November 14, 2018


S/Africa: Minister urges youth to delve into tourism sector

South African Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe has called on young people interested in the country’s tourism sector to approach her office for more information and for assistance in establishing their own businesses.Addressing youth on Monday in Mabopane, a local community in the north of Pretoria on the first day of National Imbizo Fortnight of Activism, Thabethe said tourism played a crucial role in job creation.


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November 12, 2018


Middle East’s Greatest EDM Extravaganza Takes Center Stage

The excitement is mounting as Meydan gets ready to host 12 of the world’s Top 100 DJs at BAO Festival on the 29th & 30th of November. Dubai will be witnessing the headliners - MARTIN GARRIX, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, AFROJACK, DON DIABLO, NERVO, R3HAB, ALOK, SALVATORE GANACCI, BROOKS, DANTE KLEIN, MARCUS SANTORO and DJ LICIOUS perform within a span of 48 hours, making it a never seen before spectacle.

BAO will bring in the most spectacular,"...

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November 6, 2018



In collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council, the first edition of World's Ultimate Strongman: Beasts in the Middle East took place on October 26 in the middle of the Dubai desert. Bab Al Shams Arena transformed into a full day entertainment festival ground with 15 different experiences set up to serve over 4,000 visitors, representing over 35 nationalities and flying into Dubai from all over the world, who were catered to by the professional culinary team of award – winning Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.


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November 6, 2018


Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development Announces Program of Inaugural Edition of Al Burda Festival

The UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development today announced the program of the inaugural edition of Al Burda Festival that aims to position the UAE as a global hub for Islamic art and culture and an incubator for creativity.

Set to run on November 14, 2018, at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi, the event will renew the country’s commitment to promoting Islamic art globally while encouraging innovation."...

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November 6, 2018


Cvent Continues Global Expansion with Opening of First Office in Dubai

(AETOS Wire) -- Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events and hospitality technology, today announced the opening of its first office in the Middle East. Located in the heart of Dubai, the new location will serve as a regional hub enabling the company to service current clients more quickly and address the growing demand for its event and hospitality cloud platforms in the Middle East and Africa. With more than 100 customers in the region, Cvent has established a strong client base including top brands and leading luxury hotels such as PwC, Qatar Foundation, Arabian Exhibition Management, Marriott Hotels, Shangri-La Hotel, and Atlantis-The Palm. Opening this office in Dubai showcases the region’s thriving MICE industry and highlights Cvent’s ongoing expansion and growing customer base across the globe. “We signed our first Dubai customer nearly 8 years ago and our decision......

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November 5, 2018


Ethiopia launches visa online and visa-on-arrival service for all African travelers

Ethiopia has launched visa on arrival service for all African travelers as of November 1, 2018. The service was launched at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in the presence of the African Union Commission Chairperson, Ethiopian high government officials, African Ambassadors residing in Addis Ababa, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, invited guests and media.

Addressing the gathering, Ethiopian Group CEO Mr Tewolde"...

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October 31, 2018


Nigeria’s Hospitality Sector will Need Funding to unlock its Full Potential, Industry Experts Say

A growing economy and favourable investment climate has led to a rapid expansion in the number of hotel rooms in Nigeria.

This is according to the host of the West African Property Investment (WAPI) Summit & Expo, Kfir Rusin. With more than 9,603 rooms across 57 hotels planned by the world’s leading hotel brands such as Marriott, Radisson and AccorHotels, the country has many developers, investors and operators queuing up to strike deals"...

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October 31, 2018


Fraser Suites Top Glory, Shanghai Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Shanghai

Fraser Suites Top Glory, Shanghai held a celebrating event in Shanghai for its 10th anniversary on October 28th and extended its gratitude to the guests and staff for their long-lasting support. The glamorous event was attended by 260 guests, staff, and company officials, including Mr. Choe Peng Sum, CEO of Frasers Hospitality and Mr. Huang Guiqin, Deputy Manager of Hotel Management Department, COFCO Land Limited.

Fraser Suites Top Glory, Shanghai"...

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October 25, 2018


Hospitality Giant, Autograph Collection Hotels Branches into Kenya

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of independent hotels, will soon debut the brand in Kenya.

Autograph announced that Sankara Nairobi, a leading hotel brand in the region, is slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.

Owned by Westlands Hotels Limited,"...

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October 24, 2018


Hilton Announces Innovative New Hotel Brand; ‘Motto by Hilton’ Will Deliver Affordable Style in Coveted Urban Destinations

• Hilton Launches its Newest Affordable Urban Lifestyle Brand

• Targets Prime Cities Around the World

• Multi-functional Room Design Allows Unprecedented Flexibility for Solo or Group Travel

• Highly Competitive Rates, Customizable Rooms and Coveted Urban Destinations Create a New Type of Stay for All Guests


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