Monday 21 May 2018

Sharjah looking to boost tourist numbers from China

As part of the ongoing intensive efforts to meet Sharjah’s target of 10 million tourists by 2021, an elite group of government and private organisations from the emirate, led by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), is travelling to Shanghai to join this year’s


Emirates to launch signature Ramadan service onboard

Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month, expected to begin on May 17. Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on its ice inflight entertainment system, and the distri


Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain welcomes new GM

Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain has appointed seasoned hotelier Alban Dutemple as its new general manager. Dutemple brings over three and a half decades of outstanding experience in the industry with some of the world’s leading hospitality brands. Out of this, his longest stint


Global aerospace, defence sector poised for sustained growth

Global aerospace and defence (A&D) industry revenues are expected to experience significant growth in 2018 with analysts predicting a 4.1 per cent jump - more than doubling last year’s 2.1 per cent growth. This is according to Deloitte Global’s 2018 Global aerospa


AirBaltic launches flights from Riga to Sochi

Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Sochi International Airport in Russia. The route offers new travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia with convenient connections via Riga. In addition, this summer, Sochi will b


Mammoet wins new Kuwait airport terminal work

Global heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet said it has been contracted by Turkish builder  Limak Insaat to carry out the transportation and installation works for the new $4.3-billion terminal project at Kuwait International Airport. A leading player in the region


Eid-Al-Fitr getaways by Avani Hotels & Resorts

This Eid-Al-Fitr, delve into the unknown with Avani Hotels & Resorts. From getting acquainted with the rugged, raw beauty of Laos or learning about Sri Lanka’s rich and varied history to uncovering the lesser known land of Quy Nhon, Vietnam, Avani Hotels & Resorts invites travelle


Over 500 hotels under construction in MEA

Hotel supply in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to grow as the region has registered a total of 530 properties with 141,400 rooms currently under construction. Of the total, about 386 hotels (114,456 rooms) are in the Middle East, while the rest are in the African regi


UAE, US conclude civil aviation discussions

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority welcomed the announcement on civil aviation in Washington that strongly reaffirmed and maintained all the provisions of the 2002 bilateral Air Transport Agreement between the UAE and the US. The understanding confirmed at a meeting between


Dubai Tourism partners Huawei for tourist services

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has signed a global strategic agreement with Huawei to cooperate in connecting Huawei’s network service SkyTone to Dubai Tourism products and services, to enhance Chinese tourists’ travel experience in the Em

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