Thursday 19 July 2018

L&T wins Oman tourism project contract

India's top engineering and construction company firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said its construction unit has won contracts to the tune of ₹30 billion ($437 million) in the buildings and factories business, including work for a tourism-related facility from Oman. The ord


UAE waives visa fee for children for two months

Tourists to the UAE can now obtain a visa without paying any fees for children under the age of 18 years during the summer period from July 15 to September 15 of each year.   The UAE Cabinet has approved a decision to exempt the accompanying dependents of foreig


Dubai Parks and Resorts logs 1.4m visitors in H1

Dubai Parks and Resorts received over 1.4 million visitors during the first half of 2018, an increase of 46 per cent compared to the first half (H1) of 2017, DXB Entertainments, the Dubai-based theme park operator, a media report said. April was a peak month, with the theme parks


Etihad expands range of 'buy on board' products

Etihad Airways has introduced additional food and beverage items to its recently launched menu of Buy on Board products to provide more choice for guests in Economy Class and further enhance their travel experience. New snack options now include locally sourced brands Munchbox an


Hala China establishes Board of Directors, announces partnerships

The Hala China initiative, jointly launched by Meraas and Dubai Holding earlier this year, has announced the signing of its first strategic agreements at a press conference at Bvlgari Resort Dubai. The event was organised by Meraas, with support from the Consulate-General of the


Cool Travel and Tourism chooses Sabre as technology partner

Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry, has reached a new agreement with Saudi Arabia's Cool Travel and Tourism to provide its industry-leading technology to support the travel agency’s expansion plans and online growth.  


New Hotel Indigo opens in Scotland

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of a new Hotel Indigo hotel in one of Europe’s rising design destinations - Dundee, Scotland. Once famous for its textiles, the city’s industrial spaces are now filled with artists and collectives, includin


Amwaj Rotana, Dubai welcomes new F&B director

Subramanian Suryanarayanan has been appointed as director of food and beverage (F&B) at Amwaj Rotana, Dubai. Suryanarayanan is no stranger to the Rotana brand, having previously worked at Jumeira Rotana in 2011 heading the F&B team. He has over 21 years of experience in t


RJ suspends flights to Najaf

Royal Jordanian (RJ) announced on Sunday it had suspended all flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf due to the security situation at its airport. Najaf is the ninth destination in the region - from Mosul in Iraq to Aden and Sanaa in Yemen - to which RJ has suspended flights due to s


Radisson unveils new Panama hotel post renovation

Hospitality chain Radisson has announced the opening of a new hotel in Panama, offering breathtaking views of the Panama Canal, along with being just minutes away from Albrook International Airport. Scheduled to open in December, Radisson Hotel Panama Canal was originally a Count

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