tourism

July 9, 2020

Dubai expects its tourism industry to rebound this year as it opens its doors to international visitors and other countries begin to ease travel restrictions.

“We’re looking forward to seeing aggressive growth coming once things normalise towards year-end,” Helal Al Marri, director general of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, told Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.

“We’ve gone through this pause phase, where the whole world was paused, and now we’re seeing a gradual opening up of the markets.”

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July 6, 2020

Dubai hotels may have missed out on an opportunity to save thousands of dirhams in energy consumption, according to a research study carried out by leading UAE-based technology and sustainability-driven facilities management (FM) company, Farnek.

Farnek took a snapshot of the energy and water consumption and waste management of 12 Dubai hotels, both four- and five-star properties, using hotel energy data with its own internet-based software, Hotel Optimizer. This online tool currently tracks the performance of more than 100 hotels across the Middle East, measuring"...

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July 6, 2020

The holiday homes sector is passing through a challenging phase in the wake of a dramatic fall in tourism numbers due to the coronavirus outbreak, however industry executives are confident of a quick recovery as Dubai looks set to reopen the tourism industry from tomorrow.

Holiday home rates in Dubai, which dropped in line with conventional market, is seeing signs of recovery and will pick up gradually with the reopening of tourism sector in the emirate.

'The holiday home rates are less likely to go back to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon, amid significant damage"...

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July 5, 2020

(WAM) -- The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, hosted a virtual forum for stakeholders and partners to share its industry outlook ahead of the city’s reopening to international tourists on 7th July. The forum provided a first-hand insight into current and post-pandemic strategies that will help accelerate tourism momentum and position Dubai as a safe global destination.

The online forum is part of Dubai Tourism’s efforts to further enhance collaboration with stakeholders through regular top-level industry engagements, which are crucial to accelerate the revival process, highlight the city’s world"...

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July 5, 2020

Marking a turning point in the tourism sector's road to recovery, the world's sought-after destination for tourists is all set to welcome holiday-makers from July 7 following the successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic and Dubai's efforts to revive the sector by reopening tourism facilities including hotels and airports, as well as the resumption of flights.

Reassuring tourists of several comprehensive measures to prevent the transmission of the pandemic, Dubai Tourism urged global travellers to make the city that boasts world class health and safety standards 'a must-visit destination.'

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July 1, 2020

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has announced the launch of Ajman Half Marathon, which provides the opportunity to participate in 10 km or half marathon 21.1 km, and aims to attract 500 participants from all levels.

This initiative comes in line with ATDD efforts to promote community sports, encourage a healthy and active lifestyle, and provide virtual alternatives in light of the current circumstances.

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June 26, 2020

Release date: June 25, 2020 | Online at https://youtu.be/VzbwKqLSvVw

Beppu City’s tourism economy was hit with an unprecedented shock as COVID-19 began to spread in April of this year. Never in our history have we seen visitors drop to nearly zero, especially during the weeklong holidays in May. We struggled through those months, and have entered a new phase where we believe we can begin to hope that the COVID-19"...

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March 11, 2020

Emaar Hospitality will stop taking bookings at three hotels in Dubai for more than five months as it temporarily “refocuses” on certain assets amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, according to the company.

In a statement, an Emaar spokesperson said that “following the recent global impact on the travel industry drawing us into a state of force majeure, Emaar Hospitality Group has taken the decision to temporarily refocus on a selected number of assets”.

It is understood that the hotels are Address Fountain Views, Vida Creek Harbour and Vida"...

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March 11, 2020

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development (Dubai Economy), held a meeting with leading retailers in the emirate to discuss market issues and recent developments.

The meeting reaffirmed the importance of public-private partnerships across sectors and its key role in accelerating the emirate's economic development.

Various developments in the sector, including recent challenges arising from the global outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and worldwide efforts to contain"...

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March 9, 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards. The awards recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers. This year, 140 awards have been won by 84 individual airports. The full list of winners can be found here. Consistent winners Indianapolis International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, and Toronto Pearson, Aeroporto di Roma-Fiumicino, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Delhi’s, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Sheremetyevo International Airport have this year been joined by first time recipients from all regions. First time recipients include Kotoka International Airport (Accra, Ghana), Mangalore Airport (Mangalore, India), Supadio Airport (Pontianak, Indonesia), Aalesund Airport (Alesund, Norway), Aeropuerto de Hierro (Valverde, Spain), Aeropuerto de Melilla (Melilla, Spain), Aeropuerto de San Sebastián (San Sebastien, Spain), Bodo Airport (Bodo, Norway), Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (İzmir,......

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