Tuesday 9 February 2016

One to One Hotels appoints top executives

One to One Hotels and Resorts, an Abu Dhabi-based hotel operator, has appointed two key executives to support the chain’s rapid expansion in Saudi Arabia. Ansal Thaha has been welcomed as the regional operations manager for the Marbia Suites One to One Hotels & Resorts, manag


BA launches new loyalty programme in Kuwait

British Airways has launched its revitalised On Business loyalty scheme, which will help Kuwait’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make even more of their travel budgets.   The new offering brings together the business loyalty programmes of British Airways, Ibe


TUI looks to new destinations as Turkey bookings slump

TUI Group, the world's largest tour operator, reported a 40 per cent drop in bookings to Turkey this summer due to safety concerns and said it was investing in Cape Verde and Bulgaria as alternatives to security-threatened North Africa. Turkey is especially popular with German tour


British Airways to fly from Stansted

British Airways said it would begin flying from Stansted Airport, establishing a presence at London's No.3 airport for the first time and bringing it into direct competition with budget carrier Ryanair on leisure routes. BA, owned by International Airlines Group, said on Tues


ADCB to roll out new website, market growth initiatives

An improved website and initiatives to garner multi-stakeholder and partner bid development support for the emirate’s business events sector will be rolled out by the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (ADCB) at ibtm arabia today (February 9). Running till February 11 at Jumeirah


Al Habtoor Group buys Hilton Hotel Wembley

UAE conglomerate Al Habtoor Group has purchased the Hilton London Wembley in a move to boost the group’s international hospitality portfolio. Khalaf Al Habtoor, the chairman of Al Habtoor Group, said: “I am delighted with the addition of the Hilton London Wembley. I h


Jazeera Airways posts $51.2m net profit

Jazeera Airways, a low-cost carrier based in Kuwait, has reported a net profit of KD15.4 million ($51.2 million) for 2015. The airline reported positive results last year compared to figures recorded in 2014, when it posted a pre-transaction net profit of KD17.4 million ($57.9 million)


Qatar Airways offers new Valentine's travel promotion

Make this Valentine's Day a date to remember with the gift of travel courtesy of Qatar Airways' special companion discount. Enjoy a memorable trip for two with Qatar Airways and enjoy the companion offer on seats in Business Class or Economy Class to a selection of amazin


Qatar International Food Festival returns in March

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) have announced the return of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) in March. Running from March 22 to 28, the annual event will celebrate culinary culture under the theme “A Different Side of Food.” Following t


New ‘on demand’ UK visa service in Saudi Arabia

VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist, has unveiled a new top tier service to enhance flexibility of the visa application experience for UK visa applicants in Saudi Arabia.   The new ‘On Demand Mobile Biometrics’ service is designed

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