Tag Archives: Middle East

Etihad to offer onboard wireless


Abu Dhabi flag carrier Etihad Airways plans to offer onboard wireless internet on selected routes to Europe by the end of the year, the airline’s CEO James Hogan said Wednesday. The state-backed airline said two planes would offer onboard internet … Continue reading

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Dubai hotels resilient in 2011 despite supply glut


Jan 15, 2012 Dubai was the star performer in the Middle East tourism market in 2011, according to Ernst & Young Dubai hotels have been able to maintain revenues during 2011 despite a large increase in the number of rooms … Continue reading

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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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Dubai’s answer to London Eye scrapped


Dubai’s answer to London Eye scrapped | HotelierMiddleEast.com.

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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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The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is now open


The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is now open and will have its official launch on December 4. From December 4-8, it will hold the 20th World Petroleum Congress — the largest oil and gas gathering in the world — … Continue reading

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38.6% of investors across the globe indicated a ‘buy’ strategy for the next six months


The Middle East showed one of the largest market growths in investor ‘buy’ sentiment alongside Europe and Africa, while in the Americas ‘buy’ sentiment decreased slightly but remains the highest out of the countries, according to the firm. The firm’s … Continue reading

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KSA’s Kingdom Tower construction to start in weeks


Construction work on Kingdom Tower, the 1,000m superscraper set to steal the crown of world’s tallest building from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, is scheduled to begin within weeks, the architect firm behind the project has confirmed.   The $1.2bn tower, which … Continue reading

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UAE firm injects $240 million into Red Sea resort


Saraya Development has received an infusion of US $240 million from an Abu Dhabi-based investment firm to complete its developments in Aqaba in the Red Sea.     Abu Dhabi daily The National reported that work stopped on Saraya three years … Continue reading

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