Sunday 20 September 2020

Dubai Tourism takes action against negligent firms

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has closed four establishments, suspended the permits of 14 others and issued final warnings to 19 more companies for non-compliance with Covid-19 precautionary measures.   Dubai Tourism st


UAE ranks first in GCC for medical tourism

The UAE ranked first among GCC countries in best medical tourism destination globally according to the US-based Medical Tourism Association, a media report said. Oman ranked second and Bahrain came in at third, while Saudi Arabia and Kuwait were placed fourth and sixth respective


Saudi to resume international flights after Jan 1

Saudi Arabia will allow its citizens to exit and re-enter the kingdom through all land, sea, and air ports after January 1, 2021, provided that all coronavirus-related precautionary measures are followed, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported. However, the Royal approval allows cer


Etihad to resume flights to Casablanca, Rabat

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will resume passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Casablanca and Rabat in Morocco.   Effective September 19, the airline will operate return flights three times a week from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca. This servic


Saudi names Aviareps marketeer of AlUla in GCC

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has appointed Aviareps, a global leader in tourism marketing, as the destination’s travel trade marketing and communications representative in Saudi Arabia, as well as Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE. The representation, which comes into imm


Gallery Suites in deal to promote properties in Israel

UAE-based Gallery Suites, a luxury holiday-home rentals giant, has launched an initiative to promote initiative to promote tourism between UAE and Israel in collaboration with its Swiss-based partner Smiling House.   Khurram Shroff, Chairman of the IBC Group hea


KLM to restart flights to Kuwait from Sept 24

KLM will resume its operation to Kuwait City from September 24, starting with two flights per week to and from Amsterdam.    The flights will be operated with an Airbus 330-200, with additional sanitary measures to ensure passenger’s safety.


BA plans to resume Bahrain flights next month

British Airways is planning to resume direct flights between Bahrain and England early next month with a timely boost for tourism and business between the two countries slowly emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, a report in Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper said.  


Gulfood Manufacturing postponed to Nov 2021

The 2020 edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, the largest food & beverage processing & packaging show in Middle East, Asia and Africa, has been rescheduled to take place from November 7 to 9, 2021, said event organisers. Global food industry leaders, innovators, suppliers, r


Etihad move to cut inflight food wastage

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has partnered with Singapore food technology startup Lumitics to trial the use of computer vision and machine learning in order to reduce food wastage on Etihad flights.   The partnership will see Etihad and Lumit

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