Tuesday 25 October 2016

Dubai Tourism unveils new apps, tech updates

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), has announced new technological updates and applications at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week, a major ICT show in Dubai, UAE. Dubai Tourism will use the event as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in e


Dubai reaches 100,000 hotel rooms milestone

Dubai has recorded the milestone achievement of reaching 100,000 rooms across its expanding hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the soft opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Key players in Dubai’s tourism industry who came together to mark the event inclu


Passengers want to avoid travel hassles with technology - report

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced the results of its 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insig


Marriott's Element brand to debut in Egypt

Marriott International has announced plans to debut Element Hotels, the stylish eco-incubator brand, in Egypt in early 2019. Located in Cairo's upscale Heliopolis district and slated to be the largest Element Hotel in the Middle East and Africa, Element Cairo is being develop


Simaisma, a Murwab Resort wins top accolade

Simaisma, a Murwab Resort has been named ‘Qatar's Leading Villa Resort’ for 2016 by the World Travel Awards. The oceanfront property took home the coveted title after being selected from among three nominees competing for the award during a Gala Dinner held at the


Banyan Tree RAK hotels to be managed by Ritz Carlton

The Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree RAK Beach, part of RAK National Hotels, have come under the management of the Ritz-Carlton Group following a recent agreement, a report said. The deal was inked bwteeen RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), A


Real-time technology to reduce UAE airport queues

UAE airport passengers and staff will quickly gain real-time flight information, thanks to a partnership between the UAE’s leading aviation tech players announced today at Gitex Technology Week. With the global aviation analytics market set to double from $2 billion in 2016


Passenger demand to double over 20 years

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7 per cent annual compound average growth rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest u


Iata reveals transformative vision for air travel

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to Iata’s latest passenger forecast, so


Etihad to expand Madrid service to daily operation

Etihad Airways today announced its Abu Dhabi – Madrid route will operate daily with the introduction of three new flights each week, effective June 1, 2017. The additional frequencies underscore the airline’s commitment to offer guests greater choice and more travel o

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