Sunday 30 April 2017

WTTC announces departure of president Scowsill

David Scowsill has stepped down from his role as President at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) after six years at the helm of the organisation, siad a report. Scowsill, who has been president of WTTC since October 2010, has taken the organization to new heights, cham


Copa Airlines, Turkish Airlines ink codeshare deal

Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, and Turkish Airlines, both members of Star Alliance, the leading global airline network, signed a codeshare agreement which will offer passengers more flight options. The strategic hub of the Americas of Copa Airlines, in Panama City, w


Gulf Air on track for first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner delivery

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, is gearing up for the arrival of the airline’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which will be delivered to Gulf Air in April 2018. The new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will operate the airline’s long haul routes, gradually


Royal Rose Abu Dhabi named "Best Family Hotel"

Royal Rose Abu Dhabi, a five-star flagship property managed by City Seasons Hotels, was recently awarded the most coveted title of “Best Family Hotel in the Region for 2017” by The Arab Center for Tourism Media. Nominees from the hospitality industry are selected with


Tourico sees ME inbound hotel room nights jump 112pc

Tourico Holidays, a leading wholesale travel brokerage company, has registered a year-over-year increase of 112 per cent in inbound hotel room nights to the Middle East in 2017. Hotel room nights sold from the Middle East are pacing at an increase of 138 per cent through the end


Oman Air named “Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism”

Oman Air is celebrating the latest in a string of prestigious wins following the presentation to the airline of the ‘Best Arab Air Carrier supporting Arab Tourism’ award. The 2017 Arab Tourism Media Awards ceremony organised by the Arab Centre for Tourism Media was he


Sharjah airport welcomes 2.74m passengers in Q1

The total number of passengers that passed through Sharjah International Airport in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 grew to 2.741 million, up from 2.687 million passengers during Q1 2016,marking an increase of 2 per cent, a report said. Aircraft movements also increased to 18,569


German tourism ends ATM on a successful note

The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) said it had received an overwhelming response from visitors at its stand during the recently-concluded Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, UAE. The GNTO was out in force at the expo with 21 of its partners including the premium ones &ld


Majid Al Futtaim to build ME's first cinema-themed hotel

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has joined hands with Marriott International to launch the region’s first cinema-themed hotel concept at Aloft Dubai City Centre Deira in Dubai, UAE. 


Slovenia eyes GCC visitor market

Slovenia Tourist Board (STO), in cooperation with travel partners from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, has launched a ‘Kids Ski Free’ campaign to promote Slovenia as an ideal winter holiday destination for families seeking ski packages, snow adventures and fun experiences.

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