Saturday 29 August 2015

Marsa Malaz Kempinski Doha appoints senior executives

Luxury hotel Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha, Qatar, has welcomed two new members to its senior management team. The hotel has appointed Christian Huschka as its director of sales and marketing; and Carlos Díaz as the new director of human resources. Both direct


Raffle winner takes home Mercedes-Benz car

Abu Dhabi Summer Season’s raffle promotions recently awarded Abdul Hai Dur Muhammad from Pakistan the keys to his new Mercedes-Benz car. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the three-month long season - which runs across the emirate until S


Ramada Corniche Abu Dhabi eyes China market

Ramada Corniche Abu Dhabi Hotel, a leading hotel in the UAE capital, plans to launch a drive to expand business by focusing on China and other emerging markets, its general manager said. Julien A Péchey said the plan also involves the opening of new restaurants and development o


Ritz-Carlton 'tops in positive brand association'

The Ritz-Carlton hotels in the GCC have received the highest positive brand association with consumers, with 26.3 per cent of consumers identifying the brand's hotels in the region as “best”, “excellent” or “amazing”, said a report. Additionally,


Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre unlocks Lego partnership

Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre, a luxurious property in the kingdom, has unlocked the hotel brand’s global Lego partnership with the launch of the Family Programme within the property. Kids up to the age of 12 checking-in with their families this summer will be presented


Maldives looking to woo GCC tourists

Maldives Tourism is looking to attract more holiday-makers from the GCC with a series of planned roadshows within the Gulf region beginning today (August 23). Running till August 27, the roadshow will see Maldives representatives interact with local agents and public in Dubai, Ab


Elaf Travel launches B2B online platform

Saudi-based Elaf Travel & Tourism Company has launched an online business-to-business (B2B) trading platform connecting the entire Elaf network, establishing a virtual marketplace of all travel-related businesses. The B2B portal is a one-stop shop that helps the team to deliver ser


Centro Capital Centre joins 'working safely in heat' drive

Centro Capital Centre by Rotana, a leading lifestyle business hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, participated in the annual “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign - by distributing 1,000 bottles of water and 200 packs of juice to workers. Along with refreshments, flyers and brochures


Juba tourism affected as airport closes for repairs

Juba International Airport has been effectively shut for repairs, bringing weekend air traffic into the South Sudan capital to a halt, said a report. No aircraft movements, including medical emergency evacuation flights, will be permitted on Saturday and Sunday until at least April of


50 Sheraton Grand hotels planned by year-end

Sheraton Grand, the new premier tier launched by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, expects to have 50 hotels under its brand by year-end, with plans for 100 by early 2017. The new brand, which recognises the Sheraton’s exceptional properties for their destinations, designs

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