Thursday 19 July 2018

Saudia mulls major Boeing 777X order

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is reportedly in talks with Boeing for a potential order of up to 20 widebody aircraft, media sources said. The Middle East carrier is considering the 777X order for 2018 but it is unclear when it would reach a deal with the US planemaker or how ma


Airbus faces delivery delays over HNA payment issues

Airbus is lagging behind in the aircraft delivery race as it has been forced to delay deliveries of A330 jets worth well over $1 billion to airlines owned by China’s HNA Group following a dispute over late payments, a report said. According to sources, a number of A330 wide


New executive pastry chef for The St Regis Maldives Vommuli

The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has welcomed new executive pastry chef Luis Frederico Oliveira, who has moved from one Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social in Mayfair, London. Influenced by modern French cuisine, owing to his culinary training and work experience, Oliveira


Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara names new F&B head

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara has appointed John Halliday as its new food and beverage (F&B) director. Halliday began his career in hospitality as a commis chef and moved onto many front of house roles including restaurant manager at Suites Hotel in Liverpool, UK and o


Marriott launches new training programme in Egypt

Marriott International has reinforced its commitment to Egypt with the launch of Tahseen, a unique hospitality training programme developed in response to a growing need for talent within the industry. Created in partnership with Helwan University and Professional Development Fou


Elaf opens new hotel in Madinah

The Elaf Group, a leading tourism and hospitality group in Saudi Arabia, has opened a new five-star hotel in Madinah. Elaf Grand Al Majeedi marks the debut of the group's 'Elaf Grand' brand in the kingdom and features a total of 630 rooms and suites spread over 14 flo


Boeing beats Airbus on H1 jet orders

Boeing is in the lead for aircraft orders this year, with the US plane maker's aircraft orders more than doubling those of rival Airbus in the first half of the year. According to data released by Boeing, the US aircraft manufacturer has booked a total of 460 orders in the fi


UAE Cabinet approves VAT refund for tourists

The UAE Cabinet has approved the decision to implement the value added tax (VAT) refund system for tourists, it was announced. The system will be implemented from the fourth quarter of 2018 in cooperation with an international specialised company in tax recovery services, news ag


Join the Music Fest Perugia at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Join the celebration of the ‘Music Fest Perugia’ at Da Vinci’s, the award-winning Italian restaurant at the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai on July 26 and 27. The event will showcase some great Italian food and drinks with amazing deals and equally superb music b


Millennium Resort Mussanah launches new summer package

Enjoy a relaxed summer weekend at the Millennium Resort Mussanah in Oman, which is offering locals and residents an enticing summer package. The package starts at OR40 for a one one-night stay in a deluxe room and complimentary breakfast for two or OR50 with breakfast and dinner.

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