Thursday 26 April 2018

Gulf Air showcases new Dreamliner business class seat at ATM

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai alongside Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority and a number of Bahraini travel and tourism industry representatives. Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25, G


Emirates wins four Business Traveller Middle East Awards

Dubai-based Emirates airline scooped up four accolades at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2018. The airline was crowned Best Airline Worldwide, Airline with the Best Business Class, Best First Class Airport Lounge in the Middle East and Airline with the Best Cabin Crew


RJ partners with Zalatimo Sweets to offer more miles

Royal Jordanian's (RJ) loyalty programme members can now earn more miles when purchasing gourmet Mediterranean treats, cakes, pastries and chocolates through any of Zalatimo Sweets shops in Jordan or online. Zalatimo Sweets Company is t he latest loyalty membership partner to


Citymax Hotels appoints new COO, outlines expansion plans

Citymax Hotels, a part of the hospitality division of Landmark Group, has appointed Aly Shariff as chief operating officer. Shariff, who has nearly 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, will be responsible for operations and development of the Citymax Hotel bran


Millennium Hotels wins big at World Travel Awards

Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa has been recognised for its continuous efforts and success by receiving multiple accolades at the Middle East Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018. The global hotel operator claimed 12 awards, including the &lsq


Saudi Arabia flight bookings up 14pc in 2017

Flight bookings in Saudi Arabia grew 14 per cent in 2017, reveals Cleartrip, a leading mobile and online travel company in the Middle East, in its 2017 Travel Insights Report. The report, which derives insights from the company's proprietary data and the data from over 400 pa


Bab Al Shams Desert Resort, Meydan Hotel win top awards

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and The Meydan Hotel were recently recognised by World Travel Awards during its 25th annual Awards, with two prestigious awards. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa was named ‘Middle East’s Leading Desert Resort’ for the sev


HMH to open new eco-conscious hotel in Dubai

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) announced at the Arabian Travel Market that it has signed a management agreement for an environmentally responsible hotel in the UAE under its hotel brand, Ecos Hotels. On this occasion, Brett Schafer, chief executive officer of Faisal Holding


Sharjah airport passengers up 5pc to 2.9m in Q1

Sharjah International Airport (SIA) welcomed 2.88 million passengers during the first quarter of 2018, marking a 5.1 per cent increase year-on-year, said a media report. This brings the average monthly traffic in the quarter to over 960,000 passengers, up from 913,000 passengers


Sharjah records 70pc hotel occupancy rate in 2017

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development (SCTDA) has revealed that occupancy rates at its hotels reached 70 per cent in 2017, indicating an exponentially rising number of regional and global travellers visiting the emirate. The results were revealed at the Arabian Travel MArket,

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