Monday 27 March 2017

Emirates to allow laptops till Dubai boarding gate

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of


St. Regis Abu Dhabi names new marketing director

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Sona Shah to the position of director of marketing. With over 10 years’ marketing experience, Shah brings extensive strategic marketing and communications knowledge to the property. Shah’s previous hospitality marke


Mövenpick signs first Oman hotel contract

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has marked yet another milestone in its Middle East expansion strategy having inked an agreement with the Civil Service Employees Pension Fund to operate its first property in Oman’s capital city, Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat.


Marriott associates join environment initiative

Over 150 associates from Marriott International hotels in the UAE gathered recently at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, on the occasion of World Planting Day and the International Day of Forests, to plant the very first trees of the “Give a Ghaf - Heritage For


Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche to debut at ATM

Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, which is expected to open in the last quarter of this year, has announced its participation in the upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai. The new property will exhibit as part of R Hotels stand alongside Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada


Etihad, Norland celebrate 2,000th Flying Nanny graduation

Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, a respected UK-based higher education college.   This Norland approved training ensures that Etihad Airways’ highly trained cabin crew members who transfer


UAE hotels record highest Feb occupancy since 2008

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed results in three key performance metrics, while hotels in Africa recorded positive results, according to February 2017 data from STR. In the Middle East, occupancy rates increased by 3.2 per cent to 71.7 per cent compared to the same perio


Dubai tourism grows 12pc in first 2 months of 2017

Dubai’s tourism sector has kicked off 2017 in high gear as the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reported a stellar 12 per cent year-on-year growth over the first two months of 2017. January and February saw Dubai welcoming just over three million


Jabal Omar to sell key Makkah hotels, mall

Jabal Omar Development, the largest listed real estate group in Saudi Arabia by market capitalisation, said it has reached an agreement with Alinma Investment Company for the sale of its key assets in Makkah including three major hotels and a shopping mall for SR6 billion ($1.59 billion).


Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai launches DXB Grill

DXB Grill is the latest new dining outlet to be unveiled at the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, serving up a revolutionary take on the traditional steak and seafood restaurant.   Contemporary classic décor marries with a new dining concept that encompasses tender meat

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