Monday 31 August 2015

Saudi Arabia warns against misbehaviour during Haj

Misbehaviour by pilgrims during Haj will not be tolerated, a senior official was cited as saying, as Saudi Arabia gears up to welcome Haj pilgrims this year. According to reports in Arab news, any behaviour by the pilgrims against the Shariah or the country’s laws that hampers th


Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche official hotel of Chic Lady

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, a luxurious property in the UAE capital, has been named the official hotel of Chic Lady 2015, an exhibition dedicated to weddings, beauty and fashion, which will commence tomorrow (September 1). Chic Lady Exhibition and show is an annual event, attract


Abu Dhabi vies for bigger slice of Moroccan tourist market

Moroccan tour operators are looking to Abu Dhabi as a potential tourism destination, following a recent trip to the emirate by a delegation of travel industry leaders. Citing a combination of first-class infrastructure, top-class accommodation, an extensive array of attractions f


Mövenpick Bahrain appoints new sales head

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, a leading five-star property in the kingdom, has welcomed Rameez Shaikh as its new director of sales.  With numerous accomplishments and experience in strategic growth planning, Shaikh is the perfect man for the task of steadily strengthening the hote


'Foreign airlines not allowed to dictate terms in Indian skies' - IAAI

Travel agents across India could face negative implications on business operations if Lufthansa’s Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) comes into effect tomorrow (September 1), said a report. The Lufthansa Group, which comprises Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss


Saudi Al Tayyar Travel Group founder to resign

The founder of Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel Group will resign as vice-chairman and managing director from September 1, the company said on Sunday. Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar opened his first travel agency in 1980, and the firm has since grown to more than 430 branches in t


Icomex to become ibtm latin america

Latin America and Mexico’s leading Mice event, Icomex, will be re-branded as ibtm latin america, joining the global portfolio of ibtm events - all of which were re-branded at the end of last year. Ibtm latin america will sit as part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions global por


City Centre Deira offers exclusive dining promotions

Diners at the City Centre Deira mall in Dubai, UAE, will get a chance to win one of 20 business treats which offers vouchers covering a wide array of services and outlets from fashion, to lunch, to spa treatments or electronic outlets. The mall mixes business with pleasure by offering


Sharaf Travels appointed Vistara GSA for Gulf region

Vistara, a joint-venture between India’s Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has announced its entry into the Gulf region with the appointment of UAE-based Sharaf Travels as its general sales agent (GSA). Sharaf Travels will represent Vistara in the GCC territories of UAE, O


Turkish airport security beat up Saudi woman,2 sons

A Saudi woman and her two teenaged sons visiting Turkey were assaulted by the Istanbul airport’s security men last week, said a report. The woman's husband, who was waiting outside the airport, was quoted as saying that many security men suddenly jumped out of their sea

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