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A total 215 deals were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region during the week ended March, 29, which is a decrease of 18,6 percent over 264 deals announced during the previous week, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and All Food Company, a Bahraini food supplier, imported approximately 4,000 kg worth of fresh produce from Europe using Gulf Air’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global travel and tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Dear Travel and Tourism Friends

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These times are hard for all, as tourism enterprises / organisations hardly operate or have ceased to operate during this pandemic. Not to mention the immense impact this is having on industry professionals and employees.

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Mondrian Doha, managed by a leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, announced the launch of ‘Taste To Go’, an initiative that allows the people of Qatar to continue enjoying Mondrian’s incredible culinary experience from the comfort of their homes.

In recent months Two Seasons Hotel participated in the can collection day organized by EEG. An amount of 35 kg of cans were requested for depositing, but Two Seasons Hotel delivered 117 kg.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Umm Alqura for development and construction of a Grand Hyatt branded hotel in the Holy City of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the 2019 year-end report that the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East stands at 618 projects/178,384 rooms, compared to 622 projects/181,813 rooms at the end of 2018.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has appointed accomplished hotelier Hamid Sidine as its managing director for Saudi Arabia as the hospitality firm forges ahead with its ambitious development strategy for the Kingdom.

Millennium Central Kuwait Downtown, situated at the heart of Kuwait City in a walking distance from the financial and business district, partnered with Rotana for the fourth consecutive years to host their musicians and production teams participating in Hala February concerts.