Saturday 17 February 2018

Three Centara resorts named best hotels for families

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in Pattaya was ranked #1 in Thailand, while Centara Grand Beach Resort in Phuket was #4 and Centara Karon Beach Resort, also in Phuket, was #7 in the family category of Travelers’ Choice Awards released by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel web


Cathay Pacific offers Hong Kong tour to UAE travellers

UAE travellers transferring or staying in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific will now be able to enrich their experience with the benefit of complimentary tours and special offers provided by the airline and the Hong Kong Tourism Board. ‘Experience Hong Kong’s highlights&r


Passenger traffic tops 900,000 at DWC in 2017

Change in UAE visa regulations offering Russian visitors visa on arrival last year propelled Dubai World Central’s (DWC) traffic to more than 900,000 passengers in 2017, according to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. DWC welcomed 904,940 passenger


Ritz-Carlton, DIFC appoints new chefs

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has appointed Andreas Schatzschneider as the hotel’s newest executive chef, and Emanuele Saracino as the executive pastry chef. Joining the hotel with over 24 years of experience, Andreas will oversee a collectio


Emirates appoints UAE nationals to key roles

Dubai-based Emirates has announced several management appointments with top Emirati talent in key country management positions in the Far East and Africa. The commercial appointments further demonstrate the airline’s commitment to strengthening its strategic direction and c


ME hotel room construction up 22.4pc in January

The number of hotel rooms under construction in the Middle East during January has risen by 22.4 per cent compared with the same month of 2017, said STR, a global provider of analytics and marketplace insights. The Africa room construction total represented a 13.8 per cent decrea


VisitBritain launches campaign to woo GCC tourists

Britain’s national tourism agency VisitBritain has launched a new marketing campaign in the GCC to boost tourism to Britain. The ‘I Travel For…’ digital marketing campaign was officially launched in the GCC at a VisitBritain reception at Dubai Opera House


W Dubai -The Palm launches talent search

W Dubai – The Palm, a 350-key hotel owned by Al Sharq Investments, has initiated a talent recruitment drive in anticipation of its launch in the summer of 2018. W Dubai – The Palm has been activating its talent search for 500 W-minded individuals, including its search


Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

Voom, a global premier on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercia


Ascott eyes 160,000 residential units in 5 years

CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is ramping up its expansion with a target to double its portfolio to 160,000 units globally by 2023. Hot on the heels of its recent signing of nine management contracts in China, Ascott

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