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MMPRC markets Maldives’ luxury tourism at ILTM Arabia
Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) is marketing the Maldives’ luxury tourism at International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Arabia, which runs 10-11 May on the sidelines of ATM 2022 at Dubai World Trade Center.
Simone Biles, Olympic and World Champion named Godmother of Celebrity Beyond
Celebrity Cruises announced today that Simone Biles, 19-time World Champion and seven-time Olympic medallist, will add another very special title to her decorated career – Godmother for Celebrity BeyondSM, the industry’s most highly anticipated ship of the year that recently debuted in Southampton, UK.
Greece marks successful ATM return
The Greek National Tourism Organisation is celebrating a successful return to Arabian Travel Market with the announcement of two high-profile strategic partnerships, including new airline routes from the GCC.
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt reveals four new culinary experiences
Fresh from the unveiling of a much anticipated expansion and enhancement, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt has added four exciting new dining concepts, bringing the total number of restaurants and bars to a staggering twelve.
Accor takes over operations of QE2
Accor is adding the world-renowned cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), into its portfolio. Taking over operations from May 2022, the cruise ship will undergo further upgrades and renovations prior to joining the MGallery Hotel Collection. Once fully rebranded, Queen Elizabeth 2 will undoubtedly become a landmark property for the MGallery brand and Dubai overall.
Arab Aviation Summit to mark milestone 10th edition in Ras Al Khaimah
Hosted in collaboration with RAKTDA, the three-day Summit will be held from March 6th to 8th at Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre
Sharjah Tourism highlights major tourism progress
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority has unveiled the latest developments taking place in the emirate, including plans to build its position as a family tourism destination.
Qatar Airways returns to Arabian Travel Market
Qatar Airways is participating at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022 (Hall 1, ME1240), taking place from 9 to 12 May in Dubai and following the COVID-19 pandemic and ease of restrictions, the national carrier of the State of Qatar will showcase the “World’s Best Business Class Seat”, the multi award-winning Qsuite and a Virtual Reality experience of Hamad International Airport.
Investment in new ideas and tech poised to drive Middle East tourism
Tourism ministers from across the world convened at ATM's Middle East Tourism Investment Summit 2022 to spotlight opportunities for Arabian tourism and the role of technology in elevating tourism experiences. Speakers included Nayef Al Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan and Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica.
Radisson plans to sign 330 hotels in 2022
Radisson is planning to open 15,000 rooms and sign 330 hotels in EMEA and APAC in 2022, as well as planned targets for continued growth of its lifstyle brand, prizeotel.
ATM 2022: Emaar plans to strengthen GCC presence
Emaar aims to capture key locations within Dubai and the UAE through the expansion of its hospitality brands, including Address and Vida. Its brands are also expanding their footprint across the region, including Bahrain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
Hong Kong announces tourism revival plan
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has announced a revival plan that highlights its vibrant developments and new experiences, and make the city a top-of-mind destination for worldwide travellers post-pandemic.