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Hotel websites generated 68% of the room nights booked via electronic channels in 2010; up from 62% in 2009, according to Middle East and Africa data from Micros-Fidelio partners. By Louise Oakley Rotana corporate vice president front office, Dominic Carr. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hollywood movies most ordered in hotel rooms in 2011 – USATODAY.com


Top 10 Hollywood movies most ordered in hotel rooms in 2011 – USATODAY.com.

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The 7 steps of hotel innovation


The 7 steps of hotel innovation.

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Paul ‘The Mixxa’ Martin


Paul ‘The Mixxa’ Martin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRp8GdtkM9A&list=UUORpLqGWA9uibUMMgFMA2EQ&feature=plcp Paul is a multi-award-winning and twice world record holding cocktail mixologist. He is also an author and presenter and is recognised as one of the most sought after trainers within the drinks industry today. His … Continue reading

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Matteo Thun dismisses luxury bathroom “fallacy


Oct 23, 2011 by Louise Oakley   Matteo Thun  The idea of hotels offering large, luxury bathrooms that offer more than just bathing is a fallacy, according to designer and architect Matteo Thun. “In hotels, the talk is always of living … Continue reading

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War-torn Libya welcomes new tourism possibilities


Dec 5, 2011  The end of the 42-year Gaddafi era brings opportunities for war-torn Libya’s tourism sector according to a report from Euromonitor International. Prior to the conflict in 2010 arrivals to Libya reached just 1,245 thousand trips. The vast … Continue reading

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Qatar firm eyes $500m spend on Turkish dry hotels


Nov 27, 2011    Arab tourists in Turkey A Qatar-based hospitality company is set to invest at least $500m in Turkish hotels operating under Islamic traditions. Semi state-owned Retaj Marketing and Project Management is looking to build multiple hotels to … Continue reading

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STR Global’s Market Forecast is projecting mostly year-on-year improvements in revPAR


STR Global’s Market Forecast is projecting mostly year-on-year improvements in revenue per available room for the remainder of 2011 with some slowdown expected in 2012 for the 45 markets available. The gains will be led mainly through increases in rate … Continue reading

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Qatari Diar to continue with $50mn Tunisia hotel


Qatar Diar, the real estate investment group, will commence building its five-star tourist project in Tozeur, in the south of Tunisia, shortly, the regional director of the project has said.     During a meeting last week, Walid Mohamed Keldari told … Continue reading

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Hotel Icon, a new hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong, celebrated its officially opening


Hotel Icon, a new hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong, celebrated its officially opening by hosting a Hospitality Design Conference. Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management … Continue reading

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