Thursday 19 October 2017

WTM London to put social media, AI under the spotlight

How destinations market themselves as social media grows in importance will be a key topic at WTM London 2017, the leading global event for the travel industry. The issue will come under the spotlight for two days of the event, on November 6 and 7, when panel discussions and a ke


UAE to unveil largest airspace restructuring in ME

Starting from December 7, the UAE will be able to effectively manage its airspace and ease congestion at airports with the launch of its airspace restructuring programme (ARP) - the largest airspace change the region has seen. Claiming to be one of the largest airspace changes th


IHG signs four new properties in South East Asia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announced the signing of four new properties at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP).   The four new resorts are: • Kimpton Bali (The first Kimpton H


Emirates celebrates the festive spirit of Diwali in Dubai

Recognising the vital role of food in celebrations and traditions that bring people together, Emirates’ Cabin Crew surprised and delighted residents of all ages in the heart of Dubai, marking the start of Diwali. Emirates’ Cabin Crew gave out hundreds of decorated box


Louvre Abu Dhabi, Etihad ink landmark partnership

Louvre Abu Dhabi today signed the first exclusive platinum partnership with UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways.The symbolic ceremony took place under the museum’s spectacular dome and its ‘Rain of Light’ effect. Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially open on November 11


Etihad gives six-year-old 'pilot' an unforgettable experience

Six-year-old Adam Mohammad Amer, who surprised pilots onboard an Etihad Airways flight with his in-depth aviation knowledge, finally got the opportunity of a lifetime. Etihad Airways invited the little boy to become a pilot for a day, and allowed to "fly" the Airbus A38


Kipping named new sales head for Avani Hotels

Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Daniel Kipping as director of sales for the upscale lifestyle brand. Kipping will be responsible for the strategic direction of sales for the brand which spans 12 countries, with a portfolio of 18 properties and a pipeline of new hotel and


Get double the rewards at Asia’s first SureStay Hotel

Best Western Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the launch of Asia’s first ever SureStay Hotel with a tempting Double Points promotion. SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Sukhumvit 2 opened this month in the heart of downtown Bangkok. This new-build premium economy hotel


Mideast PR chief urges stronger ‘nation brand’ for Egypt

A leading Middle East PR strategist says Egypt needs a comprehensive and clearly defined nation branding strategy to fulfil its true potential as an investment destination, regional economic and political powerhouse, and tourism hotspot.   Sunil John, the founder and CEO of A


Travel agents should invest in mobile technology - study

Mobile technology is the way forward for travel agents as recent studies show within the next five years 70-80 per cent of travel searches will be made via mobile phones and close to 80 per cent of those transactions will be made online. Focussing on the theme 'Transforming Travel

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