Friday 24 May 2019

Dubai showcases Mice offerings at Imex Frankfurt

Following a strong start to 2019, Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, is showcasing Dubai’s dynamic business events offerings yet again at Imex Frankfurt, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. The aim of DB


Gulf Air to deploy Dreamliner to Baku for UEFA final

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air will be upgrading its aircraft scheduled to operate to Baku on May 29 in a move to facilitate and ease the travel of football fans flying out to Azerbaijan to watch the UEFA Europa League Cup Final. The airline will operate its flagship Boeing 78


BHMA looks to the ME tourist market

Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia (BHMA), a regional Asian Pacific hotel management company owned by Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), is looking to expand its reach and draw more visitors to its unique hotels, with a special focus on the Middle East. Speaking to Paul Wilson,


Saudi's Neom airport gets commercial classification from Iata

Saudi Arabia's Neom airport, part of the $500-billion futuristic city Neom, has been awarded the 'commercial facility' classification by aviation industry body International Air Transport Association (Iata), a report said. Neom Bay Airport is the latest addition to th


ME hotels see mixed performance in April; Africa results positive

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed performance results in April, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR - a leading market research firm. Occupancy levels in the Middle East moved up 4.1 per cent to 74.6 per


Al Madina to start work on $1bn Oman tourism project

Al Madina Real Estate Company, one of the largest property developers in Oman, is planning to start construction work on the first phase of its proposed $1-billion integrated tourism complex (ITC) project in Quriyat within the next two months, said a report. Spread over a sprawli


Jordan's Airport International Group to host key aviation summit

Airport International Group, the Jordanian company responsible for the operation of Queen Alia International Airport, has announced that it will be hosting the CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit in 2020 for the first time in Jordan. The summit is one of several events


Four Seasons Hotel Beirut wins top WTA titles

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut was named 'Lebanon's Leading Hotel 2019' and 'Lebanon's Leading Hotel Suite 2019' for its Royal Suite, at the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA), recently held in Abu Dhabi. The World Travel Awards recognises exceptional levels of qua


Radisson Hotel Group welcomes new CFO for EMEA

Radisson Hotel Group has named Sergio Amodeo as the new chief financial officer of Radisson Hospitality for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and member of the Global Steering Committee for Radisson Hotel Group, effective June 1. Amodeo joins Radisson Hotel Group from Te


Amadeus boosts accommodation content through new partnership

Amadeus, a leading provider of technology solutions for the global travel industry, has signed a landmark hospitality distribution agreement with to integrate its accommodation content into the Amadeus Travel Platform for the first time. As a result of this partnershi

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