Thursday 25 February 2021

Saudi Arabia to add 17,000 hotel keys by 2023

Saudi Arabia's hospitality market is expected to add 17,000 hotel keys by 2023, at a constant annual growth rate of 8%, according Colliers' Mena Hotels Quarterly Report.   The holy cities account for 51% of the expected growth in supply. Pent up demand i


Wonderful, safe Atmosphere in Maldives

Sun-kissed mornings at the beach, afternoons spent braving the ocean tides, and day ending with the orange sun setting in the sky. What more can we dream of in a perfect tropical haven?    Maldives is the place to be in for a relaxing holiday and, yes, it o


Muscat International Airport gets 4-star Skytrax rating

Muscat International Airport has received 4 star rating by Skytrax in implementing health and safety measures to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the airport environment. It ranked high among Middle East and Asia airports. The accomplishments caps concerted efforts ex


Boeing says to suspend 777 flights after United incident

Boeing has recommended suspending operations of 777 airplanes like the United Airlines jet that suffered a failure on its right engine on Sunday and flames erupted under the wing as the plane began to lose altitude. "Boeing is actively monitoring recent events related to Uni


Emirates operates flight serviced by vaccinated teams

Dubai-based international airline Emirates has become among the first airlines in the world to operate a flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams servicing customers at every touchpoint of the travel journey. The full airport and onboard customer experience for flight EK215,


Ascott offers 25pc off

Residents in the UAE are in for an extended holiday treat as Ascott welcomes guests with up to 25% off at their exclusive properties in Dubai.    Part of its prestigious portfolio, Ascott Park Place Dubai on the Sheikh Zayed Road, is home to splendid servic


Impact of vaccine rollout already felt on travel: report

In the first two months since the Covid-19 vaccine rollout began, the impact on traveller trends can already be seen, says travel insurance aggregator, Squaremouth.   At the onset of the pandemic, Squaremouth reported an almost immediate drop-off in


Aloft Abu Dhabi partners with Elli’s Kosher Kitchen

Aloft Abu Dhabi, a Marriott International hotel at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) has teamed up with Elli’s Kosher Kitchen to launch a catering operation that will distribute authentic kosher-certified food to all hotels in the UAE. Elli’s Kosher Kitchen


Hideaway Beach Resort extends free departing PCR test offer

The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, a 33-hectare resort with the “naturally socially distancing villas”, has announced an extension of its popular programme for free departing PCR tests until March 31. The programme offers free testing for two adults and one child pe


Four Seasons Hotel at Al Maryah Island wins key ranking

For the third consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island has received a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in its 2021 annual Star Awards.    Located within a striking 34-storey glass tower on the upscale Al Maryah Island, Fou

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