Tuesday 31 March 2015

MEA February hotel occupancy drops to 67.2pc

The Middle East and African (MEA) region reported a 0.2 per cent decrease in hotel occupancy to 67.2 per cent in February this year, a recent report said. However, the region posted a 1.3 per cent rise in revenue per available room (RevPAR) to $118.64 and a 1.5 per cent increase


Investigators seek clues into Germanwings crash

French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain. The A320 jet operated by Lufthansa's Ger


German Airbus crashes in French Alps with 150 dead

An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passe


Anantara’s Doha resort offers gourmet experiences

The newly opened Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, developed by Al Rayyan Hospitality, is presenting guests a taste of traditional Qatari hospitality and a unique resort experience featuring culinary experiences from across the world. The resort’s dining options celebr


Alila plans second luxury resort in Oman

Alila Hotels and Resorts has announced its plans to open its second luxury resort development in Oman in Mirbat. The development in the south-western town east of Salalah is owned by Alil Salalah, a subsidiary of the Oman Investment Fund. “After the successful laun


Tunisia closes airspace to western Libya again

Tunisia has again closed its airspace for flights from western Libya, an official said on Tuesday, just days after allowing Libyan planes from Tripoli back for the first time in around six months. "We've suspended temporarily again Libya flights for security reasons,&quo

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