Thursday 29 June 2017

5,100 new hotel rooms to open in Bahrain by 2022

Bahrain's hospitality sector continues to see development growth with 15 four- and five-star hotel projects and 5,100 guest rooms, estimated to cost over $10 billion, currently in the pipeline, said a report by property expert CBRE. Set to open over the next five years, the b


Turkish Airlines wins big at Skytrax Awards

Turkish Airlines has picked up four awards in the Skytrax World Airline Awards, the results of which announced today (June 20) at Paris Airshow. The awards won by Turkey’s national airline included “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, “Best Business Class On


Jeddah's hospitality market top performer in Mena

Despite a drop in earning across the Middle East and Africa (Mena) hospitality sector in May, Jeddah's hotel market emerged as the top performer recording the highest occupancy rates at 80.2 per cent and highest RevPAR at at $247. According to the May 2017 Mena Hotel Benchmar


1,000 experts for Abu Dhabi aerospace summit

Around 1,000 of the world’s aerospace, space and defence industry leaders will address some of the key challenges facing the aerospace industry during the fourth edition of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hosted by Mubadala, the premier thought leadershi


Oregano opens its first restaurant in Abu Dhabi

Oregano, a Ligurian cuisine-inspired dining outlet, is expanding its foorprint in the UAE with the launch of its first restaurant in Abu Dhabi at Al Forsan Village Town Square. The Oregano menu offers plenty of authentic Italian dishes including pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, pizza, ca


Etihad ranked among cleanest, quietest fleet at Heathrow

Etihad Airways has been given a top rating by London’s Heathrow Airport for its emissions and night-time noise performance during the first three months of 2017. The “Fly Quiet and Clean” League Table, the first of its kind to be produced by the airport, placed


New business development head for Hilton Hotels in Beirut

Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace have appointed Malek Fakhro as the cluster director of Business Development. In his new role, Fakhro will develop and lead the commercial strategy of the group in Lebanon, overseeing the sales and marketing activities in


Oman's Al Sharqiya governate to organise special Eid event

Al Sharqiya South Tourism Administration in Oman is organizing an Eid event called “Farhat Eid”, on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. The event aims to refresh the domestic tourism in the governorate during Eid Holiday by delivering fun and educational activities for famil


Crystal Lagoons eyes Jordan real estate projects

Crystal Lagoons, a multinational water innovation company, is in discussion with several prominent real estate developers in Jordan in a bid to increase the number of crystal-clear lagoons in the country’s Aqaba and Dead Sea areas. The cutting-edge technology is already mak


Emaar Hospitality launches 360-degree virtual tours of Dubai hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, has introduced panoramic, 360-degree virtual tours of its hotels in Dubai. The 360-degree virtual tours, captured in high-definition photographs and videos, offer visitors the opportunity to experience t

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