Saturday 26 May 2018

Salalah airport closed due to cyclone

Oman's Salalah Airport was closed to air traffic last night for at least 24 hours as Cyclone Mekunu approached Oman, according to the Sultanate's Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).   In a statement carried by the Oman News Agency, PACA said: &qu


Salalah airport announces emergency 24hr shut down

Following the announcement of an approaching tropical cyclone, Oman's Salalah Airport has announced that the facility will be closed to air traffic from midnight tonight (12:00 am on May 25) for at least 24 hours, a report said. Cyclone Mekunu is approaching Oman's southe


RJ marks Jordan Independence Day with special fares

Royal Jordanian (RJ) is offering 46 per cent off on tickets fares this Friday, May 25, on the occasion of Jordan’s Independence Day. The 24-hour offer is valid for all passengers wishing to travel to any of RJ’s global network destinations, from/to Jordan, between Sep


Etihad guest honoured with multiple awards

April was a record month for Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, as it collected an impressive haul of awards. The programme took top honours at four separate award ceremonies throughout the month. It was recognised for the ‘Best Premium Islamic Card&rsqu


Delta Hotels By Marriott debuts in Germany

Delta Hotels, part of Marriott International, has officially launched Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach, marking the European debut of the hotel brand. The opening is a significant landmark in the global rollout of the highly regarded Delta Hotels portfolio – one


Hyatt plans first hotel in Ireland

Leading hospitality firm Hyatt Hotel Corporation has announced plans for the first Hyatt property in Ireland. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Dublin with Realmside, an affiliate of Hodson Bay Group, an Irish hotel and property


Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore welcomes new GM

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has appointed Eric Piatti as general manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, the first Dusit-branded property within the country, scheduled to open in Q1 2019.   Piatti is respons


Best Western launches new summer promotion in Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has launched its new Summer Promotion, offering a Best Western Travel Card to its loyal guests all across Asia. Under this appealing offer, members of the company’s award-winning loyalty program, Best Western Rewards, will receive a Best We


Oman to draw $50bn in tourism investment by 2040

Tourism continues to play a prominent role in driving Oman’s long-term economic development with future investment in the hospitality sector projected at around $50 billion over the next two decades through to 2040, said a report. While the government’s share in this


Swissôtel Al Ghurair appoints new executive chef

Swissôtel Al Ghurair, a luxurious hotel in Dubai, UAE, has appointed Akhilesh Singh as its new executive chef. Singh will oversee all culinary operations at the property and will play a vital role to boost the hotel’s food and beverage offerings. Singh

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