Wake up and smell the ‘green’ coffee

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In line with the UAE Government’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, Nespresso continues working on coffee capsule recycling with local partner Bee’ah. They celebrated International Recycling Day with hospitality partners. The partners share their thoughts on this effort and the importance of recycling. H.E. Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO, Bee’ah This …

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Home away from home for ME travellers

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Ametis Villa Bali is surely a tourist magnet. After all, who can resist holidaying at a hotel that offers the swankiest of villas with personal butlers and proximity to the best that nature has to offer. The Year-on-Year growing numbers of Middle Eastern travellers to this hotel stand testimony to …

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A promising start for Somewhere

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Somewhere Barsha Heights, located strategically near the business district in Dubai and close to the metro station, has completed one successful year of operation. Abdullatif Kabbara, General Manager, Somewhere Hotels, tells TravTalk about the hotel’s plans and future course of action. Q What are the latest plans of Somewhere hotel …

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Midscale outperforms upscale

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The economy and mid-market hotel segments have been identified as a significant opportunity for hotel owners and operators alike at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference held in Dubai from April 25-27, 2017.   Jonathan Worsley Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR and Co-Founder of AHIC The mid-market has been discussed …

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Makarem goes the ‘smart’ way

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Saudi-based Makarem Hotels showcased its strengths during ATM 2017 by promoting the use of smart technology to attract visitors. TT BUREAU Makarem Hotels, a renowned Saudi brand designed by Dur Hospitality, contributed in promoting Saudi Arabia’s culture and tourism regionally as well as internationally and highlighted the added value of …

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Centara marks its debut in Muscat

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Centara Hotels and Resorts continues to expand internationally with the opening of a four-star, 152-room hotel in Muscat — its first of three hotels planned for the Middle East. The Thailand-based hotel operator is also looking at opening properties in Doha later this year and Deira Island in the UAE …

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Lucrative investments in Dubai

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A buoyant tourism market coupled with a range of benefits makes the ownership of a hospitality unit in Dubai attractive for individual investors seeking an alternative income option. The hospitality sector in Dubai is flourishing. A growing number of international hotel developers and hospitality companies are making inroads into the …

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Oberoi Beach Resort opens in Al Zorah

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The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, is fast becoming a preferred choice for discerning travellers looking for unique beach experiences in the United Arab Emirates. The hotel boasts of 113 keys with unparalleled luxury, exquisite design and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ legendary service. TT Bureau Al Zorah is a refined …

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Revisit Arabic traditions with Tilal Liwa

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Located on the edge of Rub Al Khali desert in Abu Dhabi, Tilal Liwa Hotel is the perfect destination to explore and experience the ancient Arabic traditions and culture clubbed with modern activities for the young and the old alike. TT Bureau The Rub Al Khali desert is a unique …

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ME buoyant about experiential travel

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Experiential travel is growing significantly and is fast becoming a global trend. The official show theme for ATM 2017 is experiential travel and seminars held at the event will be with a focus on this theme, and on selling local experiences. speaks to industry experts about their take on the …

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