Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

Adapting to the rise of “phygital,” which bridges the gap between the physical and digital worlds, has raised unforeseen challenges for the tourism industry. Dr. Maria Frangieh, managing director of Socialprise, lifts the lid on the importance of inspiring your clients.

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The birth of tourism in Oman

The birth of tourism in Oman

Nouhad Dammous, editor-in-chief of Hospitality News Middle East, forecasts a bright outlook for Oman’s tourism industry as the sultanate’s diversification efforts gather pace.

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The definition of luxury in the midst of a major transition

The definition of luxury in the midst of a major transition

The definition of luxury in hospitality is in the midst of a major transition. Industry professional Chirine Salha examines what the term means for the modern-day traveler and how hotels are responding.

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Region’s tourism sector could grow to USD 246B in 2022

Region’s tourism sector could grow to USD 246B in 2022

The WTTC says governments must continue focusing on the vaccine rollout and allowing fully vaccinated travelers to move freely.

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The Paris connection: Lebanese concepts in the French capital

The Paris connection: Lebanese concepts in the French capital

The economic crisis in Lebanon has forced many Lebanese restaurateurs to chase new opportunities for their brands abroad, away from soaring inflation rates and political instability. Nagi Morkos, founding and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, tells us more about the Lebanese concepts that have made their way to the French capital.

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Corporate travel will attract more investment this year

Corporate travel will attract more investment this year

Corporate travel expenditure is forecast to rise by 32 percent this year, according to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

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IATA: accelerating easing of travel restrictions is a must

IATA: accelerating easing of travel restrictions is a must

IATA called for the removal of all travel barriers, including quarantine and testing, for those fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved vaccine.

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Four Seasons launches new 2023 private jet journeys

Four Seasons launches new 2023 private jet journeys

The seven curated itineraries will allow Four Seasons passengers to seamlessly explore a collection of remarkable destinations.

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UNWTO: global tourism grew 4 percent in 2021

UNWTO: global tourism grew 4 percent in 2021

While international tourism bounces back, domestic tourism continues to drive recovery of the sector in an increasing number of destinations.

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