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Dubai hotels welcome over 11 million guests in 2013

Dubai hotels have welcomed a whopping 11 million guests in 2013, one million more than the year before. According to a report released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the hotels and hotel apartments received a total of 11,012,487 guests in 2013, which in contrast to the previous year is a 10.6% […]

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Record number of guests check into Abu Dhabi’s hotels

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority’s (TCA Abu Dhabi) reported that tourist arrivals in Abu Dhabi’s 146 hotels and hotel apartments reached the 1.5 million mark in the first seven months of 2013. This is comparatively a 10% rise in the same period from the previous year. From the start of the current financial year, […]

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Caribbean looking towards ‘Caribbean Travel Marketplace’

Caribbean tourism in 2014 is looking forward to a varied start in enhancing its tourist’s arrival and they have already started working on it with the advent of hundreds of delegates gathering at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica this week for Caribbean Travel Marketplace. Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which is put on by the […]

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Dubai validates vacation rentals to welcome booming tourism industry

According to recent reports from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a verdict to help develop the tourism industry by increasing the range of accommodation available to visitors — with the sector currently bursting […]

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Montana observes tourism as the economic engine

Montana, which lies in the Western United States, has been lately welcoming a large number of tourists and the state’s tourism sector is driving a large part of its total economy. According to data from the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, 21% of 11 million people who visited Montana last year […]

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Daman’s first land-based casino to open in 2014

According to recent statement from Jaydev Modi, Chairman, Delta Corp Limited, India’s largest integrated casino resort in Daman is expected to become operational in early 2014. With 60,000 square feet of gaming space spread over 10 acres, the property will feature 187 rooms and will be unveiled as soon as the formalities are completed. The […]

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Findmystay.com launches website with a new mascot

Findmystay.com, a hotel booking website has been launched recently with a little mascot called ‘Buddy’ which represents the website. This effort is the first of its kind in the Indian travel industry that builds an acquaintance between the users and website linked by a little mascot. The website allows the customers to select the price […]

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Marriott provides employment to young African women

Marriott International hotel has taken 24 young African women between the ages of 18 and 30 from Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali, Rwanda for job training. Akilah CEO and Co-founder Elizabeth Dearborn-Hughes said, “Thanks to partnerships like Marriott, Akilah placed 100%  of our first graduating class in jobs that are building sustainable careers in […]

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Ritz-Carlton enters Bengaluru with contemporary art and Mughal architecture

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has finally set foot in the Indian hospitality market with its first property in the heart of Bengaluru. Located on Residency Road amidst the world-class shopping centres and places of dining and entertainment interests, the 227 room hotel features Mughal architecture with jaali design and ample usage of white marble. It […]

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TripAdvisor to start direct hotel bookings on mobile apps in 2014

TripAdvisor recently announced that it is going to launch a new facility of direct hotel bookings through its mobile apps in 2014. Though it does not wish to become an online travel agency (OTA) they are still taking this initiative to help the users complete their hotel search and its booking in the same page […]

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