Thursday 19 January 2017

New GM for North Island

North Island, Africa’s most exclusive private islands, has appointed Jonathan Lithgow as its new general manager. After almost 10 years, Lithgow returns to North Island, bringing with him a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm. Lithgow first set eyes o


Italy hotel hit by avalance, guests trapped

A hotel in Italy was hit by an avalanche early Thursday morning, trapping at least 30 people including children, said a report. Italian rescuers dug frantically through the wall of snow, which was triggered by a string of earthquakes, in search of survivers at Hotel Rigopiano. Of


Global aviation profit levels to drop 17pc in 2017 - report

The outlook for the global aviation industry looks gloomy as a sustained stronger US dollar and low oil prices make travel for overseas customers more expensive, tightening market conditions. According to a recent report released by rating agency Moody’s, rated airlines wil


Etihad to fly double daily to Düsseldorf

Etihad Airways today announced that its Abu Dhabi–Düsseldorf route will be operated 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective March 26, 2017. The double daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhab


Saudia to receive 30 new aircraft

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will see the addition of 30 new planes to its fleet this year, said a report. The delivery of new planes is part of Saudia's ongoing program to modernise and develop its fleet. By 2020, the carrier's fleet is expected to double to 200 aircr


Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach marks 2016 end with two awards

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in Dubai scooped two industry awards to mark the end of a fruitful year. The property secured the Silver Award for ‘Restaurant of the Year – American Category’ for Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant during the Middle East Hospitality Exce


'UDrive for free’ launches in Dubai

UDrive, a Dubai-based pay-as-you-go rental service, has launched the ‘UDrive for free’ campaign, offering residents and visitors to Dubai free membership for one month as well as a complimentary one hour free drive, inclusive of parking and fuel costs.   The campa


Partnership strategy key to Etihad growth: CEO

Etihad Aviation Group’s partnership strategy has been a core element of the growth of the business, said president and chief executive officer James Hogan. Delivering a keynote at the 19th Annual Global Airfinance Conference in Dublin, Hogan said the strategy, which resulte


Air France,KLM offer GCC residents special fares to Europe, US

Air France and KLM have launched a new regional campaign for services from the Arabian Gulf, with promotional fares for most classes of travel including Business and Economy seats on routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe and North America.   The special fa


Global hotel bookings up 28.7pc in 2017

Nearly all of the world’s major travel regions are currently outpacing their prior year hotel bookings, with the total number of hotel room nights booked jumping 28.7 per cent around the globe, a new report has revealed. The 2017 Global Hotel Trends Report released by Touri

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