Wednesday 23 January 2019

Rapid growth predicted for Saudi hotel sector

Saudi Arabia's hotel sector will continue to grow in 2019, fuelled by increasing demand from tourists, real estate advisor Savills said. According to the latest Savills report, recent tourism growth in Saudi Arabia has been driven by three key demand pools – leisure, pi


Oman hotel revenues up 8.5pc

Upscale hotels in Oman reported positive spikes in revenues in the first 11 months of the year, recording a total revenue of RO188.7 million ($488.9 million), up 8.5 per cent compared to the RO173.9 million ($450.6 million) registered for the same period in 2017, new data showed.


SalamAir to launch direct flights to Alexandria

Oman budget carrier SalamAir has announced plans to launch flights between Muscat and Alexandria, Egypt, starting March 2. The new route will initially operate three times a week and will move to daily operations in May. The new service is the airline’s secon


The Regency Hotel Kuwait expands its executive team

The Regency Hotel Kuwait has announced new appointments and promotions to its executive management team. The new management team brings expanded knowledge, new professional skills and greater international experience to The Regency Hotel. In late 2018, Otto Kurzend


Saudia backs debut Saudi International Airshow

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced its role as the main sponsor of the Saudi International Airshow, taking place from March 12 to 14 at Al Thumamah Airport in Riyadh.   The Saudi Airshow will be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Su


Saudi Arabia sacks aviation authority president

In a major move, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has dismissed the president of General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), the kingdom's national aviation body, said a report. According to the state-run


Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel wins big at Horeca Kuwait

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa emerged a big winner at Horeca Kuwait, the biggest hospitality and food industries event in the country, earning the most number of awards in the competition. The competition, which took place at the Kuwait International Fairground from Jan


Kempinski Summerland Hotel appoints new GM

Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort in Beirut, Lebanon, has welcomed Fabrice Ducry as its new general manager. Ducry comes with over 20 years of experience, having worked with several regional and global brands, such as The Ritz-Carlton, Accor-Hotels and Emaar Hospitality Gro


Mandarin Oriental to open first ME hotel in Q1

Mandarin Oriental is set to make its debut in the Middle East this year with the opening of a luxurious beachfront hotel in Dubai, UAE, in the first quarter. Located in the heart of Dubai with pristine views of the beach, urban architecture and chic design, Mandarin Oriental Jume


Red Sea board approves key tourism project masterplan

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) said its board of directors has approved the masterplan of its mega luxury tourism project, which will see 22 islands being developed to provide premium facilities as part of the project. The master plan for Red Sea development, one of the

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