Saturday 20 July 2019

GoAir launches new Mumbai, Delhi flights to Abu Dhabi

Low-cost Indian carrier GoAir has launched daily flights to Abu Dhabi International Airport from New Delhi and Mumbai, further connecting the UAE capital to the two major Indian cities.   Abu Dhabi Airports yesterday (July 19) welcomed the new flights, the first


Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai names new GM

Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Amer Ammar as the opening general manager of Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel. Scheduled to welcome its first guests in November this year, Ammar will oversee the upcoming launch and daily operations of the new 360-key Avani hotel. &nb


Sharjah Summer Festival returns this summer

Following the success of the first Sharjah Summer Festival last year, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced that it is launching a new version of the festival this year, which will take place from July 17 to August 17. The move falls in line


Riyadh hospitality sector continues to grow, says report

Saudi Arabian capital city Riyadh continues to see growth in the hospitality sector, fueled by increasing demand from visitors, according to a new report. According to the new H1 2019 Riyadh Market Snapshot by global real estate consultancy firm CBRE, King Khalid International Airport


Radisson Hotel Group launches new multi-brand platform

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the launch of its new multi-brand and mobile-first global website,, which also serves as the unique platform for Radisson Rewards members. Complementing the revamped site will be the Radisson Hotels App, available by the end o


Revealed: GCC summer travel trends

A survey conducted by leading travel search site and app Skyscanner has revealed top trends for summer travel by GCC residents this year. The survey, which ran for a period of two months on the site’s homepage, questioned over 1,000 respondents on matters including chosen d


Canadian University Dubai 'keen to boost tourism sector skills'

Canadian University Dubai has recently joined forces with two more leading names in the hospitality industry to help boost the skills supply to the UAE tourism sector as Dubai prepares to attract 25 million visitors by 2025. Under the two new agreements, the university will colla


Archirodon wins Red Sea tourism destination work

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious tourism development initiatives, has awarded a contract to Archirodon, a global leader in marine infrastructure projects, to provide enabling marine infrastructure at its ambitious leisure dest


Gulf Hotels Group's Q2 revenues up 10.75pc

Gulf Hotels Group, a leading hospitality chain in Bahrain, has recorded a 10.75 per cent increase in its revenues during the second quarter of 2019, which rose to BD8.737 million ($23 million) from BD7.889 million ($20.7 million) last year. Gross operating profit was BD2.724 mill


Four Seasons unveils 2021 itineraries aboard new private jet

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced four exclusive journeys available for guests jetting off in 2021 on its new custom-built aircraft. Featuring two newly crafted itineraries, the Four Seasons Private Jet will touch down for the first time in Angkor Wat, Mexico City, Ea

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