Monday 6 July 2015

Emirates Palace offers a luxurious feast this Ramadan

The iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is inviting guests to its spectacular Ramadan pavilion for the perfect venue for Iftar and Suhoor in the city. The custom built pavilion sits on the Palace Terrace and provides stunning views of the beach. Measuring 2,400 sq m in size, this


JetBlue launches NY-to-Havana charter flights

JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major US carrier to fly the route following President Barack Obama's decision in December to normalise relations with the Communist-ruled island. The airline said Cuba T


New hotel manager for Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, a social and gourmet hub in the UAE capital, has promoted Rebecca Nachanakian to the role of hotel manager. A Lebanese-French national, Nachanakian joined Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in October 2012 as director of conferences and events and has been leadi


Dubai shifts focus to mid-market hotels

Dubai is seeing a shift towards the development of mid-market hotels, underpinned by government incentives, a growing middle class in key source markets and the rise of a younger, more cash constrained guest profile, a report said. Strong demand for branded mid-market hotels has


Dalma Mall display features LED dancers, superbikes

Abu Dhabi’s Dalma Mall, a leading shopping and leisure destination, recently staged a display featuring 30 Goldwing bikes and a splendid LED robotic dance to entertain the mall’s visitors. The bikes entered through the main entrance and took a round in the mall, cruis


Amadeus to buy Accenture unit for $830m

Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Amadeus said it expects the deal, which is projected to close in the fourth quarter, will have a minimal


Ramada Ajman hotels offer labourers Iftar buffet

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, two leading hospitality properties in the UAE emirate, arranged a special Iftar for up to 200 labourers in the emirate in an effort to show compassion and generosity during the holy month of Ramadan. Led by general manager I


BAC hosts Gergaon celebrations at Bahrain Airport

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) organised a Gergaon night at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA), in keeping with the local tradition which marks the middle of the holy month of Ramadan.    The event took place by the Ramadan Hospitality tent at the departures area in


Polish carrier delays IPO amid Greek crisis

Poland's biggest holiday charter line Enter Air said it has extended book-building in its initial public offering by one week to July 8, citing turbulence on the financial markets triggered by the Greek crisis. "We hope that by this time the situation on the financial ma


Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9pc

Boeing Company has raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 per cent citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company's forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million in Boeing's new price list, posted on its website on

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