Thursday 20 September 2018

Flynas ties up with Visa to expand rewards programme benefits

Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas is enhancing its loyalty programme nasmiles through a strategic partnership with the world’s digital payments leader, Visa. Under the deal, flynas will build a unique and powerful partnership that leverages Visa’s global innovation


New GM for Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Hilton Garden Inn in Ras Al Khaimah has appointed Ligia Brasoveanu as the property's new general manager, responsible for leading the hotel team in exceeding guest’s expectations and stakeholder’s satisfaction. Brasoveanu’s most recent role saw her serve as


Gulf Air chief meets new CEO of Thales InFlyt Experience

National carrier Gulf Air, headed by its chief executive officer Krešimir Kučko, recently received the new chief executive officer of Thales InFlyt Experience, Philippe Carette, and members of executive management of the company. The courtesy visit included discussions on


Designs Group, Warwick ink Saudi hotels deal

Saudi-based Designs Group, a pioneer in providing integrated hotel solutions as well as construction and management services, has announced its strategic alliance with Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR) for the management of new properties featuring 1,000 rooms in the kingdom. Th


Elon Musk names first passenger for SpaceX Moon flight

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, has signed up the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon. The mission, which will be aboard the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) -the next-generation reusable launch vehicle developed by SpaceX - will see Japanese billio


'Gap between hotel owners, operators needs to be bridged'

The relationship between hotel owners and operators is becoming more complex with time, as owners are more performance driven and are no longer satisfied with long-term capital appreciation, one of the region's top hoteliers said. Speaking during a panel discussion at The Mid


Global advisory board named for Red Sea Project

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and creator of The Red Sea Project, today announced its international advisory board of 12 world leaders in business, tourism, environmental sustainability and conservation.


Abu Dhabi to showcase cruise tourism credentials in Lisbon

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), as part of the Cruise Arabia delegation, is heading to Lisbon, Portugal, this week to participate in SeaTrade Cruise Med, a high-level event set to take place from the September 19–20, a report said. A


Adara appoints new managing director for EMEA

Adara, the data solution for travel brands, has hired former Amnet Global COO and Mediacom Global Client Consulting Partner, Curtis Nishijima to the newly-created role of managing director, EMEA. Nishijima will be responsible for setting the vision, market development, and operat


Emaar Hospitality Group names corporate director

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, has appointed Alma Au Yeung as its corporate director – Strategic Projects and Partnerships. In her new role, she will have overall charge in driving the group’s strate

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