Wednesday 25 November 2020

ICAO issues new manual on Covid-19 testing

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has issued its new Testing and Cross-border Risk Management Measures Manual for ‎the prevention and management ‎of public health events in civil ‎aviation. The new public


IATA Director General to step down in March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO will step down from his role at the Association effective March 31, 2021. De Juniac made known his intention to step down from the Association several months ago which


IATA plans Travel Pass to help reopen borders safely

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders.     Governments are beginning to use testing as a


Emirates offers free multi-risk travel insurance

In a new, industry-first initiative, Emirates will provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current Covid-19 cover for all customers purchasing an Emirates ticket beginning on December 1.   Offered by Emirates at no additional cost to its customer


Accor plans 112 new properties in expanded MEA region

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. The newly expanded region will now comprise a portfolio of more than 84,000 rooms across 400 hotels.    This regional expansion brings an


London tops, Dubai 6th on world's best cities list

London tops the world's 100 top-performing cities in the annual World's Best Cities Report of Resonance Consultancy, while Dubai is placed sixth on the list.   The ranking is based on each city's performance in the 25 factors analysed and is consider


MEA hotels post highest occupancy since February

Hotels in both the Middle East and Africa recorded their highest absolute occupancy level since February, according to October 2020 data from STR, a leading provider of market data on the hotel industry worldwide. Middle East hotels recorded an occupancy increase of 44.2% during


Ajman Tourism organises ‘Jadara’ programme

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has launched "Jadara" program in cooperation with the Ministry of Community Development to train the emirate’s hospitality workers in the art of dealing with people of determination. The initiative comes in line with &qu


Etihad donates 10,000 scarves to children in Lebanon

Etihad Aviation Group is donating 10,000 scarves to refugee children in Lebanon. This initiative comes as part of the group's effort to support the United Nations in raising awareness about World Children's Day. In collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the dona

More… wins 'best digital design' award at Seamless ME

Jumeirah Group, the luxury hospitality group and member of Dubai Holding, has won Best Digital Design and User Experience at the Seamless Middle East Awards 2020 for its newly enhanced website The win marks another positive outcome of the Group’s ongoing drive

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