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Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the first quarter of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated slightly to 607 projects/172,182 rooms, down three percent and five percent respectively, year-over-year (YOY).  

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the 2019 year-end report that the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East stands at 618 projects/178,384 rooms, compared to 622 projects/181,813 rooms at the end of 2018.

Latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives (MMPRC) have shown that the destination saw a 19,7 percent increase in the number of travellers from the Middle East who visited in the first six months of the current year when compared with the same period in 2018.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, one of the fastest-growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East and Africa, is driving the growth of the Saudi hospitality sector with its ambitious plan to open new hotels across the kingdom to add to its growing portfolio.

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the promotion of Katharina van Beugen-Mayr to Regional public relations and communications manager Middle East.

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, announced it has appointed Kerry Koutsikos as managing director of the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD60 billion in 2017.

Hampton by Hilton has celebrated its Middle East debut with the opening of Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport, also marking the largest property in Hampton’s global portfolio.

Cameron Speedie has been appointed regional director of finance for StayWell Hospitality Group Middle East.

Nicolas Villemin has been appointed regional director for the Middle East and North Africa of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.