Wednesday 23 January 2019

Millennium Resort Mussanah scoops four awards in 2018

Millennium Resort Mussanah in Oman marked 2018 as the year of winning awards and accolades from the industry’s top global tourism and global traveller awards organisation. The property has been recognised as the Best Seaside Resort in Oman by the Haute Grandeur Global Award


Dubai setting the stage for Mice events in the Middle East

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, secured a total of 261 successful bids for meetings, conferences and incentives in 2018, which are set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to Dubai over the coming years. The number of event bids won


Air Arabia Egypt flies direct between Sohag and Riyadh

Air Arabia Egypt has launched a direct flight from Sohag to Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. Roundtrip flights will operate twice a week between Sohag International Airport and King Khalid International Airport. Flights depart Sohag on Fridays at 02:15 hours and on Sund


Etihad flies world's first flight using UAE-made 'green fuel'

Etihad Airways has become the world's first airline to fly a commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel derived from plants grown in saltwater. The landmark flight, operated by a Boeing 787 and powered by GE’s GEnx-1B engines, flew from Abu Dhabi to Amste


Marriott merges loyalty programmes under one brand

Marriott International has announced the integration of its three loyalty programmes - Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) - under one brand name. The new "single loyalty" brand, Marriot Bonvoy, will be launched on February 13 w


1,000 exhibitors take part in Matka Travel Fair in Helsinki

The Matka Nordic Travel Fair, the largest travel industry show in northern Europe, opened yesterday (January 16) with its hugely successful Workshop Day. The B2B as well as B2C expo, which has drawn more than 1,000 exhibitors from over 80 countries, will run till January 20 at th


Dubai logs over 50m passengers in 2018

A total of 53 million passengers passed through Dubai’s entry and exit points at land, sea and air ports in 2018, according to official figures. Entry and exit movements through airports registered 50 million passengers while those passed through the land entry and exit poi


Gulf Air conducts emergency response exercise

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air successfully conducted an emergency response exercise at the airline’s headquarters last week as part of its ongoing commitment to ensure the required preparedness level to handle any emergency in a timely, effective and responsible manner.  


Al Habtoor denies links to Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Dubai-based Al Habtoor Group, has clarified that none of its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality has any links with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE). A major UAE conglomerate, Al Habtoor Group has interests in several sectors including the hotel, automotive, real estate, educa


Bahrain seeks to attract more tourists

Bahrain is looking to boost visitor numbers to the kingdom by launching direct flights to new destinations and also attracting international airlines to the kingdom. The means to increase cooperation for tourism were discussed during a meeting between Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al

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