Wednesday 29 January 2020

Radisson to open three new hotels in Turkey

Radisson Hotel Group has announced plans to open three more hotels in Turkey this year. Two of these hotels will be in Istanbul’s touristic and historic locations, and the third in Aliağa, Izmir. Radisson Hotel Group’s investment in Turkey continues to grow as the gro


Amadeus and Seera Group strengthen partnership

Amadeus and Seera Group, the Middle East region’s leading provider of travel and tourism services, have strengthened their partnership to drive technology innovation in the region’s tourism sector. This follows a year of successful partnership between the two leading


Riyadh hotels see occupancy boom in 2019

Hotel occupancy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. increased significantly in 2019 and is expected to grow further in 2020, supported by growing tourism and fuelled by key events, such as the G20 Summit and major sporting and entertainment events, according to new data released by global real estate cons


Sharjah Airport welcomes 13.6m passengers

The Sharjah Airport received a record 13.6 million passengers in 2019, posting a year-on-year growth of 13 per cent, said a report. The airport welcomed 12 million passengers in 2018, said a WAM report, citing an official from the Sharjah Airport Authority.


Leva Hotels to manage two properties in Oman

Leva Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with the Golden Group Holding to manage two hotels in Muscat, marking the debut of the Leva brand in Oman. While the 85-room Safeer Continental Hotel will be reflagged as a four-star Leva Hotel, the 61-keys Safeer Plaza Suites will be o


Ascott supports Saudisation in growing hospitality sector

Extending their support to the Saudi Arabia government’s Vision 2030, The Ascott Limited is among the few private companies that have stepped in to support the kingdom’s Saudisation endeavour with its global and local programmes. First introduced in 2016 across a few


Jazeera Airways signs LEAP-1A engine services agreement

Jazeera Airways has signed a long-term rate per flight hours (RPFH) agreement with CFM International to support the LEAP-1A engines that power the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft. The agreement, which is valued at $1.3 billion, covers a minimum of 20 aircraft and


Global tourism sector deals total $5.68bn in Dec 2019

Total tourism and leisure industry deals for December 2019 worth $5.68 billion were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 15.4 per cent over the previous month and a drop of 36.7 per cent when compared with the last 12


Tibet closes all tourist spots over virus concerns

Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region has temporarily suspended the operation of all its scenic attractions to tourists starting on Jan 27 over concerns regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus, a media report said. In line with Tibet's second-level emergency res


RJ launches 24-hour ticket sale

Royal Jordanian is running an online sales promotion today, for one day only, with up to 50% off its tickets to its direct destinations.    Interested travellers can book Economy Class tickets today (Jan 28) until midnight through the airline’s online

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