Thursday 21 June 2018

New $18m touristic project planned for Lebanon

Real estate firm William Zard Group has unveiled plans for a massive, mixed-use touristic project, spanning 130,000-sq-m, to be built in Ain Saadeh, Lebanon, a report said. Estimated to cost $18 million, Forest Resort will feature a boutique hotel surrounded by a natural park, which wi


IHG introduces Hotel Indigo brand to Pacific Northwest

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the development of three Hotel Indigo properties in the state of Washington – Hotel Indigo Vancouver Downtown, Hotel Indigo Everett and Hotel Indigo Spokane. All three properties are expected to open before the second quarte


The Ritz-Carlton DIFC introduces new summer package

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre will be offering unique packages this summer season, hosting an array of unforgettable experiences that have been created with the global family traveller in mind.  The luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Dubai, nex


Aldar picks Marriott to manage Abu Dhabi luxury hotel

Aldar Properties, a leading developer in Abu Dhabi, UAE, said it has signed up global hospitality giant Marriott International to manage one of its most strategically located hotels on Yas Island. The move comes as part of Aldar's active asset management strategy for its Dh20


Air Arabia shares hit on exposure to Abraaj funds

Sharjah-based lowcost carrier Air Arabia swung between gains and losses after the airline disclosed exposure to funds managed by Abraaj Group, the Dubai-based private equity firm that’s battling creditors, said a report. The shares fell as much as 3.8 per cent in Dubai befo


Zimbabwe eyes GGC, Indian tourist market

In a move to enhance destination awareness and foster market visibility, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has appointed VFS Global to promote the country as a preferred tourism destination in both India and the GCC. The agreement was officially signed by Dr Karikoga Kaseke, c


Rove Hotels unveils new 366-room Dubai beach resort

Rove Hotels, a joint venture between leading UAE developers Meraas and Emaar Properties, has announced the launch of Rove La Mer resort located in the heart of Dubai’s world-class beachfront devlopment La Mer. A contemporary midscale hotel brand, Rove Hotels currently has f


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi thrills Eid visitors

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, a leading theme park in the region, sparked up the joy of Eid Al-Fitr this year by bringing back the action-packed 24-hour Rollercoaster Rally. The Park welcomed scores of thrill seekers who came out to celebrate the weekend by enjoying 24 hours of exhila


Emirates to deploy a one-off A380 service to Muscat

Emirates will be operating a one-off A380 service to Muscat International Airport on July 1. This special flight is part of the airline’s celebration of its 25th year of service to Oman this year, and also re-affirms the newly opened airport infrastructure to handle A380 op


New sleeping facility opens in Abu Dhabi airport's T3

Aerotel, a one-of-kind airport transit hotel, has announced the opening of a new sleeping facility at the Abu Dhabi International Airport's Terminal 3. The latest addition marks the airport’s second facility that is operated by Aerotel of Plaza Premium Group. &nb

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