June 2016, Issue: 6 Volume: 34

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GCC guests double in Qatar
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Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has just concluded its GCC Roadshow that ran from May 22 to 31 and toured Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, ...

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Injecting new life into the heart of Manama
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If the cars that queue up at the entrance of the brand-new Downtown Rotana in Manama are any indication, Downtown Rotana is already creating a buzz in ...

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June 2016920

Interesting trends have emerged during the recently concluded Annual Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress in Florence, Italy, organised by Dubai-based ...


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From staycations to holidays in cooler climes, here is a list of travel ideas to inspire your clients as the hot summer kicks in across the ...


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June 2016899

Holiday makers are attracted to many things that Ireland has to offer, from the diverse culture and entertainment found in its vibrant capital cities, Dublin ...


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June 2016939

The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) is promoting itself as a ‘new’ destination for Middle Eastern travellers seeking green, active and healthy breaks with ...


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June 2016836

The 16th edition of the Airport Show proved to be the most successful by far with exhibitors reporting a record number of potential business deals and ...


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June 2016738

Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with Ward Holdings to open a Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in the Middle ...


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June 2016911

Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) and Airbnb have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) following the introduction ...


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June 2016760

I arrived in Dubai in 2004 and this year’s Arabian Travel Market was the 10th I attended. I missed the one in 2004, because I only arrived in August, and ...


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  • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts recently announced that 200 of its Saudi Arabian employees graduated from its bespoke KSA Professional Hotelier Programme. Launched in May 2015, the programme gives Mövenpick employees the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the hospitality industry and allows them to acquire expertise in the rapidly growing Saudi Arabian tourism sector. The KSA Professional Hotelier Programme comprises eight modules, like professional hotelier, world-class service, writing action plans, importance of time, team work and cultural diversity.


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