Monday 22 May 2017

Heemann named F&B director of Sofitel The Palm

Sofitel The Palm has appointed Lars Heemann as the new food and beverage (F&B) director for the award-winning five-star property. With over 24 years’ experience in the hotel industry, Heemann has worked with prestigious hotel brands across the globe and brings his exten


St. Regis Abu Dhabi wins top accolades

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi continues to raise standards in luxury hotel experiences as it won multiple laurels at the Marriott International Middle East & Africa 2016 Awards, which recognizes the most outstanding hotel performances in the Mena region. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi was


RJ, Sabre to optimise flight network

Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, have signed a new agreement whereby Sabre provides RJ with a suite of technology to help plan its network of flights. Airline network planning departments face several challenge


Taiwan becomes preferred destination for the ME travellers

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) is targeting the Middle Eastern tourist market, which it believes has the potential for vast growth. "Taiwan drew about 10 million tourists last year. The combined population of Muslim countries is approximately 1.7 billion, which presents a h


Over 560 hotels 'under contract' in ME

The Middle East hospitality sector has registered a total of 156,445 rooms under contract in 563 hotel projects, representing a 2.5 per cent increase compared with the same period in 2016. According to the STR April 2017 Pipeline Report, the Middle East also recorded a 3.8 per ce


Dubai secures $3bn financing for airports expansion

The Dubai government said on Sunday that it has secured $3 billion in long-term financing for expansion and development of the Dubai International Airport (DXB) as well as the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).   The signing of Airport Financing Company  (Finc


Dubai Holding launches $1.7bn family tourism destination

Dubai Holding has launched Marsa Al Arab, a mega-project spread over a 4 million sq ft area comprising two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah to be developed at a cost of Dh6.3 billion ($1.71 billion). The project, which will be the newest addition to Dubai’s lo


Marriott to introduce the Ritz-Carlton brand in Jordan

Marking the debut of The Ritz-Carlton brand in Jordan, Marriot International and Al Eqbal Real Estate Development have announced the signing of an agreement to establish The Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences in Amman, which is scheduled to be complete in 2020. The agreement was i


New GM for Ajman Tourism at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel

Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry has been named the new general manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. Prior to joining ATDD, Al Geziry was the director of overseas promotions and inward missions at Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commer


Gulf aviation project value reaches $57.4bn

The total value of 152 active aviation-related projects in the Middle East reached $57.4 billion (Dh211 billion) in April, according to BNC Network, – the largest and most comprehensive project research and intelligence provider in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

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