Travel & Hospitality

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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: August 30, 2014
OMAN. End of August 2014 deadline to move majority of commercial activities will result in win-win situation for Muscat and Sohar.
Posted: August 29, 2014
UAE. With the launch of flights to Burundi, Uganda and Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa.
Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. The work is being undertaken with Dubai Expo 2020 by a consortium made up of HOK and Arup, which continue their association with the project from the successful bid phase.
Posted: August 26, 2014
UAE. Phase Two will add 25,000m2 in gross leasable area (GLA); Multi-stage redevelopment, worth more than AED1 billion, includes a new 24 screen VOX Cinemas and further entertainment, dining and retail experiences.
Posted: August 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA) is a conference, which brings together regional and international hoteliers, investors, developers and senior public sector leaders to network and engage on business matters.
Posted: August 22, 2014
UAE. Parsons to perform infrastructure design services; The project includes a new shopping center, hotels, and restaurants, in addition to luxury housing and cycling paths.
Posted: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over.
Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Dubai has a bold vision to become the world's most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai's Tourism department, Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Mr. Barlow has held various senior management roles with Accor, Hilton and most recently, as President of Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific based in Singapore.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Sir Bani Yas Island can help boost visitor length-of-stay.
Posted: August 12, 2014
UAE. Dubai's two-fold campaign to step up preparations for the World Expo 2020 and increase the number of tourists visiting the emirate to 20 million by the same year will be detailed in a forthcoming report.
Posted: August 8, 2014
UAE. The decision to suspend the four flights a week passenger service "follows advice regarding the possibility of a deteriorating security situation in the region."
Posted: August 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Mr. Hogan will give a keynote address; Mr. Al Baker will take part in a panel discussion on Critical Issues in Air Transport Today whilst Sir Tim Clark will be interviewed one-to-one during the Summit.
Posted: August 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Nigeria and South Africa dominate the infrastructure market; A substantial increase in spending in the basic manufacturing sector is expected in sub-Saharan Africa.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report spells out the repercussions of the political uncertainty and restrictions on movement and access and recommends remedial actions by all parties.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
EGYPT. Qalaa Holdings' Hisham El-Khazindar discusses Egypt's economic prospects at Euromoney Conference.
date:Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Building a sound, robust investment environment is crucial for boosting institutional investor confidence in the regional markets."
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above US$100 a barrel, according to BNP Paribas and Societe Generale; "We are swimming in crude, and they know that better than anyone because they are the biggest exporter."
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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