Wednesday 2 September 2015

Tyler to retire as Iata director general, chief

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) said its director general and chief executive officer (CEO) Tony Tyler will retire in June next year after serving five years in the position.   Andrés Conesa, chief executive officer of Aeroméxico


MEA hotels report 12pc occupancy rise in July

Hotels in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region have reported a 12.1 per cent increase in occupancy to 55.1 per cent in July as compared to the same period last year, according to a report.   The July 2015 data compiled by STR Global also reported a 5.3 per ce


Etihad appoints Australia, Asia Pacific VP

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed Lindsay White to the new position of vice president for Australia and Asia Pacific.   In this role, White will assume responsibility for the entire Asia Pacific region, adding China, Japan, Korea and


Turkish ground services now available in six languages

Turkish Airlines, the national airline of the country, has further enhanced its passenger experience by increasing the number of foreign languages offered in its ground handling services for transit passengers. Turkish Ground Services (TGS), the airline’s ground operations


Bird crashes into Kuwait Airways' cockpit window

A Mumbai-bound Kuwait Airways flight was forced to return to Kuwait Airport after a bird crashed into the plane’s cockpit window, a report said. According to a statement released by the airline, Flight KU301 made a safe return to the airport following the incident, the


First Luxury Collection hotel opens in Lebanon

The Luxury Collection brand, a unit of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group, is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the opening of Grand Hills, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa in the mountain village of Broumana, Lebanon. Owned by Mouawad Village Broumana Sal, G


Emirates official airline partner for MCI Group

Dubai-based Emirates has announced a global alliance with MCI, an international meetings, events and association management company, making it the official airline of MCI's international events. MCI in turn will be the preferred Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for Emirates.


Jannah Place Abu Dhabi to offer eco-friendly amenities

Jannah Place Hotel Abu Dhabi, an upcoming property under the Jannah Hotels Group, has gone a step further in promoting health and wellbeing by implementing the usage of environmental friendly bathroom amenities. “All the products are made out of eco-friendly and recyclable materi


Talise Spa to host detox yoga retreats

The award-winning Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, is set to host two of its popular detox yoga retreats this autumn, giving yoga enthusiasts and fitness lovers a chance to step away from their fast-paced life. The first retreat will take place from October 1-3 while t


Turkey's hospitality sector growth at all-time high

Turkey is seeing a boom in its hospitality sector with 75 new projects and 12,968 rooms currently in the pipeline, said a report by Tophotelprojects. The Tophotelprojects report puts Turkey in third place in the Middle East for hotel construction, behind only the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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