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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Tourism

The Saudis Are Building Their Own Lavish Private Island Fit For a Prince

Behold, Thuwal Private Retreat: A private, buy-out-only island being developed in Saudi Arabia. While the kingdom's richest have been known to head to Maldives for such pleasures, they will now be available at home.

The Saudis Are Building Their Own Lavish Private Island Fit For a Prince

Hotels

IHG’s China Recovery ‘Isn’t a Hope, It’s a Reality’ Declares CEO

The IHG third quarter results are here. They don't provide much information on financial performance, but they show promising signs of recovery in China.

IHG’s China Recovery ‘Isn’t a Hope, It’s a Reality’ Declares CEO

Tourism

Saudi’s New Giga-Projects, Airports and a $1 Billion Tourism School: Middle East Travel Report

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz creates a new development company to help realize his tourism sector dreams.

Saudi’s New Giga-Projects, Airports and a $1 Billion Tourism School: Middle East Travel Report

Tourism

Russian Tourists Opt to Become Dubai Residents

Dubai's grand plan to convert tourists into residents has worked, at least on the Russians. Russia travel into Dubai is slowing down for the first time in months.

Russian Tourists Opt to Become Dubai Residents

Tourism

Saudi Unveils Leyja: Yet Another Luxury Mountain Destination

Trojena for skiing, Soudah Peaks for luxury housing and now Leyja for space-age hotels, Saudi Arabia continues to develop its mountains for tourism.

Saudi Unveils Leyja: Yet Another Luxury Mountain Destination

Hotels

MGM CEO Expects 4 UAE Casinos Will Be Allowed, Begins Building in Dubai

Bill Hornbuckle predicts up to four UAE casinos will be licensed, he is hoping to be one of the chosen few, as are his rivals over on Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah.

MGM CEO Expects 4 UAE Casinos Will Be Allowed, Begins Building in Dubai

Tourism

UBS Bans Staff Traveling to Middle East Due to Israel-Hamas War: Bloomberg

A major bank slams the brakes on Middle East travel and events. Others could follow.

UBS Bans Staff Traveling to Middle East Due to Israel-Hamas War: Bloomberg

Hotels

Atlantis Resorts To Expand Beyond Dubai, Global President Named

Integrated resort stalwart Timothy Kelly takes on a global role at Dubai's mega-brand Atlantis Resorts, which now wants to expand overseas.

Atlantis Resorts To Expand Beyond Dubai, Global President Named

Tourism

The U.S. Needs Its ‘Czar Of Tourism,’ Says Investor Greg O’Hara – Full Video

U.S. travel and tourism is by no means floudering, but if the country wants even greater international visitor numbers, it needs to follow through with its plan to appoint a dedicated tourism official.

The U.S. Needs Its ‘Czar Of Tourism,’ Says Investor Greg O’Hara – Full Video

Hotels

Saudi Arabia Is Drafting Official ‘7-Star Standards’ For Its New Luxury Island

Saudi Arabia looks like it wants to open the first 7-star hotel, officially. It certainly has the money to do it.

Saudi Arabia Is Drafting Official ‘7-Star Standards’ For Its New Luxury Island