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Germany’s diverse mix of cultural, naturistic, and family-focused leisure attractions are proving to be a big hit with GCC tourists, with the European country recording a rise from the region for the first nine months of this year.

According to the Q3 2021 Middle East Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), at the end of the third quarter (Q3), the hotel construction pipeline in the region stands at 545 projects/168,042 rooms. While the number of total pipeline projects has increased over the previous quarter, project counts are down six percent and room counts are down 19 percent year-over-year (YOY).

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hotel operator, expands its global collection of world-class resorts with the opening of Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai.

Air France-KLM has announced the appointment of Sylvain Mathias as the new regional commercial director Middle East (ME), based at the company’s regional headquarters in Dubai Airport Free Zone, UAE.

According to the latest Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, research analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the second quarter (Q2) of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East declined once again to 531 projects/152,448 rooms.

Shaza Hotels maintains ambitious growth plans in the Middle East with various properties to open in the coming years in Jeddah, Dubai, Salalah and Doha.

With newly appointed CEO Stephen Alden at the helm, Raffles Hotels & Resorts embarks on an exciting new era. A legendary brand known for transforming landmark properties in storied destinations around the world, Raffles is on track to more than double its illustrious portfolio, adding a host of distinguished locations that will continue to set the standard in the luxury hospitality industry.

Air France KLM (Middle East) has announced the appointment of a new general manager for the Middle East region, based at the regional headquarters at Dubai Airport Free Zone.

Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, today announced the expansion of Aloft Hotels and Element Hotels in the UAE with the opening of Aloft Al Mina, Dubai and Element Al Mina, Dubai.

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will establish an office in Dubai, UAE within this year, as part of its strategic efforts to achieve the Japanese government’s goal of welcoming 60 million international visitors to Japan by 2030.