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Trailfinders and Travelport have signed a new long-term agreement, building on a 25 year relationship between the two companies.

The third edition of Shop Bahrain, a 30-day retail festival organised in collaboration with Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, was deemed a great success with around 130,000 transactions made, compared to 2016's figure of 60,000, worth a total of BHD8 million (USD21.22 million).

According to STR's January 2017 Pipeline Report, there were 159,581 keys in 556 properties under contract in the Middle East, a year-on-year increase of 5.1 percent in rooms.

During his recent visit to Egypt, Argentinian football player Lionel Messi promoted Egypt as a medical tourism destination for hepatitis C patients, as the new ambassador of Tour n' Cure.

Following an agreement with Pandox and Eiendomsspar, Scandic Hotels is set to take over the operations of eight hotels in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

In 2016, a 1.4 percent decline in total revenue combined with increased labour and overheads caused a 7.6 percent drop in profit per room at addresses in Vienna, when com­pared to 2015.