The deadly attacks in Paris earlier this month could have a lasting impact on tourism if anti-France protests that have swept the Muslim world lead wealthy Arabs to shun the city.
Similar attacks in European cities such as London (UK) a
Oman's Sohar Freezone has already registered around 80 per cent occupancy in five years of operation, putting growth three years ahead of schedule, said a senior official.
A total of 26 companies have registered at the Sohar F
The Middle East and African region reported mixed performance in hotel occupancy rates for November, with the region showing a 4.8 per cent increase to 67.4 per cent, a report said.
In year-over-year comparisons, the region reported a 2
While UAE hotels recorded the highest occupancy (83.1 per cent) for November in the region, the rate still marked a decrease of 2.5 per cent over the figures for the same month of 2013, a report said.
Egypt hotels logged 55.2 per
Hotels across Dubai recorded a small drop in average occupancy by 0.3 per cent in October compared to the same time last year, due to the additional supply of hotel rooms, a report said.
Dubai also witnessed a slight decrease in t
Cairo hotels reported an increase of 95.4 per cent in occupancy to 55.3 per cent during October, marking the largest year-over-year growth in the Middle East and Africa region, a report said.
The region reported a 7.2 per cent inc
Major hotels in Bahrain have reported 85 per cent occupancy on the first day (October 4) of Eid holidays.
It is expected to rise to more than 95 per cent during the second day, they told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region has reported a 0.9 per cent increase in hotel occupancy rates to 49.3 per cent in July, according to STR Global data.
It said there was a 6.9 per cent increase in average daily rate to $156.54 and
Saudi Arabia-based Elaf Group of Companies said its hotel at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah recorded 96 per cent occupancy rate during Ramadan.
The Elaf Hotel’s high occupancy rate went higher than its original sales target with
Guest numbers at Sharjah’s beach hotels swelled to more than 180,000 during the first half of this year registering 80 per cent occupancy rates, said a top official of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA).