Thursday 5 May 2016

Dubai to offer 20,000 to 30,000 budget rooms by 2020

The influence of millennials and their preference for quality over luxury, as well as the rise of a new breed of trendy and tech-friendly mid-market hotel brands, was the focus of a dedicated PwC-hosted panel session yesterday (April 27). Held at the new ATM 2016 Global Stage and


Jannah Burj Al Sarab wins top award

Jannah Burj Al Sarab won the 'Best for Technology' award at the first Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016 by Hotel News Middle East Magazine held in St. Regis Dubai last week. The Leaders in Hospitality Awards recognizes exceptional elements of properties, campaigns and pe


Copthorne Hotel Dubai targets halal tourism sector

Copthorne Hotel Dubai is keen to grow its share of the rapidly growing Halal tourism sector, which was reported to be worth $140 billion in 2014 representing around 13 per cent of global travel expenditure. This figure is expected to reach $233 billion by 2020, presenting huge op


RAK Hospitality Asset Management Q1 RevPAR up 16.4pc

RAK Hospitality Asset Management has announced that its hotels under management posted a record growth of 16.4 per cent in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in Q1 2016. Rashad Saab, head of asset management at RAK Hospitality Asset Management, attributes the growth to three mai


Oman Air plane tyres burst in Abu Dhabi

An Oman Air flight from Muscat to Abu Dhabi experienced two burst tyres when it arrived at the UAE capital yesterday (April 27). The incident occurred when the aircraft, a Boeing 737–800 , landed at the airport, said an airline statement. The Oman Air flight


Rocco Forte Hotels unveils new Jeddah property

Rocco Forte Hotels, a leading European luxury hotel group, will debut a new Middle East location later this year, with the opening of a 210-room property located in upmarket Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the group's chairman revealed at the Arabian Travel Market. No stranger to the r


Sharjah unveils new destination campaign

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched a new destination campaign at the Arabian Travel Market, currently being held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The announcement was made during a press conference organised by the auth


Hilton named 'world's most valuable hotel brand'

Hilton has topped the list of the world's most valuable hotel brands with a value of $7.8 billion, up by a third on last year’s value of $5.8 billion. The list, released by leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance, scrutinises thousands of the world&rsqu


Marriott signs new Doha property, unveils expansion plans

Marriott International is preparing for significant growth within the Middle East and Africa with the signing of a new property in Doha, Qatar and plans to open 17 new properties across the region this year. At present, the hotel company operates nearly 150 properties in the MEA


Etihad, OpenLink sign new risk management deal

UAE's Etihad Airways has selected OpenLink, a global leader in trading and risk management solutions to the energy, commodities, corporate, and financial services industries, for commodities, treasury and enterprise risk management. Driving the deal was the airline’s mo

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