HOTELS

Malaysia’s hidden gem for a luxe getaway

Positioning itself both as an international halal hub and a world-class medical tourism destination, Malaysia is also renowned for the country’s vibrant cultures, eco-tourism attractions, pristine beaches, and Malaysia’s moniker as a shopping paradise especially for the GCC clientele. Middle East travellers are known to be discerning as they personalise …

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Promoting tourism with Turkish cuisine

Rizgar Sak, founder Chairman of Dives Holding, has a vision of establishing the brand’s name and presence as one of the leading F&B companies in Dubai. Shehara Rizly   Q Could you share a brief about the company and its many offerings? Dives Holding is a foundation operating in the …

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NEW HOTELS

Over the past few weeks there have been quite a number of hotel openings in the UAE and Middle East in general. We take a look at some of them. Rixos Premium Magawish Suites & Villas Location    – Hurghada, Egypt Number of Rooms/Suites – 410 suites Rixos Premium Magawish Suites …

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Succeeding as a female leader

The travel and leisure industry is rich with female talent, yet research shows that when it comes to leadership positions, they are still the minority; but this is set to change. According to a Middle East report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of the …

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UAE hotels on path to recovery

Recent hospitality industry reports and analysis published by STR and Colliers International have revealed that hotels in the UAE have put up a sterling performance, given the challenges of operating during the pandemic last year. The Hotel Summit being organised by ATM on May 18 will address and debate the …

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Ramada Ajman reinforces commitment to sustainability

As part of its continuous commitment to sustainable practices, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman recently harvested organic crops from its very own urban farm. The team yielded produce from the 430-square metre space, which grows seasonal herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Ravi Santiago, Cluster General Manager for three Wyndham …

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Hybrid meetings: A sustainable option

In today’s ever-evolving world, sustainability is becoming more important than ever; companies are looking at eco-friendly choices. Shehara Rizly Whilst the future of meetings is yet to be written, it will likely include a combination of live and virtual meetings frequently combined in the same event. The past year has …

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New Hotels

Over the past few weeks there have been quite a number of hotel openings in the UAE and Middle East in general. We take a look at some of them. Vida Beach Resort Location    – Umm Al Quwain UAE Number of Rooms/Suites – 135 rooms and suites Emaar Hospitality Group …

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Project regenerative tourism

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pans out their course of action for Vision 2030, one of the most aspiring projects announced by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Chairman of The Red Sea Development Company was the Coral Bloom concept in the kingdom which will include …

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How to attract more customers

Now that we think about human contact differently, hotels can rethink the guest experience so that guests feel comfortable again, says Diane Thorsen, Hospitality Regional Leader of Asia Pacific and Middle East and Design Director of Middle East, Gensler. Here are four ways in which hotels can meet new expectations …

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