Over half a million tourists visited Lebanon in Q2 2019, 12 percent more than 2018

Over half a million tourists visited Lebanon in Q2 2019, 12 percent more than 2018

Summer season is turnkey when it comes to boosting the number of arrivals to the country, and stakeholders are positive.

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Jordan, Egypt, and Dubai among Four Seasons Private Jet 2021 itineraries

Jordan, Egypt, and Dubai among Four Seasons Private Jet 2021 itineraries

Featuring two newly crafted itineraries, the Four Seasons Private Jet will touch down for the first time in Angkor Wat, Mexico City, Easter Island and Athens, among an enviable list of locales.

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Construction of Oman’s Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront to begin in November

Construction of Oman’s Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront to begin in November

DAMAC was chosen by the Government of Oman to develop Mina Al Sultan Qaboos, through a joint venture with OMRAN, the government’s investment arm.

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A wake-up call: Tourism in Lebanon

A wake-up call: Tourism in Lebanon

Lebanon’s great potential, touristic advantages and unique assets make it a one-of-a kind destination in the region. But when can we expect the next all-important step in tourism develpment? Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, issues an urgent wake-up call

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Future proofing Lebanon’s Air Traffic Control training

Future proofing Lebanon’s Air Traffic Control training

Air traffic controllers in Lebanon can now train in a ‘real world’ air traffic environment, using highly advanced simulation technology developed in New Zealand.

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Raki Philipps replaces Haitham Mattar as RAKTDA CEO

Raki Philipps replaces Haitham Mattar as RAKTDA CEO

Phillips has worked for some of the world’s most renowned global brands, including Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Universal Studios.

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Abu Dhabi hotel GMs meet at DCT for industry development planning

Abu Dhabi hotel GMs meet at DCT for industry development planning

New initiatives to boost hotel performance in the capital, as well as key regulations, upcoming developments and challenges facing the tourism sector.

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The Levant: Lessons to learn and looking ahead

The Levant: Lessons to learn and looking ahead

Lebanon’s untapped tourism potential, what the country can learn from Jordan’s success and the need for a joined-up approach when it comes to marketing and messaging were among the topics that Hospitality News asked industry experts to expand upon following their participation at a high-profile, sectoral event recently in Beirut. Here’s what they said…

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Manama hotels strike ‘black gold’

Manama hotels strike ‘black gold’

Tough trading conditions have been the norm for the Middle East hotel industry over the past five years. A drop in oil prices that began in 2014 inevitably led to an economic slowdown for oil-dependent countries, including Bahrain. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East & Africa executive, tracks the kingdom’s early stages of revival and shares his thoughts on where it goes from here

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Three-minute online visa system is linked to purchase of tickets for Jeddah Season events

Three-minute online visa system is linked to purchase of tickets for Jeddah Season events

Once visitors buy a ticket, they can get an instant e-Visa simply by logging on to www.sharek.sa and following the step-by-step instructions.

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