Monday 12 April 2021

New mentoring platform launched to help hospitality sector rebound

A team of hotels and hospitality professionals left furloughed and unemployed by the Covid-19 crisis have launched a new social platform driven by mentoring to help rebuild the sector.    Otolo ( is a free, government-backed platform powered by


Yas Island launches first brand campaign to attract Israeli tourists

Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations has launched a new online brand campaign entitled ‘Experience it to Believe it’, designed to entice Israel based holidaymakers to visit Yas Island.    


Saudia gears up to start full operations from next month

Saudi Arabia's flagship carrier is preparing for full-capacity operations ahead of the lift of the travel ban next month, said a report.   Saudi Minister of Transport Saleh Al-Jasser chaired a meeting with the Saudia airline board of directors to discuss pre


Arabian Adventures recognised for sustainability leadership

Arabian Adventures, part of the Emirates Group, has been recognised for achieving market-leading standards of service and sustainability across its operations in Dubai.    The Destination Management Company (DMC) has received the Travelife Partner award, th


Seabourn to relaunch Greece luxury cruises from July

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line, together with the Government of Greece is developing plans to restart Seabourn operations in the Mediterranean with a series of sailings operating round-trip out of Athens beginning July 3.   Seabourn Ovation will operate


Snowboarders set to swap snowy slopes for sand dunes of Qatar

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in partnership with Q Explorer Tourism, is offering a novel alternative for skiers and snowboarders who missed out on their annual snow holiday due to travel restrictions: the thrills of the desert dunes.   The premium tour


Barceló Hotel Group announces Ramadan offers across UAE properties

Barceló Hotel Group (BHG) is offering guests the opportunity to spend some much-needed quality time with family and friends this holy month of Ramadan with Barceló properties throughout the UAE.    Whether guests are seeking for a cosy and saf


Ajman hotels achieve 75pc average occupancy in Q1

Ajman hotels achieved the highest levels of occupancy among all Emirates with more than 12 percentage points above its nearest competitor, despite the challenges of 2020 due to the pandemic, with average room occupancy rates reaching 75 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, according to a re


Etihad marks 50 years of UAE with year-long programme

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has unveiled a year-long programme in celebration of the 50 years since the nation was established. The programme will launch in three phases, focusing on the past, the present and looking forward to the future.  


Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay announces Iftar & Sohour menus

Celebrate the holy month of Ramadan enjoying authentic traditional Bahraini dishes at Café Délices, an exquisite Coffee Lounge and Eatery at the Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay, facing the Dubai Water Canal on Al Abraj Street, Business Bay.   The cos

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