Friday 1 July 2016

US halts flights to and from Istanbul

The US Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday grounded all flights between the United States and Istanbul following bombings at the Istanbul airport, the agency said in a statement. – Reuters  


Three suicide bombers kill 28 at Istanbul airport

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up in the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding dozens more, the provincial governor and witnesses said. Police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they


Six Flags in talks to build theme parks in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has begun talks with Six Flags Entertainment Corp to build theme parks, the company said on Tuesday, as part of the kingdom's efforts to expand its tourism sector and diversify the economy. Developing the leisure sector is fraught with difficulties in a deeply co


RoomNetTV wins top hospitality award

RoomNetTV has been named 'Best Hotel Entertainment & Wi-fi Solutions Company' as part of the Lux 2016 Hospitality Awards. Created to reward and recognise industry-leading success, the merit-based Lux Hospitality Awards acknowledge companies, and the individuals behind


Enjoy a majestic Eid experience at Tilal Liwa Hotel

Tilal Liwa Hotel in Abu Dhabi is welcoming guests to a Majestic Experience this Eid with an exclusive offer tailored for every need. The Eid Al Fitr packages start from Dh749 ($203.8) including breakfast with a choice of lunch and dinner as well for two adults and two children un


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

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