To celebrate its 50th anniversary, on November 19, AccorHotels honoured everyday heroes including firefighters, nurses, teachers, small businesses and residents who serve their communities, by inviting them to attend celebratory events, at 2,000 establishments around the world, including over 140 hotels in the Middle East and Africa.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, announced the need for assistive technology which helps people of determination, empowering and enabling them to function independently, in order to reach the maximum number of people with disabilities ahead of AccessAbilities Expo, held from November 7 – 9.
QATAR’S TOURISM INDUSTRY IS UNDERGOING A PERIOD OF RAPID TRANSFORMATION. DYAN ANDRADO, MANAGER, MANNAI HOLIDAYS, DESCRIBES WHAT MAKES THE COUNTRY UNIQUE AND REVEALS SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS THAT TRAVELLERS HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
Over 100 AccorHotels properties are in operation across the Middle East, with the group having opened 12 hotels in this year alone.
According to STR’s August 2017 Pipeline Report, the Middle East reported 98,027 rooms in 309 projects were in construction during the month, a year-on-year increase of 17.2 percent in terms of guestrooms.
STR’s July 2017 Pipeline Report showed that 166,166 units in 590 hotel projects were under contract in the Middle East during the month, a 6.6 percent rise in rooms over July 2016.
Steve Allen has taken on the role of senior vice president of corporate travel for the Middle East and India at dnata Travel.
STR’s May 2017 Pipeline Report revealed that 159,711 keys in 581 hotel projects were under contract in the Middle East, a 3.8 percent year-on-year increase in the number of rooms in the construction or planning stages.