Friday 21 July 2017

Dubai 'the ultimate family vacation destination'

Dubai has established itself as the ultimate family vacation destination for international tourists with 8 out of 10 international tourists keen on bringing their families on their next visit to the emirate, said the latest survey conducted by Arabian Falcon Holidays (AFH). One o


UAE, India discuss scope for new aviation deal

The UAE and India have discussed the possibility of signing a new agreement to utilise the high potential for air travel growth between the two countries. This came in a meeting UAE Ambassador to India, Dr. Ahmed Allbanna, had with P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, India's Minister of


Bahrain Tourism opens office in Russia

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) inaugurated its representative office in Russia yesterday. The office was opened in Moscow in the presence of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister  Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani and the Ambassador of Bahrain to Russia Ahmed Al S


US asks all countries to share more traveller data

The US authorities have asked all nations to provide extensive data to help them vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveller poses a terrorist threat, a Reuters report sai


American Airlines to end codeshare with Etihad, Qatar Airways

American Airlines has announced plans to end its code-sharing agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, reports said. American accuses the Gulf airlines of receiving illegal subsidies from their governments. However, these claims are denied by the airlines.


Emirates opens new lounge at Boston airport

Dubai-based Emirates airline today announced the grand opening of its 41st dedicated lounge located at Boston Logan International Airport, US. The lounge, which marked a soft opening in April 2017, is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class customers as well as Platin


Tourism 'key to foster trade in least developed states'

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter, said a report. The ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least Developed Countries’ report, launched on the occasion of the Aid for Trade Revie


RAK hotels report 10pc jump in guest numbers

Ras Al Khaimah is on track to surpass its annual visitor target after the UAE emirate’s hotels reported a 10 per cent year-on-year increase in international guest arrivals during the first six months of the year.   In addition to double-digit year-on-year growth in gue


Carlson Rezidor signs new Radisson Blu in Riyadh

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, has announced the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Sahafa in Saudi Arabia. This takes the group’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia to 36 hotels in operation and under development,


Big surge in British travellers to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of its most popular destinations for British holidaymakers this summer with bookings to the UAE capital recoding a huge jump, according to Gold Medal, a leading UK travel company. As a travel consolidator, offering a variety of online travel services and products inclu

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