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: July 7, 2014
UAE. The unveiling of The Mall of the World will form part of a strengthening mall development pipeline. "I see this as Dubai's answer to London's Oxford Street and Paris' Champs Elysee."
Posted: July 6, 2014
UAE. Temperature-controlled pedestrian city; Project to develop the world's largest mall, largest indoor park, cultural theatres and wellness resorts with a capacity to host over 180 million visitors annually.
Posted: July 6, 2014
UAE. As part of the partnership, the airline will benefit from a comprehensive range of commercial rights which will include access to England players for promotional appearances, advertising, tickets and hospitality packages.
Posted: July 4, 2014
UAE. James Hogan urged Europe's governments and airlines to embrace external investment to help strengthen the aviation sector.
Posted: July 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. officials cited concerns al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.
Posted: July 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Ramadan effect can be seen particularly at luxury and upscale properties in Paris and on the French Riviera that are the predilection of Middle Eastern clientele.
Posted: July 2, 2014
UAE. Renewed industry confidence seeslargest ever editions of "The Big 5", "Middle East Concrete" and "PMV Live" this year.
Posted: July 1, 2014
OMAN. The property consultancy's Muscat Spring 2014 Commercial Market Outlook report indicates a shortage of mid-range hotels to cater for Oman's growing tourism market.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. Exclusive executive terminal creates a full service private aviation hub serving Sharjah, Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Posted: July 1, 2014
JORDAN. Ibrahim Muasher and his partners have created a concept café that roasts fresh coffee beans on the premises every week, the first of its kind in Jordan.
Posted: June 30, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Al Hokair Group was listed on Tadawul last week; IPO confirms Jadwa's position as leading private equity partner in Saudi Arabia; Oversubscription of 11.9x demonstrates the market's confidence in Al Hokair's business model.
Posted: June 27, 2014
UAE. The new program offers increased check-in options, reduces paper wastage, eliminates the risk of boarding pass loss, and enables the storage of multiple boarding passes on one mobile device.
Posted: June 25, 2014
UAE. Alitalia and Etihad Airways today confirmed that they have agreed the principal terms and conditions of the proposed transaction; investment is subject to final regulatory approvals.
Posted: June 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "Unions bent on stopping progress are putting at risk the hard-earned vacations of millions of travelers, and the timing of the strike could even be regarded as malicious."
Posted: June 24, 2014
UAE. Guest spending expected to decline by 15% on average during summer Ramadan; Personalised marketing can increase spending by 24%, reveals new analysis by SweetBeam.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "Whether Putin is in real trouble is not something I can be certain of, but too many things have gone wrong for him lately for me not to consider the possibility. And as in any political crisis, more and more extreme options are contemplated if the situation deteriorates."
date:Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. If Saudi Arabia was to join the MSCI Frontier Markets, it would become its first component with a weighting above 60%.
date:Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE This article provides an updated summary of the key employment law developments across the GCC; A new Government body known as the Manpower Authority is being created in Kuwait to take over certain functions of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour.
INTERNATIONAL. "Whether Putin is in real trouble is not something I can be certain of, but too many things have gone wrong for him lately for me not to consider the possibility. And as in any political crisis, more and more extreme options are contemplated if the situation deteriorates."
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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