Tag: Gulf

Canada announces new Heritage Lighthouse designations
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Canada announces new Heritage Lighthouse designations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Canada's heritage places reflect the rich and varied heritage of the nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks
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Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?
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Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran
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War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda
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China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors ... Read More

“Eid Season” in Saudi Arabia attracts 5 million visitors in 5 days
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“Eid Season” in Saudi Arabia attracts 5 million visitors in 5 days

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

"Eid Season" in Saudi Arabia attracted 5 million visitors in 5 days. This year's season was featured by hosting more ... Read More

Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop
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Middle East & North Africa hotels: Occupancy surges, profits drop

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019

Occupancy levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa surged to 78.2 percent in April, but it was ... Read More

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?
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Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019

There is not much known about tourism opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. The country is known as a notoriously closed country ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way
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Maritime security the Seychelles way

mm Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and ... Read More

Four Seasons redefines Los Cabos
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Four Seasons redefines Los Cabos

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Set against the majestic backdrop of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains on the East Cape of the Baja California ... Read More

Frankfurt’s diverse tourism portfolio beckons Gulf visitors ahead of summer season
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Frankfurt’s diverse tourism portfolio beckons Gulf visitors ahead of summer season

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Frankfurt, the second most frequented city in Germany by GCC tourists, is promoting its myriad of tourist attractions, shopping facilities, ... Read More

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announces opening of new hotels in China and the Maldives
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Raffles Hotels & Resorts announces opening of new hotels in China and the Maldives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Both ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf
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FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said ... Read More

UNICEF Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan gets help from Central Hotels COO
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UNICEF Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan gets help from Central Hotels COO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2019

Continuing Central Hotels’ collaboration with UNICEF, Abdulla Al Abdulla, Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of Central Hotels and member of UNICEF ... Read More

Mauritius Minister of Tourism on the China Challenge
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Mauritius Minister of Tourism on the China Challenge

mm Alain St.Ange- May 9, 2019

Anil Gayan, Minister of Tourism on Wednesday, delivered this speech on what he called the “China challenge.” It was during ... Read More

German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market
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German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market

editor editor- May 8, 2019

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) together with a host of leading German tourism trade partners, has wrapped up another ... Read More

SeaWorld San Antonio opens state-of-the-art Turtle Reef habitat
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SeaWorld San Antonio opens state-of-the-art Turtle Reef habitat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019

Today, SeaWorld San Antonio unveiled Turtle Reef, featuring a first-of-its-kind biofiltration habitat. Guests can get an up-close look at endangered ... Read More

Record turn-out for Centara World Masters 2019 as golf tourism continues to soar in Thailand
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Record turn-out for Centara World Masters 2019 as golf tourism continues to soar in Thailand

editor editor- May 2, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has revealed that a record number of competitors from around the world ... Read More

What attracts younger Muslim travelers?
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What attracts younger Muslim travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019

Gulf hospitality operators looking to increase their share of the growing halal tourism market should diversify and digitize their offerings ... Read More

ATM to launch inaugural M.E. edition of Travel Forward in 2020
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ATM to launch inaugural M.E. edition of Travel Forward in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019

Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of industry ... Read More

Tanzania government sticks to its fists over privatized state hotels
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Tanzania government sticks to its fists over privatized state hotels

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 30, 2019

The Tanzania government once again warned investors over a possible re-possession of poorly-performing hotels and lodges in northern Tanzania wildlife ... Read More

Morocco wins Best Stand Design at Arabian Travel Market 2019
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Morocco wins Best Stand Design at Arabian Travel Market 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019

It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re one of 2,800 exhibitors – but the Moroccan National Provincial ... Read More

Central Hotels continues expansion in Dubai
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Central Hotels continues expansion in Dubai

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Continuing its expansion in Dubai, Central Hotels announced today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) the launch of a new ... Read More

Personalize and remove friction for customers, Gulf travel companies told
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Personalize and remove friction for customers, Gulf travel companies told

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Gulf-based travel and hospitality companies that use disruptive technologies to boost personalization and remove friction for customers are likely to ... Read More

Cyprus receives luxury hotel boost as it eyes premium segment growth
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Cyprus receives luxury hotel boost as it eyes premium segment growth

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Cyprus’ increasing hotel and resort portfolio is expected to grow by 1,634 rooms this year, with seven new luxury hotels ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market
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GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its ... Read More

Loro Parque’s World Population Clock breaks 7,7 billion barrier
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Loro Parque’s World Population Clock breaks 7,7 billion barrier

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Loro Parque’s World Population Clock, based on estimates by the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs, has this ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market Global Stage: Saudi Arabia Tourism Trends
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Arabian Travel Market Global Stage: Saudi Arabia Tourism Trends

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector will be one of over 40 key travel and tourism trends under the spotlight on ... Read More

Travel agents from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) visit Seychelles
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Travel agents from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) visit Seychelles

editor editor- April 26, 2019

Selected travel agents from the GCC—Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were given the opportunity to enjoy Seychelles and at the ... Read More

Key West welcomes visitors to its annual island-wide Pride festivities
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Key West welcomes visitors to its annual island-wide Pride festivities

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

Renowned for its “One Human Family” philosophy of unity and equality, Key West is to welcome visitors to its annual ... Read More

40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai
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40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India ... Read More

Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years
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Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019

Africa’s vast aviation potential as the continent continues to increase airline frequency to the GCC will be explored at the ... Read More

GCC produces 1.8 million overnight stays in Germany during 2018
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GCC produces 1.8 million overnight stays in Germany during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced that it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian ... Read More

NY drinks NY wines: History and hybrids
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NY drinks NY wines: History and hybrids

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- April 13, 2019

New York Wines: Disaster in the Beginning Historians have documented the fact that grapes were first introduced to New York ... Read More

Arab Hotel Investment Conference is back: Why it’s so amazing
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Arab Hotel Investment Conference is back: Why it’s so amazing

mm Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- April 11, 2019

Last year, the move of the 14th Arab Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) from Dubai Jumeirah Madinat to the neighboring Emirate ... Read More

Heart of Europe Travel Summit set for Dubai this month
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Heart of Europe Travel Summit set for Dubai this month

editor editor- April 2, 2019

In a combined effort, Atout France’s travel trade workshop, Marhaba, will kick off its two-day event on April 24 while ... Read More