Monday 20 February 2017

Thrifty Car Rental introduces new lounges

Thrifty Car Rental, the UAE’s largest leasing and car rental company, has launched its first Thrifty Lounge at the newly opened Burjuman branch where customers can relax while waiting for their rental cars. Karunesh Arya, general manager, said: “We are extremely proud


Flynas to add seven new Indian destinations

In a strategic move to expand its access to global destinations, Saudi budget carrier flynas announced it was adding seven new destinations in India as part of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE. This comes as part of an expanded codeshar


Oman eyes larger share of GCC tourist market

Oman’s tourism and hospitality industry is building momentum, with total investment in the sector set to hit $1.17 billion by 2026, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The sultanate returns to Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at Dubai World Trade Centre thi


UAE to participate in India's Outbound Travel Market

The UAE will be participating in this year’s Outbound Travel Market (OTM), India’s largest travel trade show taking place from February 21 to 23, 2017 in Mumbai. The Ministry of Economy will organise a national pavilion under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ which wi


URC to develop new spa in Jordan's Abdali Mall

Kuwait’s leading diversified real estate development company, United Real Estate Company (URC), has signed an agreement with Jordan's Al-Adnani Group, to launch a new signature health spa in its Abdali Mall, in Amman. The 929-sq-m women only spa will operate under the s


Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Macedonian capital

Qatar Airways has confirmed the start date of its long-awaited scheduled direct service to Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, with four-weekly flights beginning July 17.   As the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje provides a gateway to a country of dr


Dubai 'could lose international shopper's paradise' label

The UAE is becoming increasingly expensive for tourists and shoppers as the US dollar continues to appreciate, meaning Dubai could likely lose its coveted status as an 'international shopper's paradise' if the currency pressure persists, according to leading ratings agency S&P.


Dusit International expands operations team

Global hospitality company Dusit International continues to expand its operations team with the appointment of Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk as vice president sales and Michael Leong as vice president marketing. Tantiprasertsuk has worked for Dusit International since 2015 as general


Sharjah Tourism participates at key Indian travel exhibition

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) led a delegation of Sharjah-based tourism and hospitality companies to the 23rd edition of the Satte travel trade show, which took place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India, said a report. This is the first time the S


Boeing debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut yesterday (February 17) at Boeing South Carolina in the US.\ Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, SC site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Caroli

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