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

MENA eyes $168 billion Chinese travel market

MENA eyes $168 billion Chinese travel market

The region looks to attract more Chinese visitors through Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 with Abu Dhabi set to increase Chinese tourist numbers by 265% by 2021

Sports enthusiasts are the new GCC travellers

Sports enthusiasts are the new GCC travellers

Luxury Travellers are now increasingly seeking adventure, thrill and sporting experience

New mobile applications target Arab travellers

New mobile applications target Arab travellers

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Oman tourism sector to add $785m to GDP by 2026

Oman tourism sector to add $785m to GDP by 2026

World Travel and Tourism Council says total investment in sector is set to hit $1.17bn in same period

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


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