Tuesday 6 October 2015

Gulf Air partners with ACP to offer global rail solutions

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has collaborated with ACP Rail International, a leading distributor of rail passes and train tickets to travellers from around the world, allowing them to book and purchase rail tickets for travel across the globe.   Wit


Big Emirates orders at Dubai Airshow 'unlikely'

Emirates airlines indicated on Sunday that it won't be announcing any big orders at next month's Dubai Airshow and said it wouldn't make a decision this year on whether to purchase Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 twin-aisle jets. Tim Clark, the airline's president, aske


Action Hotels plans to expand mid-market property portfolio

Action Hotels, a leading three- and four-star hotel developer the Middle East and Australia, has revealed plans to expand its mid-economy hotels portfolio by rolling out properties under the management of AccorHotels. Sheikh Mubarak A M Al Sabah, the group's founder and chair


Ethiopia aims to triple visitor numbers by 2020

Ethiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. Buoyed by huge spending on infrastructure and an expansion of its services and agricultural sectors, Addis Ababa expects an


Flydubai receives 50th aircraft

Dubai-based flydubai has received its 50th aircraft, a Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, thus completing the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer, flydubai, said: “In the six years since flydubai was launched, we have


Qatar Airways to launch direct daily flights to Sydney

Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch daily direct services from Doha to Sydney starting from March 1, 2016, the third Australian city in the Qatar Airways network. Currently, the Doha-based carrier operates daily non-stop flights to Melbourne and Perth with a total of 14 service


Emirates commences second daily service to Boston

Dubai’s Emirates airline has launched its second daily service from Dubai International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in the US. The new service, flight EK239, departs Dubai at 3:20 am and arrives in Boston at 8:55 am. The return flight, EK240, will de


Jannah's Eastern Mangroves Suites celebrates two years

Eastern Mangroves Suites Hotel, a unit of regional hospitality chain Jannah Group, recently held a function to mark two years of operation. The celebratory event was attended by Graham Cooke, president and founder of World Travel Award, as well as other executives, travel and tourism i


Ajman delegation meets key officials in Milan

A delegation from the Ajman government visiting Milan Expo 2015 recently held four separate meetings with key officials of the city to gather information about Milan and learn best practices in organising a huge international exhibition. The team, headed by Saeed Almatrooshi, sec


Connections appoints regional director for Middle East

Connections, a division of London-headquartered Travel Weekly Group, has appointed Gamal Sadek as the new regional director to develop its presence in the Middle East. Sadek, who is also the general manager of Dubai-based Al Ketbi Consultancy since 2008, will focus on deepening the Con

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