Friday 23 February 2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi names curatorial managing director

The Louvre Abu Dhabi announced on Thursday the appointment of Dr Souraya Noujaim as its first scientific, curatorial and collections management director. Dr Noujaim has been working on the Louvre Abu Dhabi project as curator for Islamic Art at Agence France-Museums over the past


Dubai to welcome 1m cruise tourists by 2021

Marine tourism in Dubai is booming as the emirate expects to welcome 1 million cruise tourists by 2021, according to Dubai Cruise Tourism. With the global ocean industry value-add to hit $3 trillion by 2030, and over a quarter of that value underpinned by marine and coastal touri


Al Ain hosts region's first adventure travel summit

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that Al Ain will be the first Arab destination to host the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart, a report said. Expected to attract


Bahraini travellers to Turkey up 43pc in 2017

Turkey’s appeal to GCC travellers continues to grow year after year, with the country recording a 43.43 per cent rise in the number of travellers from Bahrain in 2017. According to the latest data released by the Turkish Consulate General Cultural and Information Office in


RJ invites customers to choose new loyalty programme name

Royal Jordanian (RJ) is inviting its fans, customers and frequent flyers to take part in renaming the airline’s loyalty programme by submitting their suggestions through RJ’s social media channels. Rebranding the name of the frequent flyer programme comes in line with


AQA, Qatar Airways plan rebranding of Italian airline

Italy's Meridiana airline has announced plans to rebrand as Air Italy, according to AQA Holding, the new parent company of the airline, in which Qatar Airways holds 49 per cent. During a press conference in Milan, Marco Rigotti, chairman of Alisarda and AQA Holding; Akbar Al


Saudi firm eyes stake in Accor property unit

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) is in talks with international hotel operator Accor to acquire a 15 per cent stake of its property business, said a report. The potential transaction could value to SR28.66 billion ($7.64 billion),


Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR gets top honour

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR was again recognised at the recent UAE Business Awards organised by MEA Markets magazine, taking home the the title of 'Best Short Stay Accommodation in Dubai'. A back to back win, the property was also named as the 'Most Accommodating R


IHG's avid hotels available for franchising in Mexico

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has announced that avid hotels, its new high-quality midscale brand, is now available for franchising in Mexico. The launch of the brand in Mexico closely follows the introduction of avid hotels in the US and Canada last fall, where the compan


InterCon plans new hotel near Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Holiday Inn Express Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport. Located within walking distance to terminals D, E and F at Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia&rsquo

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