Friday 31 October 2014

Elaf Group to showcase developments at WTM

Elaf Group of Companies, a key player in Saudi Arabia’s tourism industry, will participate at this year’s edition of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK. During the event, which will be held from November 3 to 6, the company will highlight the significant contributi


Time Hotels to showcase expansion plans at WTM

Time Hotels Management, a leading hospitality company in the UAE, will share the latest updates on its regional expansion strategy at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition in London, UK. WTM, a pre-eminent global event for the travel industry, is an annual B2B showcase


Marriott hosts blood donation drive

The Marriott Executive Apartments, a five-star property in Bahrain, recently hosted a blood donation campaign and Kids Play Day at its premises in Juffair. The event, part of its corporate core values "Spirit to serve our communities", was incorporated with the celebration of


ICAO asks Saudi’s Gaca to upgrade systems

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has asked Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) to upgrade its systems in accordance with regulations, a report said. Representatives of ICAO told the Authority to upgrade its On-Line Data Interchange


Dubai International’s passenger traffic up 9.9pc in September

Dubai International Airport witnessed a 9.9 per cent surge in passenger traffic in September, according to the latest traffic report issued by its operator Dubai Airports. The figures in September totalled 5,942,628 compared to 5,407,326 recorded in the corresponding month last year. Y


Ajman to participate in WTM

Ajman will take part in the World Travel Market (WTM) for the first time, which will be held in the British capital London from November 3 to 6. WTM, a leading global event for the travel industry, presents opportunities for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and


Jumeirah hotel wins top accolade

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was awarded “Best Hotel in the Middle East” at the Villégiature Awards 2014, held recently in Paris, France. The Villégiature Awards celebrate the world's best hospitality experiences and are judged by an indepe


BA links Amman-Washington with superjumbo

British Airways has announced the launch of its first non-stop A380 service from Jordanian capital Amman to the US capital Washington DC via Heathrow airport in London. The airline is initially operating five A380 services a week from Washington Dulles. This will increase from th


New York restaurant firm to open Dubai outlet

EMM Group, one of New York’s leading restaurant and nightlife organisations, plans to expand to Dubai this winter. Since its 2006 inception the group has amassed a broad consumer reach, creating some of the leading dining and lifestyle concepts in Manhattan, New York.


Grand Hyatt Dubai names new GM

Grand Hyatt Dubai has appointed David Mansfield as its new general manager and area director for Hyatt Hotels in Dubai. He will be taking over the position of John W. Beveridge, who is moving on after six years to take up his new position as the pre-opening general manager of Par

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