Monday 25 July 2016

Centara bids farewell to group COO

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel group, has announced the departure of its chief operating officer Chris Bailey. Bailey, who has spent 12.5 years with the company, had joined Centara when it had just eight properties in its portfolio. Now the group boast


MH370 search team ‘looking in the wrong place’

Top searchers at the Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments, meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years. Flight MH370 disappeared


Lufthansa in talks to buy planes from Air Berlin

Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa is in talks to buy about a quarter of the planes owned by smaller peer Air Berlin, one of the equity-stake partner airlines of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Lufthansa is eyeing roughly 4


Park Inn by Radisson launches refreshed website

Park Inn by Radisson, one of the world’s most dynamic and colorful hotel brand, has launched a newly refreshed website. “In Oman, the two Park Inn by Radisson Hotels are happy to share this great news. It is a great tool. Digital marketing is a trend and we need to ke


RAK tourism authority hosts destination workshop

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) gathered close to 100 tourism stakeholders for a destination workshop designed to increase collaboration and alignment of the emirate’s promotional activities. Hosted by the Rixos Bab Al Bahr, the five-star resort on the


Damac's Hollywood-style hotel project wins key certification

UAE-based Damac Properties said its Hollywood-inspired luxury apartments project - Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts - has won an industry leading design certification from EarthCheck. Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and residential complex


ME aviation sector pumps $157.2bn into region's GDP

Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. The Middle East has seen impressive expansion in its aviation industry in recent years with air transport supporting 2.4 million jobs and contributing $157.2 billion to the region’s


Dubai Airports appoints Emirati executives to key positions

Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has welcomed four Emiratis to executive positions in airport administration. Mohammad Al Hamli, the Director of Human Resource Development Planning and Design, has been appointed as vice president of HRD Pla


Meraas opens new gaming hub in Dubai

Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, recently opened the region’s first immersive gaming hub featuring 18 thrilling attractions, rides and experiential zones. Hub Zero, the one of its kind gaming destination caters to fans of various genres with first person shooters (FPS


Novus, SuMi Trust launch $200m aircraft leasing fund

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SuMi Trust), one of Japan’s top financial institutions, and Novus Aviation Capital, a leading global aircraft leasing platform, have launched a $200-million aircraft leasing fund. Novus is co-sponsor in Ortus Aircraft Leasing Fund and will provid

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