August 2016, Issue: 8 Volume: 34

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AccorHotels ups Mideast presence
August 2016711

AccorHotels's acquisition of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) was completed mid last month, doubling its Middle East portfolio to 150 properties and ...

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Weak pound to propel tourism
August 2016581

Britain's recent exit from the European Union after more than four decades of membership, has been a topic of much discussion and debate. Despite the clouding ...

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August 20161136

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recorded a rise in international tourist arrivals from 6.5 million in 2000 to over 18 million in 2014. Perhaps unsurprisingly, ...


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August 20161587

In April 2014, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown prince of Dubai, approved Dubai’s medical tourism strategy, sowing the ...


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August 2016911

Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge is a luxurious lodge nestled among pristine Kenyan Ravine forest. Set 1,000 ft high on the Oloololo Siria Escarpment with ...


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August 20161203

Travel technology leader Sabre Corporation gave travel consultants and suppliers across the airline, hotel, cruise and car rental industries a sneak peek at ...


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August 20161225

Celebrity Cruises revealed exciting new cruises on board its newest ships in the Galapagos Islands. ...


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August 2016201

Air Canada’s recently launched flight from Dubai to Toronto and back is a great way to travel to the maple leaf country with ease, as I found out on a recent ...


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August 2016779

Canyon Ranch has been a name in the United States for nearly 40 years that is synonymous with exceptional health and wellness. The brand’s very first ...


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August 2016683

IBTM world (formerly known as EIBTM) is the flagship event of the ibtm events portfolio and is the leading exhibition for the meetings industry. Held in the ...


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August 20161256

Reams have been written about the decline of the traditional model of travel agencies and the simultaneous flourish of dot-com ventures. The tide has turned ...


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  • ForKnife Restaurant at Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha recently won the ‘Luxury Hotel Restaurant Award' at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards. The results were announced during gala ceremony in Switzerland. “It is a great honour to receive the prestigious distinction of Luxury Hotel Restaurant Award for Forknife at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards,” said Ghada Sadek, general manager. “This honour rewards the ongoing investments of our owning company and the effort put forth by the entire team at Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha. It is truly exciting to be recognised at an international level for our services and products at ForKnife restaurant.”

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