Thursday 19 January 2017

Etihad to fly double daily to Düsseldorf

Etihad Airways today announced that its Abu Dhabi–Düsseldorf route will be operated 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective March 26, 2017. The double daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhab


Saudia to receive 30 new aircraft

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will see the addition of 30 new planes to its fleet this year, said a report. The delivery of new planes is part of Saudia's ongoing program to modernise and develop its fleet. By 2020, the carrier's fleet is expected to double to 200 aircr


Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach marks 2016 end with two awards

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in Dubai scooped two industry awards to mark the end of a fruitful year. The property secured the Silver Award for ‘Restaurant of the Year – American Category’ for Speakeasy Bar & Restaurant during the Middle East Hospitality Exce


'UDrive for free’ launches in Dubai

UDrive, a Dubai-based pay-as-you-go rental service, has launched the ‘UDrive for free’ campaign, offering residents and visitors to Dubai free membership for one month as well as a complimentary one hour free drive, inclusive of parking and fuel costs.   The campa


Partnership strategy key to Etihad growth: CEO

Etihad Aviation Group’s partnership strategy has been a core element of the growth of the business, said president and chief executive officer James Hogan. Delivering a keynote at the 19th Annual Global Airfinance Conference in Dublin, Hogan said the strategy, which resulte


Air France,KLM offer GCC residents special fares to Europe, US

Air France and KLM have launched a new regional campaign for services from the Arabian Gulf, with promotional fares for most classes of travel including Business and Economy seats on routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe and North America.   The special fa


Global hotel bookings up 28.7pc in 2017

Nearly all of the world’s major travel regions are currently outpacing their prior year hotel bookings, with the total number of hotel room nights booked jumping 28.7 per cent around the globe, a new report has revealed. The 2017 Global Hotel Trends Report released by Touri


Dealing with the uncompromising customer in the ‘Age of I'

Intercontinental Hotels Group today launched its 2017 Trends Report - The Uncompromising Customer: Addressing the Paradoxes of the ‘Age of I’ - at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.   The report highlights the uncompromising nature of today&rsq


Sabre helps Emirates enhance traveller experience

Sabre Corporation is supporting Emirates airline with industry-leading technology that personalises the travel experience for consumers by enabling them to easily purchase a range of customised fares.   Sabre and Emirates have also signed a new long-term global distribution


Aiana Hotels welcomes new regional sales director

Aiana Hotels & Resorts, a global hotel management company, has appointed Arshad Sayed as the regional director of sales for the GCC. A seasoned hospitality professional, Sayed brings over 25 years of industry knowledge and skill in the Middle Eastern hospitality market. Speci

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