Friday 18 April 2014

Sanad Travel named Pegasus agent in Bahrain

Sanad Travel and Tourism, a leading travel agent in Bahrain, has signed a General Sales Agent (GSA) agreement with Turkey-based LCC Pegasus Airlines appointing it as the representative of the airline. Under this agreement, Sanad Travel will provide Pegasus Airlines with full sale


Africa-ME route tops in premium travel growth

The premium air traffic on the Africa-Middle East route grew 12.6 per cent in February as compared to the same month of 2013 -- stronger than any other in the world, said a new report released by the International Air Transport Association (Iata). Economy traffic growth on the Af


Oman tourism targets Saudi market

Oman Ministry of Tourism is highlighting the Sultanate’s status as the one of the top destinations of choice for Saudi tourists at the Riyadh Travel Fair 2014. Oman continues to attract a significant number of visitors from Saudi Arabia for its various tourism offerings and


Etihad toughens stance on Alitalia deal

Etihad Airways has toughened its stance on conditions for investing in Italy's struggling Alitalia airline but talks are continuing, sources said on Thursday. "The position of the Arab group has hardened, some problems have been more markedly underlined than before,"


Emirates cuts flights to 41 destinations

Dubai-based Emirates airline is set to reduce its flights to more than 40 destinations and change timings on some of its flights.   The flight operations have been adjusted to acoommodate necessary traffic reduction as part of an 80-day runway upgrade work at Du


MGM Resorts, Hakkasan form JV

MGM Resorts International,  a leading global hospitality company, and London-based Hakkasan Group have formed a joint venture hotel management company. MGM Hakkasan Hospitality will focus on the design, development and management of luxury non-gaming hotels, resorts and resi


Qatar Airways, Cathay enter codeshare deal

Cathay Pacific Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the launch of a new code-share agreement between the two oneworld alliance airlines. Cathay Pacific on Tuesday night formally celebrated its new service between Hong Kong and Doha at a gala event held in Doha.  Under a


573 hotels in pipeline in Mideast-Africa

There are 573 hotels in the development pipeline in the Middle East/Africa region, according  to a STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. The new hotels will provide a total of 137,193 rooms, it said. The data includes projects in the in construction, final


Crystal Lagoons unveils 8 new ME projects

Crystal Lagoons, the patented technology developer of giant crystalline lagoons, is launching eight new developments in the Middle East as well as the operational launch of an initial phase at its Meydan mega lagoons project. The company’s global portfolio of 300 projects l


HK-based Langham to manage Dubai resort

The Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has announced an agreement with DAS Real Estate to manage a 323-room resort located on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The Langham resort is scheduled to open in 2015 and this marks double "firsts" for the hotel compan

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