Friday 4 September 2015

Qatar Airways launches new service to Saudi’s Abha

Qatar Airways has launched a new service to its eighth destination in Saudi Arabia with four flights a week to Abha.    The first flight, which landed on September 2, was welcomed with a traditional water salute, said a statement.  


Emirates receives four aircraft deliveries in one day

Dubai-based Emirates has celebrated the arrival of four new aircraft in one day, affirming its commitment to flying a modern, efficient and comfortable fleet. The delivery included two Boeing 777-300ERs, one Boeing 777 Freighter and one A380 aircraft. The new A380 aircraft del


UAE hotels' occupancy levels increase in July

UAE hotels performed significantly well in July with hoteliers in Abu Dhabi reporting a 10.5 percentage point rise in occupancy levels to 60.8 per cent, subsequently driving a 27.22 per cent growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR) to $73.01, reports showed. The improvement in Rev


German traveler's Oman documentary picked by Natgeo

A documentary film on the Sultanate of Oman by German traveller and filmmaker Marko Roth has been picked for the National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase. Entitled ‘12 days in Oman', Roth aimed to capture the rich cultural landscape and wealth of natural resources he h


Travel right - a luggage guide for tourists

Whether planning a quick overnight trip or an extended getaway, there are clothes, toiletries, laptops, phones, digital cameras, charging cables and so much more. So how do you manage to fit everything in one bag and keep it somewhat contained? To answer the unnerving question, interna


EasyJet upbeat after late summer surge in demand

EasyJet raised its full-year profit outlook on Thursday after record demand for beach holidays and city breaks showed the British low-cost airline was more than meeting a challenge from reinvigorated rival Ryanair. The airline said it was optimistic about its performance, forecas


Qatar Airways, JetBlue expand codeshare

Qatar Airways has expanded its unilateral code-share partnership with JetBlue Airways, adding six new destinations and increasing the number of flights along existing codeshare segments. The expanded agreement provides new code-share routes from New York (JFK) to and from US mainland d


Emirates launches flights to Mashhad

Emirates has extended its reach into Iran with the recent launch of flights to Mashhad from its hub in Dubai. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, divisional senior vice president Commercial Operations Centre for Emirates, said: “The new service to Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, w


Mövenpick Hotels makes Riyadh debut

Mövenpick Hotels has officially opened its property in Riyadh, marking the debut of the Swiss hospitality brand in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The new Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh features 438 luxury rooms and suites and commands a prime location, based in the business


UAE spa tourism numbers expected to double

The boom in demand for luxurious and high-end spa services in Dubai has placed UAE in the lead for spa tourism across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) with revenues of $411 million forecast for 2015 and visitor numbers set to double by 2017, a report said. According to data comp

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