Wednesday 18 July 2018

Rotana opens more global sales offices

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with properties across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, has announced the inauguration of three new Global Sales Offices in Paris, Milan and Amsterdam.    These will complement the comp


Mövenpick marks Malaysia debut with Kuala Lumpur hotel

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has made its debut in Malaysia, unveiling a strikingly modern hotel and conference centre close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).   Located just a few minutes from KLIA and neighbouring KLIA2, the hotel features un


Emirates receives Iata compliance certification for baggage ops

Emirates has been awarded Iata 753 compliance certification for its baggage operation in its home base of Dubai, UAE.   The certification underlines the carrier’s capabilities to diligently track bags that flow through its Dubai hub for departing, arriving


L&T wins Oman tourism project contract

India's top engineering and construction company firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said its construction unit has won contracts to the tune of ₹30 billion ($437 million) in the buildings and factories business, including work for a tourism-related facility from Oman. The ord


UAE waives visa fee for children for two months

Tourists to the UAE can now obtain a visa without paying any fees for children under the age of 18 years during the summer period from July 15 to September 15 of each year.   The UAE Cabinet has approved a decision to exempt the accompanying dependents of foreig


Dubai Parks and Resorts logs 1.4m visitors in H1

Dubai Parks and Resorts received over 1.4 million visitors during the first half of 2018, an increase of 46 per cent compared to the first half (H1) of 2017, DXB Entertainments, the Dubai-based theme park operator, a media report said. April was a peak month, with the theme parks


Etihad expands range of 'buy on board' products

Etihad Airways has introduced additional food and beverage items to its recently launched menu of Buy on Board products to provide more choice for guests in Economy Class and further enhance their travel experience. New snack options now include locally sourced brands Munchbox an


Hala China establishes Board of Directors, announces partnerships

The Hala China initiative, jointly launched by Meraas and Dubai Holding earlier this year, has announced the signing of its first strategic agreements at a press conference at Bvlgari Resort Dubai. The event was organised by Meraas, with support from the Consulate-General of the


Cool Travel and Tourism chooses Sabre as technology partner

Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry, has reached a new agreement with Saudi Arabia's Cool Travel and Tourism to provide its industry-leading technology to support the travel agency’s expansion plans and online growth.  


New Hotel Indigo opens in Scotland

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of a new Hotel Indigo hotel in one of Europe’s rising design destinations - Dundee, Scotland. Once famous for its textiles, the city’s industrial spaces are now filled with artists and collectives, includin

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