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UAE theme parks to welcome over 19m visitors by 2020

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Nov 2016

The UAE’s existing and new generation theme parks will attract more than 19 million admissions a year by 2020 according to data released by Colliers International in their Theme Park Tourism Report ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2017. The prediction is made using existing admissions and arrivals data for Yas Island’s Ferrari World and Waterworld

Ras Al Khaimah gears up for inaugural investment forum

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Nov 2016

Ras Al Khaimah Finance & Investment Forum (RAKFIF), a new platform for uncovering business investment opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah, is preparing for its first edition, taking place 13 – 14 December at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah. RAKFIF will bring together experts from government and industries with international and regional investors and financiers

ROUND-UP: Serviced Apartment Summit MEA 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Nov 2016

More than 160 international delegates attended the second annual Serviced Apartment Summit MEA in Dubai this week. Held at the Fairmont The Palm, the event attracted delegates from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, India, Indonesia, US, UK, Singapore, Russia, The Netherlands and Germany. Despite a turbulent year for the region’s economy, with

Serviced Apartment Summit MEA returns for second edition

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Oct 2016

The Serviced Apartment Summit MEA will return for a second year and is set to take place at The Fairmont Hotel, Palm, Dubai on October 30 and 31. The two-day conference will cover a variety of industry topics and sectors including: serviced apartments, branded residences, aparthotels, extended stay hotels, corporate housing  and short-term rentals. The inaugural

Hotel restaurants need to adopt strategies of standalones says Colliers

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Sep 2016

Damien Rizzi, Colliers MENA senior asset manager – hospitality, unveiled an exclusive new report on maximising profitability in hotel restaurants at The Big F&B Forum. The second edition of the event, hosted by Catering News Middle East, is took place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, with more than

Religious tourism to boost Riyadh & Jeddah hotel slump

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Aug 2016

Religious tourism in Saudi Arabia is expected to drive revenue streams across the hospitality sector as performance in Riyadh and Jeddah slow down. During the second quarter, the average occupancy rates in Mecca and Medina rose by 13% and 4% Y-o-Y, while those in Riyadh and Jeddah declined by 12% and 4 % respectively according

AHIC 2016 unveils exclusive data on hotel performance

by Sophia Soltani | 01 May 2016

The organisers of Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) shared exclusive data from Colliers International, HVS, and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) on the last day of the event, which took place from 26 – 28 April at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. While Colliers International presented performance data from 29 submarkets in the Middle East, HVS Dubai revealed

Meet the judges: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

As Hotel News ME gears up to host its first Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016 at the newly opened St. Regis Dubai on 19 April, a stellar line-up of judges have confirmed their support for the event. The judges: Rupprecht Queitsch, CEO and founder, INHOCO Group Hospitality veteran, Rupprecht Queitsch boasts more than 40 years

Filippo Sona confirms his participation as one of the judges for Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

Filippo Sona, director,  head of hotels, MENA region, Colliers International has confirmed his support of this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards by joining the judging panel. Sona has worked in the hospitality industry all his life, and has spent the past 21 years at an international level. The early part of his career included experience









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