Sunday 31 May 2015

Oryx Rotana a 'favourite' in Doha

Oryx Rotana Doha, a leading hotel in the Qatari capital, has received three ‘favourite’ awards at the FACT Dining Awards Doha 2015. The hotel has captured the hearts of the city’s bloggers and residents and bagged three awards: Favourite International Restaurant (Choi


Emirates to launch new service to Bologna

Dubai-based Emirates plans to start a daily service to Bologna, Italy, from November 3. The capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna will be Emirates’ fourth Italian destination bringing Emirates’ weekly flights to Italy to 56. Set to be operated b


Private India hospitals go luxe, targets affluent consumers

Cinemas, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical treatment at their luxe facilities. Local hospital firms including Fortis Healt


Jannah Eastern Mangroves awarded for excellence

Eastern Mangroves Suites by Jannah, a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, recently received the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for achieving outstanding traveller reviews on hospitality, accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Now in its fifth year, the award honours hospi


Gulf Hotel loses world record for largest cake

The Gulf Hotel in Bahrain has lost the world record for the largest tiramisu in culinary history. In March, more than 100 Gulf Hotel employees toiled for four-and-a-half hours to put together a 1,969kg version of the coffee-flavoured Italian dessert - made to mark the 30th annive


IS sympathisers ‘may have made airline threats’

Islamic State sympathisers may have been behind more than a dozen threats in the last two days to international flights using US airports or flying over American airspace, US law enforcement and security officials said on Wednesday. However, one official said the FBI has not iden


QAIA sees 8.5pc drop in passenger numbers

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), Jordan's largest airport located in Amman, witnessed an 8.5 per cent year-to-date decrease in passengers during the first four months of the year, recording 2,089,816 passengers compared to 2,282,894 during the same period in 2014. Thi


Etihad delivers $2.9bn to US economy, supports 23,400 jobs; study

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will contribute $2.9 billion to the US economy and support 23,400 American jobs this year, a new research by the global consultancy Oxford Economics revealed. The study, commissioned by Etihad Airways, projects that by 2020, the ai


Spanish air traffic controllers to strike in June

Spanish air traffic controllers are to strike over four days in June, a union spokeswoman said on Wednesday, in a dispute over penalties given by airport operator AENA to controllers for a 2010 strike. They will strike on June 8, 10, 12 and 14 for two hours each morning and two hours e


Airbus asks CEO to stay, faces rift with Spain on board

Airbus Group ended the suspense over the future of its chief executive on Wednesday, saying its board had asked German-born Tom Enders to serve for at least one more term after his mandate expires in 2016. Chairman Denis Ranque announced the move at the start of an annual shareholder m

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