Saturday 25 January 2020

Big jump in assistance requests for passengers with intellectual disabilities

Requests for assistance for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities have seen an increase of 342 per cent in Middle East and Africa, following a 10-month long campaign to raise awareness of a dedicated Special Service Request (SSR) booking code by travel technology company, Travelport


First Fairfield by Marriott hotel to open in Saudi Arabia

Marriott International has signed a landmark agreement with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to open a 2,600-room Fairfield by Marriott property in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The agreement is expected to deliver the first Fairfield by Marriott property to the Middle East and Africa region, create th


Fringe festival debuts in the UAE

The world-famous Fringe Festival has made its debut in the Middle East with its first event in Sharjah. Presented by Shurooq from January 16 – February 1, more than 600 family entertainment performances are being presented by more than 50 artists from around the world.   


Millennium Hotels MEA names new VP technical services

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has promoted Mohanad AlHuniti to the role of vice president technical services. AlHuniti will be directly reporting to Kevork Deldelian, chief executive officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA. AlHuniti joined Millennium Hot


Saudi group to open more hotels in kingdom

Mohammad Abdulaziz Al Rajhi and Sons Investment Co. celebrated its contribution towards the major boost in Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning hospitality industry at a board meeting held at the company’s latest hotel project – voco Al Khobar.   Owned by heirs of Shei


Plaza Premium Lounge opens in Dubai airport

Plaza Premium Lounge, the world's largest independent lounge network, is bringing its award-winning experience to Dubai with the opening of its first lounge at Dubai International's (DXB) Terminal 3.   Situated on the upper level overlooking departure gates A2 and A3,


Chinese New Year celebrations at Al Maryah Island

Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, will once again host its renowned Chinese New Year celebrations, welcoming the Abu Dhabi community for the seventh consecutive year. Visitors of all ages will enjoy an array of events on Al Maryah Island’s wa


Centara welcomes new corporate director of revenue

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, has appointed Stefan Wolf as corporate director of revenue and distribution. A German national with over 25 years of experience with leading regional and global hospitality brands, Wolf will be responsible for o


Farnborough Airport announces record air traffic movements for 2019

UK's Farnborough Airport has announced record air traffic movements for a third consecutive year, surpassing the previous record from 2018 for the highest ever number of total annual movements. For the full year 2019, Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air tra


16 floating hotels planned for World Cup 2022

Qetaifan Projects, a Katara Hospitality owned company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Admares for the construction and operation of 16 floating hotels on the shores of Qetaifan Island North in Qatar.   The hotels will provide accommodation for the

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