Friday 24 March 2017

First cruise ship enters Iran island waters

A cruise ship equipped with recreational facilities entered waters of the Kish Island in southern Iran on Wednesday evening, a report said. The cruise liner dubbed “Sunny” is designed to render services to tourists and boom marine tourism on Kish Island, reported


Dubai Parks and Resorts joins the global Earth Hour movement

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest theme park destination, will join the global Earth Hour movement by turning off lights in certain areas. The power shut down will affect the exterior of the Raj Mahal theatre, the Hall of Heroes façade, the destination&rs


Le Petit Chef offers exclusive culinary experience in Abu Dhabi

Creative dining concept Le Petit Chef is returning to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal this month to provide guests at the Al Fresco restaurant with a culinary experience like no other. Using a combination of 3D animation and motion capture, the virtual miniature chef will


Elaf to showcase hotel brands at Saudi travel show

Elaf Group, a Sedco Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, has announced its participation at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) 2017 in Riyadh. STTIM will be held from March 26 to 30 at the Riyadh Internation


Emirates to allow laptops till Dubai boarding gate

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of


St. Regis Abu Dhabi names new marketing director

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Sona Shah to the position of director of marketing. With over 10 years’ marketing experience, Shah brings extensive strategic marketing and communications knowledge to the property. Shah’s previous hospitality marke


Mövenpick signs first Oman hotel contract

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has marked yet another milestone in its Middle East expansion strategy having inked an agreement with the Civil Service Employees Pension Fund to operate its first property in Oman’s capital city, Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat.


Marriott associates join environment initiative

Over 150 associates from Marriott International hotels in the UAE gathered recently at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, on the occasion of World Planting Day and the International Day of Forests, to plant the very first trees of the “Give a Ghaf - Heritage For


Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche to debut at ATM

Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, which is expected to open in the last quarter of this year, has announced its participation in the upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai. The new property will exhibit as part of R Hotels stand alongside Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada


Etihad, Norland celebrate 2,000th Flying Nanny graduation

Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, a respected UK-based higher education college.   This Norland approved training ensures that Etihad Airways’ highly trained cabin crew members who transfer

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