Tuesday 24 May 2016

ART Rotana wins top international award

ART Rotana Amwaj Islands celebrated yet another milestone after being named ‘Luxury Stylish Hotel of the Year’ by the internationally-acclaimed Luxury Travel Guide Awards (LTG Awards). The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in global hosp


US airlines forecast busy summer travel

Summer travel on US airlines is expected to reach an all-time high this year, trade group Airlines for America said on Wednesday, adding to concern that travelers could face even longer airport security lines. About 231 million passengers will fly on US airlines from June through


S Korea's Hotel Lotte plans $4.9bn IPO

South Korea's Hotel Lotte plans a share sale worth up to 5.7 trillion won ($4.85 billion) next month, sources said on Wednesday, in what would be the world's biggest initial public offering since late 2015. The sprawling Lotte Group said last year it would list Hotel Lott


EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo missing

National carrier EgyptAir said a plane carrying 69 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo had gone missing on Thursday, disappearing from radar over the Mediterranean Sea. "An official source at EgyptAir stated that Flight MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (C


Jeddah airport on track for 2017 launch

Work on the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is about 80 per cent complete and will be operational as per schedule in 2017, said a report. The new airport, which is being built over an area of 105 sq km, is set to become one of the most vital mode


New Haunted Hotel to open at IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure, an international mega-themed leisure and entertainment destination wholly owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group), will welcome guests to its Haunted Hotel on August 15. For those in search of something eerily different, The Haunted Hote


InterCon Jordan opens its terrace to guests

InterContinental Jordan, a leading five-star hotel in the country, has announced the opening of its terrace for guests to enjoy the summer season and the irresistible weather. In celebration of the new opening, the hotel hosted a lavish cocktail reception which gathered the who&r


WTM Connect Asia opens for business

The first edition of WTM Connect Asia opened today (May 18) in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Buyers and suppliers were welcomed to Penang from more than 30 countries including China, Malaysia, Mexico, the US, UK, Philippines, Germany, Indonesia and Thailand. The d


New director of operations at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based global luxury hotel company, has appointed Paul Skinner as director of operations at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, the 216-room hotel situated in London’s Knightsbridge. Skinner returns to Jumeirah Carlton Tower after a 10 year hiatus, having previou


Alitalia posts strong growth

Alitalia, Italy's national carrier in which Etihad Airways holds stake, has delivered strong progress in the 18 months since the launch of a major industrial plan to re-engineer the airline to compete effectively on the global aviation stage. The new Alitalia began operations

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