UAE Hospitality Reviewed, Restructured, Re-emerging

UAE Hospitality Reviewed, Restructured, Re-emerging

In 2020, the tourism sector grappled with what has been described as a “black swan event” — the Covid-19 pandemic. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, explores the way in which the UAE has responded to the threat and supported the hospitality industry.

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Traveling In Your Country

Traveling In Your Country

As we enter fall, most airports are still deserted. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, discusses the continuing rise in domestic travel.

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How Health And Wellness Tourism Can Revive Hospitality

How Health And Wellness Tourism Can Revive Hospitality

Covid-19 has impacted every sector of the economy. Mansoor Ahmed, director (MENA) for Healthcare, Education and PPP at Colliers international, talks revival and the role of wellness tourism as travel restrictions are gradually lifted and hotels begin to reopen.

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The Red Sea Development Company appoints daa International to manage operations at destination’s international airport

The Red Sea Development Company appoints daa International to manage operations at destination’s international airport

daa International will provide airfield and terminal operations, aviation services, facilities management and commercial activities, as well as corporate and financial services.

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KSA Country Report: High Hopes Upended By Pandemic

KSA Country Report: High Hopes Upended By Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to bring the economies of the world to their knees, Saudi Arabia is trying to find ways to stay afloat. Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema consulting services, discusses the role of tourism in the kingdom’s future and its Vision 2030 targets.

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How UNWTO will accelerate tourism in the Middle East with Google

How UNWTO will accelerate tourism in the Middle East with Google

The program is designed to boost innovation, digital transformation and planning in the tourism sector

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5 Minutes with Philippe Francois

5 Minutes with Philippe Francois

Philippe Francois, president of AMFORHT, talks about how the NGO went from being an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to being granted special consultative status by the United Nations in 2017.

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Exclusive interview: John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company

Exclusive interview: John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company

The Red Sea Development Company is the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism projects.

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Eye On Turkey: Toward Vision 2023

Eye On Turkey: Toward Vision 2023

To mark the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, the government has launched its Vision 2023 initiative. Ersin Yildirim, senior manager for the Middle East & Africa at HVS, maps out what’s planned.

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The UAE launches a Unified Tourism Identity Strategy

The UAE launches a Unified Tourism Identity Strategy

The announcement is an exciting and significant milestone, which elevates the country’s reputation as a unique and diverse travel destination.

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