Tuesday 27 September 2022

Wizz Air to acquire 75 new Airbus A321neo aircraft

Wizz Air, a fast growing and most sustainable low-cost airline, has announced that it has given notice to Airbus to exercise its purchase rights in relation to 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft.   The 75 additional A321neo aircraft, most of which are expected to be delivered in 202


Bahrain International Airshow to be back in November

The 2022 edition of Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) is all set to return to the aviation calendar after a gap of four years. It will see industry-leading professionals and organisations gather at the Gateway to the Gulf to do business, network and also discuss the key challenges facing t


flydubai boosts Central Asia network with new Samarkand flight

Dubai-based low-cost airline flydubai today (September 21) celebrated the launch of its inaugural service to Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan, located in Central Asia.   Announcing the debut launch, flydubai said it will operate a twice-weekly s


Cruise Master reveals growth plans as it marks 15th year

Cruise Master, the Middle East’s first specialized cruise agency, has announced the launch of several ambitious growth plans as the company celebrates fifteen years of operations in the Middle East. The “Cruise Only” agency is a one-stop-shop for major cruise li


F1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to return in March 2023

The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) said that the Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be returning to Jeddah, home of the world’s fastest street circuit, on the March 17-19, 2023. The pinnacle of motorsport’s third visit to Saudi Arabia will be the second race


ARC, ForwardKeys launch new destination marketing tool

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) and travel intelligence firm ForwardKeys have launched Destination Gateway, a new data tool designed for destination marketing organizations (DMOs), tourism bureaus and conventions and visitors bureaus. This new product combines ARC’s industry


Five fast facts about The Lion King: The Musical

Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host The Lion King’s Abu Dhabi limited season featuring jaw-dropping musical performances and award-winning costumes at Etihad Arena from November 16 to December 10. Ahead of the show rolling into town, the team at Proactiv Entertainment, the inte


IHG expands in Saudi Arabia with Hotel Indigo Jeddah

IHG Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company, has signed a management agreement with Saudi Investment Group and Marketing Co (Sigmac), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ghazzawi Group, for its second Hotel Indigo in Jeddah. Opening  in Q1 2028, Hotel Indigo Jeddah wil


Accor plans 38 branded residential projects in 2023-24

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is set to open one branded residential project every six weeks throughout 2023 and 2024, of which approximately 46% will be located in the India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey region. Accor has been operating private resident


Huge ceramic jar found in Sharjah sheds light on ancient trade

The largest Iron Age ceramic jar discovered recently in the UAE, at Sharjah’s Muwaileh archaeological site, has shed light on a bustling trade scene during the first millennia BC.   This fascinating find (estimated to be from 900 to 600 BC), recently added

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