Tuesday 28 July 2015

Millennium Abu Dhabi staff visit special needs centre

Officials from the Millennium Corniche Abu Dhabi Hotel, a leading five-star property in the UAE capital, visited the Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs as part of efforts to raise awareness about developmental disabilities. James Wilson, general manager, Nevine Albert, dire


Qatar tourist numbers up 7pc in H1

Qatar saw tourist numbers increase by 7 per cent in the first half of the year compared to the same period a year ago, said a report. Data from Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) Mid-Year Tourism Performance Report for 2015 showed that GCC nationals topped the tourist chart, with th


China plans new cruise link to disputed Paracel islands

Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets. China began cruises on the Coconut Princess on a trial basis from the southe


Regent Seven Seas offers travel agents special deal

Travel agents across the Middle East can claim a free iPad mini on booking a suite on any of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The iPad mini will be offered on fully paid bookings made via Cruise Master up to March 31, 2016. Payments are to be made in full by September 30, the compa


Eurotunnel service ‘normal’ after migrant disruption

Eurotunnel said on Sunday it had resumed "normal service" and British police said they had lifted traffic management measures around the Channel Tunnel after migrants in France disrupted travel on Saturday. But ferry operator DFDS Seaways said it had suspended its Dover


Lulu in deal to build $170m hotel in London

Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group International has partnered with London developer Galliard Homes in a £110 million ($170.5 million) agreement to create a 92,000-sq-ft five-star hotel at Great Scotland Yard in the UK capital. The hotel refurbished Edwardian building was the locat


Oman Air, Riyada sign SME development MoU

Flag carrier Oman Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Riyada, offering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) greater ease of access to the airline’s supply chain. Riyada, the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprise Development, is a governme


Marriott launches 'Project Canvas' in the Mideast

Hospitality group Marriott International is looking to nurture local entrepreneurship as well as support the creation of home-grown concepts with the launch of its international campaign, 'Project Canvas', in the Middle East. The initiative, which builds on Marriott Inter


Etihad passenger numbers up 12pc during Eid

National carrier Etihad Airways experienced one of its busiest travel periods during Eid-Al-Fitr with 291,518 guests flying across its global network – up 12 per cent on the 260,641 guests flown during the same period last year. The load factor out of Abu Dhabi during this


Second Hyatt Place hotel opens in Dubai

Hyatt Hotels, a leading global hospitality group, has officially opened Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square, marking the second Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East and the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in the UAE emirate. Developed in collaboration with wasl group’s hospitality and lei

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