Expo 2020 Dubai, slated to begin in October this year, is likely to be delayed by one year due to the coronavirus situation.
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect hotel performance across the globe, the Middle East and Africa are no exception. At the time of writing, 52 hotel closures have been officially reported in the Middle East in addition to more than 1,200 in Africa.
Dubai: Emaar Hospitality said it will stop bookings at some of its hotels between March 15 and August 31 amidst a general slowdown in the travel industry due to the coronavirus spread.
Hotel bookings made well in advance, and some made at the very last minute, all culminated in hotels across the UAE posting record occupancy rates for New Year's Eve - a momentum that many hospitality experts say will carry over into the new year as the UAE gets ready to host Expo 2020 Dubai.
Speaking to Arabian Business, Sébastien Bazin said the kingdom will need to make certain exceptions for tourists in order to attract visitors to the country.
Link Hotel & Hub in Tel Aviv has no reception desk, no bellhop, no concierge, and no cash transactions. There are ample staff of course, endlessly cheerful, multi-lingual, full of insider tips on where to go in Tel Aviv; the type of people you always hope to meet when you're traveling.
Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin and Philippines Labor and Employment Minister Silvestre Bello III signed a bilateral labor agreement on Tuesday to enable the arrival of up to 1,000 Filipino workers to reduce a severe staff shortage currently affecting the Israeli hotel industry.
The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) will be showcasing its small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and beverage and hospitality sectors which comprise 18 per cent of the fund's projects at the upcoming SIAL Middle East 2018.
This year saw the "best" November in the history of Petra in terms of number of visitors, according to officials.
Emirati billionaire Khalaf Al Habtoor told Bloomberg that he is currently deciding whether to build or acquire between seven and ten schools as well as a hospital.