Caterer Awards 2017 venue announced!

As the nominations deadline draws near, The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has been revealed as the venue for the gala event on May 24

Technology in travel and tourism

Technology in travel and tourism

Arabian Travel Market is set to continue its focus on technology in the travel industry; Hotelier Middle East rounds up the latest from the show's travel tech elements

GCC sees massive surge in Indian tourists

GCC sees massive surge in Indian tourists

Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India last year, up 12.5% while Indian visitors to Abu Dhabi up by 15% in 2016

MENA to welcome 195 million visitors by 2030

MENA to welcome 195 million visitors by 2030

Tourism and economic growth are set to be under the spotlight at the UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017

ATM Global Stage to kick off with Expo 2020 debate

ATM Global Stage to kick off with Expo 2020 debate

The session will assess the role of Expo 2020 in delivering the UAE government's long-term vision for economic diversification

Qatar visitor spend to hit US$17.8 billion by 2030

Qatar visitor spend to hit US$17.8 billion by 2030

Qatar Tourism Authority will highlight its experiential offering at Arabian Travel Market with culture and heritage to drive visitor numbers towards 10 million target

Experiential tourism a major driver for UAE travel

Experiential tourism a major driver for UAE travel

Hotel supply in Dubai increased by 6,700 keys in 2016, with occupancy rates marginally up to 78%

Middle East travel to US drops following Trump ban

Middle East travel to US drops following Trump ban

When the travel ban was in place from January 28 to February 4, reservations dropped 80%

ATM 2017 to prioritise $600bn sports tourism

ATM 2017 to prioritise $600bn sports tourism

GCC looking to get in on lucrative industry as the Gulf looks at attracting more regional and international sporting competitions

UAE spa experts call for destination marketing

UAE spa experts call for destination marketing

Industry professionals in the spa and wellness industry think the UAE needs to be billed as a wellness destination

ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

The five categories this year are - Best Stand Design, Best Stand for Doing Business, Best Stand Feature, Best Stand Personnel and Best Stand within the Travel Tech Show at ATM

UAE theme parks to get 19 million visitors by 2020

UAE theme parks to get 19 million visitors by 2020

ATM to highlight increasingly important role of UAE's major theme parks in achieving tourist arrival targets for 2020

ATM 2017 adds halal tourism to areas of focus

ATM 2017 adds halal tourism to areas of focus

Sector to be worth US $238 billion by 2019, and ATM 2017 will host its first global halal summit

ATM 2017 to focus on experiential travel

ATM 2017 to focus on experiential travel

Special industry theme at Arabian Travel Market will focus on what the Middle East offers tourists seeking adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruising

FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

The AccorHotels-owned direct booking solutions website offers cheaper fees to independent hotels compared to other OTAs

ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 posted a 7% year-on-year rise in visitor numbers with more than 28,000 trade visitors attending the show


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Opinion Comment: Changing operators

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News Analysis: Food Wars
Research News Analysis: Food Wars

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Head to Head: Vida Downtown Dubai
FOOD & BEVERAGE Head to Head: Vida Downtown Dubai

The culinary offering at Vida Downtown Dubai is being reinvented

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