Sunday 21 December 2014

JW Marriott Dubai wins top award in India

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, was awarded the title of ‘The Best Hotel in the Middle East’ at the North India Travel Awards held yesterday (December 20) in Delhi, India. With its tempting choice of 10 restaurants and bars, a refreshing rooftop


Rosewood Hotels rebrands Jeddah property

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, an international luxury resort company, has announced that its property in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been renamed as Rosewood Jeddah as part of the company’s brand re-launch.  Formerly known as Rosewood Corniche, the renaming of Rosewood Jeddah a


Kuwait Airways welcomes first A320 Sharklet delivery

Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has taken delivery of an A320 equipped with Sharklets - the first of 37 new aircraft the company has ordered, marking the start of a major fleet renewal plan. The A320 single-aisle jetliner family is the world’s best-selling single-


Qaia rises to 30th place among global airports

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (Qaia) has risen six places from its 2014 second quarter ranking, coming in at 30th spot among 246 airports worldwide in the 2014 third quarter Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey. Qaia has registered tangible improvements in its ov


Abu Dhabi Four Seasons on track for 2016 opening

Mubadala, a leading investment and development company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, said the structural work on its upcoming property has been completed and was on track for 2016 opening on Al Maryah Island. Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts is the op


EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim

The European Union has opened a new front in a decade-old dispute over aircraft subsidies, launching a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) alleging illegal tax breaks in Boeing's home state of Washington. The EU said the Pacific coast state, historically the base


Bahrain tourism 'hit by hotels clamp'

The recent measures targeting three and four-star hotels are taking a heavy toll on the tourism industry in Bahrain. A leading Asian hotelier has stopped his expansion plans in Bahrain and started transferring his investments abroad. Sources told our sister paper


Qatar to invest $45bn in tourism projects

About $45 billion in investments have been projected for tourism-related project in Qatar up to 2030, according to a report. The projected investment in the tourism sector alone is $11.5 billion up to 2030, Issa bin Mohamed Al-Mohannadi, chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA)


Air India Express passengers stranded as flight is cancelled

Passengers have been stranded for more than 24 hours after a flight from Bahrain to Kuwait was cancelled on December 17. Air India Express flight IX 890 was supposed to leave at 10.15am, but a fuel leak detected on landing in Bahrain meant the flight was called off, said a report


Top honours for Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, a leading luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, has won the ‘Luxury Hotel and Conference Centre’ award for the second consecutive year at the World Luxury Hotel Award in Camps Bay Cape Town, South Africa. “We are proud that Sofitel Abu Dhabi Cor

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