Tuesday 16 October 2018

Bahrain airport upgrades air navigation, landing systems

Bahrain’s aviation regulator, Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), in cooperation with Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), has announced the completion of the first phase of an air navigation and instrument landing system (ILS) up


Onyx Hospitality Group plans new hotel in Maldives

Onyx Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, has signed an agreement with a joint venture company led by Panchshil Realty to launch OZO Maldives. Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2020, the 200-villa private island resort will occu


Minor Hotels signs two new M Collection Resorts in China

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, has signed two new management contracts in China under the company’s established M Collection brand of hotels and bespoke travel experiences. Partnering with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Company Limited, Hengqin Zhuhai will be the f


Dubai wins coveted title at Seatrade Cruise Awards

Dubai has been adjudged the 'Destination of the Year' at the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2018, in recognition of the work done by the Cruise Tourism department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) in positioning the city as a hub for winter sun cruisi


British citizens 'to get 5-year Saudi visas soon'

British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years, says a statement from Fragomen, a global immigration practice.   This comes as a result of an approved memorandum of understanding betwee


Technology, innovation seen as big boost to cultural tourism

Seeking to advance the use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran, alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members


Boeing acquires top aerospace parts distributor

Boeing has completed its acquisition of KLX Aerospace Solutions to enhance its growing services business and enabling it to compete and win in the $2.8 trillion, 10-year aerospace services market. KLX, a major global provider of aviation parts and services in the aerospace indust


Turkey sponsors key WTM digital events

The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office is sponsoring two key digital events at this year’s WTM London and the inaugural International Travel & Tourism Awards. The sponsorship deals are part of a wider focus on social media for the popular tourist destination.


The Luxury Collection opens first hotel in Jordan

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its first property -  Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba - in Jordan. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 207-room hotel is located in the heart of Aqaba's newest beachside destinati


Saudia to boost flights to four destinations

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced additional seat capacity and frequencies on a number of its international routes. The airline currently flies three frequencies per week to Singapore from Jeddah, which will increase to four weekly, with the addition of one more weekl

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