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Omagine plans new tourism project

Omani government and developer Omagine are expected to sign a usufruct agreement on the $2.5-billion Omagine Project on July 1, paving the way for the development of Oman’s latest waterfront tourism project, a report said. This follows the signing of a pact last year between the

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The Pearl-Qatar offers special Ramadan menus

Hospitality Development Company (HDC), which manages and operates a number of restaurants on The Pearl-Qatar, is introducing a variety of dining options, including Iftar and Suhoor set menus, in the glamorous waterfront setting of Porto Arabia. To honour this special time of year

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Gateway expands payment options for travel agents

Gateway, a leading online hotel booking engine in the UAE, has expanded the ease and payment options of travel agents by making it possible to make payments at any Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) branch or ATM. Shahjahan Syed, regional sales manager GCC and Middle East for Gateway,

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Emirates Academy gets Green Globe Certificate

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai, UAE, has received the Green Globe Certification – the first hospitality school to be given the prestigious recognition. Ron Hilvert, managing director of EAHM, said: “We are proud to receive this certific

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Etihad, PIA ink codeshare deal

Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have signed a codeshare agreement to offer enhanced connections between the UAE and Pakistan. UAE national carrier Etihad Airways will place its EY code on PIA flights between Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Abu Dh

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Etihad selects SR technics for B787 component service

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has selected leading provider of airline technical services SR Technics for component maintenance support to be provided for its new Boeing 787 fleet. The agreement, worth over $150 million, will cover the maintenance, repair and o

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IndiGo set for $400m float next week

India's biggest airline IndiGo is set to file a prospectus next week for a domestic stock market listing, which is expected to raise as much as $400 million, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. IndiGo, owned by hospitality and travel company InterGlobe En

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Al Maktoum Airport marks five years

Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) celebrated its fifth anniversary, having firmly established itself among the top 20 busiest international cargo hubs and a growing reputation as an efficient and convenient passenger airport.     The airport m

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Jordan passenger traffic down 8pc

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) recorded over 2.6 million passengers move through its facility since the beginning of the year, but fell 8.1 per cent in comparison to passenger traffic figures for the same period in 2014. Alternatively, year-to-date (YTD) cargo t

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Asiana faces new suit from passengers in 2013 crash

South Korea's Asiana Airlines is facing a new class action suit from passengers on a plane that crashed in San Francisco in 2013 that seeks a combined $30 million in damages, a lawyer for the passengers said. Three teenagers from China died in the crash and more than 180 pass

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