Thursday 24 June 2021

Ethiopian starts operating flights with fully vaccinated crew

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest carrier, has started operating flights with fully vaccinated crew to keep travellers safe in light of the pandemic.   Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We are pleased to operate flights


Mandarin Oriental releases progress update on eliminating single-use plastic

In October 2019, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic (SUP) across its portfolio of luxury hotels by the end of March 2021.   Three months on from that deadline, the Group has made significant progress towards meeting the goa


Qatar deploys innovative screening system at airport security

Qatar's Hamad International Airport (HIA), in partnership with Smiths Detection, has installed an innovative screening technology at its security checkpoint that will deliver unprecedented levels of security, customer service and efficiency.    The new


Qatar Airways to operate double-daily flights to Lagos

In response to high demand, Qatar Airways has increased its service to Nigeria’s financial centre, Lagos, to two daily flights starting from July 1.    Operated by state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 sea


Abu Dhabi announces updated list of Green List destinations

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated list of ‘Green List’ destinations.    Passengers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in A


Abu Dhabi to resume cruise trips in September

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced it will resume receiving cruise liners in the emirate from September 1, after months of closure in 2020 due to the Covid-19 precautionary measures, said a report.   In 2019, ma


100pc of hotels in Qatar now 'Qatar Clean' certified

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) marks a milestone in its Qatar Clean programme, with 100 per cent of QNTC-licensed hotels now "Qatar Clean" certified.    Launched in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in June 2020, QNTC


World’s top hotel brands lose nearly $23bn in brand value

As holidays are cancelled and people are instructed to work from home, the hospitality sector has reached an almost complete standstill both from tourism, as well as corporate travel.   As a result, the total value of the top 50 most valuable hotel brands has de


Bahrain to update entry procedures

The Civil Aviation Affairs has announced that an update of the entry procedures via Bahrain International Airport will take effect on June 25, said a report.   The move is in line with the directives of the Executive Committee and the recommendation of the Natio


Kleindienst launches Dubai brokerage for holiday home properties

The Kleindienst Group, a leading property developer in the UAE, said it has teamed up with Re/Max, one of the world’s leading real estate brokerage firms, to create Re/Max Island, a Dubai-based brokerage firm that specialises in island premium holiday home properties.

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