Friday 3 December 2021

India puts off plan to start regular international flights

India has deferred its decision to resume regular, scheduled international flights starting from December 15 in view of the evolving global scenario due to the emerging threat from the new Coronavirus variant Omicron, said media reports citing civil aviation authorities.  


Saudi developer Soudah wins UNWTO membership

Soudah Development, a unit of Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), has become an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – the United Nations agency responsible for promoting tourism as a key driver of economic growth and environmental sustainability. &nbs


Oman, EU sign Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement

Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority today formally initialled a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement with the European Union and its member states signalling the sultanate’s ambitions for a more liberalised air traffic accord with the European Union.   


Omicron case found in Saudi Arabia

A case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been detected in Saudi Arabia, an official source at the Ministry of Health has said.   The Saudi citizen had arrived back from a North African country.    The source added that an


WHO advises 60+ to postpone international travel

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised that people above 60 years of age or those with comorbidities that present increased risk of severe Covid-19 (e.g. heart disease, cancer and diabetes) should postpone travel to areas with community transmission.  


Avani Hotels & Resorts marks first decade in travel

Avani Hotels & Resorts will offer travellers special room amenities and bar perks available at all properties from December 1 to 10 as part of the brand’s 10th birthday celebrations. From a special welcome gifts celebrating Avani’s journey, to a ten-day-long happy


UNWTO General Assembly gets underway in Madrid

More than 1,000 participants, representing 135 countries and including 84 ministers and vice-ministers of tourism are attending the 24th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly that got underway in Madrid, Spain on November 30. Ministers of Tourism will be joined by representatives


Immersive teaser of Expo 2020 Al Wasl Opera on show

An immersive behind-the-scenes teaser experience of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl Opera, in collaboration with Welsh National Opera (WNO), is on show at Expo 2020’s Al Forsan Park throughout the six-month mega-event. The world’s largest 360-degree projection screen


Diriyah Gate announces 14 hotels as part of $50bn plan

Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has announced the first 14 of its planned 38 hotel brands as part of the $50.6 billion transformation of the historic city of Diriyah over the coming years. DGDA has received overwhelming interest from the world&rsquo


Expo 2020 offers free access on UAE’s 50th National Day

Expo 2020 Dubai is offering visitors the chance to experience the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in full glory, with free site-wide access on December 2. People can use their existing tickets or turn up on the day to gain free entry, provided they follow the Covid-19 mea

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