Saturday 3 December 2016

Keynote speakers announced for Arab Aviation Summit 2016

Top executives from the regional aviation and tourism sector will gather in Jordan next week to explore latest industry developments and future trends at the Arab Aviation Summit, the most prominent aviation event in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Taking place under the pat


City Centre Rotana, Doha names new GM

Rotana, a leading international hotel management company has appointed Martin Kendall as the new general manager of City Centre Rotana, a five-star property in West Bay, Doha. A British national, Kendall holds an impressive hospitality record that spans almost 30 years, as his pa


Shaikh Khalid takes part in the Capital Club’s ‘@ Majlis’

Shaikh Khalid Bin Humood Al Khalifa, the chief executive of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, took part in the latest edition “@the Majlis” event at Capital Club Bahrain.   The event held on a monthly basis, features a number of executives from both t


Lufthansa makes new offer to VC pilots’ union

German carrier Lufthansa has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The company is now offering a two-step 4.4 per cent increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment. Remuneration would be increased by 2.4 pe


RAK Department of Civil Aviation celebrates National Day

Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Civil Aviation (RAKDCA) held a celebratory event with great pomp and show to celebrate UAE's 45th National Day at the Civil Aviation Department premises. Presided over by Eng Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman, Department


Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights welcomes new F&B director

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, the iconic high-rise five-star hotel located in Dubai Healthcare City, has appointed Jose Rocha as director of food and beverage/culinary operations. Rocha joins from Hyatt Regency Dubai where he held the position as executive chef. In his new r


Oman Air introduces new 'Oman Air Pass'

To celebrate National Day in Oman, the sultanate's national carrier has announced the introduction of a new airfare discount booklet. The new Oman Air Pass will offer regular travellers between Muscat and Salalah the chance to pre-purchase an online booklet containing eight o


Lufthansa cancels further 890 flights as strikes continue

Lufthansa's pilots walked out on another strike today, forcing the carrier to cancel a further 890 flights, said a report. The ongoing labour dispute, which has left thousand's of passengers stranded, has cost the carrier millions of euros and it will continue to lose mor


Sabre empowers travel agents with virtual payment technology

Travel technology leader Sabre and Conferma, a payment technology firm, have partnered to integrate a new payment solution for air tickets to increase acceptance of virtual payments by buyers and suppliers. The Sabre Virtual Payment solution has been intergrated into the Sabre Re


Dubai set for Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens weekend

The 2016 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens kicks off this weekend at the Sevens Stadium and is set to be the largest event to-date with Olympic sporting heroes on the pitches. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series and the largest I

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