Thursday 11 February 2016

Big UAE participation at India tourism show

The UAE is set to be the largest destination exhibitor at the Outbound Travel Market 2016 (OTM 2016), India's biggest travel trade show, being held later this month. To be held in Mumbai, India’s largest source market of travel, OTM 2016 will run from February 18 to 20


Gulf Air to boost Jeddah operations

Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, will boost its service to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, this month with plans to operate four daily flights between Bahrain International Airport and King Abdulaziz International Airport. The new frequency will come into effect from February 22.


Emirates boosts management team in Saudi Arabia

Emirates Airline has announced three appointments to its senior management team for key operational functions in Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, divisional senior vice president commercial operations, centre for Emirates Airline said: “The commercial team promotions in the


One to One Hotels appoints top executives

One to One Hotels and Resorts, an Abu Dhabi-based hotel operator, has appointed two key executives to support the chain’s rapid expansion in Saudi Arabia. Ansal Thaha has been welcomed as the regional operations manager for the Marbia Suites One to One Hotels & Resorts, manag


BA launches new loyalty programme in Kuwait

British Airways has launched its revitalised On Business loyalty scheme, which will help Kuwait’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make even more of their travel budgets.   The new offering brings together the business loyalty programmes of British Airways, Ibe


TUI looks to new destinations as Turkey bookings slump

TUI Group, the world's largest tour operator, reported a 40 per cent drop in bookings to Turkey this summer due to safety concerns and said it was investing in Cape Verde and Bulgaria as alternatives to security-threatened North Africa. Turkey is especially popular with German tour


British Airways to fly from Stansted

British Airways said it would begin flying from Stansted Airport, establishing a presence at London's No.3 airport for the first time and bringing it into direct competition with budget carrier Ryanair on leisure routes. BA, owned by International Airlines Group, said on Tues


ADCB to roll out new website, market growth initiatives

An improved website and initiatives to garner multi-stakeholder and partner bid development support for the emirate’s business events sector will be rolled out by the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (ADCB) at ibtm arabia today (February 9). Running till February 11 at Jumeirah


Al Habtoor Group buys Hilton Hotel Wembley

UAE conglomerate Al Habtoor Group has purchased the Hilton London Wembley in a move to boost the group’s international hospitality portfolio. Khalaf Al Habtoor, the chairman of Al Habtoor Group, said: “I am delighted with the addition of the Hilton London Wembley. I h


Jazeera Airways posts $51.2m net profit

Jazeera Airways, a low-cost carrier based in Kuwait, has reported a net profit of KD15.4 million ($51.2 million) for 2015. The airline reported positive results last year compared to figures recorded in 2014, when it posted a pre-transaction net profit of KD17.4 million ($57.9 million)

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