Tuesday 19 January 2021

Mideast women playing bigger role in tourism

Fewer than one in 10 tourism workers in the Middle East are women though this proportion is steadily increasing, said a report released by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia. The report titled “The Regional Report on Women in


GDFRA, Dubai Tourism ink partnership deal

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai (GDRFA–Dubai) and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) have announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement.   The agreement aims to enhance cooperat


Turkish Airlines offers 40pc discount on international flights

Turkish Airlines is launching a 40 per cent discount campaign for guests who wish to discover the world again in the coming days.    Passengers who wish to take part of the campaign, which is valid with all ticket types of the flag carrier’s internati


Amilla Maldives Resort eyes GCC tourist market

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences, a lush tropical playground in the Maldives, has partnered with Mohamed Al Geziry Consultancy (MAGC).    As one of the region’s most prominent hospitality and tourism consultancy, sales and representation groups,


Firework displays lined up during DSF weekends

Families and groups of friends dining under the stars can enjoy great food and spectacular fireworks displays each weekend of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).   The fireworks combine perfectly with a wide range of delicious cuisines from around the world, all


Saudi Arabia halts financing plans for Riyadh airport expansion

Saudi Arabia has put on hold financing plans potentially worth billions of dollars for the expansion of Riyadh's airport, reported Reute


Travel Forward welcomes new executives

Travel Forward – the travel technology event co-located with WTM London – and part of the WTM Portfolio, which also includes WTM London, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and London Travel Week, has announced two new senior appointments.  


Egypt reopens airspace to Qatar

Egypt has announced it is reopening its airspace to Qatari flights following similar moves by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, said a report.   The lifting of Egypt's aviation ban allowed Qatari flights to cross Egyptian airspace and national carriers from bot


Qatar Airways flies to Riyadh; plans service to Jeddah

Qatar Airways has resumed flights to Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and will operate a daily service on wide-body aircraft, including the Airbus A350, Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 787-8, the airline said on its website. QR1164 from Hamad International Airport in Doha to King Khalid Internati


Saudia receives Diamond status for flight health and safety

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has been awarded the Diamond status by APEX Health Safety powered by Simpliflying for the airline’s efforts in ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization across its operations.   The APEX Diamond Status f

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