Saturday 9 December 2023

Deal signed to ensure biodiversity protection in AlUla

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) and the conservation organisation Space for Giants have signed an agreement at COP28 to combine their areas of expertise in biodiversity conservation at AlUla.   The goals of the agreement are to be realised over the next thr


Dubai announces launch of mega marine reef development

Dubai has announced the launch of one of the world's largest marine reef developments, thus marking a pioneering step in the journey towards ecological preservation.    The project will be led by the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and fou


Accor focuses on strategic partnerships at Riyadh conference

Accor, a leading hospitality group, held in Riyadh its annual ‘Accor General Manager Conference’ for its premium, midscale and economy division. Accor, with over 240 operating hotels and 68 projects in the pipeline across the Premium, Midscale & Economy Division through


A taste of Wyndham hospitality for children of determination

Wyndham Residences The Palm joined hands with the Al Noor Training Centre to host "Happy Thursday" outings, bringing happiness and memorable experiences to the children of determination. This initiative, driven by compassion and inclusivity, reflects Wyndham Residences The Pa


IBTM World 2023 showcases power of innovation

IBTM World 2023 (November 28-30) has enjoyed its most successful show yet. With over 132,000 connections made and a significantly higher adoption of the Barcelona show’s sophisticated lead scanning technology, the 2023 edition has cemented the show’s credentials as the meetings and


Global tourism to close 2023 at 90pc of pre-Covid levels

International tourism is on track to recover almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year, according to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   As per the latest data from UNWTO, an estimated 975 million tourists travelled internationally between Janu


Wego unveils visa-free destinations to spend UAE National Day weekend

Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in MENA (Middle East and North Africa), has unveiled the top visa-free destinations as UAE residents await the long National Day weekend celebration. Wego has compiled a list of the best destinations that UAE residents can travel to without t


Banyan Tree Dubai to open on December 2

Banyan Tree, one of the world’s leading hospitality brands, has announced the opening of its first property in Dubai, on December 2, 2023, the UAE’s 52nd Union Day. With a full suite of dining and recreational facilities, Banyan Tree Dubai fronts the shoreline of Bluewaters


ACI World celebrates historic Apex 200th review at Bahrain airport

ACI World, a division of Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, is today (November 30) celebrating the Airport Excellence’s (Apex) 200th review, at Bahrain International Airport, thus marking a historic milestone in the program’s


All-new Sun Siyam Pasikudah coastal resort in Sri Lanka opens doors

Sun Siyam Pasikudah in Sri Lanka, a member of the boutique collection under Sun Siyam Resorts, has announced its reopening after having undergone an extensive transformation and renovation. It is now offering guests a breathtaking experience that combines affordable luxury with the cultural ric

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