Friday 20 January 2017

New hotel manager for Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence has welcomed Samer Rafie as its new hotel manager.   An Egyptian national, Rafie has more than two decades of hospitality experience within the GCC region, having worked in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.


Flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo family aircraft. In addition to the 60 aircraft, Flynas has converted 20 A320ceo from a previous order to A320neo bringing the airline’s total firm order to 80 A320neo.


Ayla gives title deeds to Jordan marina project owners

Ayla Oasis Development Company (Ayla), one of Jordan's largest tourism and real estate development companies, said 50 per cent of Island Apartments’ home owners within Marina District project in Aqaba, have received the title deeds of their units, following the registration of their p


Emirates brings daily A380 service to Sao Paulo

Dubai-based Emirates airlines has announced that it will operate the first ever scheduled commercial Airbus A380 flight to South America when it upgrades its Dubai–Sao Paulo service on March 26, 2017. Replacing the existing Boeing 777-300ER used on this route, the A380 serv


Celebrate the year of the Rooster at Le Meridien Dubai

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre invites guests to usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster at Long Yin with a splendid spread of traditional Chinese New Year delicacies and contemporary interpretations on January 27 and 28. The Chinese New Year is an important festiv


HotelREZ adopts Sabre’s hospitality solutions

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has completed the migration of its member hotels to Sabre’s SynXis Central Reservations and device responsive booking engine, securing its ability to provide HotelREZ customers with access to Sabre’s industry-leading technology. Sabre&rsq


Passenger dies on board Oman Air flight

A passenger travelling on an Oman Air flight from Jeddah to Muscat passed away on board, despite the flight being diverted to Riyadh following the medical emergency. The carrier made an emergency landing at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport and medical assistance was coord


Qatar Airways introduces new Economy Class amenity kits

As part of an ongoing upgrade across its portfolio of on-board products, Qatar Airways will introduce new amenity kits to Economy Class passengers from this month. With a focus on simplicity and functionality, the new kits include products designed to make the passengers’ j


Gulf Air Cairo operations move to T2 at Egypt airport

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has moved its Cairo operations to Terminal 2 at Cairo International Airport. From this date, all Gulf Air flights between Bahrain and Cairo – a total of two scheduled flights each day - will arrive and depart from Terminal 2.


Jannah Burj Al Sarab unveils new Idex room package

On the occasion of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (Idex) 2017, Jannah Burj Al Sarab has unveiled the Idex Package where every group booking of 10 rooms will receive one complimentary room. Guests are invited to experience understated luxury with five-star fea

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