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FACEBOOK OPENS FIRST REGIONAL OFFICE IN DUBAI posted on: 1/6/2012 09:31:36
MIDDLE EAST - The first regional Facebook office will be opened at Dubai Internet City, according to an announcement by senior Facebook officials.
"Today is a very exciting day for Facebook. We are delighted to announce the opening of our first office in Dubai," says VP and MD for Facebook in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Joanna Shields.
The new office is aimed at engaging local businesses in making better use of Facebook as a marketing platform and reaching wider audiences, while continuing to improve the user experience.
"The opportunity for businesses and brands to interact and connect with this large online community is great and we are here to help unlock the marketing potential," says Head of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook Middle East and North Africa, Jonathan Labin.
EUROPE - Izmir Convention & Visitors Bureau in Turkey has launched a social media marketing campaign, which it hopes will help attract more international conferences, incentives and events to the city.
EUROPE - With the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles grabbing headlines recently, HVS London says hotel investors are rediscovering the appeal of European golf resorts evidenced by £322m worth of single asset transactions in golf resorts.
AFRICA - Marriott International, Africa's largest hotel company following its acquisition of Protea Hotel Group, has scheduled 30 property openings across the continent by 2020. Nine of these hotels will open by the end of 2015.
WORLD - Specialist global events business ITE Group has announced a pre-close trading update for the year ending 30 September 2014, which hailed 'better than expected trading performance in Q4 and good cost control'.