Saturday 22 October 2016

Steigenberger Hotels is now Deutsche Hospitality

Looking to grow its portfolio internationally, Steigenberger Hotels is  consolidating its three hotel brands into one umbrella brand: Deutsche Hospitality. Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels, said: “These two words combine our German roots and our internation


World Travel Service selects Sabre to enhance customer experience

World Travel Services (WTS), one of the most established travel companies in Bahrain, is working to deliver a more personalised travel experience for its customers, using industry-leading technology from global travel technology company, Sabre Corporation.   The company, whi


Sabre, World Travel ink strategic deal

Sabre, a global travel technology provider and World Travel Service, one of Bahrain’s oldest and most established travel companies, have signed a multi-year agreement to boost the kingdom’s travel and tourism market, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.


Dubai Tourism unveils new apps, tech updates

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), has announced new technological updates and applications at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week, a major ICT show in Dubai, UAE. Dubai Tourism will use the event as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in e


Dubai reaches 100,000 hotel rooms milestone

Dubai has recorded the milestone achievement of reaching 100,000 rooms across its expanding hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the soft opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Key players in Dubai’s tourism industry who came together to mark the event inclu


Passengers want to avoid travel hassles with technology - report

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced the results of its 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insig


Marriott's Element brand to debut in Egypt

Marriott International has announced plans to debut Element Hotels, the stylish eco-incubator brand, in Egypt in early 2019. Located in Cairo's upscale Heliopolis district and slated to be the largest Element Hotel in the Middle East and Africa, Element Cairo is being develop


Simaisma, a Murwab Resort wins top accolade

Simaisma, a Murwab Resort has been named ‘Qatar's Leading Villa Resort’ for 2016 by the World Travel Awards. The oceanfront property took home the coveted title after being selected from among three nominees competing for the award during a Gala Dinner held at the


Banyan Tree RAK hotels to be managed by Ritz Carlton

The Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree RAK Beach, part of RAK National Hotels, have come under the management of the Ritz-Carlton Group following a recent agreement, a report said. The deal was inked bwteeen RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), A


Real-time technology to reduce UAE airport queues

UAE airport passengers and staff will quickly gain real-time flight information, thanks to a partnership between the UAE’s leading aviation tech players announced today at Gitex Technology Week. With the global aviation analytics market set to double from $2 billion in 2016

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