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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Omani tourism has been one of the quiet success stories of the Middle East in recent years. Eschewing the glitz of the United Arab Emirates, and without the religious fervour of Saudi Arabia, the country has carved a niche for itself as a natural playground. With rugged mountains to the north, the landscape descends slowly onto the Indian Ocean in the south, giving the destination a diverse range of environments to exploit. In early 2016, a new National Tourism Strategy was unveiled, formalising the aim to double the number of…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman

“It is the best beach in Salalah,” explains Rhoda Nuhu from the team at Salalah Rotana Resort, “I know, because I have seen them all.” For once this is no marketing hyperbole, it really is – hundreds of metres of crisp white sand stretching into the distance with rolling waves crashing rhythmically down. Rotana prides itself on identifying desirable travel destinations and the Abu Dhabi-based company has excelled itself here in Oman. While still relatively unknown to British travellers, Salalah has been on the radar of several key eastern European…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort  

Long before there was anything here local Omanis would come to the peak of Al Jabal Al Akhdar – Arabic for the Green Mountain – to picnic, relax, and take in the views over the sprawling Saiq Plateau. Legend has it sultan Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said himself visited the site and decided to build a hotel, joking that if people were so taken with the location the government should start charging. In November 1986 Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, honoured the spot with a…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Live Aqua Beach Resort, Cancún

I have stayed in many hotels around the world, but I have never been anywhere you receive a hand massage as you check-in, a luxury given to every guest at Live Aqua Resort in Cancún. This warm welcome immediately puts you in a relaxing mood and, due to the excellent service from the guest management team, I was able to stay relaxed for my whole two day stay. Your senses are heightened by the various diffusing essential oils as you move around the resort, part of Live Aqua’s exquisite charm….

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News: Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali opens to guests in Indonesia

A second Wyndham Hotels & Resorts flag has risen in Bali with the opening of Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali. The upscale 177-room resort is located near Dreamland Beach, one of Bali’s most idyllic hidden coves. Living up to its name, Dreamland Beach is framed by dramatic limestone cliffs that hug the rugged coastline of the southern Bukit Peninsula. Characterised by glorious stretches of white sand, breath-taking sunsets and some of Bali’s most iconic surf breaks, it is little wonder that this slice of heaven is now home to Wyndham Hotel…

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News: Prime minister Correia attending opening of Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

Hilton has marked the official opening of its new resort on the island of Sal in Cabo Verde, announcing the company’s debut in the country and further growing the brand’s portfolio of resorts. Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton president for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, and the company’s area vice president of operations for Africa and Indian Ocean, Jan van der Putten, were joined at the hotel’s opening ceremony by the country’s prime minister, Ulisses Correia, justice minister Janine Lelis, the hotel’s owners, and a host of dignitaries, ambassadors and guests. Speaking…

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News: InterContinental Fujairah Resort opens in United Arab Emirates

InterContinental Fujairah Resort has opened in the beguiling Dibba, United Arab Emirates. The opening comes as Fujairah becomes increasingly popular with tourists, while the hotel opening demonstrates IHG’s commitment to expand its luxury portfolio across the region. InterContinental Fujairah Resort is a beachfront property situated on the shoreline of the exquisite Al Aqah Beach, beneath the spectacular backdrop of the Hajar Mountains. The luxury resort consists of a series of low-rise Arabesque village-style buildings and combines contemporary design elements with strong Arab influences that reflect the local heritage and culture….

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