Monday 20 October 2014

Regional funding boom for plane deliveries: Boeing

Boeing, a leading aircraft manufacturer, said today that commercial financial institutions in the Middle East are increasingly funding the region’s record number of airplane deliveries. Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes over


Dubai to host Arab tourism forum

Leading players from the global tourism industry will be in Dubai, UAE, for the 16th International Forum on Arab Tourism, which kicks off on October 22. The two-day event, being organised by the Arab International Company at the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, will see the showcase of n


Ascott to open second serviced residence in Dubai

The Ascott, a leading luxury hotel operator, has expanded its presence in the UAE having signed an agreement to manage its second serviced residence in Dubai. The 117-unit Ascott Culture Village Dubai is slated to open in 2017. The latest addition will bolster Ascott’s p


Abu Dhabi to build on rising Kuwaiti visitor figures

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is heading to Kuwait later this month for a major promotion at The Avenues Mall endorsing the UAE emirate as a popular holiday destination. The promotion will run from October 23 to 25 and feature representatives of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture


UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman top Mice destinations in GCC

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman have emerged as the top three meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) destinations in the GCC. The number of international association meetings in the region has more than tripled over the last 10 years, earning the Gulf global prestige a


Mena Aerospace to launch dream flight initiative

Mena Aerospace has launched its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme with a concept providing a day of dreams for the children of Al Sanabel Orphanage as well as Dream Kids in Bahrain. The fun-filled event was developed by the 99’s and Mena Aerospace in as


German pilots set to strike at Lufthansa

German pilots' union VC called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa for October 20 and 21, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 planes as well as Boeing 737s. The union said on Sunday the walkout would last from Monday 1100 GMT until 2159 GMT on Tuesday. The pilots


Jumeirah Group appoints new vice president operations

umeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Stephan Schüpbach as vice president - operations. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the performance of Jumeirah’s owned hotels in Dubai, managed hotels


GCC’s travel catering business to grow 5pc annually

The GCC travel catering market is expected to witness an annual growth rate of five per cent, a recent report said. This is due to the rapid increase in passenger volumes, expansion of GCC airline fleets and the high priority given to the tourism sector by the region’s government


Gulf Air relaunches service to Iran city

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, yesterday (October 18) announced the relaunch of flights to Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province in Iran. The airline's 40th destination will be served with three weekly flights, starting from December 15, reported the Gulf Daily

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