Saturday 1 October 2016

Etihad 'Business Class' wins top travel award

UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has been named ‘Best Airline – Business Class’ for the second consecutive year at the TTG Travel Awards held in Bangkok, Thailand.   The prestigious award is voted for by the readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India


Dubai Parks announces phased opening on Oct 31

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, has announced that it will now open on October 31 with Legoland Dubai and Riverland Dubai, the retail dining and entertainment district. Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Water Park and the Lapit


Downtown Rotana launches 'Lady in Red' nights

Downtown Rotana treated female members of the media and their guests to an exclusive evening of entertainment, when the hotel officially launched its new ‘Lady in Red’ themed nights at signature restaurant ‘Teatro Downtown’. The ‘Lady in Red’ n


Como Hotels welcomes new marketing VP

Como Hotels and Resorts has appointed Ron Cusiter as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Cusiter is based at the company’s head-office on Orange Grove Road in Singapore and will lead the group’s global marketing and sales strategy. With 25 ye


International tourist arrivals up 4pc in H1

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4 per cent between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists (overnight visitors), 21 million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World To


UAE's Aquaventure waterpark launches annual pass

UAE waterpark fans can rejoice as Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm announces the launch of its first Annual Pass. Offering unlimited access to the award winning waterpark, guests can also enjoy a variety of member benefits including preferential rates at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion


UAE firm buys Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Sharjah-based Bin Otaiba Investment Group has acquired the Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the UK for £38.6 million ($50.2 million), a report said. According to a report in


Qatar Airways' first Namibia flight touches down

The capital of Namibia, Windhoek, yesterday welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. A VIP delegation from Doha, including Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Dr Hugh Dunleavy and Namibia’s Ambassador to Qatar Japhe


Lebanon's Middle East Airlines inks new deal with Sita

Lebanon national carrier Middle East Airlines - Air Liban (MEA) has signed a new five-year master agreement with global communications provider Sita to introduce new, faster connectivity across the airline’s network. The contract marks a continuation of the strong relations


Qatar Airways, IAG announce new JV agreement

Qatar Airways and British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), have announced a joint business agreement that will come into effect on October 30, 2016. The joint business will benefit customers by offering a wider choice of flights, an enhanced netw

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