Monday 8 March 2021

GHM plans new Chedi resort for Qatar

GHM, a lux boutique hotel management company, has announced plans to open a new luxury resort, composed of 59 rooms and suites as well as 32 chalets and villas at Katara Cultural Village in Qatar’s capital city, Doha.   Developed by the Qatari real estate


Deutsche Hospitality to expand in ME, new VP named

Deutsche Hospitality, a leading German hospitality group with five unique hotel brands under its portfolio, has recently announced the appointment of Siegfried Nierhaus as Vice President of the Middle East.    With determined and imminent growth plans acros


Dubai Airshow to launch startup event Vista

Dubai Airshow 2021 is introducing its new dedicated startup event, Vista, which will be a platform for innovators, creators and market disruptors to display the latest technologies and play a part in accelerating the future of the aerospace and defence industries.   


Etihad Airways extends Covid-19 insurance

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has extended its Covid-19 global wellness insurance cover until September 30, 2021.    Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales & Cargo, Etihad Airways, said: “Extending Etihad’s Covid-19 glob


AlUla Old Town opens to visitors

AlUla Old Town, one of four significant heritage sites in AlUla, has welcomed its first visitors back after a three year hiatus for extensive restoration and conservation in sections of the town’s tightly packed stone and mudbrick buildings. The site, the home of ancient Ki


Contactless tech to define post-Covid travel: report

Airports, airlines and other big companies like Amazon and Disney have implemented in new solutions in order to minimise the spread of viruses and reduce the interaction between passengers and staff – ranging from contactless check-in and security processes, to ‘Zero-Touch’ IF


Mauritius suspends all flights for one week

The National Covid-19 High Powered Committee of Mauritius has announced suspension of all flights to the country for one week from midnight of March 6.   As per the decision, no passengers will be allowed entry or transit in Mauritius. No passengers will be allo


Expo Centre Sharjah to host 43 events during 2021

The Expo Centre Sharjah has unveiled its events calendar for the year 2021, including 43 specialized and diverse exhibitions, of which 13 at Expo Khor Fakkan and 8 at Expo Al Dhaid, a media report said. "This year’s events are tailored to further support the Emirate&rs


New form for international travellers from UK

Passengers travelling internationally from the UK from March 8 will need to carry a new form stating that their trip is permitted under the stay at home restrictions, the government said. The simple form must be downloaded, signed before travel, and carried or downloaded onto a m


Kazakh carrier SCAT launches flights to Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) - the UAE’s fastest growing aviation hub - has extended its reach into Central Asia with the launch of flights from the northern emirate to Kazakhstan.   Landing at RAK Airport yesterday (March 5) at 9pm,

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