Tuesday 24 May 2016

New appointments at Marsa Malaz Kempinski

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha has welcomed three new members to its executive team. Christoph Strahm joins as the property's new hotel manager, Matyas Bak has been appointed as director of rooms, and Asif Akash is the new executive housekeeper.


All scenarios possible in EgyptAir crash: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi urged the media on Sunday not to speculate about the cause of an EgyptAir plane crash which killed all 66 people on board, and said all scenarios are still being considered. In a speech he gave at the opening of a fertilizer plant, Sisi sai


Flynas to boost Abu Dhabi frequency

Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas is increasing capacity between its home country and the UAE with new flights linking Abu Dhabi with Riyadh and Jeddah. Begining June 23, flynas will add a second daily service between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, increasing its combined offer with Eti


Millennium & Copthorne to manage new hotel in Dubai

Leading Dubai-based property developer The First Group has appointed Millennium & Copthorne to manage its stylish new hotel in Dubai’s thriving Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) district. The landmark deal was inked on May 19 at an official signing ceremony attended by Ro


Kempinski Palm Jumeirah launches wedding and events brochure

Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah has launched its exclusive Wedding and Events Brochure, showcasing its spectacular outdoor lawns overlooking the Arabian Sea and the endless Dubai skyline.   With focus on both their outdoor venues and their luxurious suites, pe


Gulf Air celebrates 40 Years of Cyprus service

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its direct operations to and from the city of Larnaca in the Republic of Cyprus. A number of regional media members got an opportunity to explore the Mediterranean island with a familiarization


WTM Connect Asia closes on a high note

WTM Connect Asia 2016 closed on a high note with more than 1,800 meetings taking place from May 18 to 20 in Penang, Malaysia. The World Travel Market Portfolio launched the 1-2-1 ratio pod format to facilitate business in the growing Chinese and South East Asian leisure travel ma


Isla brings Latin flavours to The Pearl-Qatar

Hospitality Development Company (HDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Development Company (UDC), announced the soft opening of celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s latest concept, Isla, at The Pearl-Qatar in 2 La Croisette, Porto Arabia. Bringing a new street food experie


Mauritius raises 2016 tourism earnings forecast by 2pc

Mauritius said on Friday that tourism revenue in 2016 will be 1.9 per cent higher than it had previously forecast, after a surge in visitors during the first quarter. Tourism is a valuable source of foreign exchange for Mauritius, an Indian Ocean country known for its luxury spas


Dragon City launches Summer Surprise Month

Dragon City, Bahrain’s flagship wholesale and retail shopping destination, held an official opening ceremony in the mall last week to mark the launch of the Summer Surprise Month, which will run from May 18 to June 18. The Chinese culture themed ceremony heralded the start

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