Nedder (head veterinarian) and veterinary technicians) and the Boston Children’s Hospital perfusion team for their overwhelming support and assistance in this project. This work was also supported by the National Institutes of Health (grant GM086433 to J. K.) and the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education of Korea (2012R1A6A3A03041166) and the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (N0002123) to Y. Present address: School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin Centre for Biomedical Engineering, and University College Dublin Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland E. Philip Shepherd, Pw C Middle East Partner and Hospitality & Leisure Leader and Alison Grinnell, Pw C Middle East Hotels Leader This article first appeared in Hotel News Middle East Magazine in July 2015.Pw C’s second Middle East hotel forecast, Accommodating Growth, reports growth fundamentals for the region’s hotel industry remain strong, with solid performance in terms of ADR (average daily rate) and occupancy levels; however, external factors present new challenges.We believe it may take time for this to reverse, so oversupply could become an issue, especially at the crowded luxury end of the market.
Most of the tourist authorities in the region continue to expect visitor numbers to increase significantly, and most predict these new tourists will come from new markets, such as China, India, and elsewhere in Asia.The cities best placed for growth in 2015 are Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, with forecast Rev PAR growth of 7.3% and 6.7% respectively, and growth also expected in Doha (6.5%).However, Muscat, Dubai and Riyadh are likely to see a decline in Rev PAR. contributed to the experimental design and manuscript preparation and supervised the overall project. have a provisional patent application entitled ‘Autonomously growing implantable device’ (USSN 62/295,768).