Monday 25 January 2021

Ascott exceeds 2019 global record growth

CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited has added a record number of over 14,200 units across 71 properties worldwide for 2020, with the aim of growing its global portfolio to 160,000 units by 2023.    Despite Covid-19, thi


Go Smart Solutions taps IBM Cloud to accelerate digital transformation

IBM has announced that Go Smart Solutions, a software development company in Saudi Arabia, has selected IBM Cloud to transform its operations.    The transition also aims to help Go Smart Solutions’ customers accelerate their digital transformation an


Arabia CSR Awards 2021 is now open for application

The 14th cycle of the annual Arab Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability have been announced.     The awards call upon all government and private enterprises, joint ventures and social enterprises across all sectors in the


UNWTO elections did not reflect fair competition, says Bahrain's nominee

Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) and Bahrain’s candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO), said that the recent elections were held under difficult circumstances and in


Omran Group appoints new CEO

Omran Group, the executive arm of the Sultanate for tourism development, has appointed Hashil bin Obaid Al Mahrouqi as its new CEO, replacing former CEO Peter Walichnowski.    Al Mahrouqi’s experience spans 20 years in managing real estate projects in


Private jets movements at Dubai South up 21pc in 2020

Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Dubai South announced that private jets movements continued its growth in 2020 by 21 per cent compared to 2019, driven by the high number of movements in Q4.   The aerospace hub also recorded a steep 78 per cent growth of pri


Turkish Airlines gets highest “Diamond” status from APEX

Turkish Airlines has been awarded the highest “Diamond” status by APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying.   Analyzed in three categories named Gold, Platinum and Diamond according to the hygiene precauti


Meydan Hotels & Hospitality completes Covid-19 vaccination drive

Meydan Hotels and Hospitality have successfully completed their Covid-19 vaccination drive for all the employees of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and The Meydan Hotel on January 18 and January 22, respectively.    With the aim of ensuring their employees safet


Tourism crisis committee explores safe travel in the age of vaccines

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the first time in 2021. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the cross-sector body met in Madrid during the 113th session of the UNWTO Executive Council to advance solid plans to restart tourism.   


Medical face masks must at German airports, planes

Starting February 1, all passengers, including children as from six years, at German airports as well as onboard the respective aircraft are obliged to wear medical face masks, the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG), the association of national and international airlines in G

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