The Middle East & Africa Hospitality News

  • Riyadh, the capital of the largest economy in the Middle East, has launched the Riyadh Season, the biggest cultural and entertainment program in Saudi Arabia’s history. The biggest of 11 such events, planned as part of the initiative, is already underway and will run until 15 December 2019. It offers over 100 exciting activities allowing all the opportunity to experience Saudi Arabia in a different light through world-class entertainment and activities divided by 12 themed zones spread around the city.
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the official opening of Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah, the fourth Hyatt-branded select-service property in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its goal is to be able to offer a memorable stay experience to every single traveler, regardless of budget.
  • Ethiopia experienced the ‘highest tourism growth in the world’ with year on year growth of 48.5% for 2018 over 2017, data from the World Travel & Tourism Council revealed. The tourism sector supported 2.2 million jobs and contributed $7.4 billion to Ethiopia’s economy, a $2.2 billion increase over 2017.
  • The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the Top 40 Women in Travel. These outstanding women leaders were selected due to their contributions to the travel industry.