Thursday 26 November 2020

Bahrain's Shaikha Mai in race for top UNWTO post

The Government of Bahrain has announced the nomination of Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, for the post of Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).    The nomination re


Deep airline industry losses set to continue into 2021

Deep losses will continue in the airline industry into 2021, even though performance is expected to improve over the period of the forecast, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced in its revised outlook for the industry in 2020 and 2021.   


Emirates offers free hotel stay for layover customers

Emirates has re-launched its Dubai Connect offer which gives customers transiting through its hub a complimentary hotel stay in Dubai. The offer is available to customers booked in all classes with a best connection time that exceeds 10 hours. Dubai Connect ensures that travellin


UAE residents gear up for busy year of travel in 2021

UAE residents are already gearing up for a busy year of travel in 2021, according to new research conducted by Hilton in the UAE. More than half of survey respondents (51 per cent), which included UAE Nationals, said they are planning three or more holidays next year if global tr


Dubai-based RIF Trust expands into China

Dubai-based RIF Trust, part of the Latitude Group, an international leading residency and citizenship by investment advisory, has expanded to China, operating two new offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai as part of its strategic expansion plan. Starting from December 2020, the two o


Germany puts a focus on health and Nature

Germany has flourished as a tourist destination owing to its diverse offerings, stunning natural landscapes, little towns surrounded by nature, as well as a growing medical and wellness industry, said the country’s tourist office in a briefing. In 2019, the central European


Etihad, SITA trial facial biometrics for crew check-in

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has partnered with information technology company SITA to trial the use of facial biometrics in order to check in cabin crew at the airlines Crew Briefing Centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport.   The trial wil


Testing to safely reopen borders backed

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed a manual by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that provides governments a risk-based assessment tool testing programs that could alleviate quarantine rules. The Manual on Testing and Cross Border R


Emaar Hospitality gears up for Address Hotels + Resorts opening

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Dubai-based developer Emaar has announced that its premium beachfront property, Address Beach Resort, being developed by Al Ain Holding, is set to open its doors in the emirate in December.    


Dubai’s Rove Hotels launches live + work package

Dubai’s Rove Hotels has launched its new Live + Work package in collaboration with Dubai Tourism: Department of Commerce and Tourism (DTCM). This co-living package makes sure all the essentials are covered – combining great value, flexible accommodation options with c

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