Saturday 19 September 2020

Saudi to be among world's big leisure tourism hubs by 2030

Massive investments worth over $810 billion in mega tourism projects across Saudi Arabia is expected to transform the kingdom into one of the largest leisure tourism sectors in the world between now and 2030, according to a research conducted by the Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attrac


FCC Angkor by Avani re-opens in the heart of Siem Reap

FCC Angkor by Avani has expanded its leisure and guestroom offerings with the introduction of Visaya Spa, a new resort wing and a second saltwater swimming pool.    The neo-colonial resort, located in Siem Reap’s picturesque former French colonial qua


Dubai entities join Nersant’ showcase of Portugal

Nersant, one of the major Portuguese Business Associations, has partnered with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the upcoming Roadshow Dubai/Portugal event in Dubai.   The Roadshow Dubai/Portugal, scheduled for November 10, 2020, at the Ritz-Carlton


Tourism firm officials held for flouting Covid rules

Dubai Police have arrested the general manager of a tourism company, its marketing director, and a DJ for organising a party for more than 100 guests in a closed place in violation of regulations to contain the spread of Covid-19.   Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jall


Aeroflot opens flights to Moscow from ‘several countries’

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot Airlines has opened the sale of tickets for passenger and cargo flights from several countries, said the airline's spokeswoman without naming the countries, reported Russian news agency Tass. "On reaching an agreement with the opera


IATA urges Canadian govt to reopen borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has the Canadian government to support the Covid-19 testing initiatives of Air Canada and Westjet as a means to safely reopen Canada to international and domestic travel without the need for blanket quarantine measures. Internati


Etihad Airways, MCI to back UAE’s event industry

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has signed an agreement with MCI Middle East, a provider of live and event services, to be the official travel and destination management partner of its key events in 2021 and 2022. Etihad will offer speaker and travel management s


IHG, Emirates Skywards enhance partnership

 IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, have launched a limited time offer allowing IHG Rewards Club and Emirates Skywards members to earn triple Skywards Miles when booking a stay at any IHG Hotels & Resort


WTM London to be virtual-only show in November

WTM London, a major event for the global travel industry, and Travel Forward, the travel and hospitality technology event co-located with WTM London, will be entirely virtual in November.   Live shows had been set to take place at ExCeL London (2-4 November 2020


Dubai's Motiongate theme park to reopen on Sept 23

Motiongate, the Hollywood inspired theme park destination in Dubai, is set to reopen on September 23, according to DXB Entertainments PJSC (previously Dubai Parks and Resorts) .   Also opening on the same day is the Lapita Hotel, said a report in

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