Monday 27 April 2015

MoTA deploys Tawasol feedback system

The Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA) has adopted the ‘Tawasol Feedback System on Business Inspection Performance’, in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supplies (MoITS) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This step


Qatari group takes major stake in three London hotels

Qatar-based Constellation Hotels has bought a majority stake in three of London’s most prestigious hotels following a ground-breaking deal. Owned by Qatar Holding - the region’s sovereign wealth fund - the hospitality group bought a 64 per cent stake in Coroin, the holding


Oman Air’s IT Disaster Recovery unit to relocate

Oman Air’s IT Disaster Recovery infrastructure will move from its current location to a state-of-the-art data park in Muscat.      The move will follow the signing of an agreement between Oman Air and Oman Data Park (ODP), which has been awarded the contract f


HolidayMe introduces flight search option

HolidayMe, a Dubai-based online travel booking website, has introduced flight search services, adding to its growing repertoire of product portfolio. Within a few months of its launch in November, 2014, in the region, the company is already among the leading online travel aggregators i


Saudi Arabia's hotel market booming

Saudi Arabia’s hospitality market can expect to witness high levels of new supply over the next three years as many of the previously delayed projects come to fruition, said a report. This increase in supply is likely to increase vacancies and reduce revenue per available room (R


The Ritz-Carlton debuts in Jeddah

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, a leading hospitality brand, will open its second hotel in Saudi Arabia in the late summer this year. The latest addition to the portfolio will serve as the perfect showcase of the great traditions of Saudi hospitality; an eye-catching landmark situated over eig


Top award for Abu Dhabi Airports' aviation studies centre

The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), the training arm of Abu Dhabi Airports, has been recognised for delivering the most shared and validated Trainair Plus Standardised Training Packages (STPs) than any other ICAO Trainair Plus centre worldwide. Awarded by the Internation


CKE Restaurants opens 300th outlet in the Mideast

CKE Restaurants Holdings, parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr restaurant chains, has reached a significant milestone with the opening of its 300th restaurant in the Middle East. The new Hardee’s location opened April 21, in Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, King Fahd Street in


ME airlines 'taking Brazil to greater heights'

Middle East airlines are playing a major role in providing connectivity to non-traditional destinations from Brazil as an increasing number of Brazilians now seek newer travel options, a top global UN tourism official said. Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways


WTM Latin America draws record visitors, exhibitors

World Travel Market Latin America 2015 ended on an incredible high attracting a record number of visitors to the three-day event besides exhibitors and top buyers from around the world. Over the three days the exhibition - which was held at the larger and more central Expo Centre

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