Wale said at a press conference in Dubai. Kerzner, which owns the Atlantis Resort & Residences and One&Only Resorts"...

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April 18, 2018

The Sharjah International Airport plans to participate in the Kazakhstan International Travel and Tourism Fair 2018, KITF, from 18th-20th April, at the Almaty International Exhibition Centre, in the Kazakh capital, along with other exhibitors from around the world.

The Sharjah International Airport’s participation in KITF 2018 comes under the umbrella of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, SCTDA, to represent the airport’s aspirations and ongoing endeavours to be present at such important international events and exhibitions. The aim is to enhance cooperation with existing partners and open new horizons and partnerships"...

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April 18, 2018

Hotel operators across the UAE have expressed their confidence in the state of the hospitality industry, in light of the ever growing number of tourists to the region.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC 2018), Oliver Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, stated that Dubai has 'robust fundamentals' that drive the growth of its tourism and hospitality sectors.

'The year-round appeal of Dubai as a business and leisure destination, the world-class infrastructure, the diverse attractions - all contribute"...

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April 18, 2018

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah has delivered the keynote opening speech on day 2 of the 3-day Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, (17 – 19 April 2018).

Held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the 14th Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 (AHIC) will provide unique insights into modern leadership, forward-thinking investment and new operating models via a stellar line-up of speakers confirmed for the annual gathering for the Middle East’s hospitality investment community.

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