Tuesday 31 May 2016

Japan Airlines to provide Halal certified Muslim meals

Japan Airlines (JAL) will provide Halal certified Muslim meals on all outbound international flights from Japan, starting tomorroe (June 1). JAL has been serving Muslim meal as a special meal for Muslim customers. Recently the airline received Halal Certification from the Japan I


Outolat.com selects TPConnects as technology partner

Outolat.com,the Middle East’s first online travel retail agency, has selected technology solution provider TPConnects to power the internet booking engine with a merchandising platform. Set to go live in July, Outolat.com’s customers will benefit from a superior onlin


Oman Air, Menzies Aviation ink MoU

Oman Air and Menzies Aviation, a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo handling services, have formed a joint venture partnership which will see ground handling services provided at all airports across the sultanate. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding


Saudi tourists spend $7.4bn abroad annually

Saudi Arabian tourists are among the highest spenders while travelling, registering more than SR30 billion ($7.4 billion) annually, with 72 countries offering the kingdom's citizens the option to travel visa-free, said a report. The rise in the number of countries giving visa


Emirates raises awareness against illegal wildlife trade

Emirates is on a mission to raise awareness about the threat that the illegal wildlife trade poses to the survival of some of the planet’s most endangered and iconic animals. Emirates has unveiled its fifth A380 emblazoned with special livery in support of United for Wildli


Sabre names new country manager for Jordan

Sabre Travel Network Middle East (STNME) has appointed Yassar Al Majali as the new country manager of Jordan. In his role, Al Majali will be responsible for driving new sales opportunities for Sabre’s business in Jordan, and strengthening trusted relationships with its corp


Oryx Rotana launches Ramadan offers

Oryx Rotana, a five-star luxury business hotel in Doha, has launched exquisite dining offers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. To honor this special time of the year, Oryx Rotana Doha will offer an unforgettable taste of Arabian culture in its different venues for Iftar and


Oman identifies 14 new areas for tourism investment

As part of efforts by the Omani government to boost tourist inflows into the sultanate, the tourism ministry has identified 14 new areas across the country for tourism investment and development over the next 25 years, said a report. Ahmed al Hashmi, planning specialist, said the


Downtown Rotana moves ahead in Bahrainisation push

Downtown Rotana, the new five-star property in Manama, is pushing ahead in its efforts to recruit locally with Bahrainis making up 17 per cent of its total staff base, which is 2 per cent more than the national quota. The company’s focus to recruit nationals mirrors the gov


Latam Airlines joins Venezuela airline exodus

Latam Airlines on Monday became the latest carrier to suspend its operations in Venezuela, blaming "the current complex economic scenario in the region." International airlines have struggled for years to repatriate revenue held in Venezuela's local bolivar currency

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