Sunday 28 August 2016

Miami hotel bookings slow, airfares fall since Zika outbreak

Travellers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows. Hotels sold 2.9 per cent fewer rooms in Miami's central business d


Jannah introduces special offer on membership

The UAE-based Jannah Hotels and Resorts has introduced a limited time special offer on its memberships with exclusive benefits. For price of Dh5,200 ($1,415), guests will receive a range benefits for a full year at all Jannah Hotels and Resorts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


KLM to resume service to Tehran from Oct 30

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume service to the Iranian capital of Tehran from October 30, the airline said. Tehran will be the 14th new destination KLM has added to its network in 2016. Four weekly services will be operated between Schiphol and Tehran, supplem


Etihad celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Etihad Airways has marked Emirati Women’s Day by announcing that more than half of the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots. Aisha Al Mansoori recalls being mesmorised by the aerial activity at Al Ain Air Show in 2007. Nowadays, she is


Win a weightless flight with Zero-G

Zero Gravity Corporation (Zero-G), a provider of weightless flight in the US, is awarding four lucky winners the chance to experience weightless flight to celebrate its 400th commercial flight. Zero-G will run a video contest for its social media fans to choose the winners. Conte


Japan's ANA grounds some Dreamliners

Japan's biggest airliner ANA has started grounding some of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets for checks on the Rolls-Royce engines on them for corrosion. The airline, with a fleet of 50 Dreamliners, cancelled nine flights using the aircraft on Friday and may have to cancel more


Sky Prime wins licence for Saudi domestic flights

Sky Prime Aviation Services has become the latest aviation company in Saudi Arabia to be awarded a national air operator licence under an ongoing liberalisation of the kingdom's aviation market. The company, which provides private jets, received the licence for chartered flig


Oman showcases 'luxury tourism' hotspots

Luxury tourism is emerging as one of the biggest trends in the travel sector with many travelers seeking quest for new luxurious horizons. With affluent travellers seeking personalised experiences and indulgences at unique locations, Oman's tourism ministry throws light on some of its amazi


Serbian graduates on track with Etihad engineering training

A group of students from Belgrade in Serbia have completed the first phase of their engineering training in the UAE and will now commence the next stage of their practical learning with Etihad Airways Engineering.   The students are from one of several batches of engineering


Qatar Airways offers exclusive Haj kits to pilgrims

Qatar Airways is embracing the spirit of Haj by providing pilgrims with exclusive Haj kits designed and assembled with items to assist them during their spiritual journey. The Haj kits will be offered to all passengers travelling for pilgrimage on the airline’s flights to J

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