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An historic 122-room boutique hotel on the south bank of the fabled Perfume River in the one-time imperial capital of Vietnam officially observed its emergence as Azerai La Residence, Hue, the second hotel in a new group formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha.

Thomas Grundner talks to Travel Trade MENA about hotel upgrades, hotel openings and environmental initiatives.

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will be entering the luxury hospitality sector on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius with the launch of Anantara Mauritius Resort – a new property which is scheduled to open in the last quarter of this year.

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of five percent between 2018 and 2023 to 3,5 million, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 –May 01.

Vietnam Airlines and Sabre Corporation , one of the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, were joined by Donald Trump, president, US, and Nguyen Phu Trong, president, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Sabre and Vietnam Airlines and its subsidiary.

Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound arrivals to the UAE from the country’s top five source markets between 2018 and 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.

The global travel and tourism sector grew at 3,9 percent to contribute a record USD8,8 trillion and 319 million jobs to the world economy in 2018. For the eighth consecutive year, this was above the growth rate of world GDP.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a hotel powerhouse with a global presence of approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries, has continued to further expand its hotel portfolio across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), with important new openings, and a series of important brand launches and new market entries over the past year.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and BTG Hotels announced affiliates of Hyatt and Homeinns Hotel Group, have entered a strategic joint venture to create a new hospitality brand.

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas launches Beyond Horizons - a series of mini video documentaries showcasing the breadth and variety of charitable and sustainability work supported by Anantara properties worldwide.