Wednesday 5 August 2015

Radisson Blu Martinez receives top certification

Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel in Lebanon was recently awarded the Premium Certification from Safehotels– a globally recognised security consultancy. The announcement marks a unique achievement for the hotel, with Radisson Blu being the first hotel to obtain such a credit in L


Emirates launches new 'America Pass’

Emirates airline has introduced a new ‘America Pass’, allowing passengers to explore beyond the airline's network of American destinations.   With one combined ticket, travellers flying to any of Emirates’ 10 US destinations can connect to over 90 cities acro


New radar system to boost air safety in Bahrain

New equipment that warns of potential sandstorms, strong winds and heavy rains has been installed at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA). The BD680,000 ($1.8 million) Radar Device to Measure Atmospheric Wind and Temperature measures temperatures and wind speed in the atmosphere in a bid t


Four Points expands Turkey portfolio

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide continues to accelerate growth in Turkey with the opening of Four Points Istanbul Dudullu, the brand’s milestone entry into the country. Located in the heart of Dudullu – Istanbul’s largest industrial zone – the hote


Khujand joins Turkish Airlines' destination network

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines has added Khujand, the second-largest city of Tajikistan, to its Far East network. Beginning from today (August 3), roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Khujand will be operated two times per week on Mondays and Thursdays from Istanbul, and on Tuesdays,


Jannah Burj Al Sarab opens in Abu Dhabi

Jannah Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel operator in the UAE, has launched the new Jannah Burj Al Sarab on the Mina Road in Abu Dhabi. The new hotel features 224 Jannah Deluxe King Suites, 66 Jannah Deluxe Suites, 2 Jannah Penthouse Suites and 22 of One Bedroom Suites besides


Italian trainees join Etihad's engineering division

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has selected 12 Italian trainees to join its Engineering division and take part in a unique training opportunity. The trainees were chosen after extensive assessments, and once qualified, will have an opportunity to develop their c


Madagascar tourism hit by 'mess-ups'

Madagascar, a nation off the southeast coast of Africa, has witnessed tourist numbers drop to a handful, even on a Saturday, at the Lemurs' Park near Madagascar's capital, which is rated one of the city's top attractions. Tour operators blame the latest drop in visitor numb


Oman hotel revenues drop 1.5pc in May

Hotel revenues of Oman's three- to five-star hotels reached RO87.3 million ($225.9 million) in May, logging a 1.5-per cent drop compared to RO88.6 million ($229.4 million) recorded in the same period last year, said a report. Meanwhile, guest numbers at Oman’s three- to five


Cristal Hotels plans major expansion in Iran

UAE-based Cristal Hotels is looking to expand its portfolio in Iran, which is set to become one of the region’s most lucrative hotel development markets. With an ambitious annual visitor target of 20 million by 2025, Peter Blackburn, president and CEO of the Cristal Group,

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