Tuesday 23 December 2014

NetJets Europe eyes service expansion in region

NetJets Europe, pan-European business aviation company, is well-positioned to expand its operational footprint in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, said a top official. The company also is aiming to target customers in the corporate sector as well as high net worth individ


Etihad inks codeshare with Hong Kong Airlines

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Hong Kong Airlines, a global carrier, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Subject to regulatory approval, Etihad Airways will place its &ls


Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek to open in March

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management, a top real estate management company in Dubai, UAE, have announced that Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights will launch in March 2015. The new luxury facility is the latest addition to the Hyatt


EgyptAir hires US firm for restructuring

Egypt's national carrier said on Tuesday it had hired Texas-based airline advisory firm Sabre Airline Solutions to prepare a restructuring plan for the state-owned company, which has suffered about a billion dollars in losses since 2010. A company statement did not mention th


InterContinental to acquire Kimpton Hotels for $430m

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's largest hoteliers, has agreed to buy US-focused Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million to boost its exposure to the faster-growing boutique hotel sector. IHG, home to the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinena


AirAsia X places firm order for 55 A330neo

AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of Asia’s largest low cost airline, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 55 A330neo aircraft. This is the largest single order to date for the A330 Family and reaffirms AirAsia X’s position as the biggest A330 airline customer worldwide


Alpha, Natalie Tours host tourism event in Ras Al Khaimah

Alpha Tours, a leading travelling solutions provider in the UAE and GCC, held its second congress for the year in collaboration with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA). It was conducted at the Al Hamra Palace Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, in association with Nata


Dubai Airports issues smart travel tips

In anticipation of the peak seasonal rush, Dubai Airports said it is taking all precautionary measures and has issued an advisory for passengers to ease their travel through Dubai International Airport. Dubai Airports, which owns and manages the operation of both Dubai International as


Qatar firm buys 50pc stake in London's Savoy Hotel

A Qatari-owned firm has acquired a 50 per cent stake in London's legendary Savoy Hotel,  historic five-star hotel in the UK. Katara Hospitality purchased its share of the hotel, formally known as Fairmont Hotel the Savoy, from Lloyds Banking Group, said Kingdom Holding Company


Dubai set to become medical tourism hub

Dubai's medical tourism strategy and an increasing number of local hospitals benchmarking their facilities and services against global best practices have added momentum to the emirate's emergence as a leading healthcare destination, said an expert. Under the strategy, Du

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