Friday 3 December 2021

What makes Colombia the next ecotourism hotspot

Tourism is one of the growing economic sectors of Colombia; it managed to attract millions of visitors to the country, thanks to its welcoming people, numerous festivals, creative culture, and biodiversity. Ecotourism is now seeing an upward trajectory and is poised to be a key g


Emirates Group marks UAE’s 50th National Day

Emirates Group yesterday (November 29) celebrated the UAE’s 50th National Day with a range of activities that reflect the country’s unique heritage and history. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, launched t


Saudi allows entry for one dose vaccinated passengers

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued its instructions to all airlines operating in the Kingdom to allow direct entry from all countries for passengers who received one dose of the vaccine. GACA’s circular stipulates allowing direct entr


ACI calls for pragmatic measures to combat Omicron

ACI World has called upon governments to coordinate to implement pragmatic and risk-based measures based on science to flight and travel restrictions to/from southern African countries due to the B.1.1.529 variant (Omicron) of Covid-19. “Furthermore, we continue to urge cou


Etihad celebrates UAE golden jubilee with 50% sale

Etihad Airways will be celebrating the UAE’s Golden Jubilee with up to 50% reduction on fares, the UAE national airline’s biggest online sale ever.    Available only on and through travel agents, the sale will run from 10 pm today (No


NAS, GJT to offer maintenance services at UAE airports

National Aviation Services (NAS), a leading aviation services provider, has partnered with Global Jet Technic (GJT) to offer best-in-class line maintenance services to airlines at the two international airports in Dubai and Sharjah. Through the partnership agreement, NAS will off


Priority Pass to double number of airport lounges

Priority Pass, a leading traveller experiences programme, owned and operated by Collinson, plans to more than double the number of airport lounges worldwide that will be offering its Ready 2 Order food & beverage system. The business will be gradually rolling out the service


Wyndham set to reach 50 hotels in India

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel franchising company, plans to reach 50 hotels in India with the addition of four new hotels in sought-after and culturally-rich destinations. The new openings including Jaipur, Varanasi, Mohali and Udaipur under the Ramada, How


Saudi Arabia extends residence, visit visas until January 31

Saudi Arabia's General Directorate of Passports has begun to automatically extend the validity of residence permits (Iqama) and exit and re-entry visas without fees or charges until January 31, 2022.   This comes in implementation of the directives of King S


Expo 2020 visit numbers near 4.8 million

Expo 2020 Dubai visit numbers have climbed to 4,766,419 in the period up to November 28, driven by music, sporting stars and continued strong take-up of the November Weekday Pass. Jubilee stage played host to a packed week of entertainment, including Kuwaiti singer Abdullah Al-Ru

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