Sunday 25 March 2018

New Muscat airport opens

Operations at the new Muscat International Airport have commenced, beginning with the arrival of Oman Air flight WY462 from Najaf in Iraq on Tuesday evening, said a report. The flight was given a water cannon salute as it taxied on the runway and passengers onboard were given sou


InterCon signs second Crowne Plaza in Doha

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with Tanmiyat Real Estate to rebrand the M Doha Hotel as the Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay. The hotel is expected to be rebranded by August, aligning with IHG’s strategy to grow the Crowne Plaza brand across the region. 


Travel Forward receives positive response from exhibitors

Travel Forward (T>F), the new technology focused event co-located with WTM London and which builds on the success of the Travel Tech Show at WTM, has signed up 41 exhibitors so far. The inaugural T>F will take place at ExCeL London from November 5-7. The 41 confirmed exhibi


Abu Dhabi embarks on four-city roadshow to India

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi has embarked on a four-city roadshow to India along with partners and stakeholders to help promote the emirate and entice even more Indian visitors, a report said. The delegation, which includes representatives from Rotana Hotels,


Ryanair to buy major stake in Niki Lauda's airline

Ryanair has agreed to buy a 75 per cent stake in the new Austrian leisure airline Laudamotion, founded by former motor racing champion Niki Lauda, said a report. The Irish carrier will initially buy 24.9 per cent of Laudamotion and plans to increase the stake to 75 per cent subje


'World’s greatest living explorer' to address AHIC participants

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) will welcome the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes on April 19 as the intrepid explorer completes the stellar line-up of speakers at the annual gathering for the world’s hospitality investment community. Described by the Guinness B


City Centre Rotana Doha marks Mother's Day with Caramel

Caramel, City Centre Rotana Doha’s lobby lounge and cafe has launched its special offer to celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21. For Mother's Day, the five-star destination is offering a special tailor-made afternoon high tea in an exceptional setting from 3:00 pm t


Central Hotels to unveil upcoming properties during ATM

Central Hotels has a number of strategic announcements lined up for the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place in Dubai from 22 to 25 April 2018.   Confirming the group’s presence at the show, Ammar Kanaan, general manager of Central Hotels, said: “ATM 2018 will


Best Western Plus Jakarta official hotel of Asian Games

Best Western Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that its stylish city hotel in Jakarta, Best Western Plus Kemayoran, has been selected as an official hotel of the 2018 Asian Games. Nestled in North Jakarta, just a short distance from the Jakarta International Expo (JIE


AirBaltic to launch nine new routes this summer

Latvian airline airBaltic will enter the summer season with nine new routes, starting March 27. Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic, said: “Our passengers are always the focus when deciding on new routes, and we are delighted that for this summer season we wi

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