Sunday 28 August 2016

GCC hotels post positive RevPAR rates in July

GCC hotels recorded positive revenue per average room (RevPAR) in July 2016 compared to the period last year, said a report. According to Hotel Benchmark Survey by Ernst and Young, Saudi Arabia was the only exception, experiencing a drop in performance in its hospitality market a


Cineco opens new Rendezvous restaurant in Riffa mall

Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco), a market leader in the entertainment industry in the kingdom, officially inaugurated the new Rendezvous Restaurant in Wadi Al Sail Mall, Riffa with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 25. The ribbon was cut by Dr. Esam Abdulla Fakhro, chairman of


US to launch commercial flights to Cuba

US carrier JetBlue Airways will makes the first regular commercial flight between the US and Cuba next week, after more than half a century, said a report. Authorities in Cuba made the announcement on Thursday, saying, the inaugural flight on August 31 is the first of its kind si


Miami hotel bookings slow, airfares fall since Zika outbreak

Travellers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows. Hotels sold 2.9 per cent fewer rooms in Miami's central business d


Jannah introduces special offer on membership

The UAE-based Jannah Hotels and Resorts has introduced a limited time special offer on its memberships with exclusive benefits. For price of Dh5,200 ($1,415), guests will receive a range benefits for a full year at all Jannah Hotels and Resorts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


KLM to resume service to Tehran from Oct 30

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume service to the Iranian capital of Tehran from October 30, the airline said. Tehran will be the 14th new destination KLM has added to its network in 2016. Four weekly services will be operated between Schiphol and Tehran, supplem


Etihad celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Etihad Airways has marked Emirati Women’s Day by announcing that more than half of the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots. Aisha Al Mansoori recalls being mesmorised by the aerial activity at Al Ain Air Show in 2007. Nowadays, she is


Win a weightless flight with Zero-G

Zero Gravity Corporation (Zero-G), a provider of weightless flight in the US, is awarding four lucky winners the chance to experience weightless flight to celebrate its 400th commercial flight. Zero-G will run a video contest for its social media fans to choose the winners. Conte


Japan's ANA grounds some Dreamliners

Japan's biggest airliner ANA has started grounding some of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets for checks on the Rolls-Royce engines on them for corrosion. The airline, with a fleet of 50 Dreamliners, cancelled nine flights using the aircraft on Friday and may have to cancel more


Sky Prime wins licence for Saudi domestic flights

Sky Prime Aviation Services has become the latest aviation company in Saudi Arabia to be awarded a national air operator licence under an ongoing liberalisation of the kingdom's aviation market. The company, which provides private jets, received the licence for chartered flig

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