General Travel News

Jumeirah Group Hopeful Of Recovery

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai hotel giant, said it is optimistic about a recovery in its home tourism market by the end of 2009, following a first quarter revenue drop of 20 per cent.   Executive Chairman of the Jumeirah Group, Gerald Lawless, said their profits are down compared to last year and he described the coming months as challenging.   He said their message to visitors is “yes you can now visit us, we have the availability and we are more affordable than we were.” 

Because Dubai receives nearly 20 per cent of its gross domestic product from the tourism sector, they are more affected by the effect of the global economic slowdown.  Consultant STR Global said for Dubai, revenue per available (RevPar) room in March declined by 41% while the number of visitors decreased only 15.6% during the period, suggesting hotels have cut prices.

More General Travel News
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 27 April 2019
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed on 47th National Day
Latest Travel News
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of ...
Featured Sights To See
Goethe Museum

Goethe Museum

Frankfurt, Germany

This museum is an extensive display of the Goethe Age and is in commemoration of the greatest German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It shows pictures and paintings from German artists belonging to various time periods, which depict changing traditions and cultures. It also has an extensive library of literature and historical texts. Adjacent to the museum is the Goethehaus, which was the home ...

Gesuati

Gesuati

Venice, Italy

Giorgio Massari was commissioned to build this monument, in remembrance of the day when the Dominicans took hold of the church of Santa Maria della Visitazione from the suppressed order of Gesuati laymen in 1668. The building houses several works by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770), Giambattista Piazzetta (1683-1754), and Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734). Address: Zattere, Dorsoduro, Venice Pho...

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Winter is the last thing that comes to mind on a sweltering 45 degree afternoon in Dubai.  Unless of course you happen to be at Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates, the first and largest indoor snow park in the world.  This is another of Dubai's zany wonders.  Enjoy five runs of varying difficulty, height, and gradient.  The longest is over 400m with a 60m drop, and skis and ...

Sidi Youssef Mosque

Sidi Youssef Mosque

Tunis, Tunisia

Built by the Ottoman leader Youssef Dey, the Sidi Youssef mosque holds great importance for the Muslim sect known as ‘Hanefite’. This mosque was the first to represent this school of thought of Islamic practice in Tunis in 1616. With its construction new architectural doors also opened to the Tunisian Arabs since the mosque was the first to adopt an octagonal shape for its huge minarets. It is tod...