Thursday 28 August 2014

'Disney On Ice' show comes to Dubai

Dubai will host the much-acclaimed "Disney On Ice" show next month thanks to a sponsorship deal between Etisalat and Sport and Entertainment Solutions (SES). Disney On Ice is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment under an agreement with The Walt D


Thai Airways denies 200 pilots have quit

Thai Airways International , whose earnings have been hit by fierce competition and high operating costs, denied local media reports that 200 pilots have suddenly left the company due to concerns over the carrier's finances. It is untrue that 200 pilots have left the company,


Hold it: British Airways gives new booking option

Anyone searching for the best airline deals from the UAE to London, Europe or North America will now be able to hold their British Airways flight for up to 72 hours for as little as £5 ($8.28) through This will give customers the time to make sure they are happy wit


Dubai plans to draw 500,000 medical tourists

Dubai plans to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020 as part of its drive to become a medical excellence hub in the Middle East region and bring a new stream of visitor revenue to the emirate. In line with this plan, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will build 18 new private a


Coral Beach Resort one of Sharjah's best

The Coral Beach Resort – Sharjah has been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence' for 2014 by TripAdvisor and ranked as one of the top six hotels out of 75 in Sharjah, UAE. Hotel reviews on the travel website have become the key research tool for travellers worldwide, enabl


Etihad names new GM for Swiss region

UAE national airline Etihad Airways has appointed Gianni Tronza as its new general manager for Switzerland effective immediately. In his new role, Gianni Tronza will be based in Zurich, where he will lead Etihad’s expanded commercial operations in Switzerland following the


Millennium targets inbound Chinese tourism

Millennium & Copthorne, global hotel company, is aiming to increase its share of the soaring inbound Chinese visitor numbers into the region with its participation at the ongoing Chinese Visitor Summit in Abu Dhabi. The event, which is being organised for the second year by D


Mideast, Africa hotel occupancy hits 49pc in July

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region has reported a 0.9 per cent increase in hotel occupancy rates to 49.3 per cent in July, according to STR Global data. It said there was a 6.9 per cent increase in average daily rate to $156.54 and a 7.9 per cent increase in revenue per available


Emirates 'monitoring Iceland volcano situation'

Dubai-based Emirates airline is closely monitoring developments around the eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, an Emirates spokesperson said. ''In the meantime our operations to and from northern Europe are operating normally,'' he said.


5.8 million: Dubai hotels post record guest numbers

Dubai’s hotels welcomed more than 5.8 million tourists in the first half of 2014 –the highest number of visitors achieved in the first six months of a year. Revenues for hoteliers and hotel apartment operators saw significant growth – with total first half reven

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