Middle East’s tourism growth potential in focus at WTM London 2019

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With Expo 2020 on the horizon and the Middle East continuing to represent high growth potential for the travel industry, delegates from the region are heading to WTM London 2019 (4-6 November), looking to achieve an even greater share of the multi-billion-dollar international travel market   According to research from Colliers International, the UK is […]

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ATLANTIS, THE PALM ANNOUNCES THE THIRD EDITION OF ITS UNMISSABLE CULINARY MONTH

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The UAE’s leading dining destination,Atlantis, The Palm is hosting the third edition of its overwhelmingly popular Culinary Month, from November 3 to December 5. Having established itself as a must-attend month of events, the resort is inviting guests to meet, learn and eat with some of the most prolific chefs in the region. With an exciting line-up […]

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Mid-East travel and tourism industry to increase spending on IoT technology by 22% by 2022, says Arabian Travel Market report

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The Middle East’s travel and tourism industry is expected to increase its spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology by 22% by 2022, according to data published ahead of the inaugural edition of Travel Forward, which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre from 19 – 22 April […]

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World’s Most Disruptive Sports Tourism Start-Ups Celebrated at Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR

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he growing sports tourism sector has taken centre stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative celebrating the most disruptive ideas and innovators from around the world   As the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports that rising numbers of […]

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Kempinski Hotels announces expansion plans: More than 100 operating luxury hotels to welcome guests by 2021

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The Kempinski Group is focusing on international expansion as part of its strategic planning. Europe’s oldest luxury hotel chain expects to have more than 100 luxury hotels in operation around the globe by 2021. In the next 12 months alone, nine new hotels with a total of 1,961 rooms and suites will open their doors: […]

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Regulation Catches up with Innovation – The Case of Short-Term Rentals

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry. The so-called “sharing economy” has experienced significant growth over recent years and is poised to outpace the growth of traditional accommodation. Drawing on case studies […]

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