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

Dubai concludes 48th IAPCO annual meeting

Dubai concludes 48th IAPCO annual meeting

IAPCO members collectively organize over 8,500 meetings per year with an economic impact of over US$5.3 billion per year

Elaf Group's hotels offer new Umrah packages

Elaf Group's hotels offer new Umrah packages

Saudi Arabia's tourism sector hopes to employ 1.7 million people by 2020

Dubai hits record 14.9m overnight visitors in 2016

Dubai hits record 14.9m overnight visitors in 2016

Dubai has seen a four-year growth of 8% in tourist volumes, and claims it is on course to hitting its target of 20 million by 2020

Dubai board game to showcase emirate's attractions

Dubai board game to showcase emirate's attractions

'Dubai-Opoly' is based on the world-famous 'Monopoly' and features some of the emirate's famous landmarks and attractions

Dubai received 1.8m visitors from India in 2016

Dubai received 1.8m visitors from India in 2016

India has become the number one source market in South Asia for Dubai

DWTC expects 24,000 delegates over nine congresses

DWTC expects 24,000 delegates over nine congresses

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) wins bid to host nine new international congresses between 2017 and 2021, and is expecting more than 24,000 delegates to attend

Qatar transit visa plan boosts hospitality sector

Qatar transit visa plan boosts hospitality sector

The new system allows transiting passengers of all nationalities to enter Qatar for up to 96 hours in between flights

Middle East travel to US drops following Trump ban

Middle East travel to US drops following Trump ban

When the travel ban was in place from January 28 to February 4, reservations dropped 80%

US warns of terror threat to Iraqi hotels

US warns of terror threat to Iraqi hotels

US embassy in Iraq puts Iraqi hotels on high threat alert after receiving 'credible' information

Al Maha tops luxury hotel list for 2016

Al Maha tops luxury hotel list for 2016

The hotel has bagged multiple honours in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for Hotels for the fifth consecutive year

Kuwait denies issuing travel ban on five countries

Kuwait denies issuing travel ban on five countries

Kuwait has rejected claims that it had issued a travel ban on citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

After SRK, Bollywood actress tours Dubai hotels

After SRK, Bollywood actress tours Dubai hotels

Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra went on a tour of Dubai's popular hotels and F&B outlets

Dubai strives to become capital of Islamic economy

Dubai strives to become capital of Islamic economy

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre announces 'refreshed strategy' focusing on long-term economic impact

Dubai's second airport gets 84% passenger boost

Dubai's second airport gets 84% passenger boost

Al Maktoum Int'l sees more than 850,600 passengers, boosted by operations of low-cost carrier flydubai

Bahrain launches sightseeing buses in tourism push

Bahrain launches sightseeing buses in tourism push

Atbahrain says buses will operate daily tours to top attractions and sights in the kingdom from Feb 1


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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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