News Analysis: Will direct booking overtake OTAs?

Online travel agencies (OTAs) have been a staple resource for guests who are shopping around for the right hotel. However, hotels are now looking for new ways in which to drive direct booking traffic to their own websites

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Find out more about using Facebook for the hospitality industry

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RAK CEO keeps a "close eye" on Brexit effect

Following the devaluation of the pound, Brexit could eventually affect the number of UK visitors coming to the Middle East

RAK CEO keeps a

One week left to complete Caterer Head Chef Survey

Caterer Middle East's Head Chef Survey 2016 enables chefs across the Middle East to share their views on their work, issues they face and the state of the industry

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Le Meridien Dubai launches customer loyalty scheme

The passport style loyalty card can be used at the hotel's 18 F&B outlets

Le Meridien Dubai launches customer loyalty scheme

Interview: Spirit of Oman

Oman Ministry of Tourism director general of tourism promotion Salim Aday Al Mamari.

The Ministry of Tourism, Oman, has revealed that up to $US 35 billion will be invested in the tourism industry of the Sultanate over the coming 25 years

Action Hotels set to open first property in Dubai

Novotel, Al Barsha.

The new 220 room property is Action's first to be Novotel branded and also its first property in Dubai

Roundtable: The GM debate

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Cairo hotels' may grow by 22% this summer

Cairo, Egypt.

Research indicates the hotel market in Cairo continues to grow as the city is registering a y-o-y increase of 22% in demand during June to August

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Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project
Business Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project

Initial plans for creating the world's longest chain of hotels in the Dubailand area were put on hold due to the global financial crisis

Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims
Back of House Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims

At approximately 3pm on July 20, a fire broke out at the Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

Restaurant run by Saudi women opens in KSA
FOOD & BEVERAGE Restaurant run by Saudi women opens in KSA

The outlet was launched to help tackle the issue of unemployment among women in the Kingdom

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Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July
Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July

Debuting in the Middle East, these stylish new products offer something different for hotels and restaurants

Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools

Caterer Middle East's hot new products: June
Caterer Middle East's hot new products: June

Caterer Middle East's pick of the new F&B products now available on the market in the Middle East


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