Monday 27 April 2015

Boeing flies high with $1.3bn Q1 net income

The Boeing Company, a leading aircraft manufacturer, has reported a 38 per cent jump in its net income for the first quarter which soared to $1.3 billion from $965 million last year. The aviation giant also reported an eight per cent increase in its first-quarter revenue which hit $22.


Brazil eyes closer ME tourism ties

Brazil will exert more efforts to increase tourism relations with Middle Eastern countries for the benefit of both sides, said the country's tourism minister Henrique Eduardo Alves.   Speaking exclusively to Travel and Tourism News Middle East after inaugurating the WTM L


Wyndham opens first hotel in Eastern Africa

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide, has announced the opening of the 139-room Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Complementing Wyndham Hotel Group’s ex


HalalTrip launches new multi-functional prayer calculator

HalalTrip, a leading online platform for Halal travel, has launched a new multi-functional next generation prayer calculator. HalalTrip has integrated the latest available technologies on its mobile app to give Muslim travellers a simple way to find prayer times and locations whether o


Gulf Air signs discount deal with Mashreq Qatar

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air recently signed a deal with Mashreq Qatar, a leading financial institution in the region, offering the bank's Platinum credit card holders a 10 per cent discount when flying with the airline. The signing ceremony was attended by senior offici


Rotana Jet reveals aggressive expansion plans

UAE-based Rotana Jet plans to introduce new destinations and increase frequencies to its existing destinations, commencing today (April 23) with the launch of flights between Abu Dhabi and Beirut, Lebanon - its first destination in Levant and its 11th worldwide.   Rotana Jet


Rotana to operate Abu Dhabi hotel apartments

Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Bloom Holding has signed a management agreement with Rotana Hotel Management to operate its 188-key hotel apartments within 'Park View', an upcoming mixed-use development on Saadiyat Island in the UAE emirate. The agreement was signed


Bahrain passport on ‘most powerful’ list

Bahraini passport-holders can access 61 countries visa-free, making it the fourth most powerful passport in the Arab World, according to a new ranking. Bahrain is tied with Saudi Arabia and Tunisia as 57th most powerful passport globally in Arton Capital’s interactive &lsqu


Proposal to privatise Gulf Air under review

A proposal to privatise Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air is now under review by the kingdom’s parliament. Five MPs submitted a plan yesterday (April 22) to float Bahrain's national carrier on the stock exchange through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), said a r


Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers selfie-stick borrowing facility

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, is offering a complimentary selfie-stick borrowing facility at the front desk for guests staying at the hotel to capture memories of their best moments on property and around Abu Dhabi.  “More and more guests find it

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