Monday 29 August 2016

Mövenpick Tala Bay appoints new GM

Dan Benzaquen has been appointed general manager of the five-star Mövenpick Tala Bay, an upscale family-friendly resort located on the shores of the Red Sea in Jordan. A seasoned hotelier with more than 13 years of industry experience, Benzaquen brings his enthusiasm for re-


Oman to unveil new Al Hoota Cave experience

Al Hoota Cave, Oman’s most popular natural tourist destination, will reopen to the public on September 5. The first tourist cave to open in the GCC, the facilities at Al Hoota have undergone significant improvements and will be open for visitors ahead of the Eid Al Adha hol


Inmarsat certifies Honeywell in-flight wi-fi hardware

Honeywell has secured final certification from satellite service provider Inmarsat for JetWave, the company’s package of exclusive hardware that will allow connection to GX Aviation, the new in-flight broadband service from Inmarsat. Users can consistently and more quickly


Middle East hotels post mixed results in July

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed results across key performance metrics in July. Occupancy rates jumped 58 per cent while average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) dropped 5.9 per cent to $161.82 and 11.9 per cent to $93.88 respectively compared to July 2015, said


Turkish Airlines resuming flights to Sharm al-Sheikh

Turkish Airlines will resume flights next month to Sharm al-Sheikh, nearly a year after they were suspended following the bombing of a Russian jet which took off from the Egyptian resort, the Turkish embassy in Cairo said on Wednesday. "Turkish Airlines will be the first of


Shaza Hotels to open 20 properties in ME

Luxury hotel brand Shaza Hotels, a joint venture between Qatar-based Barwa Real Estate and Kempinski Hotels, is set to open 20 hotels in the Middle East by 2020, a senior official has revealed. Speaking at a media roundtable today at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Sanjiv Malhotra, exe


Flydubai participates in Dubai Tourism’s first East Africa roadshow

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced its participation in Dubai Tourism's first East Africa roadshow, joining 14 Dubai-based partners in showcasing a wide range of services and upcoming attractions. Flydubai will take part in the road show in Kampala today (August 24),


New GM for Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region which is set to open on October 31, has welcomed John Hallenbeck as its new general manager, Originally from the US, Hallenbeck brings more than 25 years’ experien


Dubai airport welcomes Nepal Airlines

Dubai International Airport, the world’s number one airport for international passengers, welcomed the inaugural flight of Nepal Airlines from Kathmandu on August 19. The airline now offers three direct flights per week from the Nepalese capital to Dubai airport’s Ter


World's longest airship crash-lands on test flight

The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday. The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained dama

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