Monday 30 May 2016

IHG inks partnerships for Jordan hotels training academy

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed agreements with a number of partners in support of the upcoming launch of the IHG Dead Sea Hotels Training Academy. During a ceremony at Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea-Jordan last week, Firas Irsheidat, area general manager of IHG Dead


French specialist vessel joining Egyptair black box search

Egypt's air accidents chief said on Thursday that a vessel provided by French company Alseamar, which specialises in marine wreckage searches, will join within hours the hunt for the black boxes from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804. Ayman al-Moqadem said negotiations were also


Oman Air to introduce A330 on Doha route

Oman Air will introduce its award-winning Airbus A330-200 aircraft to the hugely popular Muscat to Doha service next month. From June 1, the A330s will operate every Sunday (WY670), Monday (WY670) and Tuesday (WY664) as part of the airline’s schedule of four daily flights t


Dine and win Infiniti QX70 at Gulf Hotel Bahrain

Dining at The Gulf Hotel Bahrain has become even more rewarding as the hotel offers its guests a chance to win a new Infiniti QX70. Speaking at a press conference at the hotel today, Rahim Abu Omar, general manager of The Gulf Hotel Bahrain, unveiled the hotel's new Dine and Win pr


Rotana signs new luxury hotel apartment in Morocco

Rotana, a leading international hotel management company, has signed a new agreement to manage an Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana property in Morocco. The 140-key property will be located at M Avenue, the new high-end shopping, entertainment and residential destination in Marra


Emirates to be Expo 2020 Dubai Premier Partner

Expo 2020 Dubai today announced the formation of its Premier Partnership with Emirates Airline to help bring 25 million visitors to Dubai for the global mega event. Under the agreement, Emirates Airline will be Expo 2020 Dubai's official airline partner. The pa


Qatar Airways announces Chiang Mai flights

Qatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from December. Starting December 16, the airline will fly to Chiang Mai five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200. The largest and most cultura


80pc of Makkah hotel jobs to be staffed by nationals

Around 80 per cent of the jobs in Makkah's hotels and tourist resorts will be staffed by locals by the end of the year, said a report. The plan, which is part of the kindom's Saudisation push, will be carried out in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Na


Lufthansa suspends Caracas flights

German airline Deutsche Lufthansa said on Saturday it will temporarily suspend flights to Venezuela as of next month due to economic difficulties in the South American nation and problems converting local currency into dollars. International airlines have for years struggled to r


Le Méridien Dubai celebrates Ramadan

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre invites guests to enjoy a special Iftar at the Falcon Ballroom, as it unveils the ‘Layali Zaman’ Ramadan majlis where traditional favourites and Middle-Eastern inspired cuisine will be served. Representing the ideal ambience n

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