Wednesday 1 June 2016

Rotana signs new luxury hotel apartment in Morocco

Rotana, a leading international hotel management company, has signed a new agreement to manage an Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana property in Morocco. The 140-key property will be located at M Avenue, the new high-end shopping, entertainment and residential destination in Marra


Emirates to be Expo 2020 Dubai Premier Partner

Expo 2020 Dubai today announced the formation of its Premier Partnership with Emirates Airline to help bring 25 million visitors to Dubai for the global mega event. Under the agreement, Emirates Airline will be Expo 2020 Dubai's official airline partner. The pa


Qatar Airways announces Chiang Mai flights

Qatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from December. Starting December 16, the airline will fly to Chiang Mai five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200. The largest and most cultura


80pc of Makkah hotel jobs to be staffed by nationals

Around 80 per cent of the jobs in Makkah's hotels and tourist resorts will be staffed by locals by the end of the year, said a report. The plan, which is part of the kindom's Saudisation push, will be carried out in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Na


Lufthansa suspends Caracas flights

German airline Deutsche Lufthansa said on Saturday it will temporarily suspend flights to Venezuela as of next month due to economic difficulties in the South American nation and problems converting local currency into dollars. International airlines have for years struggled to r


Le Méridien Dubai celebrates Ramadan

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre invites guests to enjoy a special Iftar at the Falcon Ballroom, as it unveils the ‘Layali Zaman’ Ramadan majlis where traditional favourites and Middle-Eastern inspired cuisine will be served. Representing the ideal ambience n


Oman plans expansion of bus routes

Mwasalat, Oman’s state-run transport company, plans to launch a number of new routes connecting various townships and cities in the country, a report said. The company will initially launch a new service to Al Khoudh in July, connecting Sultan Qaboos University and Burj Al


Savoy Suites Dubai recognised for green initiatives

Savoy Suites Hotel Apartment in Dubai, member of the Dubai Quality Group, was the top winner of the Best Eco - Initiative award at the Middle East Hotel Awards (MEHA) 2016 ceremony held last week. The ceremony, organised by dmg events, was held at the Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai.


Atlantis, The Palm wins top award

Atlantis, The Palm was named the ‘Best Family-Friendly Hotel' at the Middle East Hotel Awards (MEHA) 2016 in Dubai last week. “We are delighted about this recognition”, said Serge Zaalof, president and managing director of Atlantis, The Palm. “This awa


Bahrain hotel revenues ‘drop 7pc in March’

Bahrain's hotels saw total revenues slump by nearly seven per cent in March despite reducing payroll levels and overheads, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, citing new data. To read further, please visit

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