Thursday 29 June 2017

Beat the heat with Wyndham Dubai Marina

This summer, Wyndham Dubai Marina is offering incredible deals for everyone, including the perfect city summer staycation and every kid’s dream escape with access to the popular Dubai Parks. Conveniently located in Dubai Marina, Wyndham offers contemporary hotel rooms and s


Dubai welcomes 625,000 cruise tourists, 157 ships

Over 625,000 cruise tourists visited Dubai via a total of 157 ship calls during the 2016/2017 cruise season, reflecting an increase of 15 per cent and 18 per cent respectively when compared to the 2015/2016 season. The 2016/2017 Dubai Cruise season officially concluded with the d


The Ritz-Carlton to offer bespoke yacht experiences

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, part of Marriott International, has announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Proth


The Diplomat Radisson Blu Bahrain welcomes new GM

Kosta Kourotsidis has been appointed as the new general manager of The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel in Bahrain. A German/Greek national, Kourotsidis has gained extensive experience in the hospitality industry since starting his career 20 years ago. Born in Germany b


Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai targets Chinese visitors

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai is hoping to lure more Chinese visitors this year following the recent sales mission trip made by the hotel's assistant director of sales, Azel Casianan. Joining the 2017 Dubai China Roadshow organised by The Dubai Department of Tourism and Comm


Etihad, China Southern Airlines ink codeshare deal

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, have announced a new codeshare partnership. This increases the number of codeshare agreements operated by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 53.  Under the agreem


Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has completed maintenance and repair works on the newest member of CMV’s fleet, the cruise ship Columbus. The full scope of works was concluded within a tight timescale, thus ensuring that the vess


Drive to streamline checks at Emirates Terminal 3

Travellers departing from Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 can look forward to a smoother airport experience with the implementation of two new initiatives that will streamline the check-in and immigration checks at departure. Involving biometric technology and new automate


Centara Hotels appoints Aviareps as ME sales rep

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, recently appointed Aviareps to conduct the hospitality brand’s sales promotion activities within the Arabian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.   Aviareps is r


ME hotel occupancy, rates down in May, Africa results mixed

The hotel industry in the Middle East reported negative results during May 2017, while hotels in Africa recorded mixed results in the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR. Occupancy levels in the Middle East dropped 5.9 per cent to 64.4 per cent in May, with

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