Friday 30 July 2021

Happy Travel & Tourism appoints Brazil Experts Bureau

Happy Travel & Tourism, a luxury b2b global wholesaler, has appointed Brazil Experts Bureau as its Sales and Marketing Representative for trade sales, promotions, as well as marketing and trade public relations activities in the Brazilian market. Brazil Experts Bureau will pr


MEA hotel rooms under construction for Q2 down 3.6pc

The number of hotel rooms under construction in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region for the second quarter stood at 135,740 rooms, down 3.6% over last year, according to June pipeline data from STR, a leading provider of premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insight.


Rosewood Jeddah appoints new Executive Chef

Rosewood Hotels Group has appointed Kardino Zulhadi as the new executive chef of its 101-unit Rosewood Jeddah, the first hotel in the Saudi city to offer 24-hour butler service.   A prominent name in the culinary world, Zulhadi has over 27 years of work experien


St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort unveils new treatments

The Iridium Spa at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, UAE has unveiled a brand new, totally relaxing hamman and powerful facial experience for the summer months. Iridium Spa’s signature Detox and Relax treatment features a full-body traditional hammam experie


Qatar Airways named global Airline of the Year

Qatar Airways has been named Airline of the Year for 2021 by, the world's only safety, product and Covid rating website. Qatar Airways is being honoured for its multi award winning in-flight innovations, commitment to global travellers during Covid-19, oper


WTM unveils new platform to address tourism issues

The World Travel Market (WTM) has launched a new platform to inspire debate and provoke discussion about issues that need to be addressed within the travel and tourism sector with the aim of sharing solutions. Launched within the WTM Global Hub, the Platform for Change will showc


Global services trade slumps 9% in Q1 as travel wanes

Global services trade remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2021, falling 9% year-on-year after posting a 21% decline for the full year of 2020 driven by continued weakness in travel services, said the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in a new report. New Covid-19 variants have


Dusit announces Oman debut with 252-unit deluxe resort

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar – the first Dusit-branded hotel in Oman.   Owned by the Oman


India eyes resumption of normal GCC flight operations

Indian government has expressed hope that more countries would take steps to normalise the overseas movement of people from India.   Many countries, including some GCC states, imposed restrictions on the entry of Indians and suspended flights to and from India f


Five reasons why glamping works for the conscious traveller

Pandemic lockdowns and their limitations on our ability to move freely in our hometowns, let alone elsewhere, have reminded us what a privilege it is to be able to travel.    As destinations open up, this realisation is likely to have an impact on future tr

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