tourism

August 15, 2018

Airbnb is partnering up with Wego to include properties listed on the home-sharing website in the regional online travel platform's search results in a move to offer travellers more accommodation choices.

With the addition of listings on Airbnb, travellers using the Wego apps and websites will have easier access to a wide range of local homes and other types of accommodation in destinations worldwide, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Wego users will be able to view Airbnb properties across popular cities such as Dubai, Beirut, Amman, Marrakech, London, Paris and New York.

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August 14, 2018

M Hotel Downtown by Millennium in Dubai has announced the appointment of two new members to its management team.

Yulduz Kengbaeva has been named the director of sales for leisure and Sarah Julie Ferry joins as director of sales for corporate and Mice.

Kengbaeva, who brings 14 years of strategic sales experience in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors to her new role at the property, is well-versed in establishing innovative offers and sales initiatives within the key market segments.

Prior to joining M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, she was previously the assistant director of sales in Ajman Hotel where she was in charge of leading the sales team in implementing diverse approaches"...

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August 14, 2018

Damac Properties has signed a landmark agreement with Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) to develop and launch the 'Radisson Hotel, Dubai Damac Hills', its first, newly launched Radisson-branded property worldwide located on a golf course, the Trump International Golf Club Dubai at Damac Hills.

The planned 481-key hotel property comprises of one and two-bedroom suites, and offers investors an opportunity to purchase units operated by the Radisson Hotel Group with strong returns of up to six percent guaranteed for the first three years, on their property investment.

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August 14, 2018

Gyeonggi Provincial Government and Gyeonggi Tourism Organization (GTO) are hosting an international video contest called “Beyond the Dream VLOG Contest 2018.” Video submissions will be accepted until August 26, 2018 (Korean Standard Time). The goal of the “Beyond the Dream VLOG Contest 2018” is to raise global awareness of Gyeonggi Province as an attractive travel destination and to select a Gyeonggi-do tourism ambassador who will show the world the charms of the province. Anyone who likes to participate can submit a 2-3 minute self-PR video that explains how you can travel Gyeonggi-do better than anyone and upload them on their personal social media such as YouTube, Instagram or Facebook with hashtags #GGVlogContest. Submitted video and script files should be also attached to the online application form on the website of the contest (www.dreamggtour.com). The contest is opened for everyone regardless of nationality and age. A maximum of two persons can be in one team. A total of 80 entries will qualify for the final round. Final-round contestants should submit their itineraries to tour Gyeonggi-do for 10 days and 9 nights. The plans will be rated by judges who......

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August 12, 2018

The average room rates of Dubai hotels dropped due to an increase in supply, hitting a 14-year low during the month of July.
According to STR data, the average daily rate fell 9.7 per cent to Dh423.63 while demand expanded by 7.2 per cent and supply grew by 6.3 per cent. Occupancy levels rose 0.9 per cent to 66 per cent.

'Although growth in demand was significant, performance levels remained low due to pressure from increased supply. The average daily rate level would be the lowest for any month in the market since August 2004,' STR said.

Analysts believe that lower room rates will continue to attract more tourists to the emirate and will also help against the strengthening dirham"...

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August 9, 2018

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, has published the '12 Steps Towards Sustainability' manual to guide hotels.

This is the first interactive, web-based, manual under the Dubai Sustainable Tourism, DST, initiative to help hotels and hospitality establishments map out a sustainable journey and trigger a positive impact on the environmental performance of the tourism industry.

This has been designed in line with the department’s commitment to ensuring that the emirate takes the lead in promoting sustainable best practices"...

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August 9, 2018

Millions of visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, including global leaders, will enjoy world class hospitality after organisers today unveiled Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global developer Emaar Properties, as its newest Official Partner.

As the Official Hotel and Hospitality Partner, Emaar Hospitality Group will be responsible for providing exceptional service to Expo 2020’s special ticket holders. The Group will also operate a number of other experiences across the Expo site.

In addition, Emaar Hospitality Group will"...

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August 8, 2018

Dubai Duty Free has announced a special two-day sale on August 19 and 20 offering a 20 percent discount on a wide range of merchandise to celebrate Eid Al Adha.

The discount offer will apply to some of the most popular categories including perfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewellery, handbags, luggage, sunglasses and fashion, according to the airport retailer.

It added that the offer excludes gold, electronics, select watch brands, select perfumes brands, and select fashion brands.

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August 8, 2018

The Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) has announced that it expects more than 1.1 million passengers on both scheduled and non-scheduled flights this August, affirming it has completed preparations for the peak of the travel season and an expected influx of Hajj pilgrims.

Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of SAA, said that Hajj and Eid Al Adha holidays are the most important seasons for Sharjah Airport during which the number of passengers hits its peak due to charter flights to cope with the high demand, which requires expediting travel procedures while maintaining the highest level of service.

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August 7, 2018

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia—has enhanced customer services at its Northern Emirates City Centres to make shopping more convenient for residents and tourists.

City Centre Sharjah and City Centre Ajman recently underwent a transformation to elevate the shopping experience and improve accessibility for customers. As part of the enhancement projects, the malls have expanded their parking facility with additional parking bays and added several new services that will make every visit memorable and create great moments for everyone. City Centre Fujairah is also constantly evolving to address the changing needs of its discerning customers"...

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