Monday 8 March 2021

Swiss restaurant Revier re-opens in Dubai

Revier, which offers authentic Swiss ambiance while savouring lip-smacking delicacies, has opened its doors in Dubai, with the pre-opening offer coming with delightful packages starting from AED300($82). All rooms are up for grabs at reduced prices; the My Pad is now available fo


Veganism likely to drive travel industry, says report

Veganism has traditionally been associated with both the consumer and retail sectors but its influence in the tourism space is growing, according to analysis from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Vegan-friendly tours, excursions and digital travel apps are emergi


Qantas to operate three domestic ‘mystery flights’

Qantas has announced the latest in its series of concept flights to combat the border blues, with plans to operate three domestic mystery flights for travellers keen to enjoy unique travel experiences in Australia while international borders remain closed. The national carrier la


Virgin Hyperloop to display historic XP-2 vehicle

Virgin Hyperloop has announced that the XP-2 passenger-carrying vehicle, dubbed “Pegasus,” will be making its public debut at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building in Washington, D.C. in November 2021. Previously, the Building has showcased world-changing inventi


Emirates appoints executive VP of dnata

Dubai-based Emirates Group has announced the appointment of Steve Allen as the Executive Vice President of dnata, a global leading air services provider. Allen will be responsible for all dnata’s businesses covering ground handling, catering and travel across six continents


Morocco to host first UNWTO general assembly after pandemic

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Moroccan officials recently met to advance the organization of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly in October 2021, the first global high-level UN event to be held since the beginning of the pandemic. Led by the Secretary-General, Zurab Polo


Minor Hotels names GM for flagship Bangkok properties

Thailand-based hospitality group Minor International has appointed experienced hotelier, Mark O’Sullivan as its new area general manager for Bangkok.    In this role, he will be responsible for its numerous flagship properties including Anantara Siam


Roka set to open doors in Riyadh

Roka, a leader in robatayaki cuisine,  is set to open its doors this summer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Roka Riyadh will be one of the first key international brands set to enter the up-and-coming F&B scene in Saudi Arabia. The new venue is the brainchild of co-found


Qatar gears up to host two MotoGP races

With just over one month until Qatar kicks-off the 2021 FIM MotoGP World Championship season, a daring rider performed for the cameras outside the country's iconic Museum of Islamic Art to mark the occasion. The Qatari rider, Mashel Al-Naimi, and Qatar National Tourism Counci


Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority gets new deputy CEO

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday (March 2) issued a royal decree, appointing Fatima Jaffar Mansoor Al Sairafi as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA).   As per another decree, he has appointed

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