The Africa Hotel Investment Forum returns to Addis in 2019

AHIF was previously held in Ethiopia's capital city in 2014 and 2015; the following two years, the conference moved to Kigali and last year to Nairobi

UK-based Choudhrie family set to target the Saudi, UAE hotel sectors

UK-based Choudhrie family set to target the Saudi, UAE hotel sectors

London-based C & C Alpha Group is targeting the holistic wellness sector in the Gulf

COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change

COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change

Giga-projects is one of six different streams created by Saudi's Public Investment Fund (PIF) around which it has structured its investment plan

More than 250 attendees expected at hotel investment summit in Abu Dhabi

More than 250 attendees expected at hotel investment summit in Abu Dhabi

Supported by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, the Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors' Summit (GIOHIS) will bring together 75 speakers

Continued growth for Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector

Continued growth for Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector

Savills' Saudi Arabia Hotel Sector Report says corporate traveller demand is one of the upward trends in the Kingdom

Forecasts for US$30bn-worth of MENA hotels to be built by 2023

Forecasts for US$30bn-worth of MENA hotels to be built by 2023

The second annual AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast identifies UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as the markets to watch in 2019

Dubai Investments and Millennium Hotels & Resorts sign partnership

Dubai Investments and Millennium Hotels & Resorts sign partnership

Collaboration sees work commence on 138-room hotel located in the Dubai district of Al Hamriya

Don't build more hotels, market saturated: Khalaf Al Habtoor

Don't build more hotels, market saturated: Khalaf Al Habtoor

The tycoon said he’s currently deciding whether it’s best to build or acquire between seven and 10 schools

Paramount Hotel in Dubai to be completed by 2019

Paramount Hotel in Dubai to be completed by 2019

The construction of the fourth tower, which will house ultra-luxurious Paramount hotel with 800 keys, will be completed in 2019

Bidroom hotel platform raises $17 million in new capital investment

Bidroom hotel platform raises $17 million in new capital investment

Bidroom is an initiative designed by hoteliers for hoteliers and began operations in 2014

Jin Jiang completes acquisition of Radisson Hospitality

Jin Jiang completes acquisition of Radisson Hospitality

A consortium led by Shanghai's Jin Jiang and SINO-CEE Fund—a private equity fund incorporated in Luxembourg—entered into an agreement with Radisson Hospitality and HNA Sweden Hospitality Management AB

Minor Hotels invests in a 10% stake in GHA

Minor Hotels invests in a 10% stake in GHA

The Thailand-based hotel company joined GHA in 2007

Airbnb considering launch of Arabic website

Airbnb considering launch of Arabic website

Dubai remains the world's fifth most expensive city for Airbnb consumers

Marriott's St. Regis brand to debut in Morocco

Marriott's St. Regis brand to debut in Morocco

The St. Regis Tamuda Bay will offer 100 guestrooms and suites with sea views

Looking for investors: Morocco Govt trying to sell 51% stake in iconic La Mamounia Hotel

Looking for investors: Morocco Govt trying to sell 51% stake in iconic La Mamounia Hotel

The hotel dates back to 1923 and the eight acres of garden surrounding the hotel were established in the back in the 18th century

Saudi Arabia's $500bn Red Sea NEOM project on track

Saudi Arabia's $500bn Red Sea NEOM project on track

Nadhmi Al-Nasr says team behind Red Sea coast mega project is working 'day and night' to bring it to reality


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Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report
TRAVEL Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report

Arrivals to Oman to increase at a CAGR of 5%, fuelled by visitors from India who accounted for 21% of total arrivals in 2018

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Business COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change

Giga-projects is one of six different streams created by Saudi's Public Investment Fund (PIF) around which it has structured its investment plan

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