Wednesday 13 December 2017

easyJet wins EU nod to buy Air Berlin assets

British budget airliner easyJet has received European Commission approval for its recent agreement to acquire part of Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport. The acquisition will result in easyJet operating 25 aircraft from Berlin Tegel Airport. The agreement inclu


8 ways to enjoy winter in Azerbaijan

As the days grow cooler and darker in the Middle East, Azerbaijan gets ready to welcome winter. In many regions, the shortened days with frigid temperatures seem like a turnoff, but in Azerbaijan those days call for celebrations. Winter presents an assortment of activities and fe


'Mice a highly promising niche within tourism'

The Middle East is fast becoming a promising and attractive destination for the meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions (Mice) industry as the Middle East Events and Mice business has reportedly been witnessing a growth rate of 5.5 per cent annually in meeting attendance since 2000.


Etihad confirms Casablanca as new Dreamliner destination

Etihad Airways has unveiled plans to operate its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Casablanca route, effective May 1, 2018.   Casablanca will be the first North African destination to be served by Etihad Airways’ next generation aircraft which is f


Radisson Blu opens new hotel in Beirut

Hospitality group Radisson Blu has announced the opening of its second hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. The 127-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun opened its doors in Verdun, one of the capital’s most prestigious and fashionable shopping and residential districts.


Emirates to fly over 420,000 travellers this weekend

Emirates expects one of its highest passenger traffic periods for 2017 this upcoming weekend, which will start from Thursday, December 14 as travelers head home or abroad for the holiday season. More than 420,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai Int


Marassi Al Bahrain gears up for wellness fest

Marassi Al Bahrain, the kingdom's unique waterfront project being developed by Eagle Hills Diyar, is  hosting its debut Wellness Festival - with focus on fitness, nutrition and body care - on December 16. Set to be the largest of its kind in Bahrain, Marassi Al Bahrain W


Mövenpick named world’s most sustainable hotel group

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been named the world’s most sustainable hotel group for the second year running by world-renowned certification body Green Globe. The international hospitality firm has also been hailed a “global sustainability leader” in


Rove Hotels now part of the ‘U By Emaar’

Rove Hotels, a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Meraas, is the latest group to join 'U by Emaar',  a customer loyalty programme that brings added value for guests across the breadth of participating venues under the company.   All four operational Rove Hotel


Etihad offer special fares for Bahrain National Day

Etihad Airways is marking this year’s Bahraini National Day on December 16 with specials discounts of on flights from Bahrain to 46 destinations, including those in the Indian Subcontinent, the UK, and the US. Travellers can avail a discount if 10 per cent for bookings made

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