Thursday 23 September 2021

dnata named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ for 7th time

Dubai-based dnata has been named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ at the 2021 Air Cargo News Awards. The award, recognised as the preeminent accolade in the air cargo industry, was presented at a gala event in London. David Barker, dnata’s Divisional Senior Vice Pre


Wyndham debuts Days Hotel by Wyndham brand in UAE

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of properties, is opening of the newly built 131-room Days Hotel by Wyndham Dubai Deira, its first property in the UAE.   Ideally located close to Dubai’s popular l


Al Areen Palace & Spa Bahrain names new sales director

Zeynep Oden Agagil has been appointed the director of sales and marketing at Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor in Bahrain. She brings with her over 20 years of luxury hospitality experience and sales expertise to this position.   Her role at Al Areen Palace &am


Valor Hospitality to partner CityBlue Hotels in East Africa

Valor Hospitality Partners, a global hotel management company, announced their partnership with CityBlue Hotels, Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain, owned by The Diar Group.   Under a long-term arrangement, the joint venture, to be called Valor Dia


Perfect time to invest in Saudi tourism, says minister

The mammoth potential for hospitality investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) was highlighted today at the 17th edition of the Arabian and African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), currently underway at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.   The Kingdom se


Emirates Pavilion offers ultra-futuristic, immersive experiences

Expo 2020 Dubai's must-see aviation attraction is gearing up to open its doors to the public on October 1.    Located in the Opportunity District, and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Dome, the Emirates Pavilion offers a preview for th


Staybridge Suites Dubai Financial Centre is now open

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) and SRG Holding have opened the third Staybridge Suites hotel in the UAE in the heart of Dubai, on the picturesque Sheikh Zayed Road.    This 48-storey tower sets a familiar and eye-catching feature to Dubai’s iconic sky


Urgent call for commitment to climate action in tourism

In preparation for COP26, two information sessions were held on the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism.    The Declaration, developed by a collaborative group of leading organisations, is an urgent call for all stakeholders to commit to a deca


Millennium expansion plan targets 18 hotels in region

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has unveiled its hotel development pipeline at the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) with plans for 18 new hotels adding 5,000+ keys in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Turkey, and Iraq.   In 2021,


Shaza celebrates Saudi National Day with staycation offers

Shaza, a leading hotel management company  in the Middle East, is celebrating Saudi National Day with great offers across its hotels in the Kingdom.   To mark the 91st National Day, Shaza hotels in Saudi Arabia announced its family staycation offer on Suite

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