Saturday 27 May 2017

Turkish Airlines plans big ME, German operations

Turkish Airlines is set to launch direct flights from Germany and top Middle Eastern destinations - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan - to Turkish touristic hotspots of Bodrum, Antalya and Trabzon starting from next month. National flag carrier Turkish Airlines has announced


Hilton opens 5,000th hotel property in US

Leading hospitality group Hilton has announced the grand opening of the first-ever Tru by Hilton – the company’s 5,000th hotel – at Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport. This come close on the heels of several other major growth milestones, including the opening


Dassault Falcon jets to be fitted with first broadband wi-fi

Honeywell announced recently that its high-speed broadband wi-fi system, designed to provide aircraft with internet speeds similar to those in homes and offices, is now an option for new Dassault Falcon business jets. The system can also be installed on planes already in service.


Sita solves multi-merchant challenge for payment acceptance at airports

Sita has launched the first payment solution which addresses the need for airlines to be able to accept payments securely at airports when using a shared IT infrastructure. Sita AirportConnect Common Use Payment Service enables payment transactions by multiple airlines on a singl


Gulf Air board optimistic for future says new chairman

Gulf Air’s new board is currently assessing and tailoring the Bahrain national carrier’s business strategy focusing on the airline’s future within the dynamic field of aviation and in line with the airline’s longstanding mission, it has been revealed. “We


Saudi Arabia targets meetings, events opportunities

Saudi Arabia has been investing significantly in reinforcing its infrastructure and developing the meetings industry within the kingdom to attract meetings and business events. Spearheading this drive is Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB), which recently took part in I


Dadabhai Travel to offer World Cup Russia packages

Leading travel expert Dadabhai Travel has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent in the GCC for the sales of the Official Hospitality Programme of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. The announcement was made during a special event held in th


Emirates named 'Best Airline in the World' at Ultras Awards

Dubai-based Emirates took home “Best Airline in the World” and “Best Middle Eastern Airline” awards at the prestigious Ultras 2017 Awards.   The awards follow voting by the well-travelled readers of The Telegraph’s luxury travel mag


Enjoy Ramadan in the highest tent in the UAE

This Ramadan, the New Carlton Downtown Dubai is offering its guests an exciting culinary journey. In keeping with the true traditions of Arabian hospitality, the hotel has created an array of experiences lined up from dawn to dusk. From lavish Iftar buffet to unique venues includ


Etihad official airline of 2019 Special Olympics

Etihad Airways has been unveiled as the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games, an event that will bring more than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations to Abu Dhabi in March of that year.   Special Olympic athletes from the UAE and Etihad Airways E

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