Thursday 19 October 2017

Gulf Air showcases Bahrain to Russian media

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, gave a number of Russian lifestyle and travel media representatives the opportunity to visit and explore Bahrain with a familiarization trip jointly hosted with Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. During the visit, media representatives expe


Dubai Tourism announces winners of Futurism Competition

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced the names of the winners of the Dubai Tourism Futurism Competition, launched in partnership with Gitex Future Stars. The competition, held for the first time this year, featured two key categ


Etihad to trial new 'hand baggage only' fare option

Etihad Airways will launch a new 'hand baggage only' fare option on two key routes this winter season, for bookings between October 18 to December 18, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is required.   The trial fare incl


Millennium Hotels joins forces with Al Jalila Foundation

Millennium Hotels and Resorts have announced a partnership with non-profit organisation Al Jalila Foundation. Dedicated to furthering healthcare research and education, the foundation was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Mini


Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq appoints two new top executives

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa has appointed Emre Kirazci as the new director of sales and marketing along with Marie-Claire McCartney as the new Thalassa manager of the Thalassa Sea & Spa. A Turkish national, Kirazci joins Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea &


New GM named for upcoming W Dubai - The Palm

Anne Scott has been named the general manager of the upcoming W Dubai – The Palm, which is set to shake up the global gateway of Dubai, on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, in 2018. Scott joins W Dubai – The Palm after eight years in Asia Pacific, where she held the role of g


Kempinski Summerland Hotel gets top honour

Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort was named “Lebanon’s Hospitality Project of the Year 2017” during the 14th edition of the annual conference “Business Warriors” held by Lebanon Opportunities Magazine on October 11. Nadia Madi, director of Sale


Bahrain gears up for fifth IGN Convention

Tarteeb for Events Production & Services announced it will be hosting the fifth edition of the IGN Convention during a press conference that was held at the Capital Club in the Bahrain Financial Harbour on October 16.   The press conference was attended by the events stra


Airbus, Bombardier sign C Series partnership

Airbus SE and Bombardier have signed an agreement to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unl


ME carriers’ fleet size to more than double by 2036

The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast. The Middle East will need some 2,590 new aircraft by 2036, for replacement of 520 older generatio

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