Monday 25 May 2015

RTA opens new water taxi station in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai, UAE, has announced the opening of a new water taxi station at Waldorf Astoria in Dubai Palm Jumeirah. The agency has also endorsed the tariff of the new station, which offers a safe, convenient and enjoyable experience, in order t


Etihad adds fourth daily service to Bangkok

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will add a fourth daily service between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok from July 1.   Operated by a B777-300ER aircraft, the new service will increase the number of roundtrip flights which Etihad Airways operates between the two cities


Rotana appoints two new top-level sales executives

Hospitality group Rotana has appointed two new top-level executives in its sales department in the UAE. Ahmad Shaban joins Rotana as head of sales for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Born in Spain, Shaban completed his degree in Accounting from Amman Private University in Jordan and worked


Travelstart Egypt bags top award for second consecutive year

Travelstart Egypt, the country’s leading online travel agency, was crowned “Best Online Travel Agency” for the second consecutive year at Amadeus’ annual gala in Egypt. With sales totalling over EGP30 million ($3.9 million) in 2014, Travelstart Egypt has shown a


Saudia fined $1.6m for breaking EU aviation law

Saudi Arabian Airlines has been fined 1.4 million euros ($1.6 million) by a regional Belgian government for breaching EU carbon emissions rules, making it the first big non-EU carrier to be fined for breaking the EU aviation law. The European Union requirement that all aircraft u


Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh chef receives top award

Chef Anas Mubarak of Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Center was presented the prestigious award of “Best Young Chef” at the 2015 Saudi Excellence for Tourism Awards. Chef Anas joined Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh’s culinary team in 2013 and his passion and versatilit


InterCon offers discounted rates across all AMEA hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), an international chain of luxury properties, is offering guests up to 30 per cent off on bookings across all its 251 hotels in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. From now until September 1, guests can avail the promotion on bookings pur


SWBH opens ninth Qatar Hotel

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels (SWBH), a luxury hotel collection, recently opened its ninth property, Najd Boutique Hotel, in the heart of historic Souq Waqif in Qatar. Najd is an architectural landmark with its majestic Arabian design and state-of-the-art amenities, representing a u


Air Arabia Jordan starts operation; flies to Kuwait

A new era of low-cost aviation in the Levant began today as the first Air Arabia Jordan flight departed its base at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman to Kuwait. The inaugural flight was marked by a ceremony attended by senior executives from the airline, the Jordanian avi


Lutron launches myRoom for Middle East hotel industry

Lutron, a global lighting control expert, plans to launch its innovative lighting, temperature and shading control solutions - myRoom - for the Middle East hotel industry. The company will introduce its lighting solution at a special hospitality industry presentation in Dubai, UAE, on

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