Tuesday 11 December 2018

Aviation safety summit focuses on new rules, AI

New regulations, safety culture and machine learning have set new challenges for the global aviation industry, a major aviation safety summit in Dubai heard today.   The 6th annual World Aviation Safety Summit revealed some of the biggest safety challenges and t


Saudi Arabia launches Unesco heritage site restoration

Saudi King Salman has launched the restoration of Unesco world heritage site at Al Turaif in Ad Diriyah region of the kingdom. A historical district, Al Turaif is said to be one of the only living museums and the largest mud-brick city in the world. This comes as part of a develo


Alila Jabal Akhdar welcomes new executive chef

Alila Jabal Akhdar, a top resort in Oman, has appointed Danny Wilkinson as executive chef, who brings 12 years of experience and the best of his culinary ingenuity to the dining experience at the resort. British-born, Wilkinson built the early years of his culinary career in gast


Centara to manage three new hotels in Laos

Centara Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel operator in Thailand, has signed management agreements for three new properties with a combined total of 216 keys, with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd (AIDC), a well-established enterprise in Laos. In th


Emirates marks Christmas with festive offerings

Dubai-based international airline Emirates is bringing Christmas joy to the skies this month with a delicious festive menu on select flights and nostalgic films on board. Customers travelling for the holidays in December will enjoy several Christmas specials across all cabin clas


Saja AlMadinah Hotel celebrates first anniversary

Saja Hotels & Resorts, a leading Saudi hotel and condominium management and operation company, recently celebrated the first anniversary of its Saja AlMadinah Hotel in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Strategically located in the Northern side of the central area of Madinah; the four-s


Airbnb New Year’s eve bookings spike in UAE

The number of people staying in homes listed on Airbnb in the UAE is set to more than double during New Year’s Eve, the company said.    The popular global platform is currently seeing a 108 per cent spike in bookings during the New Year period, as tr


Hotel industry must adopt proactive strategies: expert

The region's hospitality sector needs to invest in new, proactive strategies in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive market, which is set to see supply climb to record levels in the next 12 months.     Potential approaches, which can avoi


Turkish Airlines load factor tops 81pc in November

Turkish Airlines said that the passenger growth trend continued in November with an increase of 4 per cent year-on-year in the number of passengers carried reaching 5.5 million passengers, and load factor went up to 81.4 per cent. Total load factor improved by 2 points during the


Armani Hotel Dubai named world’s leading hotel at WTA

Armani Hotel Dubai, the iconic hotel in Burj Khalifa, was honoured with the recognition ‘World’s Leading Hotel’ by the World Travel Awards that honour the achievement of excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. This prestigious award recognises the

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