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    Conrad Hotels & Resorts Unveils Smart Luxury in China’s Fujian Province with Opening of Conrad XiamenAugust 23, 2016

    Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) smart luxury hotel brand, today announced the opening of Conrad Xiamen, on the southwestern coast of Xiamen Island. Owned by Shimao Group"......

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    eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS: GO 2016 Middle East Qualifiers was AnnouncedAugust 22, 2016

    The annual eSports events for CS: GO players of the Asia–Pacific region, eXTREMESLAND is having its Qualifier rounds across the Asia-Pacific region. The Middle East Qualifiers of the eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS: GO 2016 kicked off last weekend, 11th & 12th August 2016 at Que Club in Dubai. 15 teams battled it out through offline competitions, with the Championship belonging to Team Risky.

    The winning team beat Team RVN 2-1, making them the official"...

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    Netflix Expands Hospitality Offering Through Expanded Enseo AgreementAugust 18, 2016

    Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Enseo signed an agreement expanding Enseo’s rights to now distribute the Netflix application on select Enseo devices to any hotel under a specific contract with Enseo in any country where the Netflix service is available.

    "Our partnership with Enseo brings Netflix members a high quality viewing experience on their hotel room TV," said Paul Perryman, Director Business Development at Netflix. "Through our expanded agreement,"...

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    Bank Audi and Verifone Partner to Enable Retailers in Lebanon with Cashless Payment SolutionsAugust 17, 2016

    Lebanon is emerging as one of the Middle East’s leading markets introducing innovative cashless payment solutions. As part of the country’s retail infrastructure upgrade, Verifone (NYSE: PAY), a world leader in payments and commerce solutions and Bank Audi, Lebanon’s largest bank, will provide thousands of merchants with point-of-sale (POS) devices designed to bring new payment and commerce capabilities"......

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    PM gives instructions to promote tourism August 17, 2016

    Amman, Aug. 16 (Petra) -- Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, on Tuesday, stressed the importance of promoting tourism, according to clear and measurable programs, plans and objectives.

    During a visit to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the prime minister urged tourism sector's stakeholders to examine the support granted for the tourism sector and identify forms of spending whether on the service providers or on tourists.


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    Gloria Jean's Coffees Best Baristas Crowned in Dubai - Retail Food GroupAugust 15, 2016

    The most talented baristas from across the Middle East, Europe and Africa met up in Dubai earlier this month for an epic barista showdown to determine who can make the very best espresso as Gloria Jean’s Coffees searches for its best coffee maker.

    The Regional Final was won by Marcelino Lacurum from Kuwait, whose signature beverage, the ‘Cococcino’, impressed the judges with its mix of espresso coffee, coconut milk, young coconut strips and coconut flake garnish.


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    9th Edition of Sharjah Munshid Programme to Tour Seven Arab CountriesAugust 14, 2016

    Sharjah Media Corporation is preparing to launch the ninth edition of its Sharjah Munshid Programme, from 24th August – 7th September, an initiative held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to identify the world’s best Nasheed (Islamic-style) singers.

    The programme’s 2016 tour will take it on a journey through seven Arab countries, including Saudi"...

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    Tourism Ministry focusing on ‘low-capital, high-impact’ projects — minister August 14, 2016

    AMMAN — The Tourism Ministry will implement “low-capital, high-impact interventions” to improve services, especially in tourist sites in the governorates, according to Tourism Minister Lina Annab.

    The measures include renovating motels and public restrooms at archaeological sites, Annab said in a recent meeting with reporters.


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    Hilton Hotels & Resorts Arrives in Heart of Scottish CapitalAugust 12, 2016

    Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the official opening of Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, marking the 16th property in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands in Scotland and the eighth Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country. More than four million tourists visit Edinburgh yearly1 and they can now be welcomed with Hilton’s brand of hospitality in the heart of the city centre. Hilton Edinburgh Carlton showcases the rich history of Edinburgh and is within walking"......

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    Azizi Developments Launches the AED350m “Roy-Mediterranean” Serviced Apartment ProjectAugust 10, 2016

    Azizi Developments, a leading UAE-based real estate developer with an influence in many international markets, has today announced the launch of its 271-unit, “Roy–Mediterranean” services apartment project – a high-end residential offering, with hotel facilities, located in the Al Furjan district of Dubai.


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