Friday 29 August 2014

KLM launches new 'Pack&Go' super deals

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) has launched a new promotion for Economy class travel originating from the UAE, Oman and Qatar to different destinations across the airline’s global network. The Pack&GO promotion offers special fares to Europe’s historic and romanti


Amadeus shares technology with Egypt travel trade

Amadeus, a leading technology partner in the global travel industry, has announced the success of its 2014 Eductour – an event for Egypt’s travel industry leaders. Held in Munich, Germany, the ‘Driving Technology Together’ themed event aimed to share with its tr


Hotel Show to focus on hospitality training

The Hotel Show Dubai, in partnership with Glion Institute of Higher Education Switzerland (GIHE), will focus on education and training at this year’s event to highlight the core principles of training and development. The event, which will be held from September 28 to 30 at the D


Lost Paradise of Dilmun wins top award

Bahrain’s Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark has secured the seventh spot amongst the top ten awardees for the entire Middle East in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Attractions awards. Following millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor traveller


Bahrain hotel clamp losses hit $298m

A recent clamp on Bahrain's three-star hotels has wiped BD113 million ($298 million) off the value of their assets, a report said. The value of the combined fixed assets of the 37 hotels has dropped from BD150 million a month ago to BD37 million, a plunge of 75 per cent, our


Oman Air plans flights to Manila, Jakarta

Oman Air has announced plans to launch new services from its hub Muscat to Manila (Philippines) and Jakarta (Indonesia) starting from December. With this move, Oman Air becomes the first carrier to offer non-stop flights between Muscat and Manila, as well as Muscat and Jakarta, s


Saudis spent $17bn on family tourism in 2013

Saudi Arabians spent a record SR64 billion ($17.1 billion) on family tourism last year thus topping the list of GCC countries, which contribute about 31 per cent of the total expenditures on tourism activities, said a report. Second on the list were the UAE residents who spent $1


Sharjah airport Q2 passenger numbers up 23pc

Sharjah International Airport saw a 23.1 per cent spike in passenger numbers during the second quarter of this year, on the back of new route capacity and a runway closure at Dubai International. Several airlines switched operations to Sharjah International from May 1 to July 20,


Etihad plan to buy Darwin stake fails to meet Swiss rules

Swiss authorities have warned that a plan by Etihad Airways to buy a third of Switzerland's Darwin Airline does not meet legal requirements to be approved, as foreign stakes in European airlines come under increasing scrutiny. Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviatio


BAC renews major aerodrome certificate

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing and operating body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), celebrated the renewal of the Aerodrome Certification from the Transportation Ministry's Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA). BAC chief executive Mohammed Al Binfalah received the

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