Friday 21 November 2014

Meydan Hotels launches new loyalty programme in UAE

Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, a five-star destination hotel in Dubai, UAE, has launched the Al Yamamah Rewards loyalty programme for the first time in the Emirates. The annual food and beverage membership is two-tiered, starting at Gold with the option to upgrade to the VIP Platinum l


Le Méridien Dubai adds 196-room ‘Le Royal Club’

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, an exceptional five-star hotel accommodation in the UAE emirate, has opened its 196-luxury room ‘Le Royal Club.’ The exclusive annex building was officially launched by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, preside


Gulf Air boosts Bahrain-Kerala service

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has increased its direct services to Trivandrum International Airport following a successful first year of operations. The carrier will operate a daily service from December 5 between Bahrain and Thiruvananthapuram, said a report in the


Alpha Tours offers packages for halal market

Muslim international tourism will increase at a faster rate than the average rate for international tourism — 4.79 per cent versus 3.8 per cent, a recent study revealed, with the overall annual spending by Muslim tourists expected to reach $192 billion. Alpha Tours, one of the le


England cricketers strike gold with Etihad

Etihad Airways, the flag carrier airline of the UAE, has presented the England Cricket team with their personal Etihad Guest Gold cards, giving the players exclusive benefits and rewards from the airline’s award-winning loyalty programme. The airline, which is the official airlin


US-Abu Dhabi tourism hopes rise as Virtuoso visits emirate

A team 162 delegates from Virtuoso, the US-headquartered international luxury travel network, have been exploring Abu Dhabi, UAE, learning more about its wide array of cultural, recreational and sporting attractions. The tour is a part of discovering the UAE emirate as a “hot, go


Aviation sector contributes $26.7bn to Dubai economy

Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the economy of Dubai in 2013, which was almost 27 per cent of the UAE emirate's gross domestic product (GDP). The sector supported a total of 416,500 jobs, accounting for 21 per c


Action, Accor sign third Kuwait hotel deal

Action Hotels, an owner, developer and asset manager of branded three- and four-star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, has recently signed a hotel management agreement (HMA) with Accor Group for the long-term management of Action’s third hotel in Kuwait. The agreement for


R Hotels plans $136m hotel on Palm Jumeirah

R Hotels has revealed plans to open a Dh500 million ($136.2 million) hotel on the Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai, UAE. The group eyes a Q4 2016 launch for its sixth property, which will be the first sharia-compliant and four-star resort and spa in the upmarket destination. Loca


Marriott Hotels Bahrain joins diabetes drive

The Marriott Executive Apartments Manama and Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair in Bahrain participated in a walkathon to raise awareness about diabetes in the kingdom.   Organised by Al Rashid Group, the "Walk-a-thon for Diabetes" witnessed several associates join

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