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Flying on Qatar Airways now means double the movies

Flying on Qatar Airways now means double the movies

Qatar Airways has announced that it will double the number of movies and TV shows on board over the coming months, increasing the choice of entertainment channels from 950 to 2,000.

First batch of pilots send to UAE's National service program

First batch of pilots send to UAE's National service program

Etihad Airways, the National airline of the United Arab Emirates, has marked the sendoff of its first batch of pilots enrolled in the UAE’s national military service with an information session ...

Two killed in Egyptian tourist resort bombing

Two killed in Egyptian tourist resort bombing

ASWAN, Egypt - A bomb blast on Sunday killed two people in the Egyptian tourist resort of Aswan, police said, in the first such attack in the town since a wave of violence following the 2013 ...

Minister: Lebanon's tourism grew 30 percent in 2014

Minister: Lebanon's tourism grew 30 percent in 2014

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The tourism sector in Lebanon witnessed a growth of 30 percent in 2014 compared to the year before, Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon said Sunday.

Qatar Total Open 2015

Qatar Total Open 2015

Qatar Airways, the official airline sponsor, and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official retail sponsor of the Qatar Total Open 2015, congratulate Lucie Safarova, winner of the annual women’s ...

Luxurious new Banana Island Resort near Doha

Luxurious new Banana Island Resort near Doha

Qatar-based UrbaCon Trading & Contracting, headed by Mohamed Moataz Al-Khayyat, CEO, recently completed construction of the luxurious new Banana Island Resort just off the coast of Doha.

Dubai hosts 100 key decision-makers from Europe’s travel industry

Dubai hosts 100 key decision-makers from Europe’s travel industry

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - One hundred influential meeting planners and business events journalists from countries across Europe were in Dubai February 21-23, 2015, as part of Dubai Tourism’s ...

Wild Wadi Waterpark earns Green Globe certification in Dubai

Wild Wadi Waterpark earns Green Globe certification in Dubai

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe is pleased to announce Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai, UAE, as its first certified waterpark world-wide for sustainable operation and management.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens Dubai portfolio

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens Dubai portfolio

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE:HOT) today announced an agreement with wasl hospitality & leisure LLC, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, to debut the ...

Dubai-Baghdad: Back in business

Dubai-Baghdad: Back in business

Emirates will restart passenger flights to Baghdad from March 1, 2015. The airline suspended operations to the capital on January 26.

Qatar Airways part of the high-level Qatari-Japanese Economic Forum

Qatar Airways part of the high-level Qatari-Japanese Economic Forum

TOKYO, Japan – Qatar Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to its Japanese routes and denied the recent rumors of withdrawing from Japan following participation in the high-level Qatari-Japanese ...

Numbers stack up for UAE tourism sector as 2020 approaches

Numbers stack up for UAE tourism sector as 2020 approaches

Arabian Travel Market’s (ATM) 2015 roadshow series returns to familiar home ground tomorrow (February 25, 2015) as the Reed Travel Exhibitions team hosts the UAE leg of its eight-city tour in ...

Etihad Airways:  New General Manager in South Africa

Etihad Airways: New General Manager in South Africa

Etihad Airways, the national airline for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the appointment of John Friel as its new General Manager in South Africa.

2000 UAE employees at Etihad Airways

Mohamed Al Mansoori: 2,000th Emirati member of the Etihad Airways staff 2000 UAE employees at Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has welcomed Mohamed Al Mansoori, its 2,000th Emirati member of its staff, to the airline.

Citi and Etihad Airways sign supply chain finance partnership

Citi and Etihad Airways sign supply chain finance partnership

Citi, the leading provider of cash management and trade services in the MENA region, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the signing of an ...

New mobile app caters to Muslim travelers

New mobile app caters to Muslim travelers

Irhal, a new Arabic/English mobile travel app, has been launched for Muslim travelers that will guide them to not only tourist attractions and shopping places in 90 cities around the world but ...

Good skiing season drives Lebanon tourist numbers up 22.6 percent

Good skiing season drives Lebanon tourist numbers up 22.6 percent

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lured by the snowy mountains and skiing season, the number of visitors to Lebanon in January 2015 increased by 22.6 percent compared with the same month in 2014, the Tourism ...

Emirates Group announces new senior management appointments

Emirates Group announces new senior management appointments

The Emirates Group has announced two appointments to its senior management team for key operational functions. Saeed Mohammed has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Flight ...

Jordan tourism says: Let it snow!

Jordan tourism says: Let it snow!

By Motaz Othman, eTN Jordan Correspondent

JORDAN (eTN) - It’s not common in Jordan to have snowstorms, but a second heavy snowstorm for this year is happening right now.

Gulfood – Halal food goes global

Gulfood – Halal food goes global

By Elisabeth Lang, special to eTN

Amazing Dubai. It is difficult to imagine that only 20 years ago there was only a two-lane road leading to the World Trade Center Dubai, and besides that, nothing but sand.

Oman to showcase US$3.3 billion worth of projects at ATM 2015

Oman to showcase US$3.3 billion worth of projects at ATM 2015

ATM kicks off its annual four-city regional roadshow in Muscat as key Omani stakeholders prepare to showcase latest tourism projects.

Sustainabiilty: Etihad Airways recognizes

Sustainabiilty: Etihad Airways recognizes

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways was successful at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group’s first awards ceremony this week, where the airline received two awards for "Best Sustainability ...

Emirates Airlines worth US$6.6 billion

Emirates Airlines worth US$6.6 billion

Emirates Airlines has reached the top 200 of the world’s biggest brands for the first time, according to the 2015 Brand Finance Global 500 report released this week.

Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre: 157 completed projects in 2014

Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre: 157 completed projects in 2014

It was a busy year for the team at Emirates’ Aircraft Appearance Centre, who successfully completed more than three aircraft decal installations in an average week, bringing the total number of ...

Sanad Aero Solutions and Etihad Airways: Increased engagement

Sanad Aero Solutions and Etihad Airways: Increased engagement

Sanad Aero Solutions GmbH (Sanad), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, has increased its leasing portfolio of spare engines and components with Etihad Airways through the ...

Minister: Bahrain's tourism revenues up 17.37 percent

Minister: Bahrain's tourism revenues up 17.37 percent

MANAMA, Bahrain - The overall revenues grew by 17.37% last year (2014) to top BD228 Million, compared with the same period in 2013, Bahrain's Minister of Industry and Commerce Zayed bin Rashid ...

Abu Dhabi tourism expected to grow in 2015

Abu Dhabi tourism expected to grow in 2015

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi expects to grow visitor numbers this year even as a stronger dollar, falling oil prices and a rising supply of available hotel rooms have an impact on ...

Aqaba Airports Company launches new website of King Hussein International Airport

Aqaba Airports Company launches new website of King Hussein International Airport

Aqaba Airports Company, the operator of the King Hussein International Airport, launched a new website of the airport.

Tourist tells court Dubai cop tried to rape her

Tourist tells court Dubai cop tried to rape her

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A 21-year-old tourist managed to fight off a man who was trying to rape her, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday.

Abu Dhabi -  Kolkata: Now daily on Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi - Kolkata: Now daily on Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways today launched daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Kolkata (Calcutta), the airline’s 11th destination in India on its own, and its 15th destination in combination with network ...

Wedding Fair opens today at The Ajman Palace Hotel

Wedding Fair opens today at The Ajman Palace Hotel

The Wedding Fair at The Ajman Palace Hotel was inaugurated today by HH Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Tourism Development Department, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

Jumeirah Oasis Village – a sustainable lifestyle for colleagues

Jumeirah Oasis Village – a sustainable lifestyle for colleagues

LOS ANGELES, California - The multi-cultural, award-winning Jumeirah Oasis Village in Dubai is more than simply staff accommodation.

Emirates Airline spices up exciting sponsorship and events season with new additions

Emirates Airline spices up exciting sponsorship and events season with new additions

DUBAI, UAE – Hot on the heels of its marquee sports sponsorships including the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s and the Dubai Football Challenge, Emirates Airline is dotting the Winter/Spring ...

GCAA launches major en route and flow management initiative with Airbus ProSky

GCAA launches major en route and flow management initiative with Airbus ProSky

ABU DHABI, UAE - The aviation industry is a key enabler of the UAE economy.

Etihad Airways and its charitable initiatives in Sri Lanka

Etihad Airways and its charitable initiatives in Sri Lanka

Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, has donated more than UAE dirhams 100,000 to underprivileged communities in Sri Lanka.

Over 50,000 fans expected to attend Middle East Film and Comic Con 2015

Over 50,000 fans expected to attend Middle East Film and Comic Con 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Middle East Film and Comic Con continues to grow significantly with a target of over 50,000 visitors for the 2015 show and an additional 35% of space booked at ...

Egyptian Tourist Authority celebrates Golden Jubilee of Abu Simble Temple

Egyptian Tourist Authority celebrates Golden Jubilee of Abu Simble Temple

On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the relocation and reconstruction of Abu Simble Temple in its new plateau, efforts of the Egyptian competent authorities are joined to organize a campaign ...

Tourism chief: Egypt "will return to normality" by end of 2015

Tourism chief: Egypt "will return to normality" by end of 2015

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt ended last year with a positive balance and therefore expects "the Land of the Pharaohs" to become once again one of the most visited places in the world by the end of ...

11 currencies loaded on one credit card: Leave it to the Etihad Membership Card

11 currencies loaded on one credit card: Leave it to the Etihad Membership Card

Etihad Airways’ loyalty program, Etihad Guest, is making travel more convenient by introducing a new payment feature onto its membership card.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel raises the bar on sustainability standards

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel raises the bar on sustainability standards

LOS ANGELES, California - Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is a luxurious five-star property located in the heart of Dubai overlooking the historical Dubai Creek.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach employees make a sustainable difference

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach employees make a sustainable difference

LOS ANGELES, California - The five-star modern, chic and contemporary Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence and is only a short walk away from The Beach ...

Airline to sponsor 2015 season of the 30th GCC Club Cup

Airline to sponsor 2015 season of the 30th GCC Club Cup

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and their football passions has announced that it will be sponsoring the 30th GCC Club Cup.

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida'a Kuwait: 4 years of Green Globe certification

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida'a Kuwait: 4 years of Green Globe certification

LOS ANGELES, California, USA - The five-star Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait is situated on 200 meters of stunning white beach looking over sparkling azure waters.

Etihad Airways appoints Vice President Guest Services

Etihad Airways appoints Vice President Guest Services

Etihad Airways has appointed Linda Celestino as the airline’s Vice President Guest Services.

In common? Qatar Airways and 2015 Oscar nominees

In common? Qatar Airways and 2015 Oscar nominees

Qatar Airways has announced an exciting schedule of five-star inflight entertainment for its passengers onboard its flights during February 2015 to celebrate The Oscars, which takes place in Los ...

Explore a world of languages on Emirates’ ice

Explore a world of languages on Emirates’ ice

Travelers onboard Emirates can sample a smorgasbord of the latest entertainment content in more than 35 languages on the airline’s inflight entertainment system ice Digital Widescreen ...

World's top brands to exhibit at the wedding fair at The Ajman Palace Hotel

World's top brands to exhibit at the wedding fair at The Ajman Palace Hotel

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates - The wedding fair at The Ajman Palace Hotel will showcase some of the world's most luxurious brands. Being held under the Kind Patronage of H.E.

New boutique hotel in Beirut

New boutique hotel in Beirut

Located in Zalka-Beirut, only 14 miles away from Beirut International Airport, Warwick Stone 55 is a 4-star Boutique Hotel boasting 46 contemporary rooms offering the perfect blend of style and ...

Doha-Singapore: Now three times daily on Qatar Airways

Doha-Singapore: Now three times daily on Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is to launch an additional daily flight to Singapore from April 16, 2015, as part of its global expansion drive and to cater to the increase in passenger demand.

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