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ATM 2016: Qatar tourism receipts to reach $7.2 billion by 2025

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Qatar’s tourism and hospitality industry is building momentum as it enters the second half of the decade, with an ambitious target of four million visitors by 2020, supported by US$40-45 billion worth of sector investment under the country’s National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 plan. The Gulf state returns to ATM this year to showcase its expanding hotel and tourism infrastructure pipeline following a successful 2015 with visitor numbers in the first nine months of 2014 growing to reach 2.2 million in quarter three, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.7 per cent, and booming air connectivity which saw Hamad International Airport exceed forecasted capacity of 30 million passengers last year. → Read More

AHIC 2016: Industry leading event returns to Dubai

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The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference will mark 12 years of offering an unrivalled platform for the hotel investment industry in the Middle East to discuss the future of the industry when it opens in Dubai today. Organisers have just announced a range of facts to explain more about this year’s event which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Airports, president of Dubai Department for Civil Aviation and chairman of Emirates. → Read More

ATM 2016: Responsible tourism tops agenda in Dubai

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Responsible tourism will headline several seminar theatre sessions at Arabian Travel Market 2016 as government legislation, increased focus on the traveller footprint and the impact of natural disasters on country economies put the spotlight on the importance of effective sustainable travel strategies. In 2015, ATM welcomed over 50 exhibitors with a responsible tourism focus, and the number is set to grow this year. → Read More

ATM 2016: Seminal seminar line-up unveiled for Dubai

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More than 50 wide-ranging seminar and tech theatre sessions are scheduled at Arabian Travel Market, which is taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 25th. Panellists will be flying in from around the world to contribute to discussions, with topics including mid-market travel, luxury, aviation, technology trends, spa and wellness tourism, business, adventure and halal tourism. → Read More

Transcorp Hilton Abuja honoured at World Travel Awards

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with five awards by the voters of the 23rd World Travel Awards for the second year in a row. The hotel, which is owned by Transcript Hotels, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, emerged winner of the prestigious World Travel Awards for Africa’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading MICE Hotel and Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite (the Presidential Suite) at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. → Read More

Switzerland becomes first nation to sign on for Dubai Expo 2020

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Switzerland became the first country to formally signal its desire to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, at a diplomatic ceremony in Dubai. The event marks a major advance for Expo 2020, which has plans to host over 180 countries, along with 25 million visitors, at the six-month event which runs from October 2020 to April 2021. → Read More

Maldives scoops top titles at World Travel Awards

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The Maldives has won the prestigious title of the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. The award ceremony took place in Zanzibar, Tanzania. This is not the first time the Maldives has secured this prestigious title, as the destination also won the title in 2015, after a fierce competition with the Indian Ocean’s top tourist destinations, including Seychelles and Mauritius. → Read More

Abu Dhabi tourism prepares for Arabian Travel Market

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Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry will be displaying one of its largest ever product portfolio’s at Arabian Travel Market - the region’s biggest travel and tourism fair - which is taking place in the United Arab Emirates next week. The emirate’s leading hotels, destination management companies, tour operators and attractions will be represented at ATM for four days from April 25th-28th at Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai with more than 30,000 travel professionals representing 86 countries in attendance at the event. → Read More

Kurumba Maldives claims top titles at the World Travel Awards

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Kurumba Maldives has taken two top titles at World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. The property was recognised as Maldives' Leading Resort and Indian Ocean's Leading MICE Hotel. The first award highlights Kurumba as Maldives’ Leading Resort, which is presented to the best 4.5 to high end five-star resorts. → Read More

Hotel development in sub-Saharan Africa spikes

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The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30 per cent on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey. The increase is largely down to strong growth in sub-Saharan Africa, which is up 42.1 per cent on 2015 and is significantly outstripping North Africa which achieved only a modest 7.5 per cent pipeline increase this year. → Read More

IOC backs Brazil to host successful Olympic Games

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International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission chair Nawal El Moutawakel has backed Brazil and the Brazilians to deliver successful Olympic Games this August. The news comes at the close of the tenth and final IOC Coordination Commission visit to Rio de Janeiro. Her statement came after three days of meetings in the Brazilian host city, which included a venue tour of the Olympic Park and Deodoro sites, a meeting with the three levels of government (federal, state, and city), and presentations by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee on the status of the preparations. → Read More

British Airways to fly Team GB to Rio Olympics

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British Airways has been appointed as the official airline partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. With a long history in supporting the national teams, British Airways will ensure the medallist hopefuls arrive refreshed and ready to compete. → Read More

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