Thursday 26 April 2018

Orient Travel and Tours receive top honour at WTA

Orient Travel and Orient Tours emerged as big winners at the recently held World Travel Awards (WTA), scooping awards in four categories.   Orient Travel was awarded ‘UAE’s leading travel management company 2018’ and ‘Dubai’s leading travel manag


Getabed, roomsXML announce merger

Accommodation-only companies getabed and roomsXML have announced a merger to create a new B2B brand - Stuba. Whilst both existing brands will retain their identities within their respective markets for now, the new brand will be rolled out over course of 2018. Stub


Meliá expands portfolio in Morocco

Meliá Hotels International has announced an agreement to add the Sol Marrakesh, the fifth hotel for the company in Morocco and the second in the country operating under the Sol brand, the company’s family-friendly holiday resort brand. In the popular area of Palmarai


Dubai closes Q1 with record 4.7m overnight visitors

Dubai’s tourism sector rallied strongly, steadily picking up pace through the first three months of 2018 in light of growing currency pressures as it continued to retain and grow share across global markets. Welcoming 4.7 million international overnight tourists from Januar


Dubai Parks hits new daily visitor numbers record

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, welcomed over 36,000 visitors for its second annual “Big Day Out” festival on April 20, setting another daily visitation record. This follows the previous record set in December 201


Rove Hotels inks new 250-key property in RAK

Contemporary midscale hotel brand Rove Hotels has strengthened its operations in Ras Al Khaimah with a management agreement to operate a new hotel directly linked to Manar Mall, a popular retail and leisure destination in the emirate.   A joint venture between Emaar Propertie


Alpha Destination Management targets 14pc revenue jump

Alpha Destination Management, a market leader in the tourism sector in the GCC, expects to see a 14 per cent increase in revenue this year from the recent business deals including the Expedia Local Expert agreement. Speaking about the company’s latest developments and expan


Dnata picks up two awards at the WTA Middle East

Global air services provider dnata, a part of the Emirates Group, was recently presented with the two prestigious awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018. For the fifth year running, dnata secured the ‘UAE’s Leading Travel Agency’


Etihad launches new Loungewear Collection

Etihad Airways launched a new Emirati designed loungewear collection at an exclusive reception held last night at the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi. The stylish new line by Emirati brand 'A Friend of Mine' by Xpoze will be offered to the airline’s guests on all First Clas


Swiss-Belhotel honours trade partners at ATM Dubai

Swiss-Belhotel International recognised its strategic trade partners and key associates with Excellence Awards at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), taking place in Dubai. The awards were presented by Gavin M. Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International, and Laure

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