Wednesday 26 July 2017

Best Western expands its footprint in Philippines

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued to expand its presence across the Philippines, bringing its modern, international hotels to new and exciting destinations. The latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio is the Best Western Bendix Hotel, located in the


Australia extends SmartGate service to Emiratis

Australia has extended the SmartGate service in its airports to arriving and departing Emiratis who hold ordinary passports, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced. The citizens of UAE can choose to clear their arrival and departure by usi


UAE travel group launches interactive website

UAE-based destination management services company Holiday Moments said it has launched a new interactive digital marketing and ecommerce platform featuring online tour booking services, as well as credit card and PayPal payment and live chat options, with all excursions bookable up to six month


Big growth in air traffic movements in Dubai

A total of 41,589 movements were recorded in the airspace of Dubai and the Northern Emirates of UAE during the month of June, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. According to the air traffic movement figures report released by Dubai


Sharjah airport to build new private jet terminal

Sharjah Airport Authority has signed two agreements with Gama Support Services, including building and operation of a new private jet terminal at Sharjah International Airport, with an investment of over Dh110 million ($30 million). The second agreement grants Gama the right to p


WTA honours two Hilton hotels in Seychelles

Two Hilton Seychelles resorts have won coveted titles at the globally-recognised World Travel Awards 2017. For the second year in a row, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa has been awarded the title of Seychelles' Leading Hotel Suite for its two-bedroom presidential


IHG opens largest Holiday Inn Express in the Americas

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the 44-storey, 596-room Holiday Inn Express Waikiki hotel — the largest Holiday Inn Express property in the Americas region. Located just three blocks from Waikiki Beach, two blocks from Luxury Row shopping an


Tajawal launches Visa Checkout in Kuwait

Tajawal, a Dubai-based online travel booking site, has collaborated with Visa to provide Visa Checkout to its customers in Kuwait. As the first online travel agency in the Mena region to integrate Visa Checkout on their website earlier this year, tajawal is now rolling out the se


South Korea sees 20pc jump in UAE visitors to Jeju Island

South Korea’s Jeju Island witnessed a a 20 per cent increase in the number of UAE tourists during the first half of 2017, data showed. Figures released by the Jeju Island Tourism Organization, South Korea were presented in a special promotional event held on Thursday at the


AAR in deal to support flydubai Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

AAR, a global aftermarket solutions company, has expanded its relationship with Dubai-based flydubai by signing a long-term contract to provide comprehensive flight-hour component support for its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Flydubai airline is set to take delivery of 100 Boeing

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