Friday 26 August 2016

Sky Prime wins licence for Saudi domestic flights

Sky Prime Aviation Services has become the latest aviation company in Saudi Arabia to be awarded a national air operator licence under an ongoing liberalisation of the kingdom's aviation market. The company, which provides private jets, received the licence for chartered flig


Oman showcases 'luxury tourism' hotspots

Luxury tourism is emerging as one of the biggest trends in the travel sector with many travelers seeking quest for new luxurious horizons. With affluent travellers seeking personalised experiences and indulgences at unique locations, Oman's tourism ministry throws light on some of its amazi


Serbian graduates on track with Etihad engineering training

A group of students from Belgrade in Serbia have completed the first phase of their engineering training in the UAE and will now commence the next stage of their practical learning with Etihad Airways Engineering.   The students are from one of several batches of engineering


Qatar Airways offers exclusive Haj kits to pilgrims

Qatar Airways is embracing the spirit of Haj by providing pilgrims with exclusive Haj kits designed and assembled with items to assist them during their spiritual journey. The Haj kits will be offered to all passengers travelling for pilgrimage on the airline’s flights to J


Mövenpick Tala Bay appoints new GM

Dan Benzaquen has been appointed general manager of the five-star Mövenpick Tala Bay, an upscale family-friendly resort located on the shores of the Red Sea in Jordan. A seasoned hotelier with more than 13 years of industry experience, Benzaquen brings his enthusiasm for re-


Oman to unveil new Al Hoota Cave experience

Al Hoota Cave, Oman’s most popular natural tourist destination, will reopen to the public on September 5. The first tourist cave to open in the GCC, the facilities at Al Hoota have undergone significant improvements and will be open for visitors ahead of the Eid Al Adha hol


Inmarsat certifies Honeywell in-flight wi-fi hardware

Honeywell has secured final certification from satellite service provider Inmarsat for JetWave, the company’s package of exclusive hardware that will allow connection to GX Aviation, the new in-flight broadband service from Inmarsat. Users can consistently and more quickly


Middle East hotels post mixed results in July

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed results across key performance metrics in July. Occupancy rates jumped 58 per cent while average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) dropped 5.9 per cent to $161.82 and 11.9 per cent to $93.88 respectively compared to July 2015, said


Turkish Airlines resuming flights to Sharm al-Sheikh

Turkish Airlines will resume flights next month to Sharm al-Sheikh, nearly a year after they were suspended following the bombing of a Russian jet which took off from the Egyptian resort, the Turkish embassy in Cairo said on Wednesday. "Turkish Airlines will be the first of


Shaza Hotels to open 20 properties in ME

Luxury hotel brand Shaza Hotels, a joint venture between Qatar-based Barwa Real Estate and Kempinski Hotels, is set to open 20 hotels in the Middle East by 2020, a senior official has revealed. Speaking at a media roundtable today at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Sanjiv Malhotra, exe

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