Wednesday 4 May 2016

Dubai a world leader in Q1 ADR

Dubai recorded 2016’s highest first-quarter average daily rate (ADR) among major markets around the world, marking the 12th consecutive year that the emirate has led this group of markets in Q1 ADR, said a report. Even with a 10.1 per cent drop in year-over-year comparisons


Samsonite to acquire luxury brand Tumi for $1.8bn

Samsonite, the world’s leading travel luggage brand, has announced plans to acquire luxury brand Tumi for $1.8 billion. The acquisition is expected to significantly expand Samsonite’s presence in the premium business and luggage segment by leveraging Tumi’s best


Oman showcases credentials as ideal summer destination

The Ministry of Tourism showcased a number of exciting “Discover Oman’s Beauty” packages that are being offered to residents of Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which was held in Dubai last month. Oman is rapidly establishing itself a


Dur, Marriott ink $23m hospitality project in Saudi Arabia

Dur Hospitality will be developing the first Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott properties in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia following the signing of a franchise agreement with Marriott International during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai. The SAR87 million


New executive chef at InterContinental Jordan

Ibrahim Al Sharif has been appointed as the new executive chef at the InterContinental Jordan, a leading five star hotel in the country. A Jordanian national, Al Sharif's career span of 15 years has seen him working across many leading brands in Jordan and various other count


First Sri Lanka travel guide in Arabic launched

Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga was presented with the latest edition of the only Arabic language travel guidebook on Sri Lanka, by Emirati author and entrepreneur Heba Al Mansoori. The presentation ceremony took place at the Sri Lankan Pavilion on the sidelines of


New summer promotions at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Families dreaming of a fun summer vacation can take advantage of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts promotional offers around the Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia. The group is offering discounts of up to 30 per cent at several properties for stays from June 1 to


Turkish Airlines jet skids off runway at Kosovo

A Turkish Airlines jet carrying 143 passengers and eight crew from Istanbul skidded off the runway on Monday when landing at Kosovo's sole airport, officials said. "Turkish Airlines flight TK1018 from Istanbul has had a minor incident and fortunately no one was injured,&


Jordan airport welcomes over 1.6m passengers in Q1

Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received a total of 1,639,519 passengers in the first three months of 2016, registering an increase of 8.5 per cent in year-to-date passenger traffic in comparison to Q1 2015. According to statistics released by Airport Interna


Corinthia London welcomes new sales and marketing head

Leading five-star hotel Corinthia London has appointed Stéphane Trycionka, as the new director of sales and marketing. With 11 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, this role will see Trycionka in charge of driving international sales to the flagship Corinthia

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