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Security blanket—’safety’ boosts Abu Dhabi hotel stays

Security blanket—’safety’ boosts Abu Dhabi hotel stays

Safety becomes main feature for travellers opting for Abu Dhabi for vacation, resulting in hotel revenues reaching AED2.53 billion so far in 2011 and as occupancy levels rising to 65 percent in July.

September 6, 2011 2:00
 
Living la vida Local—Domestic tourism is here to stay

Living la vida Local—Domestic tourism is here to stay

Saudi Arabia is toying with the idea of local tourism. Precious de Leon wonders if a strong committed shift towards interregional can work on the UAE’s lukewarm tourism sector.

August 14, 2011 12:49
 
Tourism is rocking, says everybody

Tourism is rocking, says everybody

The UAE’s tourist industry is flying, according to those in the know. Kipp wishes it had opened a fancy hotel; one a bit like the Saray, in fact.

December 28, 2010 3:57
 
Tourist numbers up, spend up… profits down

Tourist numbers up, spend up… profits down

Good and bad news for the UAE’s hotels, as more tourists are here and tourism income is up. So why are they making less cash?

September 15, 2010 3:25