Wednesday 29 March 2017

Overtourism 'becoming a critical issue'

Over the last year or more, destinations around the world have been witnessing a new phenomenon - Overtourism - a situation where either there are too many tourists, or where the impact of tourist development is negatively affecting local lives without providing enough benefits in return.


Germany to welcome 3.6m GCC visitors by 2030

The Middle East is the fastest growing inbound market for Germany in the world with numbers forecast to grow by more than 200 per cent by 2030, increasing to 3.6 million visitors annually. Since 1993, the number of overnight foreign visitors to Germany has increased by 45 million and i


Dubai passenger traffic up 8.8pc in February

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) continued to grow steadily in February, rising 8.8 per cent to 6,948,157, according to the monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports today. The operator said this brings the total year to date passenger traffic at DXB to 14,985


Riyadh Travel Fair targets millennial tourist market

This year, Riyadh Travel Fair - the largest travel and tourism exhibition in Saudi Arabia - will be highlighting youth travel options as it eyes the growing millennial traveller population. Exhibitors at the event, which runs from Aptil 7-10 at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, w


Gulf Air launches flight status facility on website

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, in partnership with OAG, the leading global provider of digital flight information, has launched an online Flight Status Facility on the airline’s official website The new facility provides booked passengers with real


New resort mayor for Jannah Resort & Villas RAK

Jannah Hotels & Resorts has appointed Houssine El Quaroui as resort mayor of Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah. Houssine will oversee all operations of the first Jannah property in Ras Al Khaimah, in addition to his present executive role as group director of opening.


AccorHotels to manage new Fairmont property in Egypt

Leading hospitality chain AccorHotels has partnered with real estate company Arabia Group to manage Fairmont Pyramids Hotel and Residences - Egypt's newest property which is set to open in 2020. The management deal also includes a partnership with with the Ministry of Housing


Minor Hotels to open new property in RAK

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, has signed a management agreement for a new Avani property in the UAE – Avani Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Al Marjan is a collection of four pristine man-made islands in Ras Al Khaimah, set against the backdrop


Yas Mall Spring Festival kicks off this weekend

Yas Mall’s Spring Festival will kick start this weekend, from March 30–April 7, with an incredible array of breath-taking performances, amazing decorations and exciting daily prizes under the theme “Adventures in Candyland”.   Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall


‘Bahrain for All’ festival organisers meet

Organisers of the Bahrain for All festival met with officials from the Ministry of Interior to discuss the participation of its various directorates in the event, which will be taking place next month. The Ministry’s participation comes in line with the directives of Minister of

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