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Dubai’s Hospitality Welcomes The Far East

Dubai’s hospitality may grow strongly in the 2010s after a year and half of the recession, and a key part of this boost should come from The Far East – India and China – industry watchers suggest. A turnaround of the region’s hospitality has been on the cards for sometime, with Dubai hotels recording a six percent increase of tourist inflow during the first nine months of 2010. The number of hotel guests reached nearly six million from five and a half in the same period in 2009. The number of hotels and serviced apartments went up from 533 in 2009 to 565 in 2010 and the revenue generated rose by a margin of six percent in the same period.

The occupancy figures of Dubai hotels had no major shift. Most of the increase in hotel guests and revenue came from the additional hotel inventory that was added during the first nine months of 2010. Number of hotel rooms and serviced apartments went up from 59,372 rooms in the first three quarters of 2009 to 68,654 in 2010, which is a 16 percent growth. Most of this indicates a turnaround of Dubai’s tourism by the year-end 2010. A lot of extensive marketing and promotional programs by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) brought out this fabulous recovery.

With the Indian and Chinese economies growing at a very fast pace, there is bound to be an outflow of tourists from these two nations. A key part of this tourism might go Dubai’s way, which has all the ingredients – from the world-class Dubai hotels to the awe-inspiring landmarks – to attract the visitors. An estimated 150 million tourists – who will have fanciful ideas about their holiday-making and the much needed money as well – will choose to be annually outbound from India and China in the near future.

This should help grow the region’s economy and Dubai’s hospitality, both further.

The terms of lease might get friendlier for Dubai’s office space in the near future, thus encouraging more Indian and Chinese companies to start functioning from within its jurisdiction. This should encourage more travelers to start visiting Dubai, and therefore help further grow a fun and leisure seeking middle-class. Dubai hotels should chalk out marketing plans to take advantage of these developments. It may still take some years before the Indians and Chinese started frequenting Dubai in a significant manner, since their economies have yet not been through that advancement, meaning the hospitality operators in Dubai could plan out strategies at their own discretion, before the business actually started flowing in.

India and China have been witnessing a sustained growth of inbound tourism in the past few years, which should peak and pave the way for a significant amount of outbound tourism in a few years from now. While the Chinese have already started probing the region’s trade and tourism potential, the Indians – who already have a fair degree of presence in the Middle east – won’t be left too far behind in the race either. Dubai has the right infrastructure to host this tourist inflow and energize the whole region’s economy. Dubai hotels and the reality, in general, could play a major role in ensuring this happens.


Pankaj Mohan is an Ahmedabad, India based freelance author, who writes on Dubai extensively. Take a tour of to get information about Dubai hotels.

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Wanderlust Hotel

A few nice Wanderlust Hotel images I found:

Wanderlust Hotel
Wanderlust Hotel
Image by Xin Li 88

No. 2 Dickson Road
Singapore 209494

Opening Hours:
1200hrs – 1430hrs
(Last order 1400hrs)

Mondays to Thursdays
1830hrs – 2230hrs
(Last order 2200hrs)
Fridays to Saturdays
1830hrs – 2300hrs
(Last order 2230hrs)

Bar Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays
1200hrs – 2300hrs
Fridays to Saturdays
1200hrs – 0000hrs

Restaurant & Bar close
on Sundays

Wanderlust Hotel
Image by txmx 2
Scans from tiny Pictures in old Hotel Brochures.

Wanderlust Hotel
Image by txmx 2
Scans from tiny Pictures in old Hotel Brochures.


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Fragrance Hotel - Sunflower
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We’re driving from East Coast to West Coast next week. Can you name some sites that we must see in the US?

Question by Octal040: We’re driving from East Coast to West Coast next week. Can you name some sites that we must see in the US?
Already planning to see the Grand Canyon again… What else is there? It doesn’t matter how far north or south.
I picked James R ’cause he put in the most effort. And because he’s knows how awesome the PCH is. It just a road but it’s probably the best road in the country next to Route 66. The apartment we’re moving to is on PCH in Laguna Beach. 🙂

I’ll also give props to “ice” ’cause I always have respect for truckers. I wish I could travel and get paid for it. Guess if I learned to slow drive slwer than 90mph everywhere I go I’d have a better driving record, lol.

Best answer:

Answer by s0ng
ahhh jeah! sounds like some fun .. my hubby and i are planning one soon too [east to west]. ill have to bookmark this question .. have fun!

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Cool Grand Park City Hall Hotel images

Check out these Grand Park City Hall Hotel images:

Grand Park City Hall Hotel
Image by Omar Omar
Los Angeles, California

Lizbeth took this photo

Cities: Baltimore
Grand Park City Hall Hotel
Image by Digital Collections at the University of Maryland
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Postcards featuring urban destinations surged in abundance at the turn of the twentieth century. Travel to and within cities became easier during this period as railroad and trolley services expanded, and as railway cars and hotels offered more refined facilities. Cities appealed to tourists for the same reasons they do today: grand parks, colossal buildings, historic sites, museums, shopping, and theatrical, musical and sports performances. More so than other vacation sites, cities offered a wide variety of attractions all in one place. A postcard describing a city tour reveals a whirlwind of activities. The thousands of surviving cards with urban scenes demonstrate the growing popularity of American cities as vacation destinations.


Nice Grand U Hotel photos

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Taipei – Grand Hotel
Grand U Hotel
Image by roger4336
The Grand Hotel is the premier hotel in Taipei. It was begun in 1952. The first part was completed in 1956. This photo shows the Chi-Lin Pavilion, opened in 1963, the newest part of the hotel when I was there in 1967. I stayed there with my brother David, who lwas stationed in a U.S. Air Force base near Taipei. Our room was on the ground floor, just beyond the awning.

The Grand Hotel was established at the initiative of Chiang Kai-shek, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) after the Nationalists were forced out of mainland China. One reason was to have a hotel suitable for receiving foreign dignitaries. A large tower was opened in 1973. It is at ieast 10 stories high.

The Grand Hotel on Minnesota Street in New Ulm, Minnesota in the Past Five Years Local Merchants on the Main Street Have Restored the Fronts of Many of the Old Buildings…
Grand U Hotel
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: The Grand Hotel on Minnesota Street in New Ulm, Minnesota in the Past Five Years Local Merchants on the Main Street Have Restored the Fronts of Many of the Old Buildings and Painted the Brickwork as It Had Been in the Past. The Town Was Founded in 1854 by a Company of German Immigrants. It Is a Farming Area That Has Changed From Quite Small Family Farms to Larger Units. They Are Still Operated by Families, But Two Or Three Generations at Once.

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-15670

Photographer: Schulke, Flip, 1930-2008

New Ulm (Brown county, Minnesota, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency

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Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Grand U Hotel
Image by mod as hell
This was mentioned in an excellent book I’ve been reading this week, The Third Coast, by Ted McClelland, about his drive all the way around the Great Lakes. So this place is still around…
Back: "G. H. Wickman, Mackinac Island, Mich, Made in U.S.A." Curteich card.