Tuesday 26 July 2016

Etihad, partners to pump $10.7bn into US economy

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity partner airlines will support 108,000 jobs across the US in 2016 and make a $10.7 billion contribution to the national economy this year, according to a leading global consultancy. The Abu Dhabi-based global aviation and travel group has


RAK sees surge in visitor numbers during Eid

Ras Al Khaimah has reported a double digit growth in visitor numbers and guest nights during Eid Al Fitr, with new figures showing a 10.7 per cent and 17.4 per cent increase respectively compared to the same period last year. The latest figures released by the Ras Al Khaimah Tour


Turkish Airlines fires over 200 personnel

Turkish Airlines fired more than 200 employees, including management and cabin crew, as part of a purge at state institutions to root out supporters of an abortive coup, Turkish media reported on Monday. The dismissals at the national carrier occurred late on Sunday after it was


Dubai hotel to feature in-house tropical rainforest, artifical beach

A new hotel complete with an artificial beach and rainforest within the property is set to find a home in Dubai's growing hospitality sector, said a report. Located on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road, the Rosemont Hotel & Residences is currently under construction and is ex


Turkey's Land of Legends theme park opens

Land of Legends, Turkey's largest edutainment centre, officially opened its doors to guests in Antalya this month. Designed and built as a joint venture by Rixos Hotels, Emaar Properties and Dragone Productions, the theme park takes youngsters and adults on the journey of the


Summer fun at Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel

The Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel, an exclusive property in the modern urban landscape of UAE, is offering guests discounted stays this summer with rates starting at Dh300 ($81.6). Guests are eligible to receive an additional 15 per cent off when they make their bookings


Dubai airport activates e-gate service for Emirates ID holders

Passengers holding an Emirates ID can now move through the airport much quicker by using their card at the electronic gates (e-Gates) at the arrival wing of Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, said a report. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (G


Solar Impulse 2 on its way to Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane attempting to become the first aircraft in the world to circumnavigate the Earth without using a drop of fossil fuel, will complete its epic journey in the early hours of Tuesday morning, returning to Abu Dhabi - the city where its adventure began in Mar


ITW Abu Dhabi to address tourism safety, security issues

International Travel Week-Abu Dhabi (ITW-Abu Dhabi) will officially host the inaugural World Halal Tourism Summit Ministerial Forum World Dialogue this November, highlighting safety and security in tourism industry. The forum, which will be attended by UAE-based diplomats, touris


InterCon Dubai Marina welcomes new GM

InterContinental Dubai Marina has promoted Antje Sahling to the role of general manager from her previous role as hotel manager. Bringing 15 years of brand knowledge and industry experience with her to the role, Sahling has served with the IHG Group at eight properties around the

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