Wednesday 29 June 2016

Turkish tourist arrivals mark biggest drop in 22 years

The number of foreign visitors to Turkey fell by more than a third in May, official data showed on Tuesday -  the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a spate of bombings continues to hit tourist arrivals. The decline signals more pain for Turkey'


Virgin Group ‘loses one-third value after Brexit’

Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, said on Tuesday the company had lost about a third of its value since last week's vote by Britons to leave the European Union and had cancelled a deal costing some 3,000 jobs. "We're not any worse than anybody el


Dubai leads ME hotels occupancy rate in May

Dubai hotels recorded the highest May occupancy rates of 86 per cent in the Middle East this year, said an industry expert. “Middle East hotel performance was mixed in the month of May. GCC hotels emerged as the  highest performers in terms of occupancy in May 2016, wi


BIA to launch additional Egypt flights during summer

Additional flights from Bahrain International Airport (BIA) to Egypt will be launched this month to allow 7,626 Egyptian teachers working for the country’s Education Ministry to travel back home for the summer, Bahrain Airport Company said in a statement. The additional fli


Compulsory e-registration for Abu Dhabi Airport passengers

Abu Dhabi International Airport has made it mandatory for passengers to register their passports for electronic use to improve passenger flow at the facility, said a report citing an announcement made by Abu Dhabi Airports Company. The announcement comes as about 85,000 people ar


Oman Air reaffirms support for MOSDs initiatives

National carrier Oman Air has reaffirmed its support for the initiatives of Oman’s Ministry of Social Development (MOSD). In addition, the airline has restated its commitment to sustainable social development and has pledged to continue promoting initiatives which aim to de


Dubai plans 10,000 new hotel rooms in 2016

Around 10,000 new hotel rooms will open in Dubai, UAE throughout 2016, according to the organisers of the upcoming The Hotel Show, a major event for the hotel, restaurant, café and foodservice industry. The Dubai Hotel Market Overview prepared by property consultant JLL re


Ramadan boosts Makkah hotel revenues

The Saudi Arabian city of Makkah was the only major hotel market in the Middle East to experience an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) during the first two weeks of Ramadan. According to an analysis by STR, the market experienced a 1.3 per cent increase in occupancy


Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel offers special Eid package

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, is offering guests a sensational stay during Eid Al-Fitr. The resort's Summer Stay package, which runs from June 16 to September 30, allows guests to complement their stay with a 50 per cent discount for


Tasleeh Entertainment rolls out summer offer

Tasleeh Entertainment, a softair battle gaming zone in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, has introduced an exciting summer offer for children who are shooting enthusiasts and gamers. Attend a comprehensive gun workshop and enjoy unlimited shooting facilities at the Tasleeh Entertainment Summe

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