December 2016, Issue: 12 Volume: 34

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Industry optimism at the recently concluded World Travel Market London 2016 was high with deals worth more than £2.5 billion ($3 billion) agreed and signed. ...

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Significant OTA growth lies ahead
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As we draw nearer to the end of the year, our thoughts naturally turn to what lies ahead. Over the last few years we have borne witness to the incredible ...

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When Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa, Durrat Arriyadh welcomed its first guests in the middle of 2016, it marked the beginning of a distinguished new chapter in ...


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Jordan Smith may have written his name into UAE golf folklore by claiming victory at the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge, but the biggest ...


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Emirates has completed a $11 million refurbishment of its Business Class lounge at Concourse B of Dubai International Airport. ...


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Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara opened its doors in the Sultanate of Oman, bringing the luxury hospitality brand Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas ...


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The underwhelming opening ceremony of one of the major attractions in Dubai, has got me thinking about gifting. How much is enough? Am I perhaps doing too ...


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  • AccorHotels has announced the signing of a management agreement with Acropole Holdings Limited for Novotel Downtown Dubai. Construction work on the hotel will commence in February next year, with an anticipated opening date prior to Expo 2020. The Novotel Downtown Dubai will be strategically located on Burj Khalifa Street, offering easy access for guests through Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Street. The Novotel will serve as an internationally branded upper-midscale option in an area with a large concentration of upscale and luxury properties.

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