Friday 27 November 2015

Online and mobile key drivers of ME travel industry growth

Online and mobile are key drivers of travel industry growth in the Middle East, and travel companies seeking sustainable growth need to invest today for their future, said industry experts. That was one of many insights and tips shared by executives from Sabre Corporation, a leading gl


RAK to unveil new tourism initiatives

Showcasing the best of innovation, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority will be announcing two major initiatives at UAE Innovation Week which will complement the new tourism developments on display. Taking place till November 28, the event will feature more than 800 ideas and a


Qatar Airways crowned 'Asia Pacific Airline of the Year'

Qatar Airways was named Asia Pacific Airline of the Year the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence held in Singapore on November 23. Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be named CAPA Asia Pacific Airline of the year rounds off a big year of award win


Dollar Rent A Car welcomes new sales head for UAE

Dollar Rent A Car, the fastest growing car rental company in the region, has appointed Dominic Hagerty to the role of head of sales and marketing. Hagerty will be responsible for the entire marketing and sales function of Dollar Rent A Car in the UAE. His tasks include planning a


Cultural visitor experience in store for F1 race fans

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is set to wow race fans this weekend with displays of authentic and traditional cultural activities for the Oasis Fan Village at the 2015 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Having joined forces with a number of key st


Citymax Hotels opens first international property

Citymax Hotels, a leading hospitality group in the UAE, has announced the opening of its first international property in Alexandria, Egypt. The new location is the seventh property from the brand, following four in Dubai, one in Sharjah and one in Ras Al Khaimah. The new prope


Lufthansa cabin crew union calls off strike

The main cabin crew union at Lufthansa has called off a strike planned for this week after progress was made in talks with management over retirement and pension benefits. However, the union cautioned on Wednesday that further agreements on jobs needed to be achieved in order to preven


Honeywell strengthens aviation connectivity solutions

Honeywell, a global technology leader, has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Satcom1, the leading provider of on board communications routing software and a satellite communications provider of airtime and consulting services. The acquisition positions Honeywell to offer op


New Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre unveiled

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Majid Al Futtaim have unveiled the new Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre following an extensive transformation of all its guest rooms and public areas and the introduction of new concepts and outlets. In April 2014, Starwood Hotels signed an


Dnata enters South America with new acquisition

Leading air services company Dnata has reached an agreement with Brazil’s RM Ground Services to purchase a majority stake in the company, marking the Dubai-based firm's first step into the South American continent. RM Ground Services, which was founded by Ricardo Morrison in

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