News in brief: Al Habtoor, Hainan, PATA

Al Habtoor eyes London, Paris:  Khalaf Al Habtoor said Al Habtoor Group is eyeing hotel acquisitions in London and Paris, but not the Middle East outside the Gulf region.

Read more at Reuters


Hainan breaks ground on Brussels hotel:  Hainan Airlines broke ground on a €50 million (US$65 million) hotel in Brussels.

Read more at China Daily


Asia Pac arrivals up 6%:  New figures from the Pacific Asia Travel Association show a collective increase of 6% year-on-year for international arrivals into the Asia Pacific region in October and November 2011.