Friday 19 April 2019

Germany welcomes 1.8m GCC visitors in 2018

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has set its sight on the GCC tourist market as it gears up for its participation at the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM), taking place in Dubai later this month. The European nation considers the GCC to be a lucrative market as it welcom


RAK Tourism partners with European tourism associations

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) to boost European outbound tourism to the emirate. The agreement was signed in Ras Al Khaimah on April


Uber launches 'preferred view' feature for Saudi women drivers

Uber, the ride-hailing platform, has announced the launch of a new “Women Preferred View” feature for women drivers in Saudi Arabia.   The feature provides them with a choice of selecting a preference to be connected to women riders. 


Dubai offers sponsorship support for leisure events

Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced the launch of a new sponsorship scheme to drive continued innovation and sustainability across Dubai’s events industry. Reaffirming Dubai’s position as a global events hub, the


Dubai taxis fitted with POS for fare payments

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the installation of Point of Sale (POS) devices across the entire fleet of taxis in Dubai comprising of 10,800 vehicles to ease the payment of taxi fares. Taxi riders can now pay for their journeys via nol card, cred


Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Marrakech

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines launched its inaugural flights to Marrakech, the crimson city of Morocco, from its hub Istanbul, thus adding its 308th destination to its global network. It is Turkish Airlines' second destination in Morocco.   Successfully completing its &ld


Dubai theme parks 'can generate $5bn a year'

Dubai theme parks industry can generate $5 billion in annual revenue by 2020, according to estimates revealed on the eve of a major event related to Middle East’s entertainment and retail industry being held in Dubai.   Eminent speakers across the Middle E


Citymax Hotels opens new property in Dubai’s Al Barsha area

Citymax Hotels, the award-winning mid-market hotel brand, today announced the official opening of Citymax Hotel Al Barsha, the latest property to join the group’s expanding portfolio.   The new hotel is the first one to effortlessly combine business travel


Fraser Suites Muscat officially opens

Fraser Suites Muscat, Oman, celebrated its official opening recently at a special event at the property's ballroom.   The event was held in line with their commitment to offer high-quality luxury experiences which are designed to embrace the needs of th


Runway revamp: Emirates takes steps to ensure seamless experience

With the Southern Runway revamp starting tomorrow at Dubai International Airport, Emirates has been working hard to implement measures to maximise operational efficiencies at DXB and deliver a seamless experience for its customers departing and transiting through Dubai, the airline said. 

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