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It's not just matka (travel) anymore; for the new tourist, it’s the experience that counts and the tourism industry is well prepared to seize the op ...

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Wellness tourism grew from a $563 billion market in 2015 to $639 billion in 2017, or 6.5 per cent annually, more than twice as fast as tourism overall (3. ...

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The Saudi International powered by SBIA, the first-ever European Tour event to be played in the kingdom, has confirmed the participation of European Ryder ...

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Montenegro  is a Balkan country, surrounded by Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, and ...

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Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it welcomed more than one million visitors in its first year, establishing itself as one of the leading cultural instituti ...

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The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT) has launched the Inclusive Service training programme designed to teach individuals employed in tourist-facing roles to ...

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Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has introduced a new business to business (B2B) online platform that will deliver an ...

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Hilton’s ever-expanding portfolio grew with the recent opening of Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf Culture Village. The new hotel, which is par ...

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TRAVEL habits are evolving: travellers want to increasingly experience a variety of destinations and activities in one trip. They are willi ...

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  • Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens is the third hotel to open as part of Jumeirah Group’s upscale casual brand. The hotel is perfect for those looking to stay in a social destination in the heart of new-Dubai, but also looking to enjoy the conveniences of a Jumeirah-endorsed hotel, at a great price. The area is both family and dog friendly and is the perfect green escape from the surrounding metropolis.

  • The inauguration of the Symphony Style Hotel, the first hotel to join the Radisson Collection hotel in Kuwait, was celebrated at a prestigious event. The event was attended by an illustrious guest list including; government and diplomatic officials, owning company AL Tijaria Real Estates represented by its chairman Abdulfatah Marafie and the board members of the company, VIP guests, and prominent members of the media. The celebratory evening continued with warm speeches from Radisson Hotel Group executives and a wide array of dining and cultural entertainment.

  • Armani Hotel Dubai, within the Burj Khalifa, will host the World Spa Awards 2019. After winning multiple awards in 2018 for Armani/Spa from the world’s most recognised spa award programmes, culminating in being named the ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa’ in October, the hotel will now welcome leaders from the global spa and wellness industry. Launched in 2015, World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards programme which rewards the organisations that are influential, unique and highly-regarded in their field.

  • IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) debuted in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia with Staybridge Suites Al Khobar, in partnership with Al Khorayef & Sons Co. Strategically located in business district and a 45-minute drive from Dammam International Airport, the new Staybridge Suites Al Khobar offers modern serviced apartments for guests. Each serviced apartment is fitted with a living area, a full kitchen, and a workspace for the perfect blend of work and relaxation.

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that the Roads of Arabia free Saturday film screening series, curated by Emirati artist Hind Mezaina, would run from January 19 to February 2, 2019. The film series explores the Arabian Peninsula’s past and present through three films Desert Seas (2011), Nearby Sky (2014) and Theeb (2014). All films will be screened at the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Auditorium. Admission to each screening is free but pre-booking is required.

  • Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) commenced the operation of an exclusive Dubai Ferry route, linking The Dubai Mall, in Downtown Dubai, and Dubai Marina Mall. The new Dubai Ferry service, with a duration of about 1 hour 20 minutes one-way, will be priced Dh68.25 ($18.58) for adults and Dh52.50 ($14.29) for children from 5 to 12 years.

  • Emirates has opened a new lounge at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. Passengers can now look forward to greater levels of comfort and convenience. The lounge is situated in departure Terminal 3, Level 2, close to gates E22-E24. It can seat 162 customers comfortably. All Emirates’ First Class and Business Class customers, as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members, travelling on the airline’s two flights a day from Rome to Dubai will have complimentary access to the new facility.

  • Four Points by Sheraton has debuted in Sharjah recently. Ideally located in the centre of the emirate on King Faisal Street close to Al Ittihad Square, the newest city hotel will have easy access for leisure with Al Majaz Waterfront in the south and for business in the north with the Bank Street. It has 225 contemporary and comfortably designed guest rooms, and offers fabulous views of the traditional Blue Souq and the Water Lagoon from the higher floors.

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