Tuesday 20 August 2019

Boeing delays delivery of ultra-long range 777X

Boeing has delayed the entry into service of an ultra-long range version of its forthcoming 777X widebody, the US planemaker has said.   The fresh delay comes as the grounding of Boeing’s money-spinning 737 MAX single-aisle entered a sixth month in August,


Al Bustan Centre & Residence hosts wellness workshop for employees

Al Bustan Centre & Residence, a popular hotel-apartment in the heart of Dubai, recently hosted a wellness workshop with Lifestyle Kinetics to bring the employee wellness program into action, as part of its Responsible Awareness Program. Workplace stress is evident among emplo


Swiss-Belhotel unveils major expansion plans in Vietnam

Global hospitality management chain Swiss-Belhotel International has revealed plans for a major expansion of its portfolio in Vietnam.   At present, the group operates one hotel in Vietnam, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam, an enchanting upscale retreat in the country’s Centra


Second shortlist unveiled for International Travel & Tourism Awards

The second line-up of shortlisted candidates for the International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM, has been revealed. More than 90 nominations have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards scheme, now in its second year, as the awards will celebrate the


New Souk Okaz format enhances tourist experience

Souk Okaz, part of the annual Taif Season currently underway in Taif, Saudi Arabia, is featured in a new format this year, including the introduction of the Arab Neighborhood, which features pavilions showcasing 11 Arab countries.   The infrastructure


M Hotel Makkah by Millennium gets top recognition

M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a five-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, has scooped up the “Best Value Luxury Hotel" award from the Hotel of The Year Awards. Every year, the Hotel of the Year Awards recognises and rewards hotels and spas that d


Central Hotels launches new loyalty programme

Central Hotels has announced the launch of an extraordinary loyalty scheme, ‘VIP Loyalty Programme’, opening a world of privileges for its repeat customers. The participating hotels in the scheme include the Royal Central Hotel The Palm, Canal Central Hotel Business B


Adnec pumps $626.05m into Abu Dhabi economy in H1

The Mice sector in Abu Dhabi continues to generate revenue with the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) and Al Ain Convention Centre (AACC) contributing Dh2.3 billion ($626.05 million) to the Abu Dhabi economy in H1 2019, said a report. The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions


Bahrain showcases pearl diving, local crafts at Souk Okaz

Bahrain is participating in the 13th Souk Okaz, part of Saudi Arabia's Taif Season, with a pavilion that reflects Bahraini culture, including a variety of traditional performances. Covering an area of 6,000-sq-m, the Bahrain Pavilion reflects the kingdom’s culture and h


Royal Caribbean to bring bespoke cruise experience to GCC

Royal Caribbean, one of the leading cruising companies in the world, is preparing to bring its world-renowned sea experience to the GCC region as the cooler season is getting closer. Starting from December, the Jewel Of The Seas will be offering three different cruises, each last

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