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Spa Tourism to the UAE expected to double by 2017

Spa Tourism to the UAE expected to double by 2017

A report published by Euromonitor International for The Leisure Show Dubai 2015 reveals that the UAE spa market is booming with revenues of US $411 million forecast for 2015, while the Global ...

150th Boening 777 Delivery

150th Boening 777 Delivery

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Emirates Airline today celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter – marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates' ...

MENA chain hotels market review – July 2015

MENA chain hotels market review – July 2015

UAE hotels witness strengthening occupancy as Ramadan ends

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts debuts in Riyadh

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts debuts in Riyadh

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The brand new Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh opened its doors today marking the debut of the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brand in Saudi Arabia’s dynamic capital ...

Iran: Best skiing in the Middle East

Iran: Best skiing in the Middle East

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran is quite a different country in the region when it comes to the possibilities of skiing in The Middle East!

Key executive appointments announced by Etihad Airways

Key executive appointments announced by Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline.

Grand Millennium Dubai appoints Director of Revenue

Grand Millennium Dubai appoints Director of Revenue

The Grand Millennium Dubai has appointed Mr. Hassan Dana as Director of Revenue to ensure a continued focus on revenue management and hotel profitability.

Over 1000 new jobs for Emiratis in tourism sector

Over 1000 new jobs for Emiratis in tourism sector

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A major Emiratisation drive is set to create more than 1,000 new jobs for UAE nationals in the tourism sector.

Etihad Airways welcomes Saudi Arabian Al Ittihad Football Club to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways welcomes Saudi Arabian Al Ittihad Football Club to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has welcomed players and management staff from Al Ittihad Football Club to Abu Dhabi as they start their UAE pre-season training camp.

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches promotional campaign in major GCC cities

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches promotional campaign in major GCC cities

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is touring a number of GCC cities later this month in a promotional campaign featuring Abu Dhabi's ...

MeetChina 2015: Extending Arabian welcome to top Chinese travel buyers

MeetChina 2015: Extending Arabian welcome to top Chinese travel buyers

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Seventy top Chinese travel buyers experience the best in Arabian hospitality at glittering Welcome Reception for MeetChina 2015

Jordan takes on the world - David and Goliath style

Longest Slip ‘N Slide to be unveiled this fall for Jordanians and tourists Jordan takes on the world - David and Goliath style

AMMAN, Jordan - The tiny Kingdom of Jordan is ready to “take on” the challenge of creating the longest Slip ‘N Slide in the world, event organizer, Monaco Business Development, announced ...

Oman's police issues safety warning after tourist's hiking death

Oman's police issues safety warning after tourist's hiking death

MUSCAT, Oman - Hikers exploring unmarked terrain in the mountains and valleys of Oman should be escorted by experienced guides, warned police and experts following the death of a British woman who ...

Dubai's plans to become medical tourism hub will be the focus of international event

Dubai's plans to become medical tourism hub will be the focus of international event

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The emirate’s plans to become a hub for medical tourism will be the focus of a conference next week.

Etihad appoints new VP for Australia and Asia Pacific

Etihad appoints new VP for Australia and Asia Pacific

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr. Lindsay White to the new position of Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific.

Hotel construction in Turkey is booming

Hotel construction in Turkey is booming

An exclusive new report for The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 reveals that hotel construction in Turkey is at an all-time high with 75 projects and 12,968 new rooms in the pipeline.

Dubai broadening its range of accommodation through holiday homes

Dubai broadening its range of accommodation through holiday homes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai is expected to see a boom in holiday homes in the coming months, with the number of registered homes expected to jump from around 800 as of last month to 1,500 ...

Antiquities chief: ISIS blows up ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

Antiquities chief: ISIS blows up ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

DAMASCUS, Syria - Daesh (self-proclaimed Islamic state militants) on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, an official said, the latest in a ...

Etihad Airways CEO: Global investment is not a threat, but a lifeline

Etihad Airways CEO: Global investment is not a threat, but a lifeline

Last year’s ground-breaking investment by Etihad Airways in Alitalia has revitalized Italy’s national airline and set it on a new course towards sustainable profitability, the President and ...

Official: Iran's tourism should be profitable to attract investors

Official: Iran's tourism should be profitable to attract investors

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s tourism is on the way to turn into an industry, the deputy director for development affairs of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO) ...

Overturned bus bursts into flames on busy Saudi highway

Overturned bus bursts into flames on busy Saudi highway

MANAMA, Bahrain: Thirty teachers had a lucky escape after their bus burst into flames on a busy highway in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Meningococcal vaccine mandatory for UAE Haj travelers

Meningococcal vaccine mandatory for UAE Haj travelers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - UAE Haj travelers will not be allowed into Saudi Arabia without the mandatory meningococcal vaccine from a government primary health centre or preventive care centre ...

First comprehensive tour guide of Kurdistan Region of Iraq launched

First comprehensive tour guide of Kurdistan Region of Iraq launched

WASHINGTON, DC - Many hear about the Kurds in light of the recent crisis with ISIS. Unknown to many is that most reported news is taking place outside of the KRI.

Etihad Airways launches new 'Fare Choices'

Etihad Airways launches new 'Fare Choices'

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will implement a new fare structure from 14 September 2015 to provide more choice and clarity when booking flights.

Etihad Airways teams up with global concierge service provider

Etihad Airways teams up with global concierge service provider

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways has teamed up with leading global concierge service provider Ten Group to serve the unique needs of guests travelling in The Residence by Etihad ...

Chinese tourism to Dubai up 25 percent

Chinese tourism to Dubai up 25 percent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The number of Chinese overnight visitors in Dubai grew by 25 percent in the first six months of this year, but their spending has dropped, according to a top tourism ...

29 wounded in Cairo bombing, ISIS claims responsibility

29 wounded in Cairo bombing, ISIS claims responsibility

CAIRO, Egypt - A powerful car bomb blast tore through a Cairo police building Thursday injuring at least 29 people in the latest attack claimed by the Islamic State group against Egyptian security ...

Etihad: New appointment for business development manager

Etihad: New appointment for business development manager

Etihad Airways, the national airline for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the appointment of Bradley Edwards as its new Regional Business Development Manager for the Sub-Saharan ...

Gulf Cooperation Council official: Dialogue with Iran is a “waste of time”

Gulf Cooperation Council official: Dialogue with Iran is a “waste of time”

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dialogue with Iran is a “waste of time” while Tehran continues to interfere in the internal affairs of the Gulf states, a senior Gulf Cooperation Council official ...

UAE tourists warned: Don’t attract attention with expensive clothes, accessories

UAE tourists warned: Don’t attract attention with expensive clothes, accessories

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has urged UAE nationals traveling abroad to follow travel guidelines and procedures, out of keenness to facilitate ...

Dubai Health Authority: 118,000 medical tourists came to Dubai

Dubai Health Authority: 118,000 medical tourists came to Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A report on the first quarter of 2015 prepared by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has cited treatment of 118,000 domestic and inbound medical tourists in 16 private ...

Etihad Airways teams up with lifestyle concierge service provider

Etihad Airways teams up with lifestyle concierge service provider

Etihad Airways has teamed up with leading global concierge service provider Ten Group to serve the unique needs of guests traveling in The Residence by Etihad onboard the airline’s Airbus A380 ...

Airline insights: The Qatar connection revisited

Airline insights: The Qatar connection revisited

By Ted Macauley, special to eTN

A little over two years ago I wrote a piece for eTN about Qatar Airways’ efficient and time-saving connections from Southeast Asia to the United States.

Record water and energy savings for eco-conscious Movenpick Hotels and Resorts

Record water and energy savings for eco-conscious Movenpick Hotels and Resorts

LOS ANGELES, California & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A company-wide commitment to adopting environmentally friendly practices saw Movenpick Hotels & Resorts cut energy and water ...

Abu Dhabi: The World Halal Travel Summit and Exhibition

Abu Dhabi: The World Halal Travel Summit and Exhibition

The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition (WHTS15), taking place in Abu Dhabi from October 19-21, 2015, is the world’s largest, all-encompassing networking, educational, and business travel ...

Etihad offers seconded pilots opportunity to become permanent employees

Etihad offers seconded pilots opportunity to become permanent employees

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Pilots on temporary contracts with Etihad Airways will have the opportunity to become permanent employees as the Abu Dhabi carrier seeks to expand operations and ...

Lebanon and Jordan sign tourism executive program

Lebanon and Jordan sign tourism executive program

AMMAN, Jordan - The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities signed a tourism executive program between Jordan and Lebanon for the years 2015-2020.

India and Africa: High on the expansion plans of Qatar Airways

India and Africa: High on the expansion plans of Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa and the Indian sub-continent with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea, and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Etihad offers pilots joining from partner airlines to fly B787 or A380

Etihad offers pilots joining from partner airlines to fly B787 or A380

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is offering pilots seconded from partner airlines the opportunity to transfer to permanent contracts, flying the carrier’s most ...

Grand Millennium Dubai hosts top concierges

Grand Millennium Dubai hosts top concierges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Grand Millennium Dubai hosted monthly meeting of Les Clefs d’Or UAE, regional chapter of the Union Internationale Des Concierges d’Hotels (UICH), on August 10, ...

Starwood continues rapid growth of specialty select brands in Dubai

Starwood continues rapid growth of specialty select brands in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc and leading real estate developer Dubai Properties today announced an agreement to open four new hotels in Dubai under ...

Can UAE become the number one tourism destination in 2020?

Can UAE become the number one tourism destination in 2020?

Over 80 international industry experts from PwC, STR Global, Deloitte, and more are announced today to be speaking on mega trends and developments in the hospitality and leisure industry in the ...

Expat to lifeguards in Dubai: Let my daughter drown!

Expat to lifeguards in Dubai: Let my daughter drown!

Don't save my daughter from drowning - I'd rather [have] her dead.

Ben Saunders to join Musandam-Oman Sail for 2015 Artemis Challenge

Ben Saunders to join Musandam-Oman Sail for 2015 Artemis Challenge

English explorer Ben Saunders joins Serge Betsen to form a celebrity "express" crew that according to Musandam-Oman Sail skipper Sidney Gavignet is likely to prove both inspirational to the young ...

Refurbished Etihad Premium Lounge opens in Abu Dhabi

Refurbished Etihad Premium Lounge opens in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has officially reopened its newly-refurbished First and Business Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal 1.

Over 28 million passengers pass through new Qatar Airways' hub

Over 28 million passengers pass through new Qatar Airways' hub

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

A year down the line the Hamad International Airport, built as new home hub for Qatar Airways, has clocked over 28 million passengers since operations shifted to the new facility.

Emirates airline recruits Jennifer Aniston for global ad campaign

Emirates airline recruits Jennifer Aniston for global ad campaign

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai-based Emirates airline has confirmed that it has signed up Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston for a worldwide ad campaign.

Oman Air continues to support annual tourism event

Oman Air continues to support annual tourism event

MUSCAT, Oman - As the official airline of Salalah Tourism Festival, Oman Air continues its support to the annual event signifying its long-term commitment, which has endured over the years.

Dubai surging upwards in medical tourism market

Dubai surging upwards in medical tourism market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - All over the world, more and more people are looking abroad for medical treatment, whether it’s for a complex heart operation or a simple facelift.

Regional unrest has not deterred tourism to GCC countries

Regional unrest has not deterred tourism to GCC countries

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Holidaymakers are still heading to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries despite unrest in the wider Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, according to ...

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