Sleeping with the enemy!

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

March 14, 2019- Rotana to launch a pilot scheme with Airbnb in Dubai

It has been reported today that the hotels' group Rotana is piloting a direct distribution agreement with Airbnb in Dubai - talk about sleeping with the enemy.

While no details have been released with regards to how many properties are involved in the arrangement it has been stated that "This is the first time in the UAE a hotelier has agreed with the online marketplace and hospitality service listings company.

It has been reported that Dubai's Airbnb market is worth over US$101 million where the findings showed that 2018 saw a year-on-year increase of 69% in market revenues with the Airbnb market now generating more than $101 million in the emirate.

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