Friday 22 September 2017

VFS Global to launch Italy visa application centre in Kuwait

The Embassy of Italy in Kuwait has signed a contract with VFS Global to launch a proficiently managed and modern Italy Visa Application Centre in Kuwait City. VFS Global recently won the four-year contract after participating in an official tender published by the Embassy of Ital


AirAsia launches flights to Nha Trang, Vietnam

AirAsia continues to widen the Asean connectivity with the inaugural flight of its 54th unique route to Nha Trang, Vietnam that flies daily directly from Kuala Lumpur. The maiden flight also marked another milestone for the carrier as AirAsia is the first airline to operate direc


New chef for Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community

Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community has appointed Artyom Hakobyan as the new chef of Cucina, the hotel’s Italian eatery.   Originally from Armenia, Hakobyan joins the Marriott family with seven years’ experience and a love for molecular gastronomy.


UAE patients 'highest spending' medical tourists in S. Korea

More than 3,562 UAE tourists had visited Korea for medical purposes in 2016, reflecting a 20.9 per cent increase as compared to the previous year, a recent report from the Korea National Tourism Organization showed. As such, a total of 364,189 tourists coming from 190 countries w


Qatar outlines efforts to boost passenger numbers

Qatar’s plans to increase air passenger traffic and extend its reach across a number of untapped destinations was a key topic of discussion at a meeting held recently between Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al-Subaey, chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), and a team from Oxford


Emaar plans first Vida hotel in Egypt

UAE-based Emaar Hospitality Group is set to develop Vida Marassi Marina, a major leisure development with 120 hotel rooms and suites offering a refreshing 'marina tourism' experience.   This marks the first project under its Vida Hotels and Resorts brand


Kuwait's Alafco closes $300m murabah facility

Kuwait's Aviation Lease and Finance Company (Alafco) said it has successfully closed an agreement for a three-year syndicated Murabaha facility for $300 million. The transaction has been advised by KFH Capital Investment Company with participation from Kuwait-based Warba Bank


Lufthansa flies 12.5m in August; up 17pc

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 12.5 million passengers in August, marking an increase of 17.4 per cent compared to the same month last year. The available seat kilometres were up 12.4 per cent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 14 pe


SevenRooms rolled out across 70+ Jumeirah Group restaurants

SevenRooms, a reservation, seating and guest experience management platform for restaurants, nightclubs and hotels, has announced the expansion of its partnership with Dubai-based hotel company Jumeirah Group. SevenRooms' software will integrate into over 70 restaurants, loun


Flydubai offers up to 50pc off on fares

Dubai-based flydubai has announced its latest sale, offering up to 50 per cent off Business and Economy Class fares to more than 70 destinations around its network. The sale begins on midday September 13 and ends on September 26 for travel from September 15 to October 27, 2018.

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