Saturday 25 May 2019

Airbnb launches in Arabic

Airbnb has announced that its global accommodation and experiences platform will now be available in Arabic to enable its growing community across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region to access an even more seamless travel experience. The localised web platform and iOS


Frankfurt beckons GCC Eid holidaymakers

Frankfurt, the second most frequented city in Germany by GCC tourists, is promoting its myriad of tourist attractions, shopping facilities, cultural festivals and medical clinics to attract holidaymakers from the Gulf during the forthcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday and the summer season.


UAE aviation authority opens new air accident investigation lab

UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has announced the opening of an Air Accident Investigation Laboratory in Abu Dhabi, a report said. The new lab, established by the Air Accident Investigation Sector (AAIS) at the authority's headquarters, was inaugurated by Sa


Turkish Airlines to open two new lounges at Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines has announced that it will open two new passenger lounges for Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite Plus & Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers at its new home base - Istanbul Airport. There are currently three lounges open – the T


Avani Hotels & Resorts names new VP - operations

Avani Hotels & Resorts, one of Asia’s fastest growing upscale brands, has appointed Javier Pardo as vice president of operations for Avani Hotels & Resorts. Pardo reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Minor Hotels, and is based at the region


International tourist arrivals to ME up 8pc in Q1

International tourist arrivals to the Middle East continued to grow, with the region experiencing an 8 per cent growth in arrivals in the first three months of the year, new data showed. According to the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Org


Etihad launches special programme for UAE senior citizens

The Ministry of Community Development (MoCD) and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch the Etihad Senior Emiratis 'Basma' Programme, which offers UAE nationals over the age of 60 an exclusive programme of benefits when


Wyndham Hotels signs three new properties in Dubai

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is rapidly expanding its presence in the Middle East and Africa, announcing the signing of three new hotels with Ithra, an investment arm of the Dubai government, located on the Deira waterfront area. Unveiling details of the upcoming properties, Pano


Expedia continues ‘big push’ into the Middle East

Expedia, one of the world's leading travel companies, is ramping up efforts to position itself as the leader in the online travel booking space, especially in the Middle East, which is picking up the pace in the online market. "The Middle East is a very important market for us


Oyo Hotels launches 'lite' version of app

Oyo Hotels & Homes, South Asia’s largest and fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes and living spaces, has announced the global launch of OYO Lite, a lighter version of the consumer app. The new Lite app incorporates all the functionalities of the

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