Sunday 23 July 2017

Key event affirms Dubai's role for region's hospitality sector

As markets across the Middle East look to diversify their economies, the launch of Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW) in September this year is recognition of the hospitality sector as a key driver of GDP growth in the region. Endorsed by Dubai’s Department of Tour


DoubleTree by Hilton opens new hotel in Dubai's Business Bay

DoubleTree by Hilton, part of hospitality giant Hilton Worldwide, today announced the opening of a new hotel in Dubai's Business Bay. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay features 238 spacious guest rooms and suítes, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and pan


Emirates boosts capacity to Khartoum, Sudan

Emirates has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Khartoum from five to seven a week starting August 8. As with Emirates’ current flights between the two cities, it will also operate a Boeing 777 on the additional services, offering customer


Egypt to suspend visa-free entry for Qataris

Egypt has announced plans to withdraw its visa-free entry facility for Qatari nationals, said a report. The decision, which comes amid ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab nations, will come into effect on July 20 and will include certain exceptions,


EasyHotel to expand into Iran, Sri Lanka

EasyHotel, a leading international budget hotel operator, has signed deals for new hotels in Iran and Sri Lanka, said a report. The deals, signed with British companies 3SV Limited and MHA Hatfield Limited, will see 500 planned rooms in Iran and over 200 rooms in Sri Lanka, 100 o


Ryanair awarded $287,000 in Twitter prank case

Ryanair has won a $287,000 court judgement after an anonymous twitter user tweeted a bomb threat to the airline. According to a report in Aerotime, the post from @GunnexGod read: "You have 15 minutes before I commit the biggest terror attack the UK has ever seen on


RJ awarded PCI DSS Compliance Certification for the second time

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has successfully attained the latest version of the PCI Data Security Standard version 3.2 (PCI DSS V3.2) Compliance Certification and Attestation of Compliance for the second year. This accreditation was granted to RJ in recognition of its strict adherence t


Rove Trade Centre holds underground laser tag challenge

Over 100 laser tag enthusiasts were selected from over 500 applicants who took part in an epic underground laser tag challenge on July 12 to celebrate the launch of Rove Trade Centre in Dubai, the fourth of the Rove Hotels to open in just over a year. The Rove Trade Centre car pa


New resort manager at Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has welcomed Waleed Sobhy as its new resort manager at the Red Sea world-class diving resort. A Four Seasons veteran, Sobhy’s remarkable leadership, his extensive experience and particularly his strong background in the food and beverage


Radisson Blu opens in Świnoujście, Poland

Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, has announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Resort, Świnoujście in Poland. The exclusive resort, located just a few meters from the beach, is the first and only upper upscale resort in Świnoujście.

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