Tuesday 21 April 2015

New Italian dining experience comes to Doha

Antica Pesa, Doha’s new ‘real Italia’ culinary experience, has opened its doors for guests, adding a new and exciting dining experience to Doha’s blossoming culinary scene. The celebrity hotspot from New York and Rome offers guests authentic Italian cuisin


Abu Dhabi welcomes luxury liner Queen Elizabeth

Abu Dhabi Ports greeted luxury cruise liner Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in Zayed Port with a traditional Emirati welcome, to mark the second Cunard cruise ship of the season and Cunard’s 175th anniversary. The cruise ship Queen Elizabeth was met by Al Ayala dancers, tradition


Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars receives top award

Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars, an upscale hotel in the Egyptian capital, has recently been awarded the Booking.com 2014 Award of Excellence. Booking.com’s annual Award of Excellence recognises hotel achievements over the year, measured by overall guest review score.


Gulf Hotels Group posts $8m profit in Q1

Gulf Hotels Group has reported a slight decline in revenues for the first quarter this year, when compared with the same quarter last year. Total gross operating revenue was down by BD176,721 ($465,484) or 1.97 per cent to BD8.795 million for the period when compared with BD8.972


AFOCH targets Chinese tourist market

The Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel (AFOCH), Abu Dhabi, has embarked upon a week-long tourism road show in China, stopping over two main cities to draw a larger pool of Chinese tourists expected to visit Abu Dhabi this year.   During its visit from April 11 to 18, the


Rotana appoints new cluster GM in Abu Dhabi

Lebanese national William Moujaes has been appointed as the new cluster general manager for Centro Al Manhal and Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana, Rotana's luxury properties in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He brings with him over 12 years of experience, having held a number of managerial positions ove


Air controllers urge remote control of planes

In response to the Germanwings crash last month, the German air traffic control authority has called on the aviation industry to consider technology that would allow people on the ground to take remote command of a passenger plane and safely land it. Voice recording and flight da


HMH to capitalise on halal-friendly travel at ATM

Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH), a pioneer in the halal-friendly hospitality segment, will have a strong presence at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai this May as it focuses on the theme of family centric travel. Laurent A Voivenel, CEO of HMH, said: “All our propert


Aviation is safe and getting safer says Iata director

Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of International Air Transport Association (Iata), yesterday addressed the Iata Ops Conference in Los Angeles on the current scenario faced by the aviation industry, emphasising that aviation is safe and getting safer. He recognised that the industr


Aviation protectionism 'will hurt industry'

Aviation is a global industry, not a regional business, and that any moves to impede foreign carrier access and limit competition would affect the world air transport industry, warned James Hogan, Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer. During a meeting with European Comm

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