Wednesday 23 August 2017

'Thailand Live Gastronomy' festival to boost culinary tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the ‘Thailand Live Gastronomy’ festival as part of the strategies to put greater emphasis on 'Gastronomy Tourism', which is considered as an important part of the travel through unique Thai local experiences.


Dubai Taxi to operate limo service for Al Habtoor hotels

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with the Al Habtoor Group (Hospitality Division) to deploy and operate limousines for hotel guests of the group. The step conforms to RTA’s strategic drive of boosting the cooperation with the private sector.


Makemytrip to use Travelport platform

MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel agency has signed an agreement with Travelport’s distributor for India, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), for the use of its travel commerce platform.  Together with its well-recognised brands, MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and redBu


Oman Air flight to Nepal makes a U-turn after technical issue

An Oman Air plane flying from Muscat to Kathmandu, Nepal, was forced to return to base after experiencing a technical snag on takeoff. Flight WY 337, which took-off at 0613 local time with 137 guests and six crew members on board, made a safe return to Muscat International Airpor


Gulf Air and Oman Air ink codeshare deal

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, recently launched a new codeshare agreement with Oman Air that sees the airlines’ combined frequencies between Bahrain and Muscat increase to six daily flights. Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air chief commercial officer, said: “This co


Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR backs charitable cause

In line with the Year of Giving, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR reinforces its philanthropic activities over the summer period by joining the #StrikeOutALS campaign, and reaching out to UAE Red Crescent. Made popular by the global Ice Bucket Challenge, the hotel helped raise fund


Enjoy the best of winter at Gstaad, Switzerland

Travellers seeking the perfect winter getaway can head to the Swiss chalet village of Gstaad, Located in one of the largest ski areas in the highest mountain range of Europe. Gstaad is known for its majestic ski slopes, renowned skiing schools, celebrity residents and ultra-delux


Orange Taxi joins Careem Network

Careem, the region’s leading app-based car booking service, announced expansion of its service in Hurghada with Orange Taxi. A number of Orange Taxi cabs have already joined the Careem network with more cars expected to join in the coming period. “Hurgh


Technical snag forces Cebu Pacific to cancel Dubai-Manila flight

A Cebu Pacific Air flight bound to the Philippines from Dubai has been cancelled due to an unspecified technical issue, said a report. Flight 5J015 was scheduled to leave at 11.10pm on August 22, but was unable to fly “due to a technical issue” that was identified pri


VFS Global acquires visa service provider TT Services

VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist, today completed the acquisition of visa processing solutions provider TT Services (TTS). The transaction enables VFS Global to leverage on core competences and brands and to further enhance operating performanc

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