Monday 8 March 2021

Saudi Tourism launches virtual trade roadshow

The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) has launched an international virtual roadshow under the ‘Journeys in Arabia’ platform, which aims to inform and inspire travel trade partners about the diverse products and experiences on offer in Saudi. The virtual roadshow provides a for


ICAO partners with Iata on runway safety training

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will partner with the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) on a new runway safety training programme. The new online Global Reporting Format for Runway Surfac


Oman hotel guest numbers down 49% in January

The total number of guests in the (3-5) star category in Oman fell by 49.5% at the end of January 2021 to stand at 78,451 guests compared to 155,488 guests for the same period of 2020, a report said. Meanwhile, the as the occupancy rate reached 27%, reported Oman News Agency


GHM plans new Chedi resort for Qatar

GHM, a lux boutique hotel management company, has announced plans to open a new luxury resort, composed of 59 rooms and suites as well as 32 chalets and villas at Katara Cultural Village in Qatar’s capital city, Doha.   Developed by the Qatari real estate


HMH appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), a pioneering hotel management company in the Middle East and North Africa, has appointed hospitality industry veteran Michael Zager as its new Chief Operating Officer.   Michael Zager joins HMH as a seasoned indu


Deutsche Hospitality to expand in ME, new VP named

Deutsche Hospitality, a leading German hospitality group with five unique hotel brands under its portfolio, has recently announced the appointment of Siegfried Nierhaus as Vice President of the Middle East.    With determined and imminent growth


Dubai Airshow to launch startup event Vista

Dubai Airshow 2021 is introducing its new dedicated startup event, Vista, which will be a platform for innovators, creators and market disruptors to display the latest technologies and play a part in accelerating the future of the aerospace and defence industries.   


Etihad Airways extends Covid-19 insurance

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has extended its Covid-19 global wellness insurance cover until September 30, 2021.    Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales & Cargo, Etihad Airways, said: “Extending Etihad’s Covid-19 glob


AlUla Old Town opens to visitors

AlUla Old Town, one of four significant heritage sites in AlUla, has welcomed its first visitors back after a three year hiatus for extensive restoration and conservation in sections of the town’s tightly packed stone and mudbrick buildings. The site, the home of ancient Ki


Contactless tech to define post-Covid travel: report

Airports, airlines and other big companies like Amazon and Disney have implemented in new solutions in order to minimise the spread of viruses and reduce the interaction between passengers and staff – ranging from contactless check-in and security processes, to ‘Zero-Touch’ IF

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