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New report reveals visitors to Dubai ranked as “the highest spenders”

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Nov 2016

Core Savills’ 12 Cities H2 Report has revealed that visitors to Dubai outspend tourists among other international cities including London, New York, Tokyo and Paris.  Overseas travellers to the emirate spend almost twice the average of 12 cities surveyed by Savills. “The research shows the highest spending visitors, by far, are Dubai’s. Overseas visitors, who

The Panel: Raising the bar

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Nov 2016

In line with KPMG’s latest Food and Beverage survey, this month Hotel News ME, hears from some of the region’s leading beverage specialists to find out how dining trends are shaping the dynamics of beverage related revenues with new innovations stemming from London to New York. In 2015, the UAE’s food and beverage industry was

Guest Supply to exhibit at Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Oct 2016

Integrated supplier of hotel toiletries, guest amenities and hotel accessories, Guest Supply has joined the sponsor lineup at this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, taking place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel, Dubai. Rachael Towl, the company’s sales manager for the Middle East reveals why Guest Supply will be supporting the second edition of

A. Ronai to showcase latest uniforms at The Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Oct 2016

Leading uniform designer and manufacturer, A. Ronai has joined the sponsor lineup at this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016, taking place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel, Dubai.  Gavin Dodd, the company’s managing director tells Hotel News ME about the company’s new Uniforms by Ronai and the reasons behind his continued support of

FCS Computer Systems joins Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016 as Workshop Sponsor

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Oct 2016

FCS Computer Systems has joined the sponsor line-up at this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, taking place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel, Dubai. Eric Rogers, Vice President EMEA for FCS Computer Systems explains why the company has chosen to support the event for the second year running and come on board as the

DTCM reports growing number of operational holiday homes

by Sophia Soltani | 27 Oct 2016

A new report from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has revealed that Dubai’s holiday home sector is growing with a total of 1,805 approved units to date.  This growth is being driven by effective government regulations designed to increase competitiveness, transparency, safety and standardisation driven by Dubai Tourism’s decision earlier this year to

Pipeline Yearbook to return for second edition

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Oct 2016

Hotel News ME’s landmark annual publication, The Pipeline Yearbook will return for a 2017 edition. Featuring exclusive hotel pipeline news, a guide to key territories, insight from industry leaders and 30 leading hospitality suppliers you should know, The Pipeline Yearbook 2017 will be distributed with the January issue of Hotel News ME. Over 100 pages,

Analyst corner: Investment Flows

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Oct 2016

With an increase in cross-regional acquisitions and investment in the hotel sector, Simon Townsend, director strategic consultancy valuation, CBRE Research reveals why Middle Eastern investors are not solely concentrating their hotel investments in the domestic market, but diversifying their reach through luxury assets globally. While the Middle East remains a comparatively small investment market, investors are

ATM 2017 to focus on experiential travel & tourism

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Oct 2016

The 2017 edition of The Arabian Travel Market will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24-27 April 2017 with key themes centered around tourists seeking adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruising experiences. ATM 2017 will integrate the experiential theme across all of the show verticals and activities, including focused seminars

Saudi Arabia to welcome 20 million visitors by 2020

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Oct 2016

Inbound arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach over 20 million by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the most important religious event of the year in the Muslim world, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report finds that the Hajj









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