Travel & Hospitality

FEATURED REPORT...
Posted: 11-07-2011
UAE. Cluttons, the real estate specialist that has enjoyed a dedicated Middle Eastern presence since 1976, today announces its market report for Dubai’s Hospitality sector in Q2 2011. According to the report, Dubai’s hotel sector has benefited from the Emirate’s political stability within the Middle East region, with strong performance in occupancy levels and length of stay. With a total of 8.3 million visitors(1) in 2010, Dubai is still proving to be a popular and an attractive destination among tourists and visitors. Overall hotel occupancy in Q1 2011, peak-season for Dubai, av
Posted: September 30, 2014
UAE. The new one-to-one business event for the MICE industry that has evolved from GIBTM, taking place at The St Regis Hotel Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi from 10 - 12 February 2015.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. The company will announce the hotel sale "in the next few months," Mohamed Alabbar said, less than seven hours after Emaar said it raised US$1.6 billion from the share sale of its malls unit.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates, the new livery is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi.
Posted: September 25, 2014
UAE. Growth seen supported by the regional governments' initiatives to grow the sector, international tourist arrivals and growth in the MICE segment.
Posted: September 24, 2014
UAE. HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings leading the Way in alcohol-free segment; Targets developers during Cityscape Global 2014 in Dubai.
Posted: September 22, 2014
BAHRAIN. Airline welcomes intake of the final batch of 40 Bahraini nationals of Tamkeen's Aviation Sector Graduates for on-the-job training programme .
Posted: September 22, 2014
UAE. Although the U.S. now drives just 7% of Emirates' sales, the region is "hugely important" to the carrier, Tim Clark told the World Routes Strategy Summit in Chicago.
Posted: September 22, 2014
UAE. The Middle East is the world's most dynamic infrastructure investment market; Qatar, UAE and KSA scored in the top third of the index; Qatar and the UAE top the ARCADIS ranking.
Posted: September 19, 2014
UAE. Emirate's long-term tourism plans & economic growth seen as key catalysts; Start-ups and the Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) are most likely to be the biggest beneficiaries.
Posted: September 17, 2014
QATAR. Carrier to depart Thursday From Hamburg's Airbus factory bound for Doha with its first super-jumbo; Qatar Airways to receive Four Airbus A380s in total before year end.
Posted: September 14, 2014
UAE. Deloitte survey: "Brand loyalty is becoming more challenging for Middle East hoteliers in this market and meeting the needs of the various travel groupings is becoming vital in winning the loyalty battle."
Posted: September 13, 2014
UAE. Key international business events and communications specialists gather in Dubai.
Posted: September 8, 2014
UAE. Phase 1 to feature three theme parks, themed family hotel, retail and dining district; Slated to open in 2016.
Posted: September 8, 2014
UAE. Al Gergawi: "Solid earnings highlight the strength of our financial position and the success of our strategy; We continue to invest in the sectors vital to Dubai's economic development.
Posted: September 7, 2014
UAE. The real estate sector is expected to emerge as one of the principal beneficiaries of the development of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to Cluttons.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 30, 2014
IRAQ. The UN estimates land under IS control accounts for as much as 40% of Iraq's annual production of wheat, one of the country's most important food staples alongside barley and rice.
date:Posted: September 30, 2014
UAE. Bayt.com survey reveals that 78% consider meetings to be great for decision-making; Meetings in MENA workplaces often have agendas distributed in advance, according to 80% of respondents, and tend to start on scheduled time (according to 88%).
date:Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Country assessment ranked at A3 by Coface; 5% growth projected for 2014; Business climate favourable with the new companies' law improving transparency; Debt profile improves, financing needs of GREs continue.
UAE. Bayt.com survey reveals that 78% consider meetings to be great for decision-making; Meetings in MENA workplaces often have agendas distributed in advance, according to 80% of respondents, and tend to start on scheduled time (according to 88%).
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