Tuesday 19 January 2021

Dubai hotels performance pulls closer to pre-Covid levels

Dubai’s hotel industry reported its highest performance levels in December 2020 since the start of the pandemic, according to preliminary data for the month from STR.    Although down in year-over-year comparisons, Dubai’s three key performance


Worldwide Travel Alliance announced

A new European sales and marketing group that targets travel and tourism entities worldwide ahead of post-Covid vaccine travel boom has been launched.   The Worldwide Travel Alliance (WTA) has been inaugurated to provide sales, marketing, representation and PR s


National Covid-19 Immunisation Campaign begins in Seychelles

Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for GCC travelers, leaps towards immunization as the country launched its national Covid-19 Immunization Campaign on January 10.   Being the first country in Africa to start a Covid-19 national vaccination program,


IDEX, NAVDEX 2021 international participants exempt from quarantine

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) - the organiser of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2021) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021) - has received approval from the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre for all badge holders to be exempted from the 10-day quarantine pro


First Aparthotel Adagio in Deira opens its doors

Accor Group’s living concept, Aparthotel Adagio Dubai Deira, has opened the doors to its newest property in Deira, Dubai, offering guests an unforgettable ‘home away from home’ experience coupled with the convenience of hotel services and facilities.  


Indonesia extends ban on foreign visitors

Indonesia has extended its ban on foreign arrivals for another 14 days in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, said a report.   The government has said the reason for the stricter measures against international visitors, which were imposed on January 1, was to


Emirates expands its operations in the Americas

Emirates has announced it will resume non-stop services to Seattle (from February 1), Dallas and San Francisco (from March 2), offering its customers seamless connectivity via Dubai to and from popular destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.   The add


A taste of winter at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Experience the true #TasteOfWinter at the elevated luxury resort, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, as the property welcomes all guests with an exciting new season package for the perfect holiday getaway.   Visitors can make themselves at home and celebrate th


Hilton Garden Inn RAK names new F&B Services Manager

Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah has appointed Rahul Mishra as the hotel’s food & beverages (F&B) Services Manager.   Mishra brings over 12 years of experience working in the hospitality sector in his native India and the UAE, including roles at D


IHG inks deal for Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Lina Snacks Foods Company, to open Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District in Saudi Arabia (KSA).    Building on IHG’s recent signings in KSA, including voco Jeddah North,  this lat

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