9 tips from WTTC to manage overcrowded tourism destinations

9 tips from WTTC to manage overcrowded tourism destinations

In 2017, travel and tourism contributed nearly $7.9 trillion to the global economy, or 10.2 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). With the world getting richer, one billion more people will be in the global middle class by 2030. Travel is also becoming more accessible, which is expected to...

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HORECA Lebanon inaugurated its 25th edition

HORECA Lebanon inaugurated its 25th edition

Under the patronage of the Minister of Tourism, Avedis Guidanian, Hospitality Services announced today the official opening of HORECA Lebanon, the region’s premier hospitality and foodservice meeting place.

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Travelkoin launches disruptive blockchain-based software allowing travel suppliers to pay each other directly

Travelkoin launches disruptive blockchain-based software allowing travel suppliers to pay each other directly

Travel industry veterans, Bjorn Harvold and Martin Struschka, the technical minds behind innovative companies such as Traveliko and ICS Travel Group, created a new technology that leverages the low-cost efficiency of Blockchain for the travel industry. Fittingly named Travelkoin, the platform utilizes a stable, transferrable cryptocurrency to address the two...

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Emaar Hospitality Group kicked off its global hunt for ‘World’s Greatest Hospitality Talent’

Emaar Hospitality Group kicked off its global hunt for ‘World’s Greatest Hospitality Talent’

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties, announced a global initiative to scout for the ‘World’s Greatest Hospitality Talent.’ Open for all below the age of 26 years from anywhere in the world, the talent scouting competition aims to identify and nurture the most...

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Mobile bookings in Saudi Arabia jumped 116 percent compared to 2016, revealed Cleartrip data

Mobile bookings in Saudi Arabia jumped 116 percent compared to 2016, revealed Cleartrip data

The online travel sector in the GCC grew nine percent in 2017, reveals Cleartrip, one of the leading mobile and online travel companies in the Middle East, in its 2017 Travel Insights Report. The report, which derives insights from the company’s proprietary data and the data from over 400 partner...

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Le Cordon Bleu Lebanon hosts Chef Eric Briffard for a workshop at the new campus

Le Cordon Bleu Lebanon hosts Chef Eric Briffard for a workshop at the new campus

The aim of the event was to get exposure on social media platforms to raise awareness about the opening of the Le Cordon Bleu Lebanon campus.

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Senior Commercial Executive for Dubai Arena

Senior Commercial Executive for Dubai Arena

International entertainment and sports business executive, Douglas Waller has been appointed to a key strategic role at the AEG Ogden managed Dubai Arena. Waller joins the venue as chief operating officer, with a primary focus on the commercial and partnerships side of the business. As a Vice President at International...

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Matajer Al Juraina mall’s USD 15.2 retail expansion on track for 2018 completion

Matajer Al Juraina mall’s USD 15.2 retail expansion on track for 2018 completion

Majid Al Futtaim announced today that the AED 56 million (USD 15.2 million) expansion of Matajer Al Juraina community mall is on track to be completed early next year. Matajer Al Juraina is part of the Matajer brand under Sharjah Holding, a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim – Properties...

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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens two new hotels in Dubai

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens two new hotels in Dubai

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced the opening of two new hotels in Dubai: Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City.  Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said: “2017 has been a momentous year for...

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