Sunday 25 February 2018

New Crowne Plaza hotel opens in Riyadh

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center. The newly opened hotel will be the seventh operating IHG hotel in Riyadh and the 31st in Saudi Arabia.


New Muscat airport terminal to open in March

Final preparation is underway at Muscat International Airport for the inauguration of its new passenger terminal in March, said a report. Commercial operations from the new terminal will commence on March 20, said a report in


Etihad honours executive for record-breaking travel feat

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has honoured its high flying executive Andrew Fisher following his record-breaking feat of travelling around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights. Clocking a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, Andr


Emirates launches new ad campaign for Saudi Arabia

Emirates has launched its first bespoke campaign with a series of short videos specifically targeted to Saudi Arabia, cleverly interlacing comedy to address the pain points of travel and showcase the airline's Economy class experience. The campaign stars Badr Saleh, and draws


Italy renews partnership with VFS Global

The Government of Italy, building on a long-standing relationship of nearly 14 years, has re-awarded visa processing services contracts to VFS Global in Cameroon, Ghana and Saudi Arabia for another four years. VFS Global is a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist


Meliá Hotels opens new property in Tanzania

Meliá Hotels International has opened its first state-of-the-art, sustainability-focused hotel in the Serengeti National Park, the oldest National Park in Tanzania. Meliá Serengeti Lodge is positioned on the natural terraces of the southern slopes of Nyamuma, offeri


AccorHotels hosts open day for Medyaf

AccorHotels, a leading travel and lifestyle group, in partnership with the Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), hosted an Open Day for Medyaf, an Emiratization programme geared towards the hospitality and tourism industries.  The event, organised by the Medyaf team on February 13


New resident manager for Ramee Grand Bahrain

The Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa in Bahrain has appointed Kumar Ashwani as its new resident manager. Ashwani, who was previously director of sales and marketing at Ramee Grand, will now be responsible for day-to-day operations, ensuring guest and associate satisfaction, training,


Emaar ushers in Chinese New Year with dazzling Light Up show

In a historic first, leading developer Emaar Properties ushered in the Chinese New Year in Dubai with a dazzling dragon-themed ‘Light Up’ show on the iconic Burj Khalifa, joining the over 1.39 billion Chinese nationals across the world, and underpinning the strong UAE-China bilate

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