Articles tagged “dubai”

Dubai’s Big Bet on Expo 2020 Meets Political and Economic Headwinds

Dubai’s Big Bet on Expo 2020 Meets Political and Economic Headwinds

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Dubai may have ambitious plans for Expo 2020 to attract 25 million visitors, but regional politics and global economic conditions may stand in its way.

7 hours ago

High-End Hotels Lean Into Role as Curators of Niche Brands

High-End Hotels Lean Into Role as Curators of Niche Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

At Skift New Luxury, we frequently write about cross-branding efforts between high-end brands. Hotels are especially well-positioned to provide a showcase for niche products and deepen the relationship with their guests in the process.

1 month ago

Dubai Puts Freeze on Futuristic Airport Project Until Further Notice

Dubai Puts Freeze on Futuristic Airport Project Until Further Notice

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Looks like Dubai overdid it again. Construction work is on hold at its World Central-Al Maktoum airport due to stagnant tourism and slowing economic growth.

2 months ago

Dubai Tourism Launches Ads as Hotels Show Softness Ahead of Expo 2020

Dubai Tourism Launches Ads as Hotels Show Softness Ahead of Expo 2020

Devina Divecha, Skift

As Dubai deals with the disruptions for planning for Expo 2020, the tourism authority is leaving no stone unturned to market the destination on a global level. But while tourism volumes are increasing steadily, the hospitality sector needs to work toward bumping its rates back up.

2 months ago

Jumeirah Axes 500 Jobs as Tourism Slows Down in Dubai

Jumeirah Axes 500 Jobs as Tourism Slows Down in Dubai

Filipe Pacheco and Nicolas Parasie, Bloomberg

Hard times are in for Dubai's tourism players, with big names such as Jumeirah cutting jobs to survive a downturn. Earlier, as Skift reported, Emaar has ventured to China, seeking growth in a project with the new Beijing international airport.

3 months ago

WeChat Mini Program Launches at World’s Tallest Building in Dubai

WeChat Mini Program Launches at World’s Tallest Building in Dubai

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

As Chinese outbound travel continues to rise, this high-spending segment is increasingly appealing to destinations worldwide. Deploying WeChat, China's No. 1 superapp, may be key for travel brands and destinations looking to unlock this market.

5 months ago

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

The crossroads of the United States, Europe and Asia — namely Dubai — will be a little less crowded while a runway at Dubai International Airport gets revamped. It will be back, but Emirates will have to cope with the lack of runway real estate.

6 months ago

Travel Advisors Serving LGBTQ Travelers Must Know All the Nuances

Travel Advisors Serving LGBTQ Travelers Must Know All the Nuances

Paul Biasco, Skift

Travel advisors serving the LGBTQ community need to be familiar with norms and laws affecting their clients in destinations around the globe. That doesn't mean banning every unfriendly destination, but does require knowing how to deal with them.

7 months ago

Six Flags’ Global Growth Plans Are Running Into Economic Roadblocks

Six Flags’ Global Growth Plans Are Running Into Economic Roadblocks

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Six Flags' big ambitions for international expansion are meeting economic reality. The theme park operator still finds potential in partnerships outside the United States, but expectations have to be adjusted.

8 months ago

Six Flags Dubai Project Halted on Funding Concerns

Six Flags Dubai Project Halted on Funding Concerns

Filipe Pacheco, Bloomberg

The economic slowdown and rise in the number of theme parks in the Gulf are among the factors keeping Six Flags from going full throttle in Dubai.

8 months ago

Dubai Holding to Develop Burj Jumeira to Host Large Scale Events

Dubai Holding to Develop Burj Jumeira to Host Large Scale Events

Archana Narayanan, Bloomberg

Dubai does not lack high towers. Here's another, and one that will provide events planners with more exciting venues. Roll it on.

9 months ago

Etihad Cancels Aircraft Order as Part of Cost Overhaul

Etihad Cancels Aircraft Order as Part of Cost Overhaul

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Cutting costs can only get you so far. Is Etihad really a viable independent business or would it be be better suited partnering with Dubai-based Emirates?

9 months ago