Wednesday 25 May 2016

New regional head for Preferred Hotels Mena

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has welcomed international hotelier Claudio Roscigno as the its regional director, Middle East & North Africa, based out of the brand's new regional headquarters in Dubai. With over 15 years of industry experience and an international pedigr


Oman to launch new taxi management service

Oman's Ministry of Tourism has partnered with Ingenuity Technologies, a leading solutions provider, to launch a new Taxi Management Service in the country. The technology, which will be made available soon, will bring together all the taxi services under one umbrella. The aim


Passengers rely heavily on technology: survey

Airline passengers are relying more on self-service technology to plan their holidays with 85 per cent of passengers stating a positive experience during the steps of the journey where they had more choice and control, showed a recent survey. According to 2016 Sita Passenger IT T


EgyptAir to contract French, Italian firms for black boxes search

EgyptAir will contract two foreign companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of its plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, the airline's chairman said on Wednesday. EgyptAir flight 804 crashed last Thursday with 66 people on board including 3


Air France offers special Premium Economy fares from Dubai

Dubai passengers travelling with Air France can enjoy the Premium Economy class travel across the entire long haul fleet, including European destinations. The Premium Economy seat offers 40 per cent more space than regular Economy class as well as comfortable seats and cushions a


Oman Air to launch daily flights to Mashhad

National carrier Oman Air has announced plans to launch a new service between Muscat and the Iranian city of Mashhad from June 1. This is Oman Air’s second destination in Iran, following the launch of flights to Tehran in 2012. The carrier will operate daily flights aboard


12 Dubai hotels win at Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

Dubai emerged a big winner at the Middle East Hotel Awards 2016 this week with 12 hotels taking home the prize across 24 award categories. A total of 70 hotels and hotel suppliers from across the region were shortlisted. Other winners came from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Saudi Ar


Rezidor enhances maternity policy in the Mideast

The Rezidor Hotel Group is giving its female employess a flexible approach to maternity leave provision as part of its Women in Leadership initiative to empower its female leaders to grow in their career with the company. Under its latest initiative, female employees are now enti


Emirates offers Iftar service for Ramadan

Emirates is bringing back its Iftar service for customers travelling during the holy month of Ramadan. The special boxes have been re-designed and will be available across all cabin classes on select flights including those to and from the Gulf region as well as Umrah groups trav


Etihad Aviation Group, partners raise $500m additional funds

Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Alitalia have successfully raised a further $500 million in a second platform financing transaction, following the success of last year’s bond which raised $700 million.     James Ho

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