Friday 23 June 2017

Gulf Air celebrates debut flight to Georgia

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air today (June 22) celebrated the launch of its direct thrice-a-week service to the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A celebratory event took place at Bahrain International Airport with The Georgian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and  Oman


Centara achieves more gold for green

Centara Hotels & Resorts received top recognition from EarthCheck, a leading scientific benchmarking and certification group for travel and tourism, as two of its properties were awarded Gold Certifications for sustainability. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at


Bahrain looking to boost cruise calls at ports

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority focused on boosting cruise calls at the kingdom's ports at a recent Cruise Sector Committee meeting held at its office. The meeting was held as a part of BTEA’s efforts to develop this sector in line with the kingdom’s


Etihad to give Economy Class passengers paid access to lounges

Starting from July, Economy Class passengers will be able to experience the luxurious services and facilities at Etihad's lounges for a fee. The changes, effective on July 3, come amid a strategy review for new ways to boost revenues as well as improve its value proposition f


Celebrate Eid with Kempinski Hotel Palm Jumeirah

Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah invites families to mark the conclusion of Ramadan by escaping to a world-class boutique property nestled within the fronds of the Palm Jumeirah. The finest delicacies across a distinctive range of cuisines, a wealth of leisure offerin


IHG to launch new mid-scale hotel brand

InterContinental Hotels Group revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality mid-scale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more than 14 million guests in a vastly underserved segment of the US mid-scale market, estimated to be worth $20 bill


Intercon debuts its Staybridge Suites brand in Jeddah

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced today the opening of Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall. The hotel’s connection to Alandalus Mall - one of the most important shopping destinations in Jeddah with an annual v


Pursche named GM of Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay

Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay in Egypt recently has appointed Lars Pursche as the new general manager of the exclusive luxury hotel. Pursche joins with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry. His most recent post was general manager at Kempinski Hotel Huizhou in Southern C


SR Technics inks five-year deal with Germania

SR Technics, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider with major presence in the UAE, has signed a five-year integrated component support agreement with Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH (Germania). This new contract, which comes into effect on July 1, will p


AirAsia orders 14 more A320ceo

AirAsia has signed an agreement with Airbus to order an additional 14 A320ceo aircraft to meet higher than expected near-term growth on the carrier’s regional network. The contract, which is subject to AirAsia board approval, was announced at the Paris Air Show today.

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