Middle East

At Mideast tourism forum in Dubai, a surprising name: Trump

  • Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, campaigns during a rally on Monday, April 25, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP) WILKES-BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, campaigns during a rally on Monday, April 25, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP) WILKES-BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Arab women walk past the Trump Hotels stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Trump Hotels, the brand bearing the last name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has a stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Arab women walk past the Trump Hotels stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Trump Hotels, the brand bearing the last name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has a stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Emirati man walks past the Trump Hotels stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Trump Hotels, the brand bearing the last name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has a stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    An Emirati man walks past the Trump Hotels stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Trump Hotels, the brand bearing the last name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has a stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

Tucked away behind stands at a Mideast tourism conference is a surprising name: Trump.

Trump Hotels, the brand bearing the last name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has a stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Trump's rhetoric about Islam on the campaign trail — including his call to monitor mosques and his proposal in December to temporarily bar Muslims from traveling to the U.S. — has led to increased wariness in the Arab world.

Marcos Torres, the global sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Trump Hotels, declined to discuss any of the politics surrounding Trump.

However, Torres told The Associated Press on Tuesday that business-to-business relationships between the hotel chain and others at the conference remained strong.