Monday 27 March 2023

Hilton launches ‘Green Ramadan’ at Riyadh hotel

Hilton has marked a global first in launching its new Green Ramadan, which aims to improve local sourcing and reduce food waste across hotels in KSA, Qatar and the UAE, at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences. Hilton partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Crowne Plaza Changi Airport world’s best airport hotel: Skytrax

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, has clinched both “World’s Best Airport Hotel” and “Best Airport Hotel in Asia” for the eighth consecutive year at Skytrax’s 2023 World Airport Awards. “We are truly honoured


Qatar hosts Destination Wedding Planners Congress

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism recently joined forces to partner with the highly acclaimed Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress 2023, an exclusive event that brought the largest Business-to-Business platform for weddings to Doha. This collaboration underscores the city&rs


Almatar Travel signs technology agreement with Sabre

Almatar Travel Group, the leading travel company in Saudi Arabia, and Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, have signed a technology agreement.    At the Saudi Tourism Forum in Riyadh, the two


Jazeera Airways launches flights to three new European cities

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low cost carrier is gearing up for the 2023 summer season with three new European destinations – Munich, Germany, Belgrade, Serbia and Tirana, Albania. In addition, the airline will also restart its flights to Prague, Czech Republic a


BAS Internal Audit achieves top IPPF rating

The Internal Audit department of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has achieved the top rating for its Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) for conformance with IPPF. The Internal Audit department of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has achieved the top rating for its Qual


Oman Air to offer financing plans for Umrah travel

Oman Air Holidays has partnered with Muzn, National Bank of Oman’s Islamic banking window, to offer flexible financing plans for Umrah packages. Under the scheme, guests can tailor their pilgrimage with a host of great value flight, accommodation, transport, and add-on opti


UK tourism agency reports $820m surge in visitor spend

Visitors spent an additional GBP673 million ($820 million) across Britain from April 2021 to June 2022as a result of activity by national tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland, latest figures show.   The agency reported the figures as it was set to bring industry leaders t


Farnek launches solution to cut hotel sector emissions

UAE-based smart and green facilities management company Farnek has launched a new online remote digital platform called PowerTek,  developed by in-house experts at its innovative digital solutions sister company HITEK. The comprehensive and data-driven energy performance mon


RAK signs deals for vertiport, new Germany flights

Three strategic multi-stakeholder agreements were signed at the 10th edition of the Arab Aviation Summit (AAS), which concluded its three-day session in Ras Al Khaimah on Thursday.   The agreements underscored the summit’s growing importance as a platform

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