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Luxury Italian hotel sees surge in Middle East tourists

The city of Rome is fast becoming the new hotspot for Arab travellers, as bookings to one of the most sought after hotels, Rome Cavalieri, increase dramatically.  Boasted as one of the leading hotels in the city, the Rome Cavalieri

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Etihad, partners discuss cost cuts; revenue boost

The chief executive officers of six airlines in the Etihad Airways Partners group are meeting in Rome today to identify and progress collaborative initiatives designed to cut the carriers’ costs, increase revenues, and expand sustainable c

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Katara Hospitality buys Rome hotel for $251m

Katara Hospitality, a global hotel operator based in Qatar, has acquired the Westin Excelsior Rome from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for €222 million ($251 million). As part of the deal, the historic hotel will be

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Forest fire hits flights from Rome

A forest fire raged near Rome's Fiumicino airport on Wednesday, forcing the suspension of departures and the reduction of arrivals at Italy's busiest hub, officials said. The fire was burning in one of several forests of p

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Rome airport closed after terminal fire

Rome's main Fiumicino airport was closed on Thursday after a fire badly damaged the main international terminal building but nobody was seriously hurt in the blaze, officials said. The airport, Italy's busiest with 39 mill

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World food prices continue to fall in February

Global food prices fell 1 per cent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

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Etihad launches daily flights to Rome

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has commenced a daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Rome Fiumicino Airport.   A senior delegation from the airline travelled on the flight including senior vic

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Etihad, Alitalia boost codeshare flights

Codeshare partners Alitalia and Etihad Airways have announced an increase in direct Rome-Abu Dhabi services from four flights per week to five, in addition to an expansion of codeshare destinations for customers of each airline. E

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Food prices rise third straight month in April

Global food prices rose in April for a third straight month as surging dairy costs kept upward pressure on the United Nations food agency's index, but cereal output is expected to be strong this year. Food prices spiked during

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Two police officers shot as Italian govt sworn in

Two police officers were shot and wounded outside the Italian prime minister's office on Sunday as Enrico Letta's new government was being sworn in around a kilometre (mile) away at the president's palace, police and witnesses said.

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