Wednesday 25 May 2016

'Can't rule out terrorism behind vanished plane'

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Thursday that the search was underway to find the missing EgyptAir plane and it was too early to rule out any explanation for the incident, including terrorism. "Search operations are ongoing at this time for the airplane in t


Centro Capital Doha’s restaurant launches business lunch

C.taste, the newly opened all-day dining restaurant at Centro Capital Doha, has announced the launch of business lunch. The restaurant has crafted a two-course as well as three-course lunch menu to meet the needs of the busy executive. The three starter options inc


MISSING: EgyptAir plane with 66 people disappears

An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo went missing on Thursday, disappearing from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's national airline said. Officials with the airline and the Egyptian civil aviation department told Reuters t


Wyndham brings first branded hotels to Najaf

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans for two new properties in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf following a deal signed with Bukhamseen Group For Real Estate, Tourism, General Trading & Contracting Company. Located just 800-m from the Imam Ali Holy Shrine, the third holiest si


Saudi Arabia tourist arrivals to jump 43pc by 2020

Saudi Arabia can expect to see a 43 per cent increase in the number of inbound tourist arrivals by 2020, according to new data which was revealed at the Vision Conference in Jeddah. According to the figures from MAS (Tourism Research & Information Centre), the number of inter


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

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