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UAE 'to represent 90pc of ME leisure tourism market'

The UAE is forecast to make up 90 per cent of the leisure tourism market in the Middle East by 2020, according to research by Team Leisure. The research was conducted ahead of The Leisure Show Dubai 2016, which is taking place this September. Phil Taylor, director at Tea

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InterCityHotel opens first property in Oman

German hotel chain Steigenberger has opened a new InterCityHotel in Salalah, Oman - its first property under the mid-scale brand outside Europe, said a report. The new hotel stands eight stories tall and features 70 rooms as well as a restaurant and a modern gym. It also offers a

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Etihad announces additional A380 service to NY

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced plans to increase its Airbus A380 service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport in response to heightened demand from guests traveling between the two destinations.

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Emirates flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai

An Emirates flight bound to Maldives from Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday afternoon after smoke was detected in the cockpit and cabin, said a report. The airline was carrying more than 300 people on board, said a report in NDTV.

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Hyatt Regency Dubai welcomes new sales director

Hyatt Regency Dubai, an iconic five star hotel in Dubai, has appointed Pranav Vohra as director of sales and marketing for the hotel. Vohra will oversee sales planning, strategic marketing, revenue and annual budget for the 421-room property located in the heritage heart of Dubai

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Ascott signs deal for new serviced villas project in Riyadh

Ascott, a leading service residence owner-operator, is looking to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia with plans for The Ascott Villas Riyadh. Ascott and Bathel Alkhair Establishment for Trading and Real Estate recently inked a management contract, putting the project on track

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Omran set to deliver 900 new hotel rooms in Muscat

The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) is on track to deliver three new hotels in Muscat, providing more than 900 additional rooms in 2017/18. The hotels include the five-star W hotel currently under construction alongside the expansion of the Royal Opera House in the heart

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Travelport, Roibek sign long-term agreement

Leading travel commerce platform Travelport and Roibek Travel, a pioneer of Saudi Arabia’s travel industry, have announced a new long term agreement that will see Roibek exclusively use Travelport’s industry leading technology across their 55 branches in the kingdom.

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Emirates to deploy A380 on Johannesburg route

Emirates has announced that it will be upgrading one of its four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg to an Airbus A380-800 from February 1, 2017. Emirates currently uses Boeing 777 aircraft for each of the four daily flights between the two cities, making it the busiest

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US govt closes open skies talks with no action

Talks held by the US authorities with Arabian Gulf carriers over the Open Skies policy have ended without any formal action, it has emerged. Over the past week, the US State Department held talks with Qatar government officials and with the UAE over allegations made by the three

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