Sunday 23 April 2017

Rotana to open 17 new hotels in ME by 2018-end

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region, is preparing to open 17 new properties in the Middle East before the end of 2018, adding more than 4,500 keys to the company’s existing room count. The upcoming properties will be showcased at the Arabian


SriLankan Airlines to boost Mideast presence

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, will be making fresh forays into the Mideast region through its presence at the Arabian Travel Market opening in Dubai, UAE tomorrow (April 24). The member of the oneworld airline alliance is uniquely positioned to serve as a


Mint Leaf Dubai welcomes new restaurant manager

Mint Leaf of London Dubai has appointed William Fernandes as its new restaurant manager. Having worked in the food and beverage industry in the Middle East since 2004, Fernandes has developed his leadership and team management skills with international brands including Tablez, al


Oman Air receives new 787-9 Dreamliner

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, has boosted its fleet with the recent addition of a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This is in addition to the new 737-800s and 787-9 which were added to the fleet in 2017. Configured with 30 award-winning flat-


'Chinese and Indian travellers continue to rise in the UAE'

The UAE continues to be an increasingly important destination for travellers from both China and India, according to InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies. IHG’s data trends show that, the hotel market in the Emirates c


Arabian Travel Market opens tomorrow

Travel trade professionals from across the world’s hospitality industry will descend upon Dubai tomorrow (April 24) for the opening of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the region’s leading travel industry showcase. Simon Press, senior exhibition director, ATM, said:


Turkish Airlines helps create awarenessa about Down Syndrome

Turkish Airlines collaborated with the Al Amal Institute for Special Needs in Bahrain for the fourth time to commemorate and create awareness about Down syndrome and to communicate facts about the condition. This partnership, which falls under the airline's corporate social r


EDM to unveil virtual reality cabin crew training simulators

EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, is launching its new range of virtual reality (VR) cabin crew training simulators at the World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS) in USA, from May 2-4. EDM has developed its new VR pr


Damac launches premium hotel property in Dubai

Damac Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, said it has launched Golfotel, the only premium five-tower hotel property surrounded by a golf course in Dubai, UAE. An ambitious project for the company, Golfotel will feature over 2,000 well-appointed conte


ME inbound hotel room nights up 112pc

Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, has shared data reporting inbound hotel room nights to the Middle East have increased by 112 per cent year-over-year in 2017.   Equally as encouraging, outbound travel from the market is

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