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Dubai tops YouGov luxury travel survey

Dubai tops YouGov luxury travel survey

The Arabian Travel Market is to feature the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) as YouGov reports highlights appeal of the MENA region as a global luxury hotspot.

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities promote domestic tourism

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities promote domestic tourism

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) inked an accord with Saleh Al-Jasser, the director general, Saudi Arabian ...

Pharaon calls for lower airfares to encourage inbound tourism

Pharaon calls for lower airfares to encourage inbound tourism

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon has expressed hope that with fuel prices decreasing, airfares would also drop to encourage inbound tourism.

Qatar Airways increses service to second largest Omani city

Qatar Airways increses service to second largest Omani city

DOHA, Qatar – The second largest Omani city Salalah will see Qatar Airways adding four new services by next February.

Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait awarded Green Globe certification for fourth rear in a row

Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait awarded Green Globe certification for fourth rear in a row

LOS ANGELES, California - For the fourth year in a row, Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait has received Green Globe certification, the international standard for sustainable operations and management ...

Oman’s growing tourism market

36 weekly flights from Doha to Oman Oman’s growing tourism market

The second largest Omani city, Salalah, will see Qatar Airways adding four new services by next February.

Emirates announces A380 service to Perth, Australia

Emirates announces A380 service to Perth, Australia

DUBAI, UAE - Emirates, a global connector of people and places will be giving travelers heading to Perth, Australia, the opportunity to experience the Emirates Airbus A380 on the route for the ...

Radisson Blu hotel to open at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

Radisson Blu hotel to open at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Carlson Rezidor signed a new Radisson Blu hotel at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC) in Saudi Arabia’s capital city.

Qatar Airways showcases its luxurious Bombardier Global 5000 Vision

Qatar Airways showcases its luxurious Bombardier Global 5000 Vision

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Executive made its presence felt at this year’s Middle East Business Aviation Show – MEBA – by participating with its elegant stand at the Dubai World Central ...

India wants more visitors from Oman

India wants more visitors from Oman

MUSCAT, Oman - India is looking for more tourists from Oman following the launch of Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) - the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) facility for Omani nationals.

Ajman launches training program for tourist guides

Ajman launches training program for tourist guides

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Ajman Tourism Development Department said on Sunday that it has launched the tourist guide program, with 30 trainees.

Battir, Palestine – to be declared IIPT/Skål Village of Peace

International Institute of Peace Through Tourism Battir, Palestine – to be declared IIPT/Skål Village of Peace

STOWE, Vermont, USA – The village of Battir, on the West Bank hills near Bethlehem, is a land of olive groves, grape vines, fig trees and seven natural springs that feed ancient agricultural ...

Etihad Cargo on track for best ever performance in 2014

Etihad Cargo on track for best ever performance in 2014

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways, achieved an all-time record in November when it carried 53,292 tons across its global network in one ...

World's largest cruise terminal inaugurated in Dubai

World's largest cruise terminal inaugurated in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - DP World’s third cruise terminal in Dubai has been inaugurated by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

GCC to introduce Schengen-style visa for tourists and business travelers

GCC to introduce Schengen-style visa for tourists and business travelers

Despite ongoing unrest across the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is reporting strong growth in outbound tourism, with further plans to implement a common tourism strategy to ...

Dubai - Kabul nonstop: 112,000 passengers

Dubai - Kabul nonstop: 112,000 passengers

Dubai-based Emirates is marking a successful year of service to Kabul, having carried more than 112,000 passengers on the route since flights began in December 2013.

Grand Millennium Dubai participates in Clean Up UAE campaign

Grand Millennium Dubai participates in Clean Up UAE campaign

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, more than 20 staff members from The Grand Millennium Dubai joined yesterday the ‘Clean Up UAE’ campaign organized by Emirates ...

Pilgrimage travel: Too many sites with very little insights?

Pilgrimage travel: Too many sites with very little insights?

By Yusef Daher, eTN Jerusalem Correspondent

Opinion: In our Middle East context and maybe more within the Muslim Arab culture we live in, a pilgrim is a title one carries for life.

Airline awarded Global Excellent Award 2014 for Contact Center Training Program

Airline awarded Global Excellent Award 2014 for Contact Center Training Program

An airline was selected as the winner of the "Most Effective Contact Centre Training Program" award at a gala ceremony in Edinburgh for its New Hire Induction Training program, which was hailed by ...

Looking for a cheap travel destination? Go to Iran

Looking for a cheap travel destination? Go to Iran

Iran plans to attract 20 million tourists in a 20-year period which will help the country gain $30 million in the said period.

Oman hosts Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

Oman hosts Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

MUSCAT, Oman - Key issues impacting the development of the Arabian Gulf's cruise industry are to come under the spotlight at the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, which will take place at Al ...

Mövenpick Hotel Deira: Sustainability via innovative green practices

Mövenpick Hotel Deira: Sustainability via innovative green practices

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel Deira is an upscale five star hotel located in the heart of Dubai.

Etihad Airways: New enhancements to inflight service

Etihad Airways: New enhancements to inflight service

Etihad Airways has introduced innovative new inflight products and enhancements to its long-haul and ultra-longhaul cabins, lifting the level of its acclaimed onboard service in First, Business ...

Travel like an executive with Emirates

Travel like an executive with Emirates

DUBAI, UAE – “In the last year we have seen demand come [from] the Middle East and Africa, and we owe this to Emirates Executive’s large cabin offering, which easily accommodates and ...

Qatar Airways set to take delivery of world's first A350 XWB

Qatar Airways set to take delivery of world's first A350 XWB

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways and Airbus today announce the highly anticipated date of the official delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, set to take place in Toulouse, ...

Longest moving convoy of UAE flags

Celebration of 43rd UAE National Day Longest moving convoy of UAE flags

Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Central (DWC), together with Dubai-based Allied Transport, have created the longest moving convoy of UAE flags to commemorate the country’s 43rd ...

Emirates-CAE Flight Training and flydubai announce type-rating training program

Emirates-CAE Flight Training and flydubai announce type-rating training program

Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) announced a long-term pilot training agreement with flydubai.

Egypt sees significant rise in number of Arab tourists

Egypt sees significant rise in number of Arab tourists

In light of the stability witnessed by Egypt’s most popular tourist destinations, and the strategy adopted by both the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Authority in their ...

Hotel investment in the Holy City: Tourism Saudi Arabia

Hotel investment in the Holy City: Tourism Saudi Arabia

DUR Hospitality currently owns Marriott Riyadh, Marriott Executive Apartments, Riyadh, and Diplomat Courtyard by Marriott, and manages and/or owns eight Makarim hotels across Saudi Arabia.

Qatar Airways honors Journalist of the Year 2014

Qatar Airways honors Journalist of the Year 2014

Qatar Airways once again supported the UK-based Foreign Press Association’s prestigious annual awards function, in which the airline sponsored the main award of the night – Journalist of the ...

Nile river taxis - potential of a new tourism attraction in Cairo

Nile river taxis - potential of a new tourism attraction in Cairo

Nile river taxis may become a new tourist attraction in Egypt's capital, Cairo.

Mass protests at Cairo, Tahrir Square

Mass protests at Cairo, Tahrir Square

Once and still a major magnet for tourists visiting the Egyptian capital Cairo, Tahrir Square is once more the scene of mass protests.

Emirates: Three new A380 destinations to launch within three days

Emirates: Three new A380 destinations to launch within three days

Emirates, a global connector of places, people and their passions, is set to score a hat-trick next week as the airline prepares for the launch of three new A380 destinations in three days.

Dubai splashes $20 million on new tourism campaign

Dubai splashes $20 million on new tourism campaign

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai has launched one of its biggest ever tourism campaigns, splashing US$20 million on a global push to attract even more tourists to the emirate.

Dubai Food Festival previews 2015 program

Dubai Food Festival previews 2015 program

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – After the successful inaugural edition of the Dubai Food Festival (DFF) earlier this year, Dubai is announcing that it is further strengthening its culinary ...

World's largest roller coaster restaurant opens in Abu Dhabi

World's largest roller coaster restaurant opens in Abu Dhabi

ROGO’S roller coaster-inspired restaurant is expected to turn the capital of Abu Dhabi's casual dining scene upside down with a menu of international comfort food delivered at speed.

Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha Green Globe certified for the fourth consecutive year

Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha Green Globe certified for the fourth consecutive year

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe, the world’s leading independent certification for sustainable practices in the hospitality industry has recertified Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha for ...

Etihad Airways appoints new Managing Director for Etihad Guest

EMIRATI NATIONAL YASSER AL YOUSUF HOLDS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR POSITION AT ETIHAD AIRWAYS Etihad Airways appoints new Managing Director for Etihad Guest

Yasser Al Yousuf, an Emirati national, has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, and its partners Air Serbia, Air ...

New world-class hotel proposed for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

New world-class hotel proposed for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Silver Pearl Hotel, Doha, Qatar - A new world-class hotel and conference/expo center has been proposed for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Dubai needs 227 additional hotels to meet 2020 tourism targets

Dubai needs 227 additional hotels to meet 2020 tourism targets

A Deloitte report has revealed that Dubai’s target of 20 million visitors by 2020 as part of its Tourism Vision 2020 is on track to materialise only if growth continues at the same, or an ...

Just appointed: Etihad Airways  Senior VP Marketing: Shane O'Hare

Just appointed: Etihad Airways Senior VP Marketing: Shane O'Hare

Etihad Airways has a new marketing VP. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the appointment of Shane O’Hare as its Senior Vice President, Marketing.

Cruise industry in Oman - impressive!

Cruise industry in Oman - impressive!

Oman attracted more than 300,000 cruise passengers from October last year to June this year, compare that to the 2003 season when the number of cruise passenger arrivals was just 3,500.

Etihad Airways extends Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Title Sponsorship

Etihad Airways extends Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Title Sponsorship

Etihad Airways has extended its Title Sponsorship of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become one of the longest title sponsors in F1® history.

Emirates and the DP World Championship in 2014

Emirates and the DP World Championship in 2014

Emirates, the airline based in Dubai, UAE, is concluding a successful year as the Official Airline of the European Tour.

CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2014 goes to...

This airline is a strategic leader and setting a benchmark for others CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2014 goes to...

The CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, the world’s pre-eminent aviation strategy awards, are for strategic leadership in the aviation industry.

Formula 1 grid girls uniforms by Etihad

Formula 1 grid girls uniforms by Etihad

Etihad Airways' cabin crew has debuted this year’s grid girls uniform at the airline’s headquarters ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Every airline passenger is a star with Emirates

Every airline passenger is a star with Emirates

Emirates, a global connector of people and passions, today launched a unique musical competition for fans and music lovers in the GCC region, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Jordan.

Dubai Convention strengthens position as a leading business event hub

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the Official Convention Bureau, recently signed agreement with Professional Convention Management Association Dubai Convention strengthens position as a leading business event hub

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the Official Convention Bureau, recently signed a partnership agreement with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) with a view to further raise ...

Airline sets new world record for the fastest replacement of GE90 aircraft engine

Airline sets new world record for the fastest replacement of GE90 aircraft engine

With an engine inlet cowling diameter of 3.4 meters, and overall length of 7.4 meters, the GE90 engine weighs approximately eight tons, and is capable of delivering an extraordinary 115,000 pounds ...

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