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Abu Dhabi hotels record strong double-digit rise in revenues in Q1 of 2019

According to the latest figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) for the emirate’s hospitality sector, the total hotel revenues for the emirate for Q1 of 2019 have increased by more than 16% compared to the same period in 2018. Events such as the AFC Asian Cup, […]

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Dubai showcases new venues, hotels and offerings for meeting planners at IMEX Frankfurt

Following a strong start to 2019, Dubai Business Events (DBE) showcased Dubai’s dynamic business events offerings yet again at IMEX. The aim of DBE’s participation at the event in Frankfurt was to position Dubai as a destination of choice for business events and incentive travel for a global audience of over 14,000 hosted buyers and […]

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Raffles welcomes new hotels in China and the Maldives

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Both hotels opened in early May and are now accepting reservations at raffles.com. “The Raffles collection now includes 14 properties across 12 countries, with a carefully curated list of distinguished addresses in leading markets around the […]

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Marriott International debuts in Tamil Nadu

Marriott International has announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Madurai, making it the first Marriott International property in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The newest addition to the growing Courtyard by Marriott brand is centrally located and is within close proximity to the city’s landmark, Meenakshi Amman Temple. “Marriott International is elated to debut in the […]

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Airbnb partners with AxisRooms for better real-time availability of Airbnb accommodations in India

AxisRooms, travel distribution solutions provider for hotels and accommodations is working with Airbnb, the community-driven hospitality company to provide a level playing field to travel accommodations other than commercial hotels and resorts. The AxisRooms – Airbnb tie-up is Airbnb’s first business partner in India with a booking site controller for accommodations. This tie-up will automate […]

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MMT to buy a stake in OYO rooms; to delist FabHotels and Treebo hotel

Recently, after having OYO back on its platform, MakeMyTrip (MMT) will reportedly buy a stake in the company. MMT will also delist other room aggregators like FabHotels and Treebo Hotel, from its travel bookings platform. MMT which has three online travel booking brands- MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and Redbus. Of these, Redbus only offers bus bookings while […]

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Autograph Collection Hotels launches Roomers Munich in Germany

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s iconic independent hotels, announced its fourth hotel in Germany with the opening of Roomers Munich, located in the city’s burgeoning West-end. Brian Povinelli, Senior Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Autograph Collection Hotels, highlighting their growing global portfolio of 125 hotels around the globe said, “With its unparalleled location, immersive […]

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Marriott to have 100 hotels operational in India by 2018

Marriott International Inc, an American hospitality group is planning to have 100 operational hotels in India by 2018. “Marriott International has 86 hotels in the country and we are the biggest hotel company in the world. We have so far opened four hotels in the country this year and will open six more during the […]

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Bahrain hotels seek to lift live music ban

There was ban on live music in a strand of four star hotels in Bahrain, they started to reapply for entertainment licences in expectation of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Hameed Al Halwachi, Culture Ministry, had announced that the ban was temporary and the hospitality sector as a whole had been adversely affected which […]

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Hilton’s new app with check-in and room selection facility

The new technology of Hilton Worldwide digital check-in and selection of room is now live across over 4,100 hotels spanning 11 brands worldwide, including 53 hotels in Middle East and Africa region. Guest with Hilton HHonors accounts can check-in and choose their exact room from digital floor plans, or lists, on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, […]

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