Monday 11 December 2017

Dubai Airports appoints new EVP - Corporate Affairs

Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has appointed Majed Al Joker as executive vice president, corporate affairs.   Al Joker takes on responsibility for a new Corporate Affairs unit that comprises Dubai Airports’ Excellence Programmes


UK sees surge in Middle East visitor numbers

Visitors to the UK from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain totalled 659,466 in 2016, an increase of 6.6 per cent - almost 5,000 more visitors than the previous year, according to data released by Arabian Travel Market, (ATM), which will be held in Dubai next April. The UK welc


Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur unveils new Presidential Suite

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur has unveiled its new 440-sq-m Presidential Suite, one of the largest in the Malaysian capital. This expansive and elegant penthouse suite offers the ultimate in luxurious accommodation, with each room enjoying sweeping views of KLCC Park or the cit


New Avani luxury residences opens in Australia

Dive into Broadbeach’s stylish coastal scene at the newly opened Avani Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences in Queensland, Australia. Occupying a prime beachside address on Surf Parade, the Residences connect guests with the city’s most popular attractions and experiences.


Mövenpick opens new beachfront resort in Philippines

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is setting new hospitality standards in Boracay, the Philippines, with the launch of a new resort located on one of the tropical island’s most beautiful unspoiled beaches. Overlooking the serene turquoise ocean at Punta Bunga Cove on the


Lufthansa receives coveted Skytrax five-star rating

Lufthansa has received five-star certification from British aviation consulting specialist Skytrax, becoming the first airline outside Asia to receive this honour. This puts Lufthansa in the select group of now 10 airlines that have been given this coveted rating. The Skytrax jur


Saudi Arabia 'ready to welcome tourists'

Saudi Arabia is ready to welcome its first tourists as the government has sanctioned a Jeddah travel agency in category D to issue visas for tourists and for educational or medical treatment purposes inside and outside the kingdom, a report said. Visas were previously restricted


Travelport launches PCI DSS Certification Wizard Tool

Leading travel commerce platform Travelport has launched an online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance referral service to help its customers businesses achieve PCI DSS certification. With fraud and hacking in the travel industry on the rise, maintai


Oneworld honoured as ‘best airline alliance’

Oneworld has won two more Best Airline Alliance awards, confirming its standing as the world’s most highly prized global airline alliance. These latest accolades come in independent surveys conducted by two leading US-based magazines for regular flyers. Onewo


Topgolf to open first location in the Middle East

Dallas-based Topgolf today revealed its new partnership with Dubai Golf to open a venue in the UAE, signifying its first location in the Middle East. "Topgolf is an experience that can be universally enjoyed, and our global expansion is just getting started," said Topgo

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