Saturday 21 January 2017

Etihad to launch extra summer flights to Maldives

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, increasing frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week between July 1 and September 17. The capacity increase will cater to high demand


ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 exhibitors will be pulling out all the stops to showcase their creative and business flair at this year’s event as organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, reprises its popular Best Stand Awards initiative for a third year running. Launched in 20


Yas Waterworld launches new 'Residents Offer'

Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi invites UAE residents to enjoy a day out at the mega waterpark with the announcement of a new value price. Unlimited fun has now been made more affordable with Yas Waterworld’s new Residents Offer, for only Dh95 per person. Guests can enjoy tempe


New GM for North Island

North Island, Africa’s most exclusive private islands, has appointed Jonathan Lithgow as its new general manager. After almost 10 years, Lithgow returns to North Island, bringing with him a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm. Lithgow first set eyes o


Italy hotel hit by avalance, guests trapped

A hotel in Italy was hit by an avalanche early Thursday morning, trapping at least 30 people including children, said a report. Italian rescuers dug frantically through the wall of snow, which was triggered by a string of earthquakes, in search of survivers at Hotel Rigopiano. Of


Global aviation profit levels to drop 17pc in 2017 - report

The outlook for the global aviation industry looks gloomy as a sustained stronger US dollar and low oil prices make travel for overseas customers more expensive, tightening market conditions. According to a recent report released by rating agency Moody’s, rated airlines wil


Etihad to fly double daily to Düsseldorf

Etihad Airways today announced that its Abu Dhabi–Düsseldorf route will be operated 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective March 26, 2017. The double daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhab


Saudia to receive 30 new aircraft

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will see the addition of 30 new planes to its fleet this year, said a report. The delivery of new planes is part of Saudia's ongoing program to modernise and develop its fleet. By 2020, the carrier's fleet is expected to double to 200 aircr


Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach marks 2016 end with two awards

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in Dubai scooped two industry awards to mark the end of a fruitful year. The property secured the Silver Award for ‘Restaurant of the Year – American Category’ for Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant during the Middle East Hospitality Exce


'UDrive for free’ launches in Dubai

UDrive, a Dubai-based pay-as-you-go rental service, has launched the ‘UDrive for free’ campaign, offering residents and visitors to Dubai free membership for one month as well as a complimentary one hour free drive, inclusive of parking and fuel costs.   The campa

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