Friday 28 August 2015

Air Astana official carrier of Expo 2017

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, is the “Official Air Carrier” of Astana Expo-2017, a major international exhibition focused on the theme "Future Energy". The official signing ceremony was held in Astana today (August 20), with the signatories being Ast


New GM for 2 IHG Hotels in Lebanon

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a leading chain of luxury hotels, has welcomed Robert P Herr as the area general manager for the Phoenicia and Le Vendome InterContinental hotels in Beirut, Lebanon, effective September 1. Herr originally joined IHG in 1993 as a rooms division train


Wright named executive chef at Marriott Marquis Doha

The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, which celebrated its first anniversary this month, has appointed Stephen Wright as the new executive chef. In his new position, chef Wright will lead a team of 180 chefs, oversee 11 kitchens and operate nine acclaimed restaurants and bars in


Etihad offers new daily service to Kiev, Ukraine

UAE’s Etihad Airways has expanded its codeshare partnership with Belavia - Belarusian Airlines, to offer travellers a daily service between Abu Dhabi and Kiev, Ukraine, via Minsk National Airport. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways has placed its EY flight code on Belavia&


Etihad appoints business development manager for Sub-Saharan Africa

Etihad Airways, the national airline for the UAE, has named Bradley Edwards as its new regional business development manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean region. Based at the airline's new offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, Edwards will oversee key sales strat


Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc in new codeshare

Qatar Airways and Moroccan national carrier Royal Air Maroc have launched new code-share routes following the recent signing of a joint business agreement. The joint business agreement, signed by Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker and Royal Air Maroc chairman and CEO,


36 passengers rescued as boat sinks in Red Sea

Twenty-six French tourists and 10 Egyptians were rescued on Thursday after a boat transporting them hit coral reefs and sank off the Red Sea coast, security sources said. The sources had no further details on the incident, which occurred near the town of Marsa Alam.


Travelling light or in excess? Worry not with Etihad's ‘Fare Choices’

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will implement a new fare structure from September 14, providing more choice and clarity when booking flights. A total of eight new ‘Fare Choices’ will be introduced, allowing travellers to tailor their bookings to thei


Salalah Rotana welcomes new spa director

Salalah Rotana Resort, a leading five-star hotel in Oman, has appointed Anjna Poonia as the new director of spa at ‘Zen the spa at Rotana’, the group’s home-grown spa concept derived from ancient holistic Asian philosophies. An Indian national, Poonia has amasse


Glittering promotion at Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Passengers at the Abu Dhabi Duty Free will get an opportunity to win a total of 3.5 kg of gold in a new "Scratch & Win" gold promotion at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Running till September 30 at all terminals in the airport, Abu Dhabi Duty Free customers who spen

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