Russian visitors to GCC to grow by 38 percent by 2020

Russian visitors to GCC to grow by 38 percent by 2020

The number of Russian tourists traveling to the GCC in 2020 is expected to be 38% percent higher than the arrival figures recorded for 2016, according to data published recently by Arabian Travel Market 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25, 2018. Looking at the...

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British Airways invests in substantial new catering for world traveler customers

British Airways invests in substantial new catering for world traveler customers

British Airways announced a multi-million dollar investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight.   Options now include: Pretzels with the welcome drink, a four-course meal...

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Michelin star Chef Giancarlo Perbellini to debut in Bahrain

Michelin star Chef Giancarlo Perbellini to debut in Bahrain

The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa signed a partnership agreement with Michelin star Chef Giancarlo Perbellini who will take control of the hotel’s renowned Italian restaurant La Pergola, which will be rebranded to ‘La Pergola by Perbellini’ as reported News of Bahrain.   This outlet will mark the debut...

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Nakheel and AccorHotels strengthen partnership

Nakheel and AccorHotels strengthen partnership

Master developer Nakheel and AccorHotels have signed a management agreement for ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, further strengthening their strategic partnership for Dubai hospitality projects.   The agreement is the third collaboration between the two companies. A month ago, Raffles was announced as the brand for the luxury hotel and...

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts taps into Iraq

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts taps into Iraq

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open a new property in Basra early this year as it looks to capitalize on the city’s status as Iraq’s economic capital and a regional oil and gas hub.   The global hospitality firm has signed a deal with   Akeel Ibraheem Al-Khalidy to manage the...

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Crystal Lagoons to target Oman

Crystal Lagoons to target Oman

Crystal Lagoons has identified Oman’s burgeoning hospitality and tourism market which, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, is expected to see investment of upwards of USD 1.7 billion by 2026, as a key area for expansion in the Middle East.   The technology has already proven to be...

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Kempinski Hotel Ajman rebranded to Blazon Hotels

Kempinski Hotel Ajman rebranded to Blazon Hotels

Hospitality veterans Reto Wittwer and Ulrich Eckhardt announced the successful management takeover of the Ajman Hotel, formerly known as Kempinski Hotel Ajman, as of January 1, 2018.   The hotel, which has 168 rooms and 14 suites,  now carries the Blazon Hotels brand and premium service philosophy, as part of...

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AccorHotels’ Le Grand Amman opens its doors in Jordan

AccorHotels’ Le Grand Amman opens its doors in Jordan

AccorHotels, one of the world’s leading travel and lifestyle groups, announced the rebranding of a landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – Managed by AccorHotels.   AccorHotels operates three hotels in Jordan, including the recently opened Fairmont Amman and the ibis Amman. In the Middle East, AccorHotels currently...

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After shutting down Zahira, Chef Greg Malouf might open a restaurant in Beirut

After shutting down Zahira, Chef Greg Malouf might open a restaurant in Beirut

  “After a wonderful year at Zahira, creating original menus, special Lebanese and Australian wine dinners and a glorious Ramadan feasting month of dishes I have decided to move on with the blessing of the H Hotel… to exchange my apron for a more hands off roll in demanding kitchens...

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Historic Turkish house to become a boutique hotel

Historic Turkish house to become a boutique hotel

  The restoration project of the 442-year-old Behram Pasha Han in Sivas, Turkey will be completed in six months, reported Daily Sabah. It is expected to become a boutique hotel.  Restoration kicked-off in 2015.     The restored site will include meeting halls, restaurants, cafes, saunas and hamams (Turkish baths)....

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