Friday 28 November 2014

Hilton Worldwide offers 33pc discount in winter sale

Hilton Worldwide Middle East and Africa has launched its annual Winter Sale, offering travellers an opportunity to save up to 33 per cent on their stays throughout 2015. Discerning travellers can benefit from great savings at any hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio th


Meritus Hotels inks management deal for Bali resort

Asian hospitality group Meritus Hotels & Resorts has signed a management deal with Indonesia property developer PT Bali Seminyak Sejahtera to operate a newly-built resort in Seminyak, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Slated to open in 2016, Meritus Bali Seminyak Resort &


Bahrain Airport Services names new chief

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has appointed Abdulla Abu Khamseen as the new chief executive with effect from October 1. Abu Khamseen has more than 25 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East, having held various senior management roles, said a report i


Emirates boosts Maldives operation

Dubai-based Emirates has introduced a third daily service to Malé, the capital of the Maldives, adding seven more inbound flights a week to the island. Commencing December 1, the new flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration, adding 2


RJ gets fifth Dreamliner

Royal Jordanian, the flag carrier of Jordan, has welcomed its fifth 787 aircraft, thus completing the assimilation of the first group of its 787 Dreamliner order.  Royal Jordanian’s acting president/CEO Captain Haitham Misto said the newly acquired jets are a new, advanced g


Cristal Abu Dhabi offers special tourist package

Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, a leading luxury hotel in the UAE capital, is offering a special package for the tourist season in Abu Dhabi. This offer includes two free tickets to either Ferrari World or Yas Water World, located at the manmade Yas Island, for Dh750 ($204) per night.


Etihad ups Virgin Australia stake to 22.9pc

Abu Dhabi's flagship carrier Etihad Airways has boosted its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to about 22.9 per cent by purchasing an additional 1.7 per cent of the airline, said a report. Etihad lifted the share holding to the maximum approved limit by Australia’s


Cairo hotels top region with 95pc occupancy

Cairo hotels reported an increase of 95.4 per cent in occupancy to 55.3 per cent during October, marking the largest year-over-year growth in the Middle East and Africa region, a report said. The region reported a 7.2 per cent increase in occupancy to 67.6 per cent, a 2.4 per cen


Etihad resumes flights after fog disruptions

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways said it has resumed flights to and from Abu Dhabi Airport, after major disruptions caused by un-forecast fog. Following the reopening of the airport’s runway at 6.10am, the airline recommenced operations into Abu Dhabi, and began repositi


Abu Dhabi resorts head to ILTM

Around 10 top resorts from Abu Dhabi will be participating in the annual International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes, France, next month. To be held from December 1 to 4, the resorts in the Abu Dhabi line-up are looking to increase the share of the outbound luxury European market, par

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