Dubai Tourism and Airbnb sign agreement

An agreement between Dubai Tourism and Airbnb aims to strengthen short term rentals by promoting responsible hosting following introduction of updated regulations

Dubai expects 2.5m Saudi tourists by 2020

Dubai expects 2.5m Saudi tourists by 2020

Saudi arrivals into Dubai are expected to increase by almost 100% by 2020

KSA forecasts 43% increase in arrivals by 2020

KSA forecasts 43% increase in arrivals by 2020

Data provided by MAS forecasts a 43% increase in the number of inbound tourist arrivals to Saudi Arabia by 2020, Deloitte has revealed at the Vision Conference in Jeddah

21,000 rooms under construction in Dubai

21,000 rooms under construction in Dubai

A report by STR indicates that 152,580 rooms in 541 hotels are under contract in the Middle East

Luxury travel outpacing rest of travel industry

Luxury travel outpacing rest of travel industry

A new Amadeus report looks at luxury travel trends until 2025 to help the travel industry better target its fastest-growing segment

Saudi hospitality industry adapts for millennials

Saudi hospitality industry adapts for millennials

Millennial travellers are forecast to become the dominant consumer group globally by 2020

Banana Island Resort Doha targets western markets

Banana Island Resort Doha targets western markets

New luxury facilities developed by Anantara will increase aim to increase new bookings from multiple European countries

DTCM achieves first quarter 2016 targets

DTCM achieves first quarter 2016 targets

Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) CEO Issam Kazim met with Hotelier Middle East to discuss the latest progress in Dubai's tourism and hospitality sector

Dubai visitor numbers up compared with Q1 2015

Dubai visitor numbers up compared with Q1 2015

The GCC region continued to be the destination's leading feeder region

Social media key to mid-market expansion

Social media key to mid-market expansion

As mid-market hospitality groups embark on further expansion strategies in the Middle East, social media is consistently highlighted as a primary driver in achieving occupancy targets

Al Tayyar unveils online expansion plans

Al Tayyar unveils online expansion plans

Saudi-based Al Tayyar Travel Group has launched a full-scale platform to help achieve its plan to hit US $1 billion sales through its online platform and application

Qatar reports a record month for arrivals in March

Qatar reports a record month for arrivals in March

Qatar welcomed a record 305,014 visitors throughout last month

Chinese arrivals in 300% year-on-year growth

Chinese arrivals in 300% year-on-year growth

The top source market for the Middle East is China, according to Tourico Holiday report

Increased security to cure ailing Tunisian tourism

Increased security to cure ailing Tunisian tourism

Tunisia expects to attract 5.5 million foreign tourists in 2016, equal to the figures reported last year, after increasing security at hotels and focusing on new source markets, said the tourism minister

Oman to add 10,000 hotel rooms by 2018

Oman to add 10,000 hotel rooms by 2018

Oman plans to add thousands of hotel rooms by 2018 as it gears up to attract even more tourists with improved infrastructure

Abu Dhabi Airport passenger traffic up 9.5%

Abu Dhabi Airport passenger traffic up 9.5%

Aircraft traffic increased by 1.5% and the airport handled over 6 million passengers in the first quarter of 2016


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