According to the Russian Ministry of Culture, on the cessation of hostilities in Syria, it will be imperative to launch restoration of the ruined Palmyra site damaged by ISIL. Russian archeologists have now gathered data for creating a unique 3D map of the antique city that will help with the restoration of ancient monuments in the ancient Syrian city.
Starwood Hotels brand Le Méridien has announced plans for investing some $200 million in 13 hotels across the MEA over the next three years. The French brand has served the Middle East and Africa region for over three decades, and this announcements ensures the firming up of the hoteliers’ international footprint.
Etihad Airways’ non-stop services to Moscow were the topic of a press release by the UAE flag carrier last Monday.
Cyprus is stepping up its efforts to attract more Middle Eastern tourists to enjoy the Mediterranean island’s undisputed charms, sending a delegation of leading travel industry chiefs to this month’s Arabian Travel Market, which will be held in Dubai.
Our guest author, Chris, takes a look at three of the Arabian Peninsula’s most fabulous locations.
The stage is set for next month’s Middle East Gala Ceremony, the first stage of the World Travel Awards 2011 Grand Tour, which will be hosted by Dubai’s Armani Hotel on May 2nd.