P&O Marinas partners with Monaco for projects in the Mediterranean

P&O Marinas partners with Monaco for projects in the Mediterranean

P & O Marinas manages the calm seaside ‘Mina Rashid Marina’ project in Dubai.

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Cost cutting drives profit growth in Middle East and Africa hotels

Cost cutting drives profit growth in Middle East and Africa hotels

As a result of the movement in revenue and costs, profit conversion at hotels in the Middle East & Africa was recorded at a punchy 43 percent of total revenue.

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RAKTDA boasts Emirate’s highest hotel occupancy at 80 percent

RAKTDA boasts Emirate’s highest hotel occupancy at 80 percent

Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA said: “We’ve had a strong start to the year which is important as we look towards our goal of one million visitors by the end of 2018.”

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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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Space walks anyone?

Space walks anyone?

Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, said Vladimir Solntsev, the head of Russian space company Energia.   “Market analysts have confirmed this: wealthy people are ready to pay money for this,” he said.  The cost could be...

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4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi in 2017

4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi in 2017

A record 4.87 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during 2017, with the emirate recording an almost 10 percent year-on-year rise.   Figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) for its hospitality sector reveal that the number of guests...

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1.9 million tourists visited Lebanon in 2017

1.9 million tourists visited Lebanon in 2017

Figures released by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism (MoT) show that 1.9 million tourists visited Lebanon in 2017, a ten percent increase compared to 2016. These figures exclude Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian nationalities.   July attracted the highest number of visitors, almost 248,000 tourists, growing by six percent y-o-y. April...

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GCC to welcome 154 million Chinese tourists in 2018

GCC to welcome 154 million Chinese tourists in 2018

Chinese arrivals to the GCC will increase 21 percent to 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25.   Published by Colliers International, the data predicts Saudi Arabia will experience...

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