Sunday 20 January 2019

Zain Bahrain expands partnership with Gulf Hotels Group

Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in the kingdom, has announced the expansion of its long-term partnership agreement with the Gulf Hotels Group (GHG) to provide its newest property, the Gulf Executive Residence-Juffair, with high-speed internet access and state-of-the-art te


New GM for Hyatt Regency Dubai & Galleria

Hyatt Regency Dubai & Galleria, an iconic five-star hotel situated in the heritage heart of the city, has welcomed David Harb as the new general manager of the hotel. Harb joins Hyatt Regency Dubai & Galleria from Grand Hyatt Dubai, where he recently held the position of


Saudi Arabia, India discuss aviation challenges, opportunities

A delegation from the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) recently met with aviation officials in India to discuss ways to improve support for airliners in both countries. The delegation, headed by Abdulhakim Al Tamimi, president of Gaca, met with civil aviation and


TUI to launch first carbon-neutral destinations in 2020

TUI Group, the world's largest leisure tourism company, will start offering carbon-neutral destinations to Nordic holidaymakers next year - with a long-term goal of turning all its destinations carbon neutral for Nordic travellers. To support its overall sustainability strate


IHG's voco brand to debut in Egypt

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Arab International Tourism Investment Company to debut the voco brand in Egypt. Part of a mixed-use development, which will include a high-end mall, the 17,000-sq-m voco Giza Pyramids is scheduled to open in 202


Millennium Resort Mussanah scoops four awards in 2018

Millennium Resort Mussanah in Oman marked 2018 as the year of winning awards and accolades from the industry’s top global tourism and global traveller awards organisation. The property has been recognised as the Best Seaside Resort in Oman by the Haute Grandeur Global Award


Dubai setting the stage for Mice events in the Middle East

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, secured a total of 261 successful bids for meetings, conferences and incentives in 2018, which are set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to Dubai over the coming years. The number of event bids won


Air Arabia Egypt flies direct between Sohag and Riyadh

Air Arabia Egypt has launched a direct flight from Sohag to Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. Roundtrip flights will operate twice a week between Sohag International Airport and King Khalid International Airport. Flights depart Sohag on Fridays at 02:15 hours and on Sund


Etihad flies world's first flight using UAE-made 'green fuel'

Etihad Airways has become the world's first airline to fly a commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel derived from plants grown in saltwater. The landmark flight, operated by a Boeing 787 and powered by GE’s GEnx-1B engines, flew from Abu Dhabi to Amste


Marriott merges loyalty programmes under one brand

Marriott International has announced the integration of its three loyalty programmes - Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) - under one brand name. The new "single loyalty" brand, Marriot Bonvoy, will be launched on February 13 w

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