Etihad Airways confirms job cuts

UAE national carrier says cutting jobs as part of restructuring in an 'increasingly competitive landscape'

Saudi domestic tourism value drops 6.4% in 2016

Saudi domestic tourism value drops 6.4% in 2016

Value of inbound tourism, however, grew 11.8% year on year, according to new figures

HotelsPro appoints new regional VP for MEASA

HotelsPro appoints new regional VP for MEASA

Alaeddin Jebrini Erkan has joined HotelsPro and will be responsible for the management of the Dubai office and all operations in the MEASA region

Hot air balloon 'did not crash' in Sharjah

Hot air balloon 'did not crash' in Sharjah

Technical fault caused a burner misfire, which resulted in the pilot sustaining injuries, says Balloon Adventures Emirates

Six injured in UAE hot air balloon crash

Six injured in UAE hot air balloon crash

Six tourists were severely injured after their hot air balloon crashed in Sharjah

Tourism focus: The law of the land

Tourism focus: The law of the land

World Travel and Tourism Council chairman and Dubai Holding head of tourism and hospitality Gerald Lawless discusses the importance of travel in the world economy, and why governments should continue to facilitate travel using available technology

UAE, Kazakh officials sign visa agreements

UAE, Kazakh officials sign visa agreements

Agreements have been signed in Abu Dhabi on diplomatic missions, visa exemptions and tourism between the UAE and Kazakhstan

Abu Dhabi to set up specialised court for tourists

Abu Dhabi to set up specialised court for tourists

Deputy PM Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan issues decision as part of efforts to promote UAE capital as sustainable tourism destination

Dubai's RTA signs deal for cruise tourism pick-ups

Dubai's RTA signs deal for cruise tourism pick-ups

Roads and Transport Authority signs agreement to provide taxis to serve Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal

Former DIFC CFO appointed as Musafir.com CEO

Former DIFC CFO appointed as Musafir.com CEO

Rajesh Pareek takes helm of Musafir.com to lead the OTA into its first round of financing

Saudi to grant business visa within 24 hours

Saudi to grant business visa within 24 hours

The Kingdom od Saudi Arabia is also introducing a new process for visit visas for commercial firms working in Saudi Arabia

Dubai secures 79% more business events in 2016

Dubai secures 79% more business events in 2016

2016 marked the most successful year to date for Dubai Business Events, which won a record 129 bids and proposals representing a 79% increase from 2015

Musafir set to increase regional activity

Musafir set to increase regional activity

Sharjah-based online travel agent Musafir is to increase its regional operations and raise funds for expansion in 2017

Event Review: Hotelier Express Summit 2016 Review

Event Review: Hotelier Express Summit 2016 Review

The inaurgural Hotelier Express Summit brought together hospitality professionals from across the Middle East's budget, mid-market and serviced apartment sector to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities this industry possesses

Abu Dhabi reports 14% rise in cruise passengers

Abu Dhabi reports 14% rise in cruise passengers

Arabian Gulf's only dedicated cruise beach stopover set to boost figures for the current season to record levels

Turkey's tourism takes big hit after attacks

Turkey's tourism takes big hit after attacks

Tourism, a key component of the Turkish economy as well as a substantial foreign currency earner, has taken a hit


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
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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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