Egypt heads the Africa hotel development top ten with more than 15,000 rooms in the pipeline

Egypt heads the Africa hotel development top ten with more than 15,000 rooms in the pipeline

The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, with Egypt showing 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels.

Read more
Managing shareholder exits in family businesses

Managing shareholder exits in family businesses

The release comes at a time when many family businesses in the region are transferring control to the third generation family members, raising the need to set robust governance and succession frameworks.

Read more
Machine learning and AI will revolutionize GCC tourism businesses

Machine learning and AI will revolutionize GCC tourism businesses

If implemented effectively – the latest innovations and tech advancements will help them to ‘sell travel’ more effectively in the future.

Read more
Gulf hospitality operators attracting younger Muslim travelers

Gulf hospitality operators attracting younger Muslim travelers

Gulf hospitality operators looking to increase their share of the growing halal tourism market should diversify and digitize their offerings to suit younger generations of Muslim travelers, according to experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. Representatives in attendance came from Wego, DinarStandard, Shaza Hotels, Tripfez, Serendipity Tailormade, Mosafer...

Read more
Global vegan cheese market on a growing curve

Global vegan cheese market on a growing curve

This is mainly driven by a growing awareness of lactose-intolerant conditions which is also boosting sales. Consumers are buying dairy alternatives.

Read more
Cairo, Riyadh, Istanbul, and Dubai on WTTC’s global cities’ readiness for tourism

Cairo, Riyadh, Istanbul, and Dubai on WTTC’s global cities’ readiness for tourism

The index measures 50 global gateway cities into one of five levels of ‘readiness’ and provides actionable solutions to foster sustainable growth.

Read more
Saudi Arabia is the largest market for bottled water in the region

Saudi Arabia is the largest market for bottled water in the region

Still water represents the largest type, accounting for the majority of the share in the GCC region.

Read more
Saudi Arabian market emerging as a hub for entertainment

Saudi Arabian market emerging as a hub for entertainment

SEVEN is behind KSA’s first cinemas to open in more than 35 years, in a partnership with US based AMC Group, the largest cinema operator in the world.

Read more
IHG installs innovative lighting tech to help guests sleep better

IHG installs innovative lighting tech to help guests sleep better

This versatile, dual-spectrum luminaire can help you to effortlessly bring energy-efficient, circadian lighting right to your hotel room.

Read more
Hilton launched world’s first ‘Vegan Suite’ offering a vegan-friendly bedding

Hilton launched world’s first ‘Vegan Suite’ offering a vegan-friendly bedding

Everything from the pillow options and toiletries to the in-room menu and minibar offerings have been redesigned to create a boutique, luxurious and welcoming experience for ethically-conscious travelers.

Read more