Wednesday 7 October 2015

Oman set to launch Europe roadshow

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) will launch a roadshow in Europe on October 5 with an itinerary that includes Berlin, Brussels, Geneva and Milan, cities that host high numbers of industry associations. Held in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, the Eur


Gulf Hotel restaurants win TripAdvisor honour

The Gulf Hotel Bahrain has announced it has secured acclaim for excellence and honourable mentions from leading travel website TripAdvisor. Six of the hotel’s fine dining restaurants – China Garden, Sato, Royal Thai, Zahle, Takht Jamsheed, Sherlock Holmes – have received cer


Record 105,000 travellers cross Saudi-Bahrain causeway

A record 105,182 people crossed Saudi Arabia-Bahrain’s King Fahad Causeway on Sunday (September 27) – the highest number in one day since it was opened in 1986. It coincided with the return of haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia, which boosted the number of travellers during the whole


Dubai Airport sees 7.2m passengers in August

Dubai International Airport registered the highest monthly traffic in its 55-year history with 7.2 million passengers in August. According to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today, traffic at Dubai Airport reached 7,282,256, up 9.5 per cent from 6,648,


Tourism to contribute 5.7pc of non-oil Saudi GDP by 2020

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil sector is forecasted to maintain robust growth with tourism expected to contribute as high as 5.4 per cent to the non-oil GDP in 2015, reaching a strategic level of 5.7 per cent by 2020. The non-oil sector benefits from government spending, corporate


Passenger sues Qatar Airways over deadly spider bite

A passenger travelling on Qatar Airways' Doha-Cape Town flight is suing the airline after a spider-bite on-board turned fatal, nearly costing him a leg, or worse, his life, said a report. Jonathon Hogg recounted the horrific moments that followed the venomous bite to the Press


Emirates biggest winner at Apex Passenger Choice Awards

Dubai’s Emirates airline emerged as the biggest winner at the 2015 Apex Passenger Choice Awards in Portland, Oregon (US), topping all the categories it was nominated in. The airline clinched a total of seven awards including ‘Best Overall Passenger Experience’ and &ls


Mumbai’s Kareem’s Restaurant debuts in Abu Dhabi

The popular Indian cuisine restaurant Kareem’s has now opened its doors to the public in Ramada Hotel Abu Dhabi Corniche – the first branch of the group in the UAE and the GCC. Founded in 1995 in Mumbai, Kareem’s is one of the most luxurious and prestigious Indian res


Zodiac’s in-flight leisure system goes on 300 planes

Zodiac Inflight Innovations, a division of US-based Zodiac Aerospace, has announced that a total of 300 aircraft have been fitted with its RAVE technology, which offers a range of in-flight entertainment solutions. “It is only just over a year ago since we celebrated our 10


Egypt to offer chance to win fam trip at WTM London

Egypt will be celebrating new opportunities at WTM London this November and will also offer travel trade members the chance to go on a fam trip to experience the wonders of the country. The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA)’s online training course helps tour operators and agents

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