Friday 6 December 2019

Theft in hotels – Which items are stolen the most?

Stealing soaps or pens seems harmless for many hotel guests, however, some are so bold that they carry TVs, pianos, mattresses or even stuffed animals out of the hotel. Wellness Heaven, a hotel review portal, has asked 1,157 hoteliers which items are most commonly stolen. In part


Gulf Air and Middle East Airlines ink codeshare deal

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain has announced a codeshare deal with Middle East Airlines-Air Liban, the flag carrier of Lebanon. This agreement will see Middle East Airlines place their ‘ME’ code on Gulf Air flights on the Beirut-Bahrain-Beirut route.


Pratt & Whitney celebrates 100th GTF engine powered A220

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., joined Airbus in celebrating the 100th A220 customer aircraft, exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The A220-300 aircraft is destined to Latvia-based airBaltic. “We are honoured


New chief HR officer for Kempinski Hotels

Kempinski Hotels has appointed Melissa Salibi as chief human resources officer and member of the Management Board. In her new role, she will drive the Kempinski HR agenda worldwide by overseeing the entire spectrum of human resources affairs with the support of the Corporate Huma


Hilton to strengthen Thailand presence

Hilton has announced the upcoming entry of its Hilton Garden Inn brand in Pattaya through a management agreement with Honour Hotel and Retail Co. Ltd. Hilton Garden Inn Pattaya City is expected to make its debut in 2022. There is currently one hotel managed by Hilt


Courtyard by Marriott opens in Germany's Hamburg City

Marriott International has announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg City, the second Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the German business city. The 277-guestroom hotel is set in an unparalleled city centre location with Hamburg’s gastronomic, shopping and cultur


Jumeirah Group adds Italian hotel to international portfolio

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed to operate and manage the renowned Capri Palace in Italy.   Reopening as Capri Palace, Jumeirah in April 2020, this beautiful Italian property enjoys an idyllic location in


Global luxury travel ecosystem worth $1.54trn a year

The global luxury travel ecosystem -  a complex mixture of food & drink, cultural activities, wellness, performance arts and outdoor pursuits that make up the ‘experience economy’ of travel – is worth an estimated $1.54 trillion a year, a report said. A


Bahrain Tourism kicks off roadshow in Russia

In line with its strategy to promote the kingdom of Bahrain to international markets, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) launched its roadshow in Russia, travelling to Moscow and Saint Petersburg from December 1 to 7. The delegation is headed by various BTEA off


DAE managed aircraft portfolio hits $3.5bn

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world, said that its managed aircraft portfolio with current aircraft under management plus mandates to source and manage portfolios for third party investor customers has reached $3.5 billion.

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