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Friends of Jordan Festivals hosts famous Lebanese show “Music Hall”

Friends of Jordan Festivals hosts famous Lebanese show “Music Hall”

By Sandy Dhuyvetter

In efforts to bring the finest arts to all Jordanians and being in line with this year’s spring activities, Friends of Jordan Festivals (FJF) hosts the famous Lebanese show, “Music Hall” ...

Bahrain visa policy updates to benefit business visitors and tourists

Bahrain visa policy updates to benefit business visitors and tourists

MANAMA, Bahrain - Following on from the new visa policy announced in September 2014, the government of Bahrain have announced a second phase updates, which will allow business visitors and ...

Ecotourism market in GCC nations to be buoyed by heightened environmental awareness

GCC Ecotourism Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment Ecotourism market in GCC nations to be buoyed by heightened environmental awareness

FMI has announced the release of a report titled “GCC Ecotourism Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020.” The report delivers a detailed country-wide analysis of the ...

Etihad Cargo focuses on pharmaceuticals with new product launch

Etihad Cargo focuses on pharmaceuticals with new product launch

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier Etihad Airways, has unveiled TempCheck, its new cargo solution created to ensure the integrity of all temperature-sensitive ...

US$2 billion cultural and tourism investment to underpin Kuwait

US$2 billion cultural and tourism investment to underpin Kuwait

Kuwait’s goal of welcoming one million tourists will be their focus at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015 as the government’s current five-year plan for the travel and tourism sector ...

Etihad Airways and South African Airways launched daily service: JNB AUH

Etihad Airways and South African Airways launched daily service: JNB AUH

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is now able to provide enhanced access to and from South Africa following the launch yesterday of a new daily service ...

Emirates set to close US$913 million Sukuk

world’s first for utilising UKEF-backed Sukuk for aircraft financing Emirates set to close US$913 million Sukuk

Emirates is pleased to announce the successful pricing of US$913,026,000 Certificates due 2025 (the “Certificates”) issued by Khadrawy Limited and with the benefit of a guarantee by Her ...

Airways Aviation Opens New Pilot Foundation School in Iraq

Airways Aviation Opens New Pilot Foundation School in Iraq

Leading global aviation educator Airways Aviation is opening its latest Aviation Theory School in Baghdad later this month, paving the way for aspiring Iraqi pilots to launch their flying ...

Amadeus Technology Show commences in Saudi Arabia

Amadeus Technology Show commences in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — The 2015 edition of three separate one-day event Amadeus Technology Show kick-started Sunday (March 29) at Park Hyatt Jeddah.

Egypt wants more Arab visitors

Egypt wants more Arab visitors

CAIRO, Egypt - Despite its geographical closeness to Egypt, the percentage of GCC tourists visiting Egypt compared to the total number of tourist has not exceeded 20% in any given month in ...

Saudi Arabia is priority market for Beirut hotel

Saudi Arabia is priority market for Beirut hotel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The world's largest oil and gas company is the target of a major sales push by the Coral Beirut Al Hamra Hotel which is sending a team to participate in the Aramco Travel Show ...

Egypt's new restrictions on tourist visas will adversely affect Arab visitors

Egypt's new restrictions on tourist visas will adversely affect Arab visitors

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt needs to "revitalize its tourism sector," said Amr Sedky, deputy chairman of the tourism chamber’s board of directors.

Qatar Duty Free opens four new retail outlets at Hamad International Airport

Qatar Duty Free opens four new retail outlets at Hamad International Airport

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to announce the opening of four new exclusive retail outlets at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Opening of Taj Dubai

Opening of Taj Dubai

Taj Group announced the opening of its highly-anticipated luxury hotel Taj Dubai, located in the prestigious Burj Khalifa downtown area.

Doha-Bengaluru now on B777

Doha-Bengaluru now on B777

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is continuing its expansion plans in India with a significant increase in capacity on its flights from Doha to Bengaluru (formerly known ...

Earth Hour: Dubai Hotels turned off  lights and guests supported it

Earth Hour: Dubai Hotels turned off lights and guests supported it

Among thousands of hotels worldwide, the Grand Millennium Dubai has joined millions in the biggest environmental event of the year - Earth Hour - which saw electric lights in more than 7,000 ...

Flight time between Middle East and Seychelles increases due to closure of Yemeni airspace

Flight time between Middle East and Seychelles increases due to closure of Yemeni airspace

Flights between Seychelles and the Middle East are currently taking a longer route to reach their destinations, due to closure of Yemeni airspace.

Egypt Air suspends flights

Egypt Air suspends flights

EgyptAir announced in a statement on Thursday that flights between Egypt and Yemen will be fully suspended until further notice.

Airline Unions send letter questioning US Travel Association support of Gulf carriers

Airline Unions send letter questioning US Travel Association support of Gulf carriers

Today the union presidents of the Association of Flight Attendants, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the Communications Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of ...

Beirut hotel targets Jordanian travelers

Beirut hotel targets Jordanian travelers

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The sales team from Coral Beirut Al Hamra Hotel will be on a 3-day sales trip to Jordan next week to promote the hotel to both the travel trade sector as well as corporate ...

Global Cargo Conference in Abu Dhabi

Global Cargo Conference in Abu Dhabi

WCA, the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 5,700 member offices based in 191 countries around the world, has announced its annual WCA Global ...

Dubai-Orlando nonstop soon on Emirates

Dubai-Orlando nonstop soon on Emirates

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced it is commencing a daily service to Orlando, Florida, from September 1, 2015.

Shark attacks, kills German visitor in al-Qusair

Shark attacks, kills German visitor in al-Qusair

AL-QUSAIR, Egypt - A German tourist has been killed in a shark attack in al-Qusair, Egypt.

The 52-year-old man had his leg bitten off at the knee, BBC News reported.

Egyptian ministers of tourism and aviation hold joint session

Restoring tourist flows to Egypt Egyptian ministers of tourism and aviation hold joint session

Mr. Khalid Ramy, Egyptian Minister of Tourism, had a joint session with Captain Hossam Kamal, Minister of Aviation.

20% of this market is flying First or Business Class for leisure travel

20% of this market is flying First or Business Class for leisure travel

Special ATM 2015 seminar sessions will evaluate the impact and value of the local and global family travel market, as 25% of MENA residents opt for luxury accommodation and 20% choose to fly first ...

Youngest holder of a Ph.D. in aviation in the world

Youngest holder of a Ph.D. in aviation in the world

Shareef Al Romaithi, a 31-year-old Etihad Airways First Officer, has become the first Emirati to obtain a PhD in aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which also makes him the ...

Etihad Airways key appointment for global sales team

Etihad Airways key appointment for global sales team

Etihad Airways has announced new key appointments within its commercial division which will support the airline’s growth and expansion plans.

Tunisia tourist attack: Police arrest suspected militants

Tunisia tourist attack: Police arrest suspected militants

Tunisian authorities arrested more than 20 suspected militants on March 21 as part of a nationwide security crackdown following the Bardo museum attack, officials said, Reuters reported.

Menorah Islands Project introduces new vision for peace in the Middle East

Menorah Islands Project introduces new vision for peace in the Middle East

JERUSALEM, Israel - The Menorah Islands Project, a groundbreaking and thought-provoking concept for lasting Middle East peace, has made its online debut.

Etihad Airways A380: Korean financing deal

Etihad Airways A380: Korean financing deal

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has completed a Korean finance lease for its second new Airbus A380 aircraft.

Record number of international meeting planners take part in meeting

Record number of international meeting planners take part in meeting

Over 250 leading international meeting planners were in Dubai from March 10-13, 2015, for the Meeting & Incentive (M&I) Forum held at the city’s iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The Fast & Furious plane unveiled

The Fast & Furious plane unveiled

Etihad Airways and Universal Pictures today unveiled the luxury Fast & Furious 777 airliner at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Etihad Airways CEO Washington speech: No wonder they're so scared of us!

Full transcript: OPENING THE SKIES - THE ETIHAD AIRWAYS PERSPECTIVE Etihad Airways CEO Washington speech: No wonder they're so scared of us!

US-based airlines had been acusing UAE-based airlines of unfair competition on the highly-lucrative route between United States gateways to Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

Tourism adds US$7.6 billion to Qatar’s economy

Tourism adds US$7.6 billion to Qatar’s economy

Arabian Travel Market’s 2015 roadshow series arrives in Qatar on March 18, 2015 to meet with key industry players and highlight the country’s healthy growth in the hotel and tourism sector, ...

UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Tunisia

UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Tunisia

UNWTO is deeply saddened and shocked by the attack in the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.

European cruise ship tourists visiting Tunis among terror victims in violent deadly attack

European cruise ship tourists visiting Tunis among terror victims in violent deadly attack

Polish, Italian, Spanish, and German visitors, and unconfirmed reports say two British tourists, were among the 17 foreigners and two Tunisian dead, in a terror attack in Tunisia today.

American consumer ultimate victims of US airline carriers’ protectionist campaign

Emirates Airlines President speaks out in Washington DC American consumer ultimate victims of US airline carriers’ protectionist campaign

Airlines in the United States are waking up to the "threat" by Middle East Airlines like Etihad Airways and Emirates and feel they are unable to comperte.

Apple Watch: Emirates first airline to launch application

Apple Watch: Emirates first airline to launch application

Emirates announced today the launch of its Apple Watch app.

Egypt makes it more difficult for American tourists to visit

Egypt makes it more difficult for American tourists to visit

The Egyptian travel and tourism industry suffered a lot after years of unstable conditions in the country.

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to open first St. Regis Polo Resort

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to open first St. Regis Polo Resort

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the signing of the first-ever St. Regis polo resort, The St.

The importance of art as a pillar of society and connector of people around the globe

The importance of art as a pillar of society and connector of people around the globe

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, delivered a keynote speech today at the prestigious New York Times "Art for Tomorrow" conference, held in Doha for the first ...

Oneworld concerns: Operational best practices and areas of information integration

Oneworld concerns: Operational best practices and areas of information integration

Qatar Airways was pleased to host the first ever oneworld Operations Control Conference in Doha, Qatar, on March 11 and 12, 2015.

Global Education and Skills Forum 2015

Global Education and Skills Forum 2015

Former President James Mancham was a key panelist in a round-table discussion this morning (Monday, March 16) at the "Global Education and Skills Forum 2015" which is being held at the Atlantis ...

YOTEL to open its first hotel in Dubai, UAE

YOTEL to open its first hotel in Dubai, UAE

YOTEL, an affiliate company of Kuwait-listed IFA Hotels & Resorts KSCC, has signed a long-term agreement with Dubai Investment Properties LLC (DIP) to operate a new hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Emirates expects lower oil prices to translate into fuel savings

Emirates expects lower oil prices to translate into fuel savings

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai’s Emirates Airline expects lower oil prices to translate into fuel savings in the financial year ending this month but is braced for foreign exchange hits in ...

Etihad Airways is launching new Flying Reimagined global brand campaign

Etihad Airways is launching new Flying Reimagined global brand campaign

Screen icon, Nicole Kidman, provideds the face and narrative for this airline’s evocative new "Flying Reimagined" brand campaign.

Instagram: Life through an Emirates cabin crew lens

Instagram: Life through an Emirates cabin crew lens

Six members of Emirates’ cabin crew team have been given the unique opportunity to showcase their life, travels and experiences using the official Emirates’ Instagram page.

Swiss-Belhotel International Abu Dhabi: Launch of Swiss-Belhotel Corniche

Swiss-Belhotel International Abu Dhabi: Launch of Swiss-Belhotel Corniche

The leading global hospitality management chain, Swiss-Belhotel International, has announced the latest addition to its rapidly-expanding Middle East and global portfolio with the introduction of ...

Etihad Airways: 5 years service in Japan

Etihad Airways: 5 years service in Japan

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of service to Japan.

IATA: Three priorities for air cargo

IATA: Three priorities for air cargo

SHANGHAI – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on ...

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