DUBAI, 25 April 2017: Tourico Holidays reports inbound hotel room nights to the Middle East have increased by 112% year-over-year in 2017. Outbound travel from the market is on the rise, as well.  Hotel room nights sold from the Middle...
BANGKOK, 21 April 2017: Emirates says it will reduce flights to the US in response to the Trump administration's restrictive policies. The airline said in a statement  travel demand to US has weakened. It quoted recent actions taken by the US...
DOHA, QATAR, 19 April 2017: Qatar Airways has become the first airline  to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA). The resolution requires airlines to track every piece...
BANGKOK, 12 April 2017: The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dates have yet to be finalised but the event is usually hosted in...
ABU DHABI, UAE, 4 April 2017: Alpin Limited has been appointed the commissioning authority for the 2020 World Expo, which will take place in Dubai. Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 180 nations and 25 million visitors, across a...

Minor expands in UAE

BANGKOK, 28 March 2017: Minor Hotels has signed a management agreement for a new AVANI property in the United Arab Emirates – AVANI Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Al Marjan is a collection of four man-made islands in...
BANGKOK, 15 March 2017: Gulf Air is backing the 2017 Skal Asian Area Annual Congress and General Assembly in Bahrain with a 30% discount on fares to Bahrain for all delegates. Skal members and their guests attending the 46th Asian...
BANGKOK, 9 March 2017: Despite the US president signing off on a revised travel ban, Monday, Iran's deputy foreign minister says Iran's "retaliatory decision" over Trump's initial travel ban remain in place. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted deputy foreign...

Egypt delays visa hike

BANGKOK, 27 February 2017: Egypt says it is delaying an increase in its tourist visa until 1 July, mainly due to pressure from the tourism industry that said the move would damage tourism. Struggling with the task of winning back...
DUBAI, 24 January 2017: UAE real estate developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts signed, earlier this month, a joint venture agreement to build and operate a 550-room, beachfront resort with waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai. Under...