Wednesday 21 March 2018

Dubai Tourism to launch new fashion designing contest

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Tourism, is launching the first ‘Design for Dubai’ fashion contest which aims to support local and regional designers and showcase their talent on both a regional and international stage.   The De


Kuwait mulls new $12bn mega airport

Kuwait is considering building a new $12-billion world-class mega airport to meet the rapid growth in air traffic, a senior official said.   Directorate general of civil aviation Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah was quoted by state news agency Kuna a


Etihad signs new codeshare deal with Swiss

Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on Swiss services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in S


Emirates first foreign carrier to land at new Muscat terminal

Emirates was the first international airline to land a scheduled commercial flight at the newly inaugurated passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport last night. To mark the occasion, the airline deployed one of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ Boeing 777-300ER ai


New Muscat airport opens

Operations at the new Muscat International Airport have commenced, beginning with the arrival of Oman Air flight WY462 from Najaf in Iraq on Tuesday evening, said a report. The flight was given a water cannon salute as it taxied on the runway and passengers onboard were given sou


InterCon signs second Crowne Plaza in Doha

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with Tanmiyat Real Estate to rebrand the M Doha Hotel as the Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay. The hotel is expected to be rebranded by August, aligning with IHG’s strategy to grow the Crowne Plaza brand across the region. 


Travel Forward receives positive response from exhibitors

Travel Forward (T>F), the new technology focused event co-located with WTM London and which builds on the success of the Travel Tech Show at WTM, has signed up 41 exhibitors so far. The inaugural T>F will take place at ExCeL London from November 5-7. The 41 confirmed exhibi


Abu Dhabi embarks on four-city roadshow to India

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi has embarked on a four-city roadshow to India along with partners and stakeholders to help promote the emirate and entice even more Indian visitors, a report said. The delegation, which includes representatives from Rotana Hotels,


Ryanair to buy major stake in Niki Lauda's airline

Ryanair has agreed to buy a 75 per cent stake in the new Austrian leisure airline Laudamotion, founded by former motor racing champion Niki Lauda, said a report. The Irish carrier will initially buy 24.9 per cent of Laudamotion and plans to increase the stake to 75 per cent subje


'World’s greatest living explorer' to address AHIC participants

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) will welcome the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes on April 19 as the intrepid explorer completes the stellar line-up of speakers at the annual gathering for the world’s hospitality investment community. Described by the Guinness B

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