Middle East travelers prefer London, Paris and Rome for their summer trips

Middle East travelers prefer London, Paris and Rome for their summer trips

Asian destinations are also inching up the list for Middle Eastern travelers, with Bali, and Tokyo joining Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in this year’s top 10.

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Beirut and Cairo lead hotel occupancy growth

Beirut and Cairo lead hotel occupancy growth

Lebanon is set to prepare for a promising summer tourism season with indications of improved tourist volumes after the travel ban lift by Saudi Arabia. The UAE is also expected to lift its travel ban.

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Emaar launching USD 7 billion riviera-style destination in Dubai

Emaar launching USD 7 billion riviera-style destination in Dubai

‘Mina Rashid’ will have several features, including ‘The Dubai Mall by the Sea’, a retail, dining and leisure mix and Dubai’s longest swimming pool.

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Accor, Marriott the largest hotel companies in the Middle East, STR data

Accor, Marriott the largest hotel companies in the Middle East, STR data

As part of the STR 500, the company released the top 50 companies and brands in the Middle East during Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in RAK.

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Saudi tourism sector to be valued at USD 70 billion in 2019

Saudi tourism sector to be valued at USD 70 billion in 2019

More relaxed access to visas, as well as combining religious and leisure travel, will be key growth drivers.

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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.

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IHG’s voco debuts in Dubai

IHG’s voco debuts in Dubai

IHG operates 92 hotels in the Middle East, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and voco brands.

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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.

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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.

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