Tuesday 13 November 2018

China to overtake France as top holiday spot by 2030 - report

China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030, supported by demand from visitors from countries surrounding China and rising middle class prosperity in Asia, a leading research firm predicted. In a recent report, Euromonitor noted tha


Gulf Hotels Group posts 9-month net profit of $2.9m

Gulf Hotels Group, a leading hospitality chain in Bahrain, has posted a net profit of BD1.117 million ($2.9 million) for the third quarter of 2018, compared to BD2.809 million ($7.4 million) during the same period last year - a decrease of 60.23 per cent. The company achieved a n


Emirates to introduce new holiday menu for Thanksgiving

Emirates is firing up its ovens for Thanksgiving celebrations onboard and on the ground. The airline will offer customers special holiday menus across all classes on flights between Dubai and the US and in the respective airport lounges. The Thanksgiving menu will be available to


Turkish Airlines' net profit triples in 9 months

Continuing its uninterrupted profitable growth performance, Turkish Airlines managed to increase its net profit by three times in the first nine months of the year to reach $755 million. The airline's total revenue increased by 20 per cent to $9.9 billion between January and


Jazeera Airways 9-month revenue up 38.4pc

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has reported an operating revenue of KD63.7 million ($209 million) during the first the months (9M) of the year, marking a 38.4 per cent growth year-on-year (y-o-y), and welcomed 1.5 million passengers, a rise of 44.5 per cent y-o-y. The company&rsquo


Sharjah Airport logs 3.32m passengers in Q3

In the third quarter of this year, Sharjah Airport received 3.32 million passengers, an increase of 6.55 per cent over the same period last year when 3.118 million passengers used the airport, a media report said. The airport handled 22,210 regular and irregular flights, an incre


ACTS wins quality control work at Kuwait airport

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) said it has started a large-scale quality control and testing operation at Kuwait International Airport's new terminal project with a hi-tech laboratory spanning over 280 sq m, another 1,000 sq m for curing, offices and storage area in additi


Hecht named GM of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas has appointed Doris Hecht as its new general manager. Having worked in Geneva, New York and Paris, Hecht began her journey with Hyatt in 2003 at the front office in Park Hyatt Milano. She rose through various management positions, eventually leavin


RAK's mountain adventure attraction reopens on Nov 15

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced that the emirate’s unique adventure attraction, Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path), will reopen on November 15, welcoming visitors to experience world-class rock climbing and trekking almost 120 meters above ground.


Etihad Airways to launch new seating option

UAE's Etihad Airways is introducing a new seating option across its wide-body fleet to enhance its product offering and to provide more choice to its customers on longer flights. By December, Etihad Airways will have retrofitted its 10 Airbus A380s with Economy Space seats, w

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