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People & Places

  • Al Bustan Centre and Residence in Dubai hosted a familiarisation tour for a group of Russian tour operators to showcase the new features and upgraded amenities of the hotel apartment property. Visitors were from Krasnodar and Rostov-On-Don, both in the southern part of Russia. 
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board hosted the largest familiarisation trip for the trade from the GCC, the first Hong Kong event of its kind welcoming more than 40 trade partners from seven ports to Hong Kong. Delegates met with over 70 Hong Kong trade partners at the first-ever Contract Hong Kong event to open up business opportunities and visited some of Hong Kong’s signature attractions.

  • Gloria Hotel Dubai participated in the global breast cancer awareness campaign under the motto “Fight breast cancer with…Exercise”. Freddy Farid, Gloria Hotels and Resorts’ area general manager said that all service-oriented organisations should play an active role in raising awareness towards a healthy lifestyle. Chefs at the hotel donned a pink ribbon on their uniforms honouring healthy eating habits. In other news, the hotel brand has expanded its Green Gloria Programme, taking a vow to become one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in Dubai.
  • Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2014 served Arabic coffee and specialty Emirati desserts to over 15,000 visitors on the 124rd floor of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, during the festive occasion of Eid Al Adha.
  • Christopher Rodrigues, chairman of VisitBritain, and Ryoichi Matsuyama, president of Japan National Tourism Organisation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) committing to increasing visitors travelling between the two countries.
  • YHA England and Wales has been internationally recognised for reconnecting with 16-to 24-year-olds in the UK through its Live More campaign. The youth hostelling charity won the prestigious Innovation in Marketing award at the Global Youth Travel Awards 2014.
  • Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new hotel brand Canopy by Hilton in the lifestyle category with today’s leisure and business travellers in mind. The brand will develop through new build and conversion projects in key urban neighbourhoods and vibrant secondary markets around the world with properties expected to begin opening in 2015. Canopy by Hilton has 11 signed letters of intent in select neighbourhoods.
  • Geales Dubai, London’s favourite seafood restaurant, opened its doors for the new season at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa in the bustling Dubai Marina. Established in 1939 in Notting Hill, London by Concept Venues, Geales has cemented itself on the UK food and beverage scene as the leading fish restaurant in London, and is a firm favourite with devoted locals and celebrities alike.


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