Friday 24 January 2020

Bahrain gears up for major shopping extravaganza

The 31st edition of the Autumn Fair, organised by Informa Markets, will be officially inaugurated under the patronage of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed R. Alzayani on January 23 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The nine-day shop


Oman airports receive over 16m passengers till Nov 2019

The total number of passengers travelling through airports in Oman (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm) until the end of November 2019 reached 16.21 million passengers. Meanwhile, the number of flights landing and departing from Muscat, Salalah and Sohar International Airports by th


Oman hotel revenues up 7.3pc

The total revenues of Omani hotels in the three-to-five-star category rose by 7.3 per cent to RO202.2 million ($523,7 million) till the end of November 2019 compared to RO188.4 million ($487.9 million) for the same period of the previous year. However, hotel occupancy rates fell


Radisson Hotel Group inks new property deal in Oman

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Muscat Ghala Heights in Oman. The newest addition brings the group’s portfolio up to eight hotels across five brands – including Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Rad


Tayach named cluster GM for Kempinski properties in Doha

Kempinski Hotels has appointed Karim Tayach as the new cluster general manager of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha & Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha. He joins Kempinski from his most recent assignment as general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.


Big jump in assistance requests for passengers with intellectual disabilities

Requests for assistance for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities have seen an increase of 342 per cent in Middle East and Africa, following a 10-month long campaign to raise awareness of a dedicated Special Service Request (SSR) booking code by travel technology company, Travelport


First Fairfield by Marriott hotel to open in Saudi Arabia

Marriott International has signed a landmark agreement with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to open a 2,600-room Fairfield by Marriott property in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The agreement is expected to deliver the first Fairfield by Marriott property to the Middle East and Africa region, create th


Fringe festival debuts in the UAE

The world-famous Fringe Festival has made its debut in the Middle East with its first event in Sharjah. Presented by Shurooq from January 16 – February 1, more than 600 family entertainment performances are being presented by more than 50 artists from around the world.   


Millennium Hotels MEA names new VP technical services

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has promoted Mohanad AlHuniti to the role of vice president technical services. AlHuniti will be directly reporting to Kevork Deldelian, chief executive officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA. AlHuniti joined Millennium Hot


Saudi group to open more hotels in kingdom

Mohammad Abdulaziz Al Rajhi and Sons Investment Co. celebrated its contribution towards the major boost in Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning hospitality industry at a board meeting held at the company’s latest hotel project – voco Al Khobar.   Owned by heirs of Shei

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