Wednesday 29 March 2017

Chinese tourist arrivals to Sharjah up 63pc

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority is focussed on increasing visits from China as the emirate witnessed a 63 per cent jump in visitor numbers from the Asian country in 2016 compared to 2015. As part of efforts to further drive Chinese visitor numbers, SCTDA is


India remains top tourism source market for GCC states

Major tourism hotspots in the GCC are experiencing a surge in Indian visitors as the region prepares to showcase its offering to leisure and business travellers at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, at Dubai World Trade Centre, April 24-27. In both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Indi


Sterner named Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi GM

Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, a luxurious hotel in the UAE capital, has promoted Mark Sterner to the role of general manager. A highly accomplished hospitality professional with over 21 years’ experience, Sterner has held the role of hotel manager of the iconic five-star hotel sin


'The Yard' Food Festival opens in Bahrain

Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, chief executive officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), yesterday launched the first edition of “The Yard” Food Festival. The event, located at Seef District next to ‘The Courtyard’, is organised by


Alitalia to cut 2,000 jobs

Alitalia CEO Cramer Ball has confirmed that up to 2,000 jobs will be cut, which is a 50 per cent reduction in office staff and a 20 per cent reduction in non-flying operational roles, said a report. "Headcount reductions are a painful but necessary action," said Ball, &


Educational Play to be the highlight of Deal 2017

‘Eduplay’ or educational play theme parks will be the spotlight at this year's Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure (Deal) Show, which will be showcasing the latest edutainment-focused theme-park concepts, products and services from March 27. Edutainment zones like


Hilton appoints chief customer officer

Global hospitality group Hilton has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as the new chief customer officer. In this newly created role, he will oversee the global brands, marketing, loyalty and partnerships, IT and strategy teams. This new position is aimed at further strengthening Hilton


Emirates entertains guests at the Dubai World Cup

Emirates, the Title Sponsor of the $10 million Dubai World Cup, celebrated the occasion with a Chinese inspired hospitality theme, bringing to life all of the country’s best-known elements to showcase the airline’s network in China. While the world’s leading Tho


Key aviation summit to assess impact of new electronics ban

The impact of the US and UK bans on electronics from Muslim-majority countries will be cross examined at the fifth edition of the World Aviation Safety Summit, which will be held on April 11 and 12 in Dubai. Industry leaders will debate how these bans will impact the industry and


Emirates flies popular A380 to three new destinations

Emirates today celebrates the launch of three A380 destinations, bringing its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca and Sao Paulo on the same day. With this triple deployment, Emirates will be the first airline to operate scheduled A3

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