Monday 22 January 2018

BinGhatti Hospitality invests over $136m in GCC F&B sector

BinGhatti Hospitality, the investment arm of BinGhatti Holding Group, plans to expand its global hospitality management services across the GCC and the Middle East by penetrating the food and beverage (F&B) sector, hotel development and management. During 2017, BinGhatti succ


RJ to launch flights to Copenhagen

Royal Jordanian (RJ) will launch a new direct service to Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, from June 3.   The three weekly flights will give RJ a strong presence in the Scandinavian market. This addition is in line with RJ’s turnaround plan that includes, among others,


Mazagan Resort launches special spring packages

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, a leading tourism destination in Morocco, is offering guests special packages and deals for the upcoming spring period. The luxurious resort is offering exclusive rates on accommodation, food and entertainment. With room rates starting from MAD1,980


Global Futurist leads agenda for IBTM Arabia 2018

IBTM, part of global exhibitions organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), has unveiled the final itinerary for IBTM Arabia 2018, which takes place from February 5-7 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. Leading the agenda as keynote speaker is Rohit Talwar, global futurist,


First Radisson Blu signed in Costa Rica

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, has announced the signing of a new Radisson Blu in Costa Rica. The new-build hotel will offer 100 rooms and is expected to break ground late 2018 with plans to open in December 2020.


UAE ranks 32 in passport power index

The UAE has climbed to 32nd place on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, after signing a visa-waiver agreement with China, going up by an impressive six places year-on-year and by 29 places over the past decade — the biggest historical climb of any passport in the world. The UA


New Hotel Indigo planned for Vietnam

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Europe Trading Investment Company Limited for Hotel Indigo Saigon The City. This is the second Hotel Indigo to be signed in Vietnam, and will be the count


Air Arabia adds Izmir to growing Turkey network

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier,  announced that, from June 27, it will become the first airline to connect the UAE and the Turkish city of Izmir with a direct flight.   Izmir, which is the third largest city in Tur


Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR appoints new F&B manager

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR has appointed Nader Namah as its new food and beverage (F&B) manager. Namah has more than 15 years of hospitality experience in the Middle East region spanning from Syria, Lebanon, and UAE. He holds a degree in Hospitality Management from his ho


Etihad executive attempts fastest round-the-world record

Senior Etihad Airways executive, Andrew Fisher, has embarked on a journey of a lifetime, attempting to break the world record by flying around the globe in the shortest time frame on scheduled flights, and with the fewest number of sectors. Fisher, who works as the airline’

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