Wednesday 29 March 2023

Minor Hotels appoints new Chief People Officer

Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator and investor, has appointed Craig Cochrane as the new Chief People Officer. The hospitality veteran joins the Bangkok-based group from his former role as Senior Vice President of Talent & Culture – Turkey, India, Midd


Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel opens new museum

Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel has opened of its newest attraction – the Traveller’s Cove, which explores the history of the QE2 and offers visitors a variety of exhibits dating back from the ship's construction in 1967 to its final journey in 2008. This venue provides a


Bahrain travellers ‘eye 1-2 week trips during Easter break’

Many travellers (37%) from Bahrain are searching for a trip of a week or less, while 41% of travellers are looking for 1-2 week trips for the Easter break, said Skyscanner, a global flight marketplace “With Easter coinciding with Ramadan during 2023, travellers from the Mid


Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches 20% discount promotion

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has announced a promotion with 20 percent off selected flights from and to Abu Dhabi until the end of June for bookings made on March 29. The airline aims to capitalise on the increasing demand for travel during


Oman Air marks three decades in the skies

Oman Air is this month celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first flight between the cities of Muscat and Salalah in March 1993.   The route, operated by Boeing 737-300, marked the launch of the airline’s domestic network, which was followed shortly aft


Space tourism company Halo plans second test flight

Halo Space, a global space tourism company developed via Arthur D. Little’s Breakthrough Incubator Program, has announced the next stage of its journey towards the launch of its innovative edge-of-space experience. Halo Space’s second test will take place in southern


Millennium Hotels to launch Africa’s tallest hotel

Millennium Hotels and Resorts, a global hospitality management group, has partnered with Nile Developments to announce the launch of Tycoon Tower, Africa’s tallest hotel in Downtown New Administrative Capital of Egypt. The New Administrative Capital project is not only a re


Etihad Airways launches Abu Dhabi-Beijing route

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has begun its first scheduled flight between Abu Dhabi and Beijing Daxing Airport on March 28. The inaugural flight EY888, operated using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, marked the move of regular flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing Daxing


Al Ahlia unveils ‘insure & travel’ campaign for Ramadan

Al Ahlia Insurance, a leading insurer in Oman, has recently launched a promotional campaign ‘insure & travel’ applicable for individuals who purchase a new or renew their motor insurance policy during Ramadan. The campaign offers for Al Ahlia customers the opportu


Airfares in APAC, Mideast surge as travel curbs ease

Airfares in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East surged as nations emerged from pandemic-related restrictions, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific’s latest Airport Industry Outlook. The fourth edition of the Airport Industry Outlook, developed

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