Gulf Air and Swiss-Belhotel partner on loyalty programme

To earn miles, guests must quote their FalconFlyer membership number when booking their stay at any participating hotel within Swiss-Belhotel's network

Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Starwood launch unified MidEast promotion

Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Starwood launch unified MidEast promotion

Up to 30% off at nearly 200 participating Marriott International hotels across Middle East and Africa

Millennium launches a new loyalty programme

Millennium launches a new loyalty programme

New loyalty programme will have a three tier system and will soon launch its second phase directed towards corporate guests

Wyndham Rewards surpasses 50 million members

Wyndham Rewards surpasses 50 million members

Revamped loyalty programme now also allows integration across its vacation rental and vacation ownership portfolios

Marriott reveals launch of unified loyalty scheme

Marriott reveals launch of unified loyalty scheme

New programme will do away with Starwood Preferred Guest, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Marriott Rewards as separate entities

Hilton revamps loyalty programme

Hilton revamps loyalty programme

Hilton has overhauled its guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, with additional benefits for all 60 million members of including Shop with Points at Amazon.com

AccorHotels and Qatar Airways join forces

AccorHotels and Qatar Airways join forces

The companies' respective loyalty programmes will now offer members more benefits

Dusit signs partnership with Cathay Pacific

Dusit signs partnership with Cathay Pacific

The partnership will will provide Asia Miles members with the opportunity to earn up to 2,800 air miles per stay

Taj Hotels launches a new mobile booking app

Taj Hotels launches a new mobile booking app

Phase two of the app will include several updates including mobile check-in/check-out, service chat, restaurant reservations and locale based promotions

Site Visit: Tulip Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Site Visit: Tulip Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Hotelier Express visits the newly opened Ras Al Khaimah Tulip Inn to discover the pressures and responsibilies of being the first branded three-star hotel in the emirate

Shangri-La and Taj integrate loyalty programmes

Shangri-La and Taj integrate loyalty programmes

Taj InnerCircle and Shangri-La's Golden Circle guest loyalty programmes to integrate from March 2017

The Hotelier Express Power 20: 11-20

The Hotelier Express Power 20: 11-20

The second installment revealing the most influential hoteliers in the Middle East's budget and mid-market hospitality sector

Interview: Unbreakable Ambition

Interview: Unbreakable Ambition

AccorHotels Middle East vice president operations economy and midscale Gulf and Levant Puneet Dhawan speaks to Hotelier Express about the big issues facing the region and shares his opinion on why the Middle East is set for big growth

MENA outbound travel to hit US $110bn by 2025

MENA outbound travel to hit US $110bn by 2025

The rise of emerging middle class and growing digital connectivity will be major driving forces for the growth of the travel and tourism industry

Hyatt to introduce new global loyalty programme

Hyatt to introduce new global loyalty programme

Arriving March 2017, World of Hyatt will offer a new loyalty platform for returning guests

Rotana set to further leisure tourism in Abu Dhabi

Rotana set to further leisure tourism in Abu Dhabi

Home-grown hotel operator, Rotana, has partnered with Farah Experiences to run campaigns to boost inbound tourism


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Here's who made it to the top 10 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50
REPORTS Here's who made it to the top 10 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50, which recognises and celebrates the top 50 most influential hotel professionals working in the MENA hospitality industry

News Analysis: Is Morocco the next regional hotel hotspot?
Research News Analysis: Is Morocco the next regional hotel hotspot?

Hotelier investigates the spate of signings in the North African country that highlights its growth potential

Fresh F&B team for Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
FOOD & BEVERAGE Fresh F&B team for Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Home to The Observatory and The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites gets new members for its food, beverage and entertainment team

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Most stylish: World Woven Collection
Most stylish: World Woven Collection

Interface has launched a collection with a variety of accents inspired by global textiles

Caterer Middle East's new products
Caterer Middle East's new products

Caterer Middle East picks some of the best new F&B related products on the market

Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

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


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