Sunday 24 September 2017

Chicago's Acme Hotel first to link TrustYou with 'Alexa'

As part of efforts to personalise and digitise service to hotel guests, Chicago’s Acme Hotel has paired TrustYou’s direct messaging service and Amazon Echo to combine all guest requests via text, email, Facebook messenger and voice control in TrustYou’s dashboard.


St Regis Doha welcomes new marketing director

The St. Regis Doha has appointed Rebecca Platt as the new director of marketing. With over 15 years marketing experience in the hospitality industry, Platt brings extensive PR, marketing and digital knowledge to the property. Platt will be heading the marketing tea


Banana Island Resort Doha diner set for Viva La Liga festival

Ted’s, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara’s 1960’s style American Diner, is taking part in Qatar’s first Viva La Liga festival, connecting the country’s sports enthusiasts with the most popular global football brand ‘”LaLiga”. Wh


Dewa inks strategic deal with Dubai Airports

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has signed a deal with Dubai Airports as part of its efforts to achieve sustainable development, and support the Smart Dubai initiative launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al


Jazeera Airways unveils biggest sales promotion

Jazeera Airways, a leading Kuwait-based budget airline, has launched its biggest-ever promotion offering 100,000 low-fare tickets across its global network for sale at up to 50 per cent discount. A major Kuwaiti carrier with regional and international operations, Jazeera said its


UAE signs visa deal with three countries

The UAE has signed MoUs with Vanuatu, Saint Lucia and El Salvador to exempt UAE nationals and citizens from these countries from obtaining pre-entry visas for travel to the respective countries. The MoU with Vanuatu was signed by Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Chang


Turkish Airlines to buy 40 787-9 Dreamliners

Turkish Airlines has announced a commitment to order 40 787-9 Dreamliner planes from Boeing during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to New York to join the United Nations General Assembly, an airline statement said.   "Our agreement to p


Etihad Airways launches fares promotion

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has announced it is offering 10 per cent discounts on flights to all destinations from Saudi Arabia, including Australia, the UK and US to mark the kingdom’s National Day on September 23. Discounted fares for UAE-based guests travelling t


Mideast hotels post mixed results in August

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed performance results during August, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance indicators, according to data from analytics and marketplace insights provider STR. Hotel room occupancy in the Middle East dropped 3.


Bahrain, Italy committed to strengthening tourism ties

Bahrain has confirmed its commitment to further enhancing areas of cooperation between the kingdom and Italy, especially the tourism sector, with the recent visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Bahrain. A meeting was held and was attended by the chief executive off

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