Sunday 1 May 2016

Al Rayyan showcases Qatari, UK luxury properties

Qatar's Al Rayyan Hospitality (ARH) showcased a collection of its luxury properties in Qatar and the UK  - including Souq Waqif Hotels in Doha, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara and Adria Hotel in London - at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) show held recently in Dubai, UAE.


Alitalia cuts losses by $434m in 2015

Alitalia, Italy's national carrier in which Etihad Airways holds a key stake, confirmed it was on track to become profitable by 2017, as it reduced its losses by €381 million ($434 million) in 2015 compared to the previous year. This important result for 2015 comes as th


Etihad signed as partner for global fashion week events

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a comprehensive new global agreement with WME | IMG to become a major long-term partner to the fashion industry by supporting 17 fashion week events around the world annually. Under the agreement, which is the first


Boeing to deliver 26 new aircraft to Turkish Airlines

Boeing is set to deliver a record six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s to Turkey’s flag-carrier, Turkish Airlines, this year. “Turkish Airlines is one of the world’s ascendant airlines and an established global network carrier. It has achieved this thr


Turkish tourism revenues down 16.5pc in Q1

Tourism revenues in Turkey dropped 16.5 per cent year-on-year to $4.07 billion in the first quarter, the Turkish Statistics Institute said on Friday. Last year as a whole, tourism revenues fell 8.3 per cent to $31.5 billion. - Reuters


Benoy to design Bahrain airport’s new terminal interior

International design practice Benoy has been appointed to the Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal development to provide services for the interior design of the new passenger terminal building as part of the ‘Bahrain Airport Modernisation Programme’. Th


Qatar Airways to launch Atlanta service with A380 flight

Qatar Airways will mark a new chapter in its history of operations to the US by flying the superjumbo Airbus A380 on the maiden Doha – Atlanta flight on June 1 only, with regular daily service using Boeing 777 aircraft. Operated in a tri-class configuration, the upper deck


Shanghai Hongqiao airport fire kills two

A fire in a basement at the Shanghai Hongqiao airport in China has killed two people and injured four, the People's Daily said on Friday. The fire broke out in a pile of insulation material in the basement of the airport's terminal one at around 7 a.m. local time (2300 GM


Mideast generated $195bn from tourism in 2015

David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  has called for continued investment in Travel & Tourism in the Middle East - which generated $194.5 billion or 8.0 per cent of GDP in 2015 - as a means of diversifying economies as oil revenues fall.


Etihad, AccorHotels ink strategic partnership

Etihad Holidays, the leisure holiday division of Etihad Airways, has announced a new partnership with hotel operator AccorHotels to provide an even greater choice of hotels for its guests whilst ensuring a more efficient and cost effective booking experience. The new collaboratio

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