Wednesday 16 October 2019

Discover Russia's cultural capital St. Petersburg

Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its fascinating history and ornate architectu


Marriott opens first Four Points by Sheraton in Doha

Four Points by Sheraton Doha, part of Marriott International, has officially opened, marking the brand’s debut in the country. The re-branded property will add 120 rooms to the city and will reflect the brand’s promise of ‘travel reinvented’, providing eve


Grand Millennium Business Bay marks first anniversary

Grand Millennium Business Bay in Dubai recently celebrated its first year anniversary of the hotel and its outlets at Beau Rivage Bistro. Anniversary celebrations were held on October 10 in the presence of the hotel’s management, Beau Rivage team and a group of hotel guests


Jumeirah Group properties win top Condé Nast titles

Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mina A'Salam taking the top spot in two categories.  The iconic Burj Al Arab was recognized at number 1 in the Top 15 Hotels in the Middle


Global city leaders discuss 'smart destinations' at UNWTO summit

City leaders from around the world met in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Urban Tourism Summit. The summit enjoyed the highest level of political support, with the president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meeting with the se


Hilton announces new leadership for MEA & Turkey region

Hilton today announced that Jochem-Jan Sleiffer has been appointed to the position of area president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey (MEA&T) in succession to Rudi Jagersbacher, who has chosen to step down following 40 years of service with Hilton. These changes, effective J


ME travel sector spending on IoT tech to increase by 22pc

The Middle East’s travel and tourism industry is expected to increase its spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology by 22 per cent by 2022, according to data published ahead of the inaugural edition of Travel Forward, which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020


Swedish 'Forest' to come up at Expo 2020 Dubai

The construction of Sweden's pavilion at the Expo 2020 world exhibition in Dubai officially began last week to the tunes of a haunting melody inspired by traditional folk music and ancient Swedish herd calling. Instead of the traditional ground-breaking with hardhats and shov


UAE sees spike in online hiring in hospitality sector

Online ‘Hospitality and Travel’ related occupations in the UAE have increased by 37 per cent from Q3 2018, according to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI). The ‘Hospitality’ sector also witnessed a 21 per cent increase in online hiring during the sa


VFS Global visa centre in Abu Dhabi opens in new location

VFS Global officially inaugurated its newly relocated Abu Dhabi Joint Visa Application Centre at a more comfortable and premium location, in the presence of officials from the respective Governments and Embassies served. The new centre is situated at Level B2 (Lower Ground), The

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