Saturday 5 December 2020

Gulf Air set to launch Tel Aviv operations from January 2021

Bahrain's national airline Gulf Air and Israel's flag-carrier EL AL Airlines are set to embark on a historic collaboration following the signing of a MOU by Bahraini officials during their official visit to the Jewish nation.    The MoU was signed a


UAE activates tourist entry visas for Israeli passport holders

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the activation of tourist entry visas through airlines and travel and tourism offices for Israeli passport holders until procedures for the constitutional ratification of the mutual visa waiver agreement between t


Accessible tourism identified as 'game-changer' for destinations

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic.    A new set of Inclusive Recovery Guides from the Worl


Singapore Airlines, Travelport put NDC into action

As the next step in its ongoing support for Singapore Airlines (SIA) KrisConnect program, Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry and SIA have welcomed on board their first passengers whose tickets were booked using NDC technology.   


Bahrain, Israel sign tourism agreement

Bahrain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen to promote tourism to both countries, said a report.   The agreement, signed on December


Proposal to turn palace in Gudaibiya into tourist landmark

Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, and a number of lawmakers have submitted a proposal to turn the Al-Dhiyafa Palace in Gudaibiya into a tourist landmark to document the history of the Al Khalifa Family, said a report.   The a


IHG expands Crowne Plaza brand in Thailand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a landmark franchise agreement with real estate experts, Siamese Asset to expand its world-renowned Crowne Plaza brand in Bangkok.   The new Crowne Plaza Bangkok Rama 9 hotel will open in 2025 in a prime city locati


Dusit International debuts in Singapore

Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has officially expanded into Singapore with the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in the heart of the renowned Laguna National Golf & Country Club, one of the island nation's premier gol


Gulf Air implements Sabre’s branded fares technology

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has implemented Sabre’s branded fares technology, enhancing merchandising capabilities that allow travel agents using the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) to access the full breadth of airlines’ branded fares.  


Saudi International Airshow postponed

The Saudi Aviation Club has postponed the second edition of the Saudi International Airshow, amid the resurgence of a second wave of Covid-19 in a number of countries, said a report.   Scheduled to take place at Riyadh's Al-Thimama airport early 2021, t

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