Monday 19 March 2018

Emirates expects high passenger traffic for spring break

Travel is expected to peak this weekend for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors passing through Terminal 3 ahead of the spring break holiday. The busiest time for departures will be on March 23 in the morning and continue all day on March 24 and


Muscat Duty Free to open 100 new brands at new terminal

A total of 100 new brands will be added to Muscat Duty Free's retail outlets when it opens at the new Muscat International Airport terminal, said a report. Popular names including Michael Kors, Burberry, Hugo Boss, Urban Decay, Hermès, Jo Malone, Glamglow, Valrhona and


Rezidor Hotel Group signs new hotel deal in Lithuania

Rezidor Hotel Group, part of Radisson Hotel Group, has announced the signing of the Park Inn by Radisson Vilnius Airport Hotel & Business Center. Expected to open in 2020, this 120-room hotel will be the group’s sixth hotel in operation and pipeline in Lithuania, and th


HMH announces new staycation package

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has launched unbeatable family getaway offers at a selection of hotels in the Middle East and North Africa, offering residents in the region the opportunity to enjoy a staycation at a special rate. The "Staycation 4 Family" can be a


Saudi Arabia sees boom in mobile travel bookings

Even though desktop continues to be the dominant platform for travel bookings in the GCC, the region has been witnessing a growing shift to mobile bookings with Saudi Arabia marking a 116 per cent increase during the year, new data showed. Among the top regional cities assessed, Riyadh


EgyptAir to resume operation to Moscow

National carrier EgyptAir has announced plans to resume flights to Moscow, starting in April. The announcement comes more than two years after Russia halted flights from Egypt over security concerns, chairman of EgyptAir, Safwat Musallam, said. Starting April 12, E


Hilton retains position as No. 1 workplace in Saudi Arabia

Hilton has maintained its position as the number one 'Great Place to Work' in Saudi Arabia for the second year in a row. Celebrating the announcement at a gala ceremony in Riyadh last week, Kamel Ajami, vice president operations, Saudi Arabia & Levant, Hilton said: &l


Turkish Airlines adds Samarkand to destination network

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines has added launched flights from Istanbul to Samarkand in Uzbekistan, the second destination in Uzbekistan after capital city Tashkent. Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said: "We have launched flights to Samarkand, one of the most important cities


Sharjah launches training for local tour guides

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched a strategic new set of training programmes that have been specifically developed to help improve the skills and enhance the knowledge of local tour guides. According to the SCTDA, the training programmes


RJ to resume Erbil, Sulaymaniyah flights

Royal Jordanian (RJ), the flag carrier of the kingdom, will resume its scheduled flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq from Amman from April 1. RJ passengers on these routes will enjoy the added benefit of reduced round-trip fares, at JD280 ($384), in an offer valid

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