Friday 24 October 2014

Elaf to open up new opportunities for Saudi tourism

The Elaf Group of Companies is looking to increase awareness of Saudi Arabia’s potential as a premier tourist destination at a top forum in Casablanca, Morocco. The company will take part in the Arab International Forum, to present its wide range of travel packages and offe


Abu Dhabi eyes fast emerging halal tourism

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is offering a range of holiday packages adhering to Islamic beliefs and practice as it is poised to become a leading destination for halal tourism, a fast emerging concept in the region, according to a report. Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Cultu


Germany lifts Etihad codeshare veto: Air Berlin

Germany has suspended a decision to block Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad from selling tickets for some flights operated by partner Air Berlin, the German carrier said on Thursday. Last week, Air Berlin said 34 so-called codeshare flights with Etihad for its winter schedule had fa


Americans avoiding international air travel over Ebola outbreak

Nearly half of the Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa and infected two US nurses, who treated a Liberian Ebola victim in Texas, that they are avoiding international air travel, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.


DWHC team serves 15,000 at Burj Khalifa

Dubai World Hospitality Championship (DWHC) team recently provided catering services to over 15,000 visitors on the 124rd floor of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, during the festive occasion of Eid Al Adha. DWHC, the latest event positioning Dubai as a leading international destination for


Cruise Arabia to drive growth in Gulf cruises

Cruise Arabia, a collaborative initiative formed by the tourism ministries of Abu Dhabi, Oman and Dubai, is set to embark on a four-city roadshow to drive growth in GCC bookings for Arabian Gulf cruises. Running for the third time, the roadshow will take place from October 19 to 22, an


GCC tourist numbers increase at Mazagan resort

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, a leading destination in North Africa, said there has been a rise in inflow of GCC tourists to the resort during the first nine months of the year. Stephan Killinger, president, attributed this growing appreciation from GCC tourists to the package h


Expat Group, Wyndham partner to build 3 Ramada resorts

Expat Group, an Indian real estate major, has partnered with Wyndham Hotel Group for its Ramada brand, to develop a set of three, top of the line resorts. It will be located at its weekend home projects located at Pali (Mumbai); Lonere (Pune); and Dharmapuri, said a statement.


Etihad in codeshare deal with Austrian NIKI

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways is set to provide a new air bridge between Abu Dhabi and Vienna, as it places its EY code on the Austrian carrier and subsidiary of airberlin, NIKI. The new NIKI flights will start on November 24 and will be operated by a two-cabin A320


Iata, travel firm launch fund for airline distribution

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) partnered with Travel Capitalist Ventures, a leading travel-focused investment firm, to create a fund to support innovation in airline distribution using the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. The NDC Innovation Fund is

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