Saturday 29 November 2014

Oman Air, Airbus showcase the future of flying

Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, and aircraft manufacturer Airbus held ‘The Future by Airbus’ presentation at the Oman Tourism College which aimed to challenge students to think more innovatively for the future of aviation. Sharing insight into air traffic trends, en


Shell Aviation receives top recognition

Shell Aviation, a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants, has received a 20-year Strategic Partner award from the International Air Transport Association (Iata) for its significant contribution to the industry. Anne Anderson, vice president of Shell Aviation, said: &l


Mideast air traffic congestion ‘could hit plane sales’

The Middle East’s growing air traffic congestion could influence long-term aircraft sales of planes in the region, a report said. Three major airlines and their hubs are separated by around 45 minutes flying time, are rapidly expanding, enhancing the air traffic congestion


Dubai tourism challenge: 280 new hotels for 20m visitors

Dubai is facing a serious challenge posed by the need for 283 new hotels to be delivered between 2014 and 2020 to accommodate its target of 20 million visitors by the end of the decade, a report said. Dubai, as part of its Tourism Vision 2020, is comfortably on track to materiali


Four Seasons Dubai launches new culinary portfolio

Four Seasons Resort Dubai, a leading luxury resort at Jumeirah Beach in the UAE emirate, has launched its signature collection of restaurants and lounges. The portfolio includes five distinct destinations managed by Four Seasons. At the helm of culinary operations is executive chef Gil


Etihad extends F1 partnership deal

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways said it has extended its title sponsorship of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become one of the longest title sponsors in F1 history. The partnership extension was finalised between James Hogan, Etihad president and chief executive and Bernie Ec


Bahrain gears up for a busy cruise season

Almost double the number of ships are due to visit Bahrain this cruise season compared with last, but the country is still falling short of its pre-unrest visitor figures. A total of 36 cruise ships are scheduled to call at Khalifa Bin Salman Port between now and April 2015 compa


Plan to make Bahrain island resort tourism hub

Blueprints have been drawn up to build beach-side cabanas, recreational facilities, restaurants and souvenir shops at Hawar Islands in a bid to attract domestic tourism. The Southern Municipal Council wants to promote the islands as a family destination for Bahrainis and has refe

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