DESPITE THE CHALLENGES FACING QATAR’S TOURISM INDUSTRY ON THE BACK OF RECENT REGIONAL EVENTS, QATAR TOURISM AUTHORITY (QTA) HAVE BEEN HIGHLY ACTIVE IN ATTRACTING NEW SOURCE MARKETS.

HAILED AS ONE OF THE FIRST HOLISTIC WELLNESS RESORTS IN THE REGION, SAMIR ARORA, GENERAL MANAGER, RETREAT PALM DUBAI MGALLERY BY SOFITEL, EXPLAINS WHAT WILL MAKE THE PROPERTY STAND OUT ONCE IT OPENS THIS SUMMER.

IN TERMS OF EQUAL PAY, FEMALE WORKFORCE RATIOS AND WOMEN IN MANAGERIAL ROLES, THERE IS STILL MUCH WORK TO BE DONE ACROSS THE WORLD.

TRAVEL TRADE MENA: How was business in the first quarter (Q1) of the year?

WITH SHOPPING BEING A KEY DRIVER IN ATTRACTING TOURISTS, MOHAMAD AWADALLA, CEO, TIME HOTELS, DESCRIBES WHAT MAKES DUBAI STAND OUT IN THIS REGARD.

IN DECEMBER 2016, THE RITZ-CARLTON BEGAN TO OPERATE IN RAS AL KHAIMAH, AMIT ARORA, GENERAL MANAGER, AL WADI DESERT RESORT RAS AL KHAIMAH, A RITZCARLTON PARTNER HOTEL, DESCRIBES WHAT MAKES THE EMIRATE ONE TO LOOK OUT FOR.