Wednesday 22 January 2020

Sharjah aims to entice more Northern European tourists

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) continues to work towards establishing a strong foothold in the Northern European tourism market. Efforts to draw in more visitors from the region will commence this year with its participation at the Matka Nordic Tra


Kerten Hospitality appoints first global commercial head

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality has further strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Nicolai Padoan as the company’s first global commercial head. Kerten Hospitality’s portfolio comprises aspirational and lifestyle-driven brands that h


Flynas carries 7.6m passengers in 2019

Saudi budget carrier flynas transported around 7.6 million passengers in 2019, up from around 6.6 million in 2018- an increase of 15 per cent. This brought the total number of passengers transported by flynas over its 12 years of operations to more than 50 million passengers, acc


Emirates inks strategic deal with Group

Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's Group, a leading one-stop travel service provider. The agreement was signed in Shanghai by executives of both companies, signalling the start of a strategic cooperation between Emirates and


No fee for camping with caravans on Dubai beach

Dubai Municipality said that camping with caravans on Dubai beaches designated for this purpose has become free of charge and the permits can be availed online on the Municipality website. Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality said that this comes with the aim o


787 Dreamliner leads Boeing deliveries in 2019

The Boeing Company delivered a total of 380 commercial aircraft in 2019, out of which the 787 Dreamliner claimed a 41.5 per cent share with 158 deliveries. Boeing 737, 777 and 767 deliveries stood at 127, 45 and 43 respectively. With this the US jet maker has lost


Bahrain discusses tourism ties with Egypt

The chief executive officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Nader Al Moayyed, received the newly appointed ambassador of Egypt to Bahrain, Yasser Mohamed Shaaban, on January 13. During the meeting, the importance of strengthening bilateral relations and further enha


Jazeera Airways flies direct to Abha

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low-cost airline, has announced the launch of a new direct service to its sixth destination in Saudi Arabia, Abha. The carrier will serve the capital of the Asir Region with three weekly return flights every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.


Ascott opens new 172-key property in Saudi Arabia

The Ascott Limited is strengthening its Saudi Arabia portfolio with the opening of its eagerly anticipated Ascott Corniche Al Khobar property, marking its sixth operational residence in the kingdom. The 172-unit property is centrally located on Prince Turki Street and is easily a


Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina opens its doors

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, the brand's flagship property in the affluent residential neighbourhood. This opening represents a landmark moment for Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East and marks th

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