Thursday 25 February 2021

Wego partners with Tourism Authority of Thailand

Wego, a leading online travel marketplace in Mena has entered a partnership with Tourism Authority of Thailand to invite travellers to visit the country as soon as the restrictions are eased and borders gradually open to all. GCC remains one of the most valuable inbound markets t


Airline industry to stay cash negative throughout 2021: IATA

Estimates for cash burn in 2021 in the airline industry have ballooned to the $75 billion to $95 billion range from a previously anticipated $48 billion, said the International Air Transport Association (Iata), highlighting that airlines are now not expected to be cash positive until 2022.


RwandAir to be first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass

RwandAir will become the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass to enable safe and seamless international travel.    The airline will begin a three-week trial in April for customers travelling between Kigali and Nairobi in Kenya, said a statement.&


Move to relaunch Jet Airways in 4-6 months

A consortium, which won the bid to acquire India-based Jet Airways, expects to restart operations of the defunct airline in four to six months, a report said.    The operations will start once approval is reeived for its revival plan from India's 


Germany sees uptick in travel from GCC in 2021

Germany is readying for a year of transition in 2021 with a gradual recovery in international demand anticipated – including significant increase in travel from the GCC, especially in summer as restrictions ease, according to the German National Tourism Board (GNTB). Utilis


Culture Summit Abu Dhabi to explore new theme

The next edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, a global forum which explores creative cultural solutions to the most pressing issues affecting the world today, will explore the theme of ‘The Cultural Economy and the Economy of Culture’. Organised by the Department of C


Wyndham launches La Quinta brand in Dubai

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of properties with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, today announced the debut of its La Quinta by Wyndham brand in the Middle East with a new 100-room property in Dubai. 


Travelport rebrands, unveils new identity

Travelport, a worldwide travel retail platform, has launched a bold and distinct new visual identity, which has been created as part of the company’s first ever end-to-end rebrand. “Travelport has transformed”, said Greg Webb, Chief Executive Officer. “We


Marriott appoints Capuano as CEO; Linnartz as President

Marriott International’s Board of Directors has appointed Anthony “Tony” Capuano as the Chief Executive Officer and Stephanie Linnartz as President, effective immediately.    Capuano was previously Group President, Global Development, Desi


Qatar Airways official airline for UEFA Euro 2020

Qatar Airways said that it will join The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as partner of the UEFA Euro 2020, with the national carrier of Qatar set to be the official airline of the tournament taking place from June 11– July 11.   The 16th edition of the f

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