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Wyndham Hotel Group announced plans for two new properties in Muscat and for two more in the Iraqi city of Najaf; all expected to open in 2018. The three-star Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra and the four-star Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau announced that arrivals from the Middle East to the island surged to 101,066 in 2015, up from less that 89,000 in 2014, as the Asian country recorded the highest number of travellers in its history with 1.8 million visitors.

AHMAD DAGHMASH has taken over as hotel manager at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm, the brand’s second property in Oman.

London’s Heathrow Airport recently welcomed Oman Air’s second daily nonstop service from Muscat. As a flagship route for the carrier, the extra frequency is an indication of the strong demand for connectivity between the two capitals, Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO, Oman Air, commented.

Currently we are focussing more on [...] MICE. “Abu Dhabi is not the only city where the oil price dropping reflected on the hospitality field but [this has also affected] Dubai and other major cities in the GCC,

GEORGES EL KHOURY has joined Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island in Abu Dhabi as director of business development. El Khoury’s 11-year career with prestigious hotels in Lebanon, Kuwait and Oman has provided him with a wealth of knowledge

Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) signed a management agreement with Muzn Oman Commercial to operate Corp Muscat Al Muzn Hotel. The upscale three-star property, with a built-up area of 12,301m2,

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is opening two luxury resorts in Oman in the coming months, marking the company's entry into the Sultanate.

Underscoring the industry’s significance to Oman’s socio-economic growth, the country pledges to invest some USD35 billion in tourism between 2015 – 2040.

Muriya completed the 700-unit first phase of its hotel project in its flagship destination in Salalah, with the opening of the four-star 218-key Fanar Hotel & Residences.