Friday 21 July 2017

Jeddah Summer Festival to draw 1.5m visitors

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) expects to welcome more than 1.5 million visitors and tourists to the Jeddah Summer Festival events this year. Over 50,000 visitors are expected to visit daily to the shopping malls and establishments participating in the festival, whi


RJ named official carrier of Jerash Festival

Jerash Festival for culture and arts has chosen Royal Jordanian (RJ) as the official carrier for the singers, poets and members of music bands participating from different parts of the world. The company has been the festival’s key partner and official carrier since it was


Sofitel the Palm appoints new operations head

Sofitel The Palm has announced the appointment of Ramsey El Saarany as the new director of operations for the five-star property.   El Saarany, a British National, joined in August 2013 as director of rooms, at Sofitel Dubai Downtown. He was part of the pre-opening team of th


Wataniya inks service deal with Boeing firm

Wataniya Airways, a new Middle Eastern carrier based in Kuwait, has signed a service contract with Jeppesen, a Boeing Company. As the airline is working to begin air service in the near future, Jeppesen has agreed to provide multiple services to assist the airline with several op


Arab superstars to entertain at Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Dubai’s annual citywide summer celebration, has announced another free-to-attend concert, featuring Arab superstars Fouad Abdulwahed and Dalia Mubarak. Taking place on July 21 in the central galleria of City Centre Mirdif, mall visitors will be


Radisson Blu launches new hotel in Chad

Hospitality group Radisson Blu has announced the opening of its first hotel in N'Djamena, Chad. This latest addition brings Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's African presence to 42 hotels with more than 16,200 rooms in operation and under development. Located o


WTM London welcomes 60 new exhibitors

Sixty new exhibitors have already signed up to do business at this year’s WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry taking place from November 6 to 8– including major tourist boards, innovative technology specialists and famous attractions. O


Hotel Indigo opens on Bali’s Seminyak Beach

Bali’s most lively and storied village is welcoming the world’s most neighbourhood-centric brand in July 2017, with the opening of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. The new 289-room hotel gracing Seminyak’s Mesari Beach draws inspiration from the flavours, cultu


Key event affirms Dubai's role for region's hospitality sector

As markets across the Middle East look to diversify their economies, the launch of Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW) in September this year is recognition of the hospitality sector as a key driver of GDP growth in the region. Endorsed by Dubai’s Department of Tour


DoubleTree by Hilton opens new hotel in Dubai's Business Bay

DoubleTree by Hilton, part of hospitality giant Hilton Worldwide, today announced the opening of a new hotel in Dubai's Business Bay. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay features 238 spacious guest rooms and suítes, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and pan

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