Tuesday 18 January 2022

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh anticipated to bring classic luxury

Due to open in Q1 2022, the landmark JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh hotel will stand as one of the tallest buildings in Riyadh, spanning 66 floors, with 349 rooms and suites.     Situated on King Fahad Road, a peaceful oasis amidst a dynamic city and just a


Azizi signs up Bell & Gossett for Riviera project

UAE-based Azizi Developments has partnered with Bell & Gossett, a leading manufacturer of pumps, valves and accessories for plumbing and HVAC - to supply its water supplies and chilled-water pumps for its waterfront project Riviera in Dubai.   Bell


Global tourism up 4pc, but far below pre-Covid levels

Global tourism experienced a 4 per cent upturn in 2021, another challenging year for the travel sector: compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preliminary


Oman Air Holidays, Connect sign deal for 2022 Mice calendar

Oman Air Holidays has signed a partnership agreement with Connect, a subsidiary of Oman’s Sabco Group, becoming the exclusive travel partner for all Connect events on the 2022 calendar.    As Oman’s leading provider of inbound and outbound fligh


Capex names chief marketing officer for Mena

CAPEX.com, a global multi-licensed broker operated by Key Way Markets has announced the appointment of Abdelhadi Laabi as its new chief marketing officer for the Mena region.    In his new role, Laabi will be responsible for charting a strategic 360-degree


Mideast, Africa hotel construction activity down in 2021

The hotel construction activity across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) witnessed a sharp decline  last year with a total of 130,225 rooms being built, down 5.5 per cent over 2020, according to December 2021 data from STR.   On the MEA scenario, the final p


Oman Air granted ‘Airline Retailing Maturity status’

Oman Air, the national airline of Oman, has been granted ‘Airline Retailing Maturity status’ under IATA’s ARM Index Programme.    The certification recognises that Oman Air uses Shop/Order capabilities compliant with the standard Enhanced


Nation Towers’ ‘World of Illusions’ welcomes visitors till Feb15

On popular demand, Nation Towers Mall, the capital’s most iconic mall, has extended its mesmerising feature show of lights and 3D objects called the World of Illusions until February 15, 2022.    Running until mid-February, it is guaranteed to deport


The Fitout delivers interiors for Palm Tower Hotel & Residences

The Fitout, a leading provider of total interior solutions in the UAE, announced the successful completion and delivery of interior fit-out services for the Palm Tower Hotel and Residences. The design and construction of the interior of 432 rooms were completed using superior sol


Tourism vital for global economic recovery in 2022, says UN report

The important role that tourism will play in the recovery of national economies and global trade has been highlighted in the 2022 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report by the United Nations.    Drawing on data from th

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