Friday 21 November 2014

Sofitel Abu Dhabi to showcase auto art

Ukrainian artist Yuri Shevchenko, well-known for his automobile-inspired contemporary pop-art and naturmort oil paintings on canvas, will be exhibiting his work at the Auto Art Exhibition at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, UAE, today (November 17). The exhibition is dedicated to the Fo


Air Astana launches daily Dubai flights

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has bolstered its presence in the Middle East with the recent inauguration of direct daily flights to Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan from Dubai International Airport, UAE. The route is served by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class


Bahrain plans new rules for hotels

Hoteliers were briefed on new tourism regulations that include revamped categories for three, four and five-star hotels in Bahrain. Officials from the Culture Ministry's Tourism Affairs Directorate met representatives of four-star hotels to explain plans for the hospitality s


Sita offers enhanced services to airlines

Air transport communications specialist Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (Sita) is transforming its global network and communication services to offer airlines and airports more value and greater capacity to meet thei


Docomo launches Japanese translation app

Docomo, a personalised mobile solutions provider, has launched its Jspeak face-to-face mobile translation service for smartphones and tablets, targeting travellers from abroad. Jspeak will enable Japanese and non-Japanese speakers to get a translation as screen text and voice readout b


Jumeirah Group president receives top honour

Gerald Lawless, president of Dubai-based luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, was presented with the Condé Nast ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the annual ‘Readers’ Choice Awards’ ceremony in Dubai, UAE. For over 25 years, the Condé Nast Trav


Oman Air adds new B737 to fleet

Oman Air’s fleet received a boost last week with the arrival of its latest Boeing 737-800 and second B737-900, taking the fleet strength to 32. This latest delivery of the brand-new aircraft marks the start of a major three-year expansion programme. These are the first of 24 airc


Emirates, Starwood launch exclusive loyalty programme

Dubai-based Emirates airline and Starwood Hotels & Resorts will launch a new programme, Your World Rewards, which allows their loyalty programme members, who register for the rewards package, to receive exclusive rewards of each loyalty programme. Starting from November 19, Emirate


Tourism Australia, Etihad to spend more on joint marketing

Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, have deepened their strategic marketing partnership with a significant increase in joint funding for the promotion of tourism to Australia in overseas markets. Under the new arrangements, Tourism Australia and Etiha


Jumeirah Messilah Resort sponsors blood donation drive

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, an idyllic resort in Kuwait, has sponsored a blood donation campaign called “Every Blood Donor is a Hero”. The campaign was organised by the Pharaoh Bikers in collaboration with the Kuwait Central Blood Bank (KCBB). The event attract

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