Thursday 19 April 2018

Dubai airport introduces new 'baggage handling' fee

A new fee has been introduced at Dubai International Airport for extra-size baggage that will require manual handling, said a report. The new fee will apply to baggage that does not conform to standard size and weight regulations, said a report in


Emaar, Arada launch three big hospitality projects in Sharjah

In a significant deal that will boost the hospitality landscape of Sharjah, Emaar Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of UAE developer Emaar Properties, has signed a partnership deal with Arada, a joint venture between KBW Investments and Basma Group, to launch three new hotels in Sharjah.


St. Regis Bahia Beach to complete $60m revamp in October

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has announced that the property is slated to re-open on October 29, following an extensive $60 million renovation. The renovation is inclusive of every guestroom and suite, the Plantation House, the heart of the resort where guests will enjoy The St. Re


Hyatt to open first dual-branded property in Europe

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced plans for the first dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels in Europe. An affiliate of leading extended-stay operator Cycas Hospitality has entered into a franchise agreement with a Hyatt affiliate. The hotels are being developed by


Kuwait Airways halts flights to Lebanon

Kuwait Airways has suspended flights to and from Beirut, Lebanon, citing security concerns, a report said. The carrier announced on Twitter that the move is based on "serious security warnings received from the Cypriot authorities of the danger of flying in the Lebanon airsp


Dream Hotel appoints new CEO Asia Pacific, ME and Africa

Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group has appointed Abid Butt as chief executive officer for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. In this role, Butt is responsible for the continued growth and global expansion efforts of Dream Hotel Group and its portfoli


New Sabre Red Workspace rolling out across the globe

Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, is in the midst of a major initiative to upgrade travel agency customers worldwide to the new Sabre Red Workspace, the company’s intuitive point-of-sale tool for travel agencies.   T


New food outlet opens in Dubai airport

Satisfying that last-minute craving for a taste of Dubai right before jumping on a plane is now easy as Dubai Airports welcomes Tranzeet DXB to the family.   Travellers can now sample a taste of where they are in the world while in Dubai International Airport (DXB) at this fu


Yas Waterworld named 'Region’s Best Waterpark'

Abu Dhabi's Yas Waterworld was awarded “Best Waterpark” by the Middle East & North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (Menalac) on April 10. The ceremony, held at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC, saw attendance by leading decision makers, governmental agencies, and oper


Dnata to acquire Qantas' catering businesses

Global air services provider dnata, a part of the Emirates Group, has signed an agreement to acquire Qantas’ catering businesses. The agreement is subject to approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Qantas’ catering busin

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