Airbnb to further disrupt ME mid-market progress

A panel of hospitality experts gathered at the Hotelier Express Summit 2016 for a controversial discussion of the impacts Airbnb will have on the future growth of the budget, mid-market and serviced apartment sectors in the Middle East

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

H Hospitality Collection to get an Abu Dhabi hotel

H Hospitality Collection to get an Abu Dhabi hotel

Ground breaking for the 120-key hotel in UAE's capital has begun, with a scheduled opening in 2018

Biltmore Collection to debut two hotels in 2016

Biltmore Collection to debut two hotels in 2016

Millennium & Copthorne MEA will open the Biltmore Tbilisi in Georgia and the Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi this year

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

All Shangri-La hotels will have custom-made videos that will be rolled out on Oculus Rift for product training

JA Resorts plans two new hotels per year

JA Resorts plans two new hotels per year

JA Resorts & Hotels plans two international hotels per year over five years, including additional properties in Dubai

Dukes Dubai on track for Q4 2016 opening

Dukes Dubai on track for Q4 2016 opening

Dukes managing director Debrah Dhugga is keen to bring the 'British quintessential experience' to Dubai with the new property

Six Senses Zighy Bay to complete partial refurb

Six Senses Zighy Bay to complete partial refurb

Resort manager Greg Kocsis has said the resort will be ready after the improvements for the high season

Al Khozama to expand hotel portfolio outside KSA

Al Khozama to expand hotel portfolio outside KSA

The Saudi hotel group will start its international expansion plans by opening its first hotel in Dubai

Assila Hotel, Jeddah spotlights Saudi Arabian art

Assila Hotel, Jeddah spotlights Saudi Arabian art

The Assila Hotel, Jeddah, by Rocco Forte Hotels, will feature more than 2,000 pieces of art created by Saudi Arabian artists

Aiana Hotels to have Indian restaurant concept

Aiana Hotels to have Indian restaurant concept

All Aiana Hotels & Resorts properties will have an Indian restaurant as part of its brand standard, revealed Amruda Nair


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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


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