Monday 19 April 2021

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi commences flights to Israel

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, announced the arrival of its first flight to Israel on April 18, after the company announced that it would operate flights from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv.   Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will operate three weekly flig


Business professionals say loss of travel has affected performance

New research by global travel services expert Collinson has found that more than four-fifths of business travellers in the UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have seen their job affected in some way by a lack of cross-border business travel, and around one third specifically said that they


SITA slashes passenger processing time at Istanbul airport

SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry today announced the results of its biometric-enabled Proof of Concept (PoC) designed to support a low-touch passenger experience and optimise passenger processing at Istanbul Airport (IGA).   The six-m


Qatar airport gets ISO certification for information security system

Hamad International Airport (HIA), managed by MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation, has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, following an extensive assessment of the Airport’s Information Security Management System by Bureau Veritas in October 2020.


Escape to the Maldives this Eid Al Fitr

Take advantage of the upcoming long Eid weekend and escape to one of Maldives’ luxury resorts in the South Atolls, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo.    Just a short four-hour flight from the GCC, and a 15-minute ride by speedboat from Maldives International Air


Palmer to lead London's Beaumont Hotel

The Beaumont Hotel in London has appointed hospitality veteran Duncan Palmer as its new Managing Director.   Palmer has worked in the luxury hotel industry for over 35 years, and was most recently Managing Director at The Murray in Hong Kong, a multi-awarding wi


Vaccination certificate mandatory for foreign Umrah pilgrims

Foreign Umrah pilgrims wishing to travel to Saudi Arabia will have to show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate from their respective countries, said a report.   During a recent joint press conference to brief all on the Covid-19 situation, Engineer Hisham Saeed,


Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials

Emirates has commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass– a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for Covid-19 testing or vaccine information.  


New GM for Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, the award-winning hotel of the iconic Taj brand in the Middle East, has appointed Mohit Gurnani as its new General Manager.    In his new role, Gurnani will be responsible for overseeing the full management and operations of the h


Hong Kong bans flights from India, Pakistan, the Philippines

Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the discovery of the Covid-19 N501Y mutant strain, the government said. These places will also at the same time be specified as extremely high-risk Group A specified places

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