April 15, 2014


Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Opens Iconic Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem

Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, marking the brand's continuing expansion in iconic landmark destinations across the world. Set within a uniquely preserved ottoman façade, a meticulous restoration and ambitious construction have created an exceptional new luxury hotel which sits majestically at a crossroads between the charms of the walled Old City and the modern bustle of Jerusalem.


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April 12, 2014


Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Unveils Plans for Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Hilton Worldwide's Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today unveiled designs and announced the development of a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills. The partnership between a private investor group led by Alagem Capital Group and clients of Guggenheim Partners plans to open the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in 2017.


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April 10, 2014


Belaid intends to boost tourism, 'important employment generator'

Front's presidential candidate Abdelaziz Belaid pledged Wednesday in Bordj Bou Arreridj to develop national economy through boosting tourism, dubbing this sector "important employment generator."

"I commit myself, in case I am elected, to creating a favourable climate for investors in the tourism sector, mainly interior tourism," Belaid said during a meeting held at the"...

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April 8, 2014


Dubai Residency Welcomes 3,000 Chinese Tourists

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai welcomed a group of 3,000 Chinese tourists who recently arrived to the UAE via Dubai International Airport.

The directorate expressed its heartfelt appreciation to the higher leadership for its unstinting attention and commitment to provide all necessary resources to position the UAE at the forefront of"...

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April 7, 2014


Arab film festival set to light up silver screens in Italy

The Middle East Now film festival is set to roll out the red carpet on Wednesday, in Florence, Italy. Academy Award nominated director Hany Abu-Assad will headline the 2014 installment of the festival, which will include screenings of the Palestinian filmmaker’s previous works.

Currently in its fifth edition, the film festival is set to run from April 9-14 and will"...

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April 5, 2014


International Tourism Show SIAHA 2014 opens in Oran

The International Tourism Show SIAHA 2014 opened Thursday in Oran (432-km west of Algiers), in the presence of Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry Mohamed Amine Hadj Said and local authorities.

A total of 100 exhibitors from eight countries, namely Tunisia, Spain, Switzerland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Italy, Malta and many national firms and agencies are taking"...

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April 3, 2014


Louisa Hanoune pleads in Tamanrasset for right to local tourism

Candidate to the April 17 presidential election Louisa Hanoune (Worker’s Party) committed, Wednesday in Tamanrasset (1970-km South of Algiers), to institutionalize the right to tourism for Algerians, deploring the negative impact of the sector’s decline in the province.

“Tourism is a matter of survival and a priority in Tamanrasset because it is the breadwinner"...

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April 1, 2014


Supporting investors for promotion of tourism in South

Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry Mohamed Amine Hadj Said stressed Sunday, in El-Oued, that his office provides support to investors for the promotion of tourism in Southern Algerian areas.

“Tourist industry will support potential investors to promote tourism in the country’s south, which faces two main obstacles, namely the shortcomings in investment and"...

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March 27, 2014


Tassili Airlines to operate international flights to Europe soon

Tassili Airlines (TAL) will enter international regular transport network through operating flights to France, Italy and Turkey soon, a senior executive from the company announced on Wednesday.

"The Department of Civil Aviation and Meteorology (DACM), which comes under the Ministry of Transport, just permitted Tassili Airlines to operate regular international flights after"...

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March 26, 2014


2 million foreign tourists visited Algeria in 2013

Tourism and Handicrafts Ministry created in 2013 over 930,000 jobs, including 450,000 in the field of tourism against the allocation of 480,000 jobs in traditional industries, which is the equivalent to 9% of the employment rate at the national level.

On the other hand it created until October 2013, more than 38 activities in the field of traditional industries.


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