Tuesday 2 September 2014

BA launches key option for Bahrain residents

British Airways (BA) has announced that Bahrain residents will now be able to hold bookings on flights to London, Europe or North America, through ba.com. Holding reservations per person on short-haul flights from London Heathrow costs £5 ($8) while those wanting to secure


ICAO plans new conflict zone warning system

The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks in conflict zones, the organisation said on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after a Malaysian airliner was shot down over Ukraine. The pl


Oman Air unveils new first class amenity kits

Oman Air has officially unveiled its new amenity kits for first class passengers. The two kits – one for male passengers and the other for female passengers – are designed by Harmony/gategroup, a statement said. The male amenity kit includes complementary comfort i


Raffles to open in Istanbul on Sept 1

Raffles Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury international hotel company, will open its new hotel in Istanbul on September 1. Overlooking the Bosphorus, the Prince Islands and the historic peninsula, Raffles is an exhilarating fusion of virtuoso architecture, dazzling interior


Abu Dhabi roadshow targets Indian tourists

With Indians accounting for the largest number of international hotel guests in Abu Dhabi over the past year, the emirate’s tourism industry is embarking on a five-city roadshow aimed at keeping the destination as a leading tourist attraction. From August 25 to 29, 14 Abu Dhabi t


Tasweek to launch new hotel brand

Abu Dhabi–based Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing will be launch its own hotel brand in Malaysia by the end of the year, said its chief executive. The Emirati group already owns a luxury resort in Malaysia, the Casabrina Vacation Villas. Masood Al


Dubai retail sector to hit record $41bn

Dubai’s retail and shopping sector is expected to reach a record figure of Dh150 billion ($40.8 billion) by the end of this year, driven by the spending power of its residents and tourists. According to the latest data from Colliers International, Dubai’s households s


Ferrari World kicks off ‘Chinese Visitor Summit’

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ha kicked off the 2014 Chinese Visitor Summit in the presence of more than 90 influential Chinese buyers and media representatives. The guests to the three-day event, which concludes on August 28 at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, were invited to immerse themselve


Luxurious ‘Best of the Burj’ deal

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab has unveiled its ‘Best of the Burj,’ a special offer that includes a Rolls-Royce Phantom pick-up, a luxurious suite, six-course degustation dinner and a signature spa experience. The suite will span 1,830 sq ft over two floors with view over


Ramada offers exclusive wedding packages

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman has announced exclusive packages for banquet events and wedding functions at its Majestic Ballroom.   Starting at Dh85 ($23) per person, the offer includes tailor-made menus with various different cuisines and complimentary three-tier cake design

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