Sunday 22 April 2018

GCC hospitality projects value tops $147bn in March

The total value of the hospitality and tourism projects in the GCC region, numbering around 1,156, is more than $147 billion in March, said a report released ahead of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018.   The largest travel and tourism show in the Middle East,


Expo 2020 Dubai eyes travel, Mice firms for ticket sales

Expo 2020 Dubai will be detailing its unique opportunities for travel, tourism and Mice (Meetings, incentives, conferences and events) companies from around the world to become authorised ticket resellers, at the upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM), said a senior official.  


Iran to get 14 ATR, Airbus, Boeing jets this year

Iran will receive 14 new passenger aircraft this year based on agreements signed with Airbus, Boeing and ATR plane-makers, a former deputy roads and urban development minister was quoted as saying in a media report. Iran will receive eight turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft from the F


Russia ‘won’t ban US transit flights’

The Russian government is considering response measures to US sanctions but there will be no ban on transit flights over Russia for US airlines, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov was quoted as saying by Russian news agency Tass. "We are considering various responses


New Beach at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

A destination within a destination awaits visitors to Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, as the property transforms from an urban resort to a complete island resort with the addition of The Four Seasons Beach. Curving along the private island’s sun-drenched southern shore, the


Nobu Hotels to open in Bahrain

Nobu Hotels, the group founded by renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, has set its eyes on Bahrain as it continues to expand its international portfolio,  said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister public


Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan top destinations for UAE travellers

Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Nepal have emerged as the top destination choices for travellers in the UAE in the last 12 months, new data showed. According to an analysis conducted by Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, bookings made in the UAE from April 1, 2017, to M


The Bvlgari Resort Dubai unveils unique Ramdan offering

Merging the elegance of Bvlgari design and the flavours and style of Arabia, The Bvlgari Resort Dubai will be forging its way forward as the latest location for the holy month of Ramadan. As a time to gather with loved ones and create lasting memories with those we hold dear and


Embraer announces new executive VP-finance

Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer has appointed Nelson Krahenbuhl Salgado as its new executive VP - finance and investor relations, replacing José Antonio de Almeida Filippo, who recently resigned from the position.   Salgado, who has been elected as an interim


UAE's largest Holiday Inn opens

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and UAE conglomerate Al-Futtaim have announced the opening of the largest Holiday Inn in the UAE at Dubai Festival City. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of IHG’s global leadership team including Global CEO, Keith Barr and CE

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