January 2017, Issue: 1 Volume: 35

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Melia sees further growth
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This year will be an exciting one for Meliá Hotels International (MHI), Europe’s third largest and Spain’s leading hotel company, with a pipeline of 18 ...

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The region’s cruise sector makes waves
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Abu Dhabi's cruise tourism sector is on course for exponential expansion, it was revealed at the recently concluded 2016 Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum ...

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Exploring the role of travel in the modern luxury landscape, the 15th edition of ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) in Cannes was the platform for ...


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January 2017522

Cayan Group has appointed Rotana Hotel Management as the hotel operator for the Cayan Arjaan Hotel Apartments project. Furthermore, Shapoorji Pallonji ...


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January 2017623

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and partners in travel, hospitality and retail sectors have announced a new festival titled, 'Shop Qatar'. The month-long event ...


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January 2017680

W Hotels Worldwide announced it will open W Algarve in 2018 on Portugal’s stunning sun-kissed Algarve coast. Developed in partnership with Nozul Algarve, the ...


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January 2017703

The 'Best Remote Beach Destination' award at the 29th Annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Middle East went to the Maldives. More than 300,000 ...


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January 2017569

roomsXML Solutions Limited has been rated 'MSE 2' by Crisil, an S&P Global company. The rating indicates high credit worthiness; good financial strength ...


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January 2017639

Rounding off 2016 on a high note, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net ...


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Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, and Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott’s extended stay product, has hosted a spectacular ...


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Identifying the top tourism trends showing the biggest potential for growth is one of the most valuable insights Arabian Travel Market has to offer – not to ...


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January 2017523

On behalf of our entire team in Bahrain, Dubai and offices across Europe and Asia, here’s to a year of fulfilment and success – wish you our reader, and ...


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  • Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing observed the inaugural visit of Celebrity Constellation to Dubai during her maiden voyage in the region with a traditional Plaques and Keys ceremony held aboard the luxury cruise liner. The 13-deck-high vessel features extensive family amenities, with some of the most expansive children's facilities in the Celebrity fleet. The luxury liner is set to sail two nine-night cruises within the UAE and Oman, as well as longer trips from the UAE that follow the ancient Spice Route to the Indian cities of Cochin, Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai, before returning to home port in the UAE.


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