Friday 7 October 2022

IATA to trial CO2 emission calculator for air cargo with Etihad

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will be trialing a CO2 emissions calculation tool specifically developed for cargo flights together with Etihad Airways.    To effectively manage and report on sustainability progress, the entire value chai


Experts share ideas for planet-positive tourism future

Representatives from The Red Sea Development Company,  Foster + Partners, Equality in Tourism Worldwide, Expedia, SalvaNatura and more took to the stage recently to share their thoughts for a planet-positive future at the TLC Reset Summit.   The topics cent


Gulf Craft gears up for Monaco Yacht Show

Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading boat and yacht manufacturers, is gearing up to disrupt the industry with a special announcement at the Monaco Yacht Show taking place from September 28 – October 1. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the manufacturer wit


flydubai lands inaugural flight in Namangan

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, is continuing to grow its operations in Uzbekistan with the launch of a twice-weekly service to Namangan International Airport (NMA). The carrier’s inaugural flight touched down in Namangan to a traditional water cannon salute as part of a


Holiday Factory picks MoEngage to drive customer engagement

Holiday Factory, a UAE based online tour operator offering holiday packages, has partnered with MoEngage, an insights-led customer engagement platform to drive customer engagement. With operations spread across the GCC region, Holiday Factory places itself as a real mass online p


New visa schemes to drive UAE short-term rental market

The uptick in demand for short-term vacation rentals in the UAE is seen to pick up speed this 2022 following the formal rollout of new visa policies implemented to spur further global tourist arrivals to the country.    Nasma Luxury Stays, a division of Al Tamimi Invest


Red Sea to build immersive experiential marine life centre

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism projects, The Red Sea destination and Amaala, has revealed design plans for its state-of-the-art Marine Life Institute.   Created by world-class a


MEA adopts SITA’s cloud-based bag manager system

SITA and Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA) have renewed a technology contract and moved the airport's baggage reconciliation system (BRS) at Rafic Hariri International Airport - Beirut to the cloud, increasing operational efficiency. By adopting this technology, th


Radisson targets net-zero by 2050 with approved SBTs

Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has received confirmation and validation of its near-term Science Based Targets (SBTs) aligned with its commitment to be Net-Zero by 2050. The authentication has been provided by the Science Based Targets initia


Saudi Arabia launches digital platform to facilitate pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has launched a unified government platform "", a new gateway to Makkah and Madinah, facilitating the procedures for their arrival from all over the world, as part of the initiatives of the Pilgrim Experience Programme. Saudi Press Agency (SPA)

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