Sunday 20 January 2019

ADNH names new operations VP

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) has appointed John Losasso as the new vice president of operations for its hospitality sector. Losasso graduated from Cornell University before beginning his hospitality career in Oman as an executive sports and leisure manager at The InterContine


Emergency travel insurance launched in UAE

Union Insurance, a leading provider of insurance products, and Sharaf Exchange, a top exchange house in the UAE and part of Sharaf Group, have partnered to introduce a new product for emergency travel assistance. “Emergency Travel Assistance Insurance” is the first po


Hot air balloons take to the skies over Loikaw

One of Myanmar’s most iconic and recognisable tours, Balloons Over Bagan, has set sail for new horizons this month with the launch of a new hot air balloon flight in the remote ethnic region of Kayah State.   Balloon Over Loikaw becomes the fourth option in the arsenal


Hotelbeds to donate over $10,000 to charitable organisation

Leading global bedbank Hotelbeds Group raised €9,000 ($10,321.6) during the holiday season through its new digital Christmas card as part of its charity donation drive, which will go to Care International this year. For each digital Christmas card sent by Hotelbeds to its pa


Non-stop family entertainment at Dubai Mall’s ‘Street Fest’

This DSF, some of the world’s most talented street artists will be creating live visual spectacles at The Dubai Mall, for the inaugural Street Fest, in partnership with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Hosted over 10 days, from January 10-19, the Str


Saudi airports welcome over 98m passengers in 2018

Airports across Saudi Arabia together recorded a 7.4 per cent increase in passenger traffic in 2018 compared to the previous year, with the total number reaching over 98 million. According to figures released by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca), the kingdom's ai


ENBD, Skywards partner to offer loyalty benefits

Emirates NBD and Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, have partnered to launch a co-branded savings account and Visa debit card that allows users to earn Skywards Miles when they save and spend. Targeting the affluent and Priority Banking segments, t


Dubai hotel occupancy dips despite demand growth

Hotels in Dubai posted declines in occupancy and revenues in December despite tourism inflows during the holiday season, primarily due to an influx of new inventory pressuring occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) levels, market analysts revealed. According to STR’s prelim


Bahrain's 'Festival City' is back

A carnival atmosphere is set to grip Bahrain when the kingdom's largest family entertainment event, ‘Festival City’, opens on Thursday (January 17). Located at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, the Festival City will host a number of carnival games, an


Air Arabia Egypt launches new flights to Jordan

Air Arabia Egypt has started new direct flights connecting Sharm El Sheikh to Amman, the capital city of Jordan. The one-hour flight operates twice a week, every Sunday and Wednesday. Return flights depart Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport at 11:45 hours on Sundays and 19:30

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