Thursday 11 February 2016

Abu Dhabi highlights Mice initiatives at ibtm arabia

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) hosted over 300 members of the Mice travel industry on a ‘Discovery Day’ in a bid to attract more business events and conferences to the capital. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, the ‘Discove


RJ closes $275m loan facility

Royal Jordanian (RJ), the flag carrier of Jordan, has successfully closed its $275 million dual conventional and Islamic secured syndicated facility. The syndicate comprised of seven banks based in Jordan, UAE and Qatar; they are Mashreq, Arab Bank plc,  Al Khalij Commercial


Flydubai 2015 net profit slumps 60pc

Budget carrier flydubai posted a 60 per cent drop in 2015 net profit on Wednesday, as tough market conditions, the airline's fuel hedging policy and the impact from a stronger dollar outweighed higher revenue. Flydubai made a net profit of Dh100.7 million ($27.4 million) in 2015, d


GCC tourist numbers to Saudi Arabia up 25pc

Saudi Arabia remains a popular destination for GCC tourists, with around 7.4 million visitors entering the kingdom in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to official data. A total of 2.1 million visitors were &ls


Copthorne Hotel Dubai welcomes new HR manager

Copthorne Hotel Dubai, a luxurious hotel in the UAE emirate, has appointed Hertz Langdet Martin as its new human resources manager. Prior to her new position, Hertz worked as an HR Consultant for a hotel company in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Making the announcement, Glenn Nobbs, gen


Over 5,300 rooms to enter Jeddah hospitality market

More than 5,300 hotel keys are expected to enter Jeddah’s hospitality market in the next three years, said a report. Primarily represented by five- and four-star properties, the new additions will each account for 51 per cent and 31 per cent of total forthcoming supply,


Oman receives over 2m visitors

The sultanate of Oman received over 2 million visitors during the first 10 months of 2015, recording a notable increase of 302,221 tourists in comparison to 2014, where 1.76 million tourists visited the country, said a report. Statistical indicators issued by the Ministry of Tourism, c


Dubai 'can help redesign Mideast airspace'

Dubai is prepared to help countries in the region with their air traffic navigation and redesign the airspace as part of its policy, a senior official has said. Speaking at the 2016 World Government Summit, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Autho


Radisson Blu Hotel opens in Sohar

Radisson Blu, a leading hotel brand of The Rezidor Hotel Group, has announced the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar in Oman. This is Rezidor’s fifth hotel in operation in the sultanate. Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar is the only beachfront address in the Northe


Big UAE participation at India tourism show

The UAE is set to be the largest destination exhibitor at the Outbound Travel Market 2016 (OTM 2016), India's biggest travel trade show, being held later this month. To be held in Mumbai, India’s largest source market of travel, OTM 2016 will run from February 18 to 20

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