Thursday 26 November 2015

Cultural visitor experience in store for F1 race fans

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is set to wow race fans this weekend with displays of authentic and traditional cultural activities for the Oasis Fan Village at the 2015 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Having joined forces with a number of key st


Citymax Hotels opens first international property

Citymax Hotels, a leading hospitality group in the UAE, has announced the opening of its first international property in Alexandria, Egypt. The new location is the seventh property from the brand, following four in Dubai, one in Sharjah and one in Ras Al Khaimah. The new prope


Lufthansa cabin crew union calls off strike

The main cabin crew union at Lufthansa has called off a strike planned for this week after progress was made in talks with management over retirement and pension benefits. However, the union cautioned on Wednesday that further agreements on jobs needed to be achieved in order to preven


Honeywell strengthens aviation connectivity solutions

Honeywell, a global technology leader, has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Satcom1, the leading provider of on board communications routing software and a satellite communications provider of airtime and consulting services. The acquisition positions Honeywell to offer op


New Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre unveiled

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Majid Al Futtaim have unveiled the new Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre following an extensive transformation of all its guest rooms and public areas and the introduction of new concepts and outlets. In April 2014, Starwood Hotels signed an


Dnata enters South America with new acquisition

Leading air services company Dnata has reached an agreement with Brazil’s RM Ground Services to purchase a majority stake in the company, marking the Dubai-based firm's first step into the South American continent. RM Ground Services, which was founded by Ricardo Morrison in


Jumeirah Beach Hotel unveils new Beit Al Bahar Villas

Beit Al Bahar Villas, the tranquil hideaway set within the grounds of Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, have re-opened following an extensive refurbishment. The exquisite cluster of 19 private villas, whose name translates as ‘villas by the sea,’ are hidden between lush


Kempinski Hotel MOE welcomes new sales team executives

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, a five-star hotel in Dubai, has welcomed Mirza Usman, Andreea Popa and Deborah Gray as assistant directors of sales (ADOS). Responsible for establishing strong client relationships and day-to-day account management, Kempinski’s new ADOS


Mideast hotel occupancy rates drop to 67.4pc

Hotels in the Middle East reported negative results in key performance metrics this October, posting a 4.6 per cent decrease in occupancy to 67.4 per cent compared to October 2014, said a report. Average daily rate (ADR) dropped 12.3 per cent to $200.66 and revenue per available


Flight bookings fall as terror alerts rise

Heightened travel risks stemming from the recent militant attacks in Paris have depressed flight bookings to the French capital and other destinations, sending travel stocks lower as fears grow of a lengthy slump. Adding to the concern, the US State Department issued a global tra

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