Friday 20 April 2018

New German visa application centre opens in Muscat

Germany has launched a new visa application centre in Muscat, Oman, providing applicants with enhanced convenience in visa processing services and biometric enrolment formalities. Thomas F. Schneider, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Oman, today attended the openi


Emirates to debut new First Class Private Suite at ATM

Emirates will unveil its new Boeing 777-300ER First Class Private Suite exhibit at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition which will run from April 22 – 25. This year marks Emirates’ 25th year of partnership and commi


Argentina to receive $2bn in tourism investment

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced today that Argentina will receive almost $2 billion in the coming years to develop the tourism sector. The news was delivered to president Mauricio Macri during the forum’s annual Global Summit taking place in Buenos A


Al Hokair Group appoints new CEO

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair has appointed Omar Sami Samara as its chief executive officer for Tourism and Development. Founded in 1975, under the leadership of Sheikh Abdulmohsin Al Hokair, the group has an outstanding portfolio of over 40 hotels com


Adopt global standards, use more data for increased safety - Iata

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travellers by 2036. Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Con


Dubai Airports brings high-street fashion to DXB

Dubai Airports introduces global fashion brand H&M with the opening of a 270-sq-m store at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3. The new outlet stocks a range of fashion and accessories for male, female and younger travellers.   On opening


RJ awards component services contract to Spairliners

Flag carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) has signed a component services contract with Spairliners, a leading integrated component care provider for Embraer E-Jet and Airbus A380 aircraft. Effective from March, the contract covers the component supply and repair management of Royal Jord


Oman Air set for 2018 edition of Arabian Travel Market

Oman Air will be exhibiting next week at the Arabian Travel Market, a key travel and tourism event that will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 22-25. Acting chief executive officer Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief commercial officer Paul Star


2 Minor Hotels Group properties win big at Fact Dining Awards

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara and Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, managed by Minor Hotels Group, bagged four prestigious awards during the Fact Dining Awards Doha 2018. This significant award ceremony is held annually to honour leading food & beverage outlets in


Taj announces Saudi foray with 340-key property

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which operates the Taj brand of hotels, has announced its entry into Saudi Arabia, with a 340-key property in the holy city of Makkah. The new hotel, signed in partnership with Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Company, will be dev

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