Saturday 21 September 2019

'Events crucial for ME to realise tourism market value of $133bn'

Events for Tourism Growth will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19 – 22, 2020. According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of trave


New JA hotel to open in Dubai this month

JA Resorts & Hotels, a leading luxury hospitality group,  is set to open its new five-star hotel in Dubai, located within the 128-acre JA The Resort in Jebel Ali. Opening on September 22, JA Lake View Hotel is the third unique property in the 1 million-sq-m experience-pa


St Regis debuts in Jordan

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of The St. Regis Amman, marking the debut of the iconic luxury brand in Jordan. Extending the legacy of the Astor family from Fifth Avenue in New York to Amman’s 5th Circle, The St. Regis Amman seamlessly blends the


Forbes to head Airbus Mena Secure Land Communications

To maintain the growth and development of the Middle-Eastern and North-African advanced communications and collaboration solution markets, Airbus has appointed Andrew Forbes as the new head of the Middle East and North-Africa region of Secure Land Communications. As of September


Otis wins Kuwait Airport Terminal 2 supply contract

Otis, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and maintainers of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, has been selected to supply elevators for Kuwait International Airport's Passenger Terminal 2 by Limak İnşaat Kuwait, the contractor on the p


Flynas announces direct flights to two Indian cities

Saudi budget carrier flynas has announced plans to launch new direct international flights from Riyadh to Lucknow and Calicut in India, starting from October 15, as part of its global expansion plan in 2019. This step will raise the number of flynas’ destinations in India t


Flydubai to operate seven more destinations from Terminal 3

Dubai-based carrier flydubai has announced that flights to seven destinations will move from their current operating base of Terminal 2 and relocate to Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB). Other flydubai services will continue to operate from Terminal 2. From O


M Hotel Makkah by Millennium launches Saudi National Day offer

M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a five-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, is offering guests a generous discount of 50 per cent on suites during the Saudi National Day. This offer comes to conclude a successful Hajj and Umrah season and starts a new Hijri y


Oman Air extends luxury stay programme for stopover travellers

Flag carrier Oman Air has extended its successful stopover programme with the addition of a new hotel, the Sundus Rotana Muscat. The popular programme gives guests the opportunity to break their journey and enjoy some of the sultanate’s highlights on their way to their fina


Ajman Tourism to ban plastic products

The Ajman Tourism Development Department has decided to ban plastic products, to keep pace with the government’s related efforts, raise community awareness, and reduce the impact of plastics on the environment, said a report. "The sustainability of the tourism sector i

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