Thursday 7 July 2022

GHA and brands accelerate responsible tourism initiatives

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) and its hotel brands are ramping up their responsible tourism efforts in 2022 with new initiatives.    The largest alliance of independent hotel brands, encompassing more than 800 hotels across 40 brands in 100 countries, is capi


York to provide cooling services to pilgrims at Jeddah airport

Al Salem Johnson Controls (York), a leading provider of integrated solutions in HVAC-R, fire, safety and security systems, said it will provide cooling to Hajj pilgrims at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Services start the moment they arrive at the airport, un


Emirates to serve Eid Al Adha fare across all cabins

Emirates will serve traditional and much-loved Eid dishes across all cabins in celebration of Eid Al Adha from July 9 to 12. Eid meals will be served on more than 60 routes departing Dubai; to the Gulf and Middle East region, Africa, UK and Europe, Far East, and India.


SITA signs $400m sustainability-linked credit facility

SITA, a global IT provider for the aviation industry, has signed a $400 million inaugural sustainability-linked revolving credit facility over a minimum three-year term. The backup facility will support the company’s general business needs, such as developing new solutions


Etihad Guest, Mashreq launch points transfer initiative

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways in partnership with Mashreq, a leading global financial institution, has launched a points transfer programme for members to benefit from. Members can now convert Mashreq Salaam Points into Etihad Guest Miles wit


Sabre integrates NDC content from Qatar Airways

Sabre Corporation, an IT-provider for the global travel industry, has integrated Iata New Distribution Capability (NDC) content from Qatar Airways (QR) to its global distribution system (GDS). After a pilot phase with agency customers in Australia and Sweden, the offers of Qatar&


Qatar Airways to increase Melbourne flights in October

Qatar Airways will be increasing its Doha – Melbourne flights from the current once-daily schedule to double-daily flights from October 1 with the support of the Victorian Government. The airline and the Victorian Government signed a strategic agreement to increase connecti


Four Seasons launches latest ‘scenic route’ journey

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has launched the latest iteration of its popular Scenic Route - captivating journeys into the heart of eight of European destinations. This year’s immersive offerings are inspired by travellers’ desires to make the most of every vacatio


Oman Air ramps up Omanisation programme

Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is enabling more opportunities for Omanis from varied academic backgrounds, providing them with access to more leadership and specialized positions. Hilal bin Ali Al Siyabi, Senior Vice President - People, stated: “Om


The Future Hospitality Summit to make Dubai debut

The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) will debut in Dubai this September, bringing together the Middle East and Africa’s industry leaders for discussions, deals and insight on the growth of the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors.    Hosted b

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