Sunday 29 November 2015

Starwood opens Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the debut of the Westin brand in Egypt, with the opening of The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa. Owned by Cascades Hotel Company Soma Bay, the year-round resort is situated at the highest point of the Soma Bay peninsula


Turkish foreign visitor arrivals fall 4pc in Oct

The number of foreign visitors to Turkey fell 4.02 per cent year-on-year in October to 3.301 million people, data from the Tourism Ministry showed. In the first 10 months of 2015, the number of foreign visitors dropped 1.4 percent year-on-year to 33.059 million, the data s


Emirates wins accolades at industry awards

Dubai-based Emirates airline recently won the award for ‘Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Airline Lounge’, at the inaugural Middle East Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards (ULTRAs). Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief operatio


Oman Air honours staff achievements

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, recently honoured the 65-strong core team of its Business Continuity personnel during an event in Muscat. Oman Air’s CEO, Paul Gregorowitsch, said:  “Oman Air is focused on ensuring reliability of our service and s


India's SpiceJet to order 150 planes this fiscal

Indian budget airline SpiceJet plans to order more than 150 planes in the current financial year, the airline's chairman said on Sunday. "We are in the process of placing a large aircraft order. The airline will order in excess of 150 planes - we hope to do that in this


New online Umrah hotel booking saves 15pc

Around 250,000 Umrah pilgrims, who booked hotel rooms in Makkah and Madinah via a new online system have saved up to 15 per cent in reservations, a report said. The “Sijjil” electronic system also helps in solving the problems of hotels in Makkah, Abdullah Qadi, deput


Rotana to open 14 properties by 2016-end

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation, a leading hospitality management group, is set to continue its ambitious expansion with the opening of 14 properties before the end of 2016. With flourishing development being made in its growth strategy, Rotana is further strengthening its pr


Lufthansa signs pay deal with services union

Deutsche Lufthansa, Germany’s national carrier, on Saturday signed an agreement with services union Verdi on pay for about 33,000 ground personnel, the union and the airline said. Germany's largest airline agreed a pay increase for its ground personnel and for staff at


Radisson Blu Jizan names new GM

Radisson Blu, one of the world’s leading hotel brands, has appointed Najib Ghosheh as the new general manager for its newest 150-room resort, Radisson Blu Resort, Jizan, overlooking the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. A Spanish citizen with Jordanian origins, Ghosheh has over 20 y


Etihad 'grid girls' set for Abu Dhabi F1

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways said members of its cabin crew will add style and glamour to this Sunday’s Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when they walk out in front of a worldwide audience of motor-racing enthusiasts at the Yas Marina Circuit. Etihad Air

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