Dubai’s annual spa revenue forecasted to reach US$495m in 2019

The number of 5-star hotel spas in Dubai is on track to increase by a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.7% to 2021, a Colliers International report says

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector to grow by 13.5% annually to 2022

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector to grow by 13.5% annually to 2022

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is predicted to be higher than UAE and Oman, a report issued ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018 said

Loyalty programmes and smart technology to trend in the hospitality sector

Loyalty programmes and smart technology to trend in the hospitality sector

Colliers International published these predictions adding that the new trends will lead way to new job roles to accommodate the changing demands of the sector

2.5 million Chinese tourists to visit GCC by 2021

2.5 million Chinese tourists to visit GCC by 2021

Saudi Arabia will see the highest number of arrivals from China

Russian visitors to the GCC expected to increase 38% by 2020

Russian visitors to the GCC expected to increase 38% by 2020

With the recovery of the Russian rouble and UAE granting visa on arrival, growth in Russian tourists is apparent, with Russia remaining a top 10 source market for Dubai

Middle East airline passenger numbers predicted to grow by 7% in 2018

Middle East airline passenger numbers predicted to grow by 7% in 2018

The report also revealed that Middle East airlines will see net profits doubling to US $600 million (AED 2.2 billion) in 2018

GCC hotels to capitalise on Indian millennial market

GCC hotels to capitalise on Indian millennial market

Recent survey reveals 66% of Indian travellers plan to travel for seven days or less but frequently, and 43% of those surveyed were millennials

Dubai Tourism works with hoteliers to encourage green practices

Dubai Tourism works with hoteliers to encourage green practices

Dubai's sustainable tourism initiative focuses on improving the efficiency within the hotels and increasing their awareness about sustainability

Agreement for medical tourism network in Abu Dhabi signed

Agreement for medical tourism network in Abu Dhabi signed

HAAD & TCA Abu Dhabi have signed an agreement to establish a medical tourism network in the capital of the UAE

Anantara's Banana Island Resort Doha defies market expectations

Anantara's Banana Island Resort Doha defies market expectations

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara defies market expectations, with healthy occupancy and rate, despite being alcohol-free

Rotana reports strong YTD performance

Rotana reports strong YTD performance

Rotana area vice president, Dubai & Northern Emirates David Prince has said that the operator is trading better than market levels

Choice Hotels plans to roll out mid-market Comfort in UAE, KSA

Choice Hotels plans to roll out mid-market Comfort in UAE, KSA

Active pipeline consists of seven hotels signed and committed

Dubai College of Tourism launches new knowledge-based platforms

Dubai College of Tourism launches new knowledge-based platforms

Dubai College of Tourism launches "Dubai Expert" and "Dubai Way" electronic knowledge-based platforms

Citymax Hotels unveils new room product

Citymax Hotels unveils new room product

Citymax's new room product highlights functional flexibility and smart connectivity

MICE makes up 55% of IHG's business in the Middle East

MICE makes up 55% of IHG's business in the Middle East

In a competitive MICE market in the Middle East IHG tells Hotelier how they reinvent the wheel and what makes them different

Anantara resorts in Oman to synergise for summer season

Anantara resorts in Oman to synergise for summer season

Anantara's two luxury resorts in Oman, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, will synergise for summer


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