Monday 12 November 2018

Emirates delivers sweet surprises in time for Diwali

Emirates marked the start of Diwali by surprising City Walk and Bollywood Parks Dubai visitors with a special Mithai (sweets) truck. Emirates Cabin Crew distributed traditional Indian treats to all visitors, including children, who also enjoyed creating a mini Rangoli - a spectac


Iata urges Mena governments to strengthen aviation benefits

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has urged governments in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) to maximise the economic and social benefits of aviation. “Aviation currently supports 2.4 million jobs and $130 billion in economic activity across the Mena


Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort welcomes new GM

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, a luxury property in Oman, has appointed Dagmar Symes as its new general manager. Symes brings a wealth of experience in both the hotel and luxury retail industries across Europe and the Middle East. Starting her career with the


WTM London opens for business

Travel professionals from around the world arrived in London on November 5 for three days of business at the World Travel Market (WTM), taking place in ExCeL London. Considered as one of the world's leading travel trade events, WTM London connects the world’s travel pro


Travel tech 'is driving consumer change'

Travel technology is not only responding to some of the changes in traveller behaviour but also driving some of those changes, according to experts speaking on the opening day of Travel Forward -  the new travel and hospitality technology event co-located with WTM London. Mi


Gulf Air promotes latest products at WTM

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is promoting its latest products and services showcasing the airline’s new brand identity at the World Travel Market (WTM), the world's leading travel trade show which opened in London yesterday (November 5).  


AccorHotels renews commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

Six years after the creation of WAAG (Women At AccorHotels Generation), AccorHotels is giving fresh impetus to its international network promoting diversity, which already has more than 14,000 members globally, with the launch of “RiiSE”. AccorHotels unveiled the new


IHG, Al Arabiya to launch Staybridge Suites in Kuwait

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, said it has signed an agreement with Kuwait-based Al Arabiya Real Estate Company for launching the Staybridge Suites brand in Kuwait with its new venture in the Salmiya area of the country. Al


The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC welcomes new chef

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre has welcomed chef Altamash Iqbal to the luxury hotel ahead of the Diwali festival of lights. Altamash will oversee specialty restaurant Cara, a sophisticated dining experience that offers an international menu blending Europe


Japan’s Kansai region targets UAE holidaymakers

A delegation of three tourism boards from Japan's Kansai region will visit the UAE from November 6 – 10 as it seeks to attract more visitors from the UAE and GCC. Kansai Tourism Bureau, Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau and Wakayama Prefectural Government, along wit

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