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Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed AVIAREPS to conduct its sales promotion activities in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

STR’s May 2017 Pipeline Report revealed that 159,711 keys in 581 hotel projects were under contract in the Middle East, a 3.8 percent year-on-year increase in the number of rooms in the construction or planning stages.

Ahead of its 14th consecutive year of attendance at Arabian Travel Market, Sri Lanka Tourism highlighted the importance of the Middle Eastern market, which accounts for around seven to eight percent of all arrivals.

Nirvana Travel & Tourism unveiled plans to collaborate with GI Aviation in order to use the latter company's private aircraft and support services.

Pasquale Baiguera has been named as the new general manager of Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, joining from Mövenpick Hotel Beirut which he led for three years.

Hotels in the Middle East reported declines in a number of measures during the first quarter (Q1) of this year compared to the same period in 2016, including an 8.2 percent drop in RevPAR to USD122.07, as revealed by STR.

STR's April 2017 Pipeline Report revealed that there are some 156,445 keys in 563 hotels under contract in the Middle East, of which, 83,980 rooms across 272 properties are currently in construction.

Princess Cruises and Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) have officially inaugurated Majestic Princess' journey from Rome to China.

Pascal Eggerstedt has been appointed as the new general manager of Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, where he will oversee operations at both properties.

GTA Middle East has signed an exclusive three-month agreement with Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation in a common effort to encourage family and leisure travel from the GCC region to Geneva.