Monday 19 November 2018

SCTDA receives three new ISO certifications

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has received three new ISO certifications - ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 – for operational excellence. The certifications highlight the Authority’s commitment to implementing the highest standards of excellen


Sabre acquires airline tech firm Farelogix

Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the travel industry, said that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Farelogix, a provider of NDC order delivery technology used by many of the world’s leading airlines. Sabre expects that upon close, the acquisition


Emirates wins three industry accolades

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has scooped three industry-leading awards for its game-changing First Class Private Suites and in-flight entertainment system ‘ice’, in addition to being named the ‘Best Long Haul Airline - Middle East and Africa&rsq


ATM renews partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the leading travel and tourism event for inbound and outbound tourism professionals in the Middle East, has renewed its host hotel partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group.   Emaar Hospitality Gr


Four Seasons Bahrain Bay offers festive specials

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, a top island resort destination in the kingdom, has curated a selection of dining and entertainment options for the upcoming festive time. Throughout the festive season, guests are invited to indulge in a perfectly festive afternoon by spoiling the


Bahrain airshow boosts hotel occupancy rate

The recently concluded fifth edition of Bahrain International Airshow has increased the occupancy rate by 20 per cent in four- and five-star hotels, said the chief executive officer Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA). “The Kingdom has witnessed an economic sur


Saudi tourism revenues to hit $56.67bn this year

Saudi Arabia's tourism revenues are expected to exceed SR211 billion ($56.67 billion) this year, compared to SR193 billion recorded in 2017, said a report.   The travel and tourism sector in Saudi Arabia has grown at a much faster rate than the wider economy


Abu Dhabi Airports celebrates Oman National Day

Abu Dhabi Airports yesterday (November 19) celebrated Oman National Day at Abu Dhabi International Airport, welcoming passengers from neighbouring Oman with flags and sweets being handed out across arrival and departure terminals. The special Oman National Day activities come as


New entity to handle tax refunds at Dubai airport

Planet, a new entity recently appointed by the UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) will operate the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) at Dubai International (DXB), said a statement from Dubai Airports. This closely follows the recent announcement by the FTA, outlining conditions an


Manzil Downtown wins ‘best boutique hotel’ awards

Manzil Downtown, an upscale lifestyle hotel in the heart of Downtown Dubai, has won the title of ‘Best Boutique Hotel in the Middle East’ at two major awards –The Haute Grandeur Global Awards and 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards. Established in 2006, World Luxury

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