Saturday 30 April 2016

Turkish Airlines targets 72m passengers; $12.2bn sales

Turkish Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, is set to achieve a sales target of $12.2 billion in 2016, with an overall capacity increase of 16 per cent over last year, it was revealed at the  Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 in Dubai, UAE, today. The


Aykon Dare brings fun to new heights

Thrill-seekers can now experience life on the 'egde' at Aykon City's latest adrenaline-pumped attraction: Aykon Dare. Situated at the crown of the tallest tower in Aykon City, daredevils can venture out onto the impressive roofline with nothing between them but fresh


Mövenpick plans resort on Al Marjan Island in RAK

Al Marjan Island (AMI) Company, a leading waterfront development firm in the UAE, has forged a strategic partnership with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to launch its first resort in Ras Al Khaimah. The partnership was revealed at the stand of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Developm


UAE emirates 'complement each other in tourism race'

The Future of the UAE as a Global Tourism Hub was the headline session opener for the new Global Stage at ATM 2016 yesterday (April 25), as eight of the Emirate’s leading tourism and hospitality minds shared their experience and insight into opportunities for sustained future sector growt


Mövenpick inks new upscale project in Dubai's Business Bay

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Richreit Real Estate Development for one of its most high-profile projects yet in Dubai’s sought-after Business Bay district. The 40-floor Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Burj Business Bay will co


Lufthansa cancels 900 flights over strike

German airline Lufthansa on Tuesday said it had cancelled 895 flights due to airport strikes by German union Verdi which are planned for Wednesday. Only 40 per cent of an overall roughly 1,500 flights to and from German airports including hubs Frankfurt and Munich would take plac


Baggage mishandling rates drop 10.5pc

The airline industry’s focus on improving baggage management is showing strong results with 2015 baggage mishandling rates dropping to 6.5 bags per 1,000 passengers, the lowest ever recorded.   According to the Sita Baggage Report 2016, the rate of mishandled bags was


Emirates Park Zoo and Resort participates at ATM

Emirates Park Zoo and Resort is participating at this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016, to promote the exclusive offers and events they have introduced for the summer season. The CEO of Emirates Park Zoo and Resort Aaliyah Hana said: “We expect an increase in tou


Dubai passenger traffic tops 7.2m in March

Passenger numbers at the Dubai International Airport (DXB) continued to rise in March with 7.2 million guests passing through the airport, according to the latest monthly traffic report. Passenger numbers at DXB grew 7.4 per cent to 7,237,509 in March 2016, up from 6,736,929 regi


Nirvana Travel official sales partner for Spain theme park

Abu Dhabi-based Nirvana Travel and Tourism has been named the official sales partner for Spain's leading theme park Port Aventura World following the signing of a global sales agreement at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) being held in Dubai, UAE. Located in Tarragona, Spain,

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