Salary packages for hoteliers to fall or stay flat

Positively, pay cuts have not taken place, with 93.8% saying they have not received a pay cut in the last 12 months

Ramadan's impact on Middle East hotels

Ramadan's impact on Middle East hotels

Market analysis conducted by STR has revealed the extent of Ramadan's impact on key indicators across Middle East hotels

Hotel reservations in Makkah top 80%

Hotel reservations in Makkah top 80%

The central area in Makkah registered its highest operational capacity this year, with 80% reservations for all rooms and hotel suites

KSA occupancy to grow as Umrah pilgrims arrive

KSA occupancy to grow as Umrah pilgrims arrive

Elaf Group reports growth in bookings and reinforces wide range of services to meet rising demand during Ramadan

Middle East hotel revenues down in May

Middle East hotel revenues down in May

STR Global's latest hospitality report indicates Middle East hotels showed negative results in in May, while Africa reported mixed results, across three key performance metrics

Staycations to grow upto 20% YoY in the UAE

Staycations to grow upto 20% YoY in the UAE

Staycations to grow by up to 15-20% in the UAE in 2016, according to analysts and travel agents

Dubai added 1,500 hotel rooms in Q1 2016

Dubai added 1,500 hotel rooms in Q1 2016

Dubai's hospitality sector witnessed the addition of approximately 1,500 new hotel rooms and serviced apartments in the first quarter of this year

Dubai medical tourism figures need clarification

Dubai medical tourism figures need clarification

Official figures about the growth of Dubai medical tourism show that only 47% of medical tourists came from outside the UAE in 2015

Expert analysis: MENA Hotels market data

Expert analysis: MENA Hotels market data

HotStats MENA Chain Hotels Market Review - February 2016

Research reveals positive tourism outlook in UAE

Research reveals positive tourism outlook in UAE

A new report by Knight Frank highlights the positive medium-to-long run outlook for the UAE, noting the importance of mid-market and budget hotel offerings in widening the tourist base

Aer Lingus in talks with Qatar Airways

Aer Lingus in talks with Qatar Airways

A new deal between Aer Lingus and Qatar Airways could see Dublin flights connecting with Doha

Ajman tourism revenue up 20%

Ajman tourism revenue up 20%

Domestic tourism was the primary source of guests for Ajman hotels in the first quarter, resulting in guest arrivals and tourism revenue increasing 20%

Taj Hotels in sustainability mile-stone

Taj Hotels in sustainability mile-stone

Since 2008 Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has a combined resource saving equal to US$6,107,585

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

Dubai Tourism and Airbnb sign agreement

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

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


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FIRST LOOK: Inside the W Dubai - Al Habtoor City
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