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Over 860 hotels under construction in MEA

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) hospitality market is witnessing robust growth with a total of 864 hotel projects under construction in the region, said a report. Of this, about 555 projects comprising 158,441 rooms are under con

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Rixos plans 32 hotel projects worldwide by 2018

Leading hospitality group Rixos Hotels has unveiled plans to expand its global portfolio with the addition of 32 new hotels worldwide by 2018, including the Middle East. Rixos Hotels is opening another flagship hotel in Jumeirah B

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ME carriers see slowdown in air travel demand

Middle East carriers experienced a 7 per cent rise in demand in October compared to a year ago, the slowest pace for the region in 18 months, said a report. Leading the global markets was Latin America (7.1 per cent), followed by

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HondaJet to debut in the Middle East

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it will showcase the HondaJet at next month's Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference in Dubai, the region’s premier business aviation event. Taking place

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Expo 2020 spurs ME participation at WTM London

Inspired by the positive regional potential of Expo 2020 and despite low oil revenues, increased numbers of travel professionals from across the Middle East participated in this year’s World Travel Market London 2016. This e

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Aviareps ME travel caravan kicks off in Kuwait

Aviareps, a global airline and tourism representative, arrived in Kuwait yesterday (November 27), at the Kuwait Crowne Plaza Hotel where it kicked off the second leg of its ‘Aviareps Middle East Travel Caravan 2016’. T

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Makkah new regional Mice destination in Saudi Arabia

Backed by a growing number of modern facilities and government support, Makkah is set to become a new destination for the Mice tourism industry in Saudi Arabia, according to industry experts.   Traditionally seen as a site for

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ME hotel revenues down in October, Africa results mixed

Hotels in the Middle East reported negative October 2016 results, while hotels in Africa posted mixed results in the three key performance metrics for the same month. Compared with October 2015, the Middle East reported a 4.4 per

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Iata appoints new regional VP for Middle East, Africa

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced that Muhammad Ali Albakri will join Iata as regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME). Albrakri’s appointment is effective January 1, 2017 and w

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Slovenia sees rise in ME tourist numbers

Slovenia witnessed a 10 per cent increase in the number of foreign tourists from January to August, with a large number of visitors recorded from the GCC region, new data has revealed. The number of Middle Eastern tourists has bee

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