Thursday 1 September 2016

InterContinental unit hit by payment card data breach

InterContinental Hotels Group-owned Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants said an investigation had found a malware attack on servers that processed payment cards used at some of its hotels. The news comes nearly three weeks after a data breach was reported at 20 US hotels operated by


Qatar Airways plans large aircraft order soon: CEO

Qatar Airways plans to make a major aircraft purchase, its chief executive said on Wednesday, to meet fleet expansion plans and boost its global network. Akbar Al Baker did not comment on the details of the order, nor on which manufacturer the Gulf carrier would purchase the airc


Etihad Airways launches global sale

Etihad Airways is offering upto 50 per cent off on selected routes until September 5, 2016, as well as a prize draw giving customers a chance to win one of 100 experiences at their destination to the value of $200. To encourage people to make the most of their holidays, Etihad Ai


Seven Tides to showcase British-themed hotel

Dubai-based luxury property developer Seven Tides will be back at Cityscape Global with an update on construction of the newest addition to its luxury hospitality and residential portfolio, Dukes Dubai.   At the three-day event, Seven Tides’ executives will also share d


First US-Cuba passenger flight takes off

The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the US and Cuba in more than half a century departed on Wednesday. The first of several US carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming months, JetBlue Airways was due to fly from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, a


Gulf Air launches sale campaign

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has launched its sale season campaign, slashing fares up to 55 per cent for passengers travelling across the airline’s network from September 1 to December 10. The tickets will be available for purchase starting from September 1 an


Deyaar starts work on Dubai hotel project

Deyaar Development, one of the UAE’s largest property development and real estate services companies, said it has begun work on its latest development project, situated close to the Mall of Emirates, in Al Barsha, Dubai. The hotel and serviced apartment development, with a total


Bahrain airport advises Eid Al Adha travellers to arrive early

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), has issued an advisory to passengers travelling during the Eid Al-Adha holidays to ensure smooth operations at the airport during the festive season. BAC has appealed to passengers travelling


Dubai's IMG Worlds of Adventure opens

Dubai's IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park, opened its doors today to a plethora of excitement. Wholly owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group and managed by IMG Worlds, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the first international mega-themed par


Hilton to manage Nakheel's new hotel at Jumeirah Village

Dubai master developer Nakheel today signed a letter of intent with Hilton Worldwide to manage a new, 256-room hotel at Jumeirah Village Triangle, Dubai, UAE.   Under the proposed agreement, the 18-storey hotel will be managed under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, known for i

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