General Travel News

Dubai Hoteliers Must Get Realistic On Room Rates

Senior Vice President of Arabian Adventures and Congress Solutions International, Fred Bardin, said Dubai hoteliers must start being realistic about hotel room rates.  Mr. Barnes said that although RevPar and occupancy rates have dropped this year in Dubai, “we still have some of the highest rates in the world – these hotels are still living in Utopia.”   

Mr. Barnes said the strategy of cutting rates at the last minute to fill rooms during slow periods is not a solution, and counter productive.  Tour operators don’t have time to reprice last minute deals, and they are turning their back on the Dubai market.   He also criticized hotels for overcharging on F&B, which makes Dubai uncompetitive.  He conceded that because of more availability in the market, terms and conditions for group bookings have improved, and the Dubai market has made some progress with room rates during the recession.
 

More General Travel News
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - falconry
Summer in Turkey
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
Binh Thay Market

Binh Thay Market

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This market is bustling with people from morning to night. It is always crammed with people and is one of the best places to see the locals in their daily routines. Consumer items are plentiful, along with medicines, spices, produce and poultry, and the sound of bargaining in Chinese fills the air. Location: Binh Thay Market              Phan Van Khoe St...

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

London, United Kingdom

The Victoria and Albert Museum first opened in 1852 and moved to its current location in 1857.  Queen Victoria herself officially opened the museum on June 22nd.  From the beginning, the museum focused on more practical decorative items – metalwork, furniture, textiles, etc.  It catered to ordinary working class citizens, reflected in its evening and nighttime opening hours (enabled by gas lightin...

South Kensington Museums

South Kensington Museums

London, United Kingdom

The Science Museum was founded along with the Victoria and Albert Museum in the wake of the Great Exhibition and is part of Great Britain’s National Museum of Science and Insustry.  It did not become an independent entity until 1909.  The current building, known as the East Block was constructed between 1913 and 1928. The museum has a collection of more than 300,000 objects, which depict the...

Boating at Herastrau Park

Boating at Herastrau Park

Bucharest, Romania

One of the largest parks in Bucharest, Herastrau is a good place to take your kids to have a fun filled afternoon. The park also has boat riding facility and has acres of open space for picnics, running around and having fun with your children.                     ...