Saturday 25 June 2016

Earn a discount at Qatar Duty Free this summer

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free are heralding the height of summer with a global discount for all travellers to enjoy on their next trip from Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, simply by checking in online. The convenien


Majority of online users get news from social media

Social media has emerged as a leading source of news among online users who increasingly access it on their smartphones, a thinktank said on Wednesday, warning that the embrace of free news was becoming a challenge for publishers of quality news


Tajawal launches hotel booking service

Dubai-based online travel platform tajawal has released its hotel booking engine along with its flight booking services, making it a full-scale online travel agency. Backed by Saudi Arabia’s Al Tayyar Travel Group, one of th

More… selects TPConnects as technology partner,the Middle East’s first online travel retail agency, has selected technology solution provider TPConnects to power the internet booking engine with a merchandising platform. Set to go live in July,


Aster launches online health store

UAE-based Aster Pharmacy has launched the first e-commerce store in the health and wellness space in the GCC region. The ceremony was attended by Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The launch coincides with the opening of Aster Pharmacy


Internet ‘can boost Mideast growth by $380bn’

The Middle East can add $380 billion to regional economic output by bringing the whole region online according to a major new study by Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company and part of the PwC network. In an environment of lo

More… launches new domain for Arab travellers, Kuwait’s leading online travel portal and also one of the fastest growing online travel agencies in the Middle East, has launched a new domain exclusively for Arab travelers. The new domain,, has been d


Gulf Air builds social media monitoring platform

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has created a private cloud IT environment in partnership with Red Hat solutions. The platform will enable the company to monitor and analyse online conversations about it. As part of this proj


Sabre to highlight online travel in ME at ATM

Sabre Corporation, a leading global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, is all geared up for its return to Arabian Travel Market (ATM) this year with a focus on online travel in the Middle East. Executive speak


Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours

Dubai's Emirates airline has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. The increased lead time offers customers greater flexibility in choosing their seats, and reduces wa

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