Monday 27 March 2017

BTEA hosts gypsum design workshop

The Handicrafts Directorate at Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), in line with its ongoing handicrafts training workshops, has launched a specialised gypsum design workshop.   The workshop aims to establish a sustainable workforce in the handicrafts industry which p


Parsons lands Sharjah airport expansion project

Parsons, a leading engineering services firm, said it has won a contract to provide construction and project management services for the Sharjah International Airport expansion project in the UAE. The scope of work includes oversight of the planning, design, construction, and com


Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia set to grow 40pc

Government led investment is driving a surge in domestic tourism across Saudi Arabia – with experts predicting a 40 per cent rise in the number of internal trips made between 2015 and 2020.   The Euromonitor International Tourism Forecast report, prepared exclusively fo


UK too bans electronic devices in Mideast flights

Britain has banned airline passengers on 14 carriers from carrying laptops and other electronic devices in cabin luggage. The ban follows similar one imposed by the US. British ban, announced hours after the American measure, applies to different airlines. It covers direct flight


Sheikh Mohammed launches new beachfront resort

A new beachfront entertainment destination located at Jumeirah beach in Dubai, featuring MGM and Bellagio hotels, was launched by UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh


Nakheel inks deal for 375-room Dubai hotel project

Master developer Nakheel has awarded a Dh185 million ($50.3 million) contract to Parkway International Contracting for the construction of a 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. Avani Ibn Battuta Mall forms part of Nakheel’s Dh3 billion ($816 million) hospitality ex


Nakheel floats tenders for RIU hotel, resorts project

Nakheel, one of the world's leading developers, has floated tenders for the piling works at a Dh900-million ($245 million) hotels and resorts project being developed with Spanish hospitality group RIU at Deira Islands in Dubai, UAE. RIU Hotels & Resorts is a 800-room prop


Sabre holds technology days in Saudi Arabia

Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has launched its 2017 Technology Day series in Saudi Arabia, offering a unique view into the top technology trends and innovations impacting the travel industry and what Sabre is investing in for the future.


Kuwait to showcase multi-billion-dollar tourism plans at ATM

The government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in tourism projects and a further $1 billion budget earmarked to promote the Gulf state over the same period. Plans are in place to establish a Supreme Commission for Tourism to in


Marriott brings TED salons series to Abu Dhabi

The recently opened Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi hosted the third of five global TED Fellows salons series yesterday featuring TED fellows El Seed and Aziza Chauoni. Renowned Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni and French/ Tunisian street artist El Seed took to the stage in Th

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