Josh Corder

Skift's Middle East Reporter: Josh Corder is the company's reporter out of Dubai, covering on the region's hospitality, travel and tourism sectors. He has been in the region for close to five years, previously running Hotelier Middle East's website and magazine. He is known for his investigative approach in covering the region.

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Hotels

IHG Takes on Second Hotel at Dubai’s ‘Challenging’ Heart of Europe Site

Voco Monaco Dubai will open in the next few months, putting IHG in charge of a hotel its owners state has previously been challenging to run.

IHG Takes on Second Hotel at Dubai’s ‘Challenging’ Heart of Europe Site

Tourism

Saudi Arabia May Open Alcohol Store for Non-Muslim Diplomats: Reuters

Even one drop of legal alcohol in Saudi would be a huge change, and likely one all luxury hotels would want to be part of.

Saudi Arabia May Open Alcohol Store for Non-Muslim Diplomats: Reuters

Hotels

Dubai Government Names Its Most Eco-Friendly Hotels, 70 in Total

Dubai Tourism has given 70 hotels the literal stamp of approval for sustainability, around 10% of the city's total supply.

Dubai Government Names Its Most Eco-Friendly Hotels, 70 in Total

Hotels

5 Emaar Hotels Carved Up Between Marriott and Kempinski

Local development giant Emaar loses five hotels. Marriott gets three as it continues to swell its portfolio and Kempinski gets two, doubling its footprint in the city.

5 Emaar Hotels Carved Up Between Marriott and Kempinski

Hotels

Kerzner CEO on Loyalty Programs: ‘Luxury Can Not Be Traded For Points’

Kerzner is expanding, but refuses to lose sight of its relentless pursuit of ultra-luxury standards.

Kerzner CEO on Loyalty Programs: ‘Luxury Can Not Be Traded For Points’

Tourism

Turning Dubai From a ‘Dot in the Desert’ to a Global Hub

Issam Kazim reflects on Dubai's transformation into a truly global city.

Turning Dubai From a ‘Dot in the Desert’ to a Global Hub

Tourism

Unified Visas for Gulf Cooperation Council Would Supercharge Regional Tourism

Collaboration is the approach of Ras Al Khaimah's tourism chief, who is now focusing on boosting travel in the entire Gulf.

Unified Visas for Gulf Cooperation Council Would Supercharge Regional Tourism

News Blog

Saudi Arabia Government Launches a “Farming Tourism” Business

Saudi Arabia is truly leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit to become a tourism superpower. The kingdom's latest move is to create the "Dan Company", an organization under the sovereign wealth fund designed to promote and develop agritourism and eco-tourism. Dan’s first project will be located in the Al Ahsa region and will cover…

News Blog

Neom’s Giga-project Gulf of Aqaba: A Collection of Space-age Destinations

Saudi Arabia's Belgium-sized city of Neom has unveiled another giga-project. It's called the Gulf of Aqaba and will contain many of the futuristic hotels the $500 billion project has announced in recent months. The Gulf of Aqaba project will be along the coast with the same name, at the northern tip of the Red Sea.…

Hotels

Dubai: The Next Global Luxury Brand

Atlantis is talking to global governments about adding a mega-resort to their country, while Emaar is focusing on feeder markets to supercharge Dubai tourism.

Dubai: The Next Global Luxury Brand