Tuesday 13 November 2018

VFS Global to provide visa services for Slovakia

VFS Global has signed a contract with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic for providing visa services in 10 countries worldwide.   As per this new contract, VFS Global will now provide visa services for Slovakia in China, India, Kazakhstan, Pal


Roda Hotels and Resorts receives top honour

Roda Hotels & Resorts, a Dubai-based hospitality management company, received top honour at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards as two of its seven properties took home top accolades. Roda Al Bustan won the ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitali


Cebu Pacific offers low fares from Dubai to Philippines

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), the Philippines’ largest airline, has announced a two-day ‘Crazy Seat Sale’, starting today (November 11) and running till November 12. Passengers from the UAE enjoy and benefit from the seat sale with fares as low as Dh11.11 ($3.0). The


Turkish Airlines' load factor hits 83.4pc in October

Turkish Airlines recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, recording a high load factor with 83.4 per cent performance. On top of the strong base effect of October 2017, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometre and load factor is


GCC outbound tourism spending surges to $60bn

The per-capita international tourism spending from the Gulf visitors was 6.5 times higher than the global average last year, with expenditure estimated to be more than $60 billion last year, up from $40 billion in 2010, said a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Eur


Over 128,000 cruise passengers expected to visit Bahrain

Some 52 cruise ships carrying 128,900 passengers are expected to make a call at Bahrain’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), contributing directly to the country’s tourism sector. This will be the highest on record in terms of passengers till date, which witnessed a 33 p


Inaugural International Travel & Tourism Awards winners revealed

The lucky 14 winners of the first International Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by WTM London, were revealed at a glittering awards ceremony in London on November 6. The award winners were honoured in front of an audience of more than 500 senior industry professionals at t


Dnata doubles operations in Canada

GTA dnata, the Dubai-based air services provider's arm in Canada, has expanded operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport with the start of a new, long-term partnership with Air Transat.  Air Transat, Canada’s leading holiday airline, operates approximatel


UAE's aviation authority introduces new industry award

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority has introduced a new award aimed at celebrating the contribution of states, business organisations and individuals around the world to the success of the aviation industry. This triennial award reflects UAE’s commitment to prom


Lufthansa Group 9-month revenue tops $30bn

Lufthansa Group generated total revenues of EUR26.9 billion ($30.7 billion) in the first nine months of 2018, marking an increase of six per cent on the prior-year period, while traffic revenues were up 7 per cent. As a result of the first-time adoption of the new IFRS 15 account

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