Tuesday 3 May 2016

New executive chef at InterContinental Jordan

Ibrahim Al Sharif has been appointed as the new executive chef at the InterContinental Jordan, a leading five star hotel in the country. A Jordanian national, Al Sharif's career span of 15 years has seen him working across many leading brands in Jordan and various other count


Tourism minister presented first Arabic Sri Lanka travel guide

Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga was presented with the latest edition of the only Arabic language travel guidebook on Sri Lanka, by Emirati author and entrepreneur Heba Al Mansoori. The presentation ceremony took place at the Sri Lankan Pavilion on the sidelines of


New summer promotions at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Families dreaming of a fun summer vacation can take advantage of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts promotional offers around the Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia. The group is offering discounts of up to 30 per cent at several properties for stays from June 1 to


Turkish Airlines jet skids off runway at Kosovo

A Turkish Airlines jet carrying 143 passengers and eight crew from Istanbul skidded off the runway on Monday when landing at Kosovo's sole airport, officials said. "Turkish Airlines flight TK1018 from Istanbul has had a minor incident and fortunately no one was injured,&


Jordan airport welcomes over 1.6m passengers in Q1

Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received a total of 1,639,519 passengers in the first three months of 2016, registering an increase of 8.5 per cent in year-to-date passenger traffic in comparison to Q1 2015. According to statistics released by Airport Interna


Corinthia London welcomes new sales and marketing head

Leading five-star hotel Corinthia London has appointed Stéphane Trycionka, as the new director of sales and marketing. With 11 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, this role will see Trycionka in charge of driving international sales to the flagship Corinthia


Air Arabia named 'Best low-cost airline in the Mideast'

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa's largest budget carrier, was named “Best Low-cost Airline serving the Middle East” at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016, held recently in Dubai. The airline was recognised for its consistent ability to mee


First Himachal Travel Mart receives good response

Thirty exhibitors from Himachal Pradesh from over 10 diverse segments such as adventure, hospitality, leisure came together to meet and do business with more than 65 Hosted Buyers from throughout India and abroad at the inaugural edition of ‘Himachal Travel Mart' last month.


Etihad launches A380 flight to Mumbai

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has introduced Mumbai to its Airbus A380 network with the launch of daily scheduled flights featuring its award-winning The Residence – the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner. Flight EY204 from Abu


R Hotels appoints new cluster pastry chef

R Hotels has welcomed Gayan Weerasinghe as the new cluster pastry chef of its Dubai properties – Ramada Downtown Dubai, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence and ibis Styles Jumeira. In his new role, he will create the confectionery items to be supplied to all

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