Thursday 28 July 2016

Emirates aircraft cover 432m km in six months

Emirates aircraft have travelled over 432 million km since January 2016, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times.   A typical week sees the airline operating more than 3,600 flights, with over 96,000 flights operated in the first half of 2016.


Sabre developing new integrated mobile platform

Sabre Corporation is developing an integrated product  platform to power itinerary management,  policy compliant booking mid-trip, and  payment and expense management, all on the traveler’s mobile device. Sabre is integrating several best-in-class products in


Indigo flight to Dubai diverted to Mumbai after passenger ruckus

An Indigo flight enroute to Dubai from Kozhikode made an emergency landing in Mumbai Thursday morning after a passenger's "unruly behaviour", said a report. According to a report in The Indian Express, a passenger seated in 5D started misbehaving with crew.


Turkish tourist arrivals plummet 40pc in June

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted more than 40 percent in June, official data showed on Thursday, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away. The decline is the latest in a string of ba


Dubai's DP World inks Taiwan port development deal

Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World and the state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan. The agreement marks the beginning of a joint e


Britain welcomes more Emirati visitors through e-visa waiver system

The UK continues to remain a popular holiday destination for visitors from the UAE, with more than 63,000 applications received UK’s electronic visa waiver (EVW) scheme in the last year, said a report. Official figures released showed that EVW applications jumped up 39 per


Oman rolls out new 3-month stay multiple entry visa

Visitors from 38 countries will now be able to extend their stay in Oman to three months, instead of three weeks, following the government's move to relax its rules on multiple entry visas, said a report. The move, which came into effect from July 20, is part of efforts to bo


Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea wins top spa award

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort and Spa, part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), was recently named Jordan’s winner of the Luxury Resort Spa Award 2016, which is handed out by the World Luxury Spa Awards The award was granted following votes by IHG guests and indus


Bahrain hotel occupancy rates dip in June

Hotels in Bahrain have seen a dip in fortunes during June after five months of year-on-year occupancy growth, according to the latest report by STR, a firm that tracks and analyses supply and demand data for the hotel industry, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.


The St. Regis Abu Dhabi welcomes new chief concierge

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, a luxurious property in the UAE capital, has appointed Erwin Rachim as its new chief concierge. An Indonesian national, Rachim brings to the hotel over 16 years’ hospitality experience including 10 years specialising in concierge in the Middle East.

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