Tuesday 17 October 2017

GCC travellers increasingly demand eco-friendly luxury

The demand for eco-friendly tourism in the Middle East is on the rise, with a total of 327,551 GCC tourists recorded visiting Switzerland between January and November 2016, generating 920,398 room nights with an average spend of $430 per day. Visitors from Saudi Arabia accounted


Banyan Tree to operate eco-friendly resort in Mandai

Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) has appointed Banyan Tree Holdings (Banyan Tree) as the operator of an eco-friendly resort to be located within the new integrated nature and wildlife destination at Mandai, Singapore. This partnership marks the debut of the award-winning, Singapore-bas


Etihad flight makes emergency landing in Australia

An Etihad Airways flight, travelling from its hub Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing at Australia's Adelaide Airport early on Saturday due to a technical fault on board, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.   The UAE na


Palazzo Versace Dubai names new media partner

Palazzo Versace Dubai, a leading five-star hotel located on prime waterfront with views of the Dubai Creek, has signed up Z7 Communications as its media partner across the Middle East.   Set in the heart of Culture Village, Al Jaddaf, the hotel boasts 215 rooms and suites, 16


Jazeera named ‘Low Cost Airline of the Year’

Jazeera Airways, a national airline of Kuwait, operating regionally and internationally, received the ‘Low Cost Airline of the Year’ Award at the annual Aviation Business Awards 2017 ceremony held in Dubai. The latest recognition reconfirms Jazeera Airways' positi


Iran Air finalizes deal to buy 20 ATR planes

Iran Air, the national flag carrier, has finalized purchase of 20 ATR planes upon signed contract with the Italian company, a media report said. The planes will be used in all domestic and regional flights, managing director of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi s was quoted as saying


Dubai’s RTA unveils bus on-demand app

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled a bus on-demand service via a smart app branded (MVMANT), the first app of its kind in the region.  The service enables customers to order a bus to take them from homes to their intended destinations. The launch


Airbus acquires Malaysia MRO

Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), an MRO centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, partially owned by Airbus since 2011, has become a fully owned Airbus subsidiary, following the acquisition by Airbus of its remaining shares. With this acquisition, SAE becomes an integral part of


Kempinski launches redesigned loyalty programme

With enhanced benefits for loyal guests of Kempinski hotels, in its 76 destinations across more than 30 countries, the redesigned Kempinski Discovery Loyalty Programme sees recognition taken to the next level, with rewards both within the hotel and beyond. Programme members will


Learn to ski on the Alps this winter

Enjoy the peaceful low-key atmosphere, and the promise of adventure on the Swiss Alps this winter as Ultima Gstaad’s Ski School is set to provide guests and their kids with the opportunity to learn or build on their existing skiing skills. Composed of four multilingual and

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