Saturday 25 June 2016

Emirates to receive 80th A380 tomorrow

Dubai's Emirates airline, the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, will be taking delivery of its 80th A380 on June 21. This will be followed by the launch of a daily A380 service to Vienna, Emirates’ 41st A380 destination, starting July 1. Emirates has a


Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels hosts magical iftar

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, a luxury five-star hotel brand in Qatar, held its annual Ramadan Iftar to honour its partners and major customers in its success at the Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel, located at the heart of historic Souq Waqif. The Iftar event generated a wide interest and


IHG checks-in to the future of luxury travel

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is moving one step ahead with luxury travel trends as it seeks the expertise of Fortune 500 Futurist, Faith Popcorn. Heralded as the 'Nostradamus of marketing' by Fortune Magazine, Popcorn is


Study begins on damaged EgyptAir black boxes

Investigators have begun analysing the two severely damaged black boxes from EgyptAir flight MS804 as they seek to explain why the plane plunged into the sea, killing all 66 people on board. It would require "lots of time and effort" to fix the two badly damaged black b


ME hoteliers accelerate digital transformation for superior service

Hotel owners in the Middle East are embracing digital transformation initiatives to create unparalleled guest experiences, and stand out from competitors, American multinational technology company Avaya announced today. With occupancy levels and average daily rates declining acro


Oman to develop first world class family water park

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has announced that it will facilitate the development of Oman’s first world class family water park in Muscat, a key project under the National CEO Programme (NCP). The ground-breaking project, which is set to be a premiere visitor d


Turkey's Land of Legends theme park opens in July

Land of Legends, Turkey's largest edutainment centre, will welcome its first guests in July. The $1 billion project, which is located in Antalya, is a collaboration between Rixos World Parks & Entertainment, Dubai-based Emaar Real Estate and global cultural creativity bra


Iran finalises deal to buy 100 Boeing airliners

Iran has reached a deal to buy 100 planes from US planemaker Boeing, and the two sides are awaiting approval by US Treasury authorities, the head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation said in remarks published by state media on Sunday. So far, Boeing has only been granted per


Nepal billionaire plans new Dubai hotel in tie-up with Taj

CG Hotels and Resorts, the hospitality division of Nepal’s only billionaire Binod Chaudhary, has signed a deal with India's Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces to open a new property in Dubai, UAE. The company has already kickstarted the construction of the project in Dubai's


Mövenpick Al Aziziyah Doha welcomes new GM

Mövenpick Hotel Al Aziziyah Doha has appointed Beat Peter as the property's new general manager. In his leadership position, Peter will work diligently towards building a legacy for the five-star property that is situated in the heart of Doha’s inspiring Aspire Zon

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