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Emirates growth strategy on track

Emirates growth strategy on track

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Emirates will continue with its growth trajectory, in spite of global challenges like regional political instability, pandemic health issues in Africa and softening ...

Qatar Airways Cargo flies to the Norwegian energy capital Stavanger

Qatar Airways Cargo flies to the Norwegian energy capital Stavanger

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo today announced the launch of freighters to Stavanger in Norway, effective 3 November 2014.

Alitalia and Etihad Airways revealed World Expo 2015 Airbus

Expo Milan, Alitalia and Etihad join forces simultaneously in Milan and Abu Dhabi Alitalia and Etihad Airways revealed World Expo 2015 Airbus

In a lifestream event simultaneously broadcasts this morning from Milan and Abu Dhabi, Alitalia and Etihad Airways revealed two new Airbus A320 aircrafts showing the colors of both airlines plus ...

Pharaon: Lebanon remains one of top medical tourism destinations

Pharaon: Lebanon remains one of top medical tourism destinations

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Despite the volatile security situation, Lebanon remains one of the top destinations for people seeking medical care in the eastern world, Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon said ...

Shoukry: Arab tourism to Egypt up 400 percent

Shoukry: Arab tourism to Egypt up 400 percent

CAIRO, Egypt - Inbound tourism from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan grew by 400% in the last three months according to the Tourism Activation Authority’s (TAA) head of International Tourism ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has extended its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign to guests and employees at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

1000 flying nannyies and counting

1000 flying nannyies and counting

Elpida Tsatsaronis, from the United States, is the 1000th Flying Nanny to complete her training, delivered in part by Norland College, at the Etihad Airways Innovation Training Academy in Abu ...

Flying butlers go through a series of Savoy master classes

Etihad Airways flying cabin crew butler service Flying butlers go through a series of Savoy master classes

An elite group of Etihad Airways cabin crew are set to become the aviation world’s first flying butlers, having completed a specially tailored three week training course in London.

Etihad Airways: 130 percent growth in UAE staff overseas placement

Etihad Airways: 130 percent growth in UAE staff overseas placement

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has increased the number of UAE national staff on international work placements by over 130 per cent compared to the end of last ...

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts sustaining Jordan’s tourism treasures

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts sustaining Jordan’s tourism treasures

One of Green Globe’s most treasured destinations is the country of Jordan, which offers antediluvian wonders, a truly diverse range of travel experiences and an excellent selection of certified ...

Etihad Airways revenue increased 29 percent

Etihad Airways revenue increased 29 percent

Total revenues increase to US$1.8 billion during the third quarter of 2014. Passenger numbers grow 30 percent to 3.9 million between July and September to outstrip capacity increase.

GCC ministers to discuss tourism in Gulf region

GCC ministers to discuss tourism in Gulf region

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) President Prince Sultan bin Salman will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the first constituent meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ...

Abu Dhabi International Airport: Passenger traffic up 24.8 percent

Abu Dhabi International Airport: Passenger traffic up 24.8 percent

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 24.8% in the month of August.

Another tourism threat in Egypt: 30 killed just today on Egypt's roads

Another tourism threat in Egypt: 30 killed just today on Egypt's roads

With security problems ongoing the Egyptian travel and tourism industry is in a desperate position. Ongoing news of deadly bus crashed are adding to fear travelers may have visiting Egypt.

Oman's tourism records significant growth

Oman's tourism records significant growth

MUSCAT, Oman - Oman's hospitality sector has recorded a significant growth in the first half of 2014 as the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) intensively promotes across the globe various tourist ...

Hindus welcome Lord Shiva statue in prestigious Louvre Abu Dhabi

Hindus welcome Lord Shiva statue in prestigious Louvre Abu Dhabi

Upcoming $630 million Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD) museum will reportedly have Hindu Dancing Shiva statue in its permanent collection.

Qatar Airways named official sponsor of Al-Ahli Football Club

Qatar Airways named official sponsor of Al-Ahli Football Club

At a press conference this morning, and in the presence of His Highness Prince Fahd bin Khaled bin Abdullah, the Chairman of Al-Ahli Football Club, and His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khaled ...

Jordan Attempts to Break the Guinness World Record

The Largest Floating Image at the Lowest Spot on Earth - the Jordan Dead Sea Jordan Attempts to Break the Guinness World Record

Jordan – Monaco Business Development announced today that the Dead Sea in Jordan will be the destination to attempting to break the Guinness World Record of the largest floating image on Thursday ...

Australia Hall of Fame and the Etihad Airways involvement

Australia Hall of Fame and the Etihad Airways involvement

The announcement was made at Australia’s most prestigious sporting awards ceremony – the 2014 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner – held at Palladium at ...

Qatar Airways awarded Best Middle East Airline for fifth consecutive year

Qatar Airways awarded Best Middle East Airline for fifth consecutive year

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has been honoured for the fifth consecutive year as Best Middle East Airline at the 2014 Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards.

New luxury property portal launches in UAE

New luxury property portal launches in UAE

DUBAI, UAE - A new real estate portal has been launched in the UAE to fill a gap amongst consumers looking for a more targeted approach to finding a property.

Etihad new frequent flyer program is a Partnership opportunities for all airlines

Etihad Airways partners unveiled Etihad new frequent flyer program is a Partnership opportunities for all airlines

Etihad Airways today unveiled Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced ...

Oman's cooking school serves up local culture to tourists

Oman's cooking school serves up local culture to tourists

MUSCAT, Oman - A new cooking school in Oman’s Qantab fishing village is subtly teaching tourists about the Omani way of life as well as the secrets to some of its sought after cuisine.

Saudi tourism: Dramatic growth in investments projected

Saudi tourism: Dramatic growth in investments projected

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Forecasts indicate the possibility of a dramatic growth in investments worth over SR95 billion in the Saudi tourism sector, hotels and apartments during the next 10 ...

Lost tourists rescued by Ras Al Khaimah police

Lost tourists rescued by Ras Al Khaimah police

RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates - Four European tourists who had lost their way up a mountain had to be rescued by police.

King Abdullah: Saudi Arabia will not rest until terrorism is eradicated

King Abdullah: Saudi Arabia will not rest until terrorism is eradicated

On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy ‎Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held the annual ‎reception ...

Opening of JacTravel’s Dubai Office

Opening of JacTravel’s Dubai Office

JacTravel, the UK-based B2B wholesaler, held a reception at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club to mark the official opening of its Dubai office.

Jeddah resorts receive much needed boost from Eid holiday

Jeddah resorts receive much needed boost from Eid holiday

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Eid holiday is a harbinger of good news for resorts and chalets in Jeddah which have rebounded after a period of stagnation lasting for more than two months.

Happy Eid-ul-Adha: Also for tourists to experience

Happy Eid-ul-Adha: Also for tourists to experience

In many Moslem countries a religious 7 day holiday season starts on October 4.

With Etihad investing in Alitalia,  what about the Israeli part of the business?

With Etihad investing in Alitalia, what about the Israeli part of the business?

After the 49% investment by Abu Dhabi based Ethiad Airways into Alitalia rumors are spreading about Alitalia backing out of a maintenance agreement with Israel.

Etihad Airways honored for inflight service

Etihad Airways honored for inflight service

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been honoured at the Future Travel Experience Awards 2014 for providing a market-leading inflight experience.

Background on the TAAG- Emirates cooperation

Background on the TAAG- Emirates cooperation

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

A recent article about a new BASA between Kenya and Angola, in which I wrote, tongue in cheek that additional flights from Nairobi to Luanda appear to be coming one new BASA at a time, provoked ...

Emirates Aviation college and ICC Cricket World Cup 201

Emirates Aviation college and ICC Cricket World Cup 201

ICC Umpires have a successful ‘innings’ at Emirates Cabin Crew Training

Etihad Airways pilots begin specialized training in Ireland

Etihad Airways pilots begin specialized training in Ireland

A group of 36 Etihad Airways UAE national cadet pilots have started a specialised aviation training program in Dublin, Ireland.

Green Globe inspires green teamwork at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Green Globe inspires green teamwork at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

LOS ANGELES, California - Located in Dubai on the western wing of Palm Jumeirah, the luxury resort Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has earned certification by Green Globe for its sustainability management ...

OECD: Egyptian tourism continues to be underdeveloped

OECD: Egyptian tourism continues to be underdeveloped

CAIRO, Egypt - Despite improving throughout the past years, the Egyptian tourism industry continues to be underdeveloped, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in ...

Qatar Airways connection to the 24th Men's Handball World Championship

Qatar Airways connection to the 24th Men's Handball World Championship

A strategic partnership has been announced as Qatar 2015 ramps up its preparations to host the first international handball championship tournament which runs from January 15 until February 1, ...

Fake money scam lands tourists in Dubai prison

Fake money scam lands tourists in Dubai prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Two tourists have been sentenced to three years in jail for attempting to sell nearly US$1 million in fake bank notes.

You love tea? Arriving in Doha, Qatar should be on your tourist itinerary

You love tea? Arriving in Doha, Qatar should be on your tourist itinerary

At Doha Airport in Qatar, travelers can now find an Argo Tea Cafe and enjoy 30 different blends of tea including the Teappuccino, Mojitea and Smootea created from 100% natural ingredients.

Sharjah turns spotlight on cruise tourism opportunities on World Tourism Day

Sharjah turns spotlight on cruise tourism opportunities on World Tourism Day

Sharjah turned the spotlight on its picturesque east coast by hosting the World Tourism Day celebrations in the port city of Khorfakkan on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

Etihad Airways takes ownership of a very different B787 Dreamliner aircraft

4 billion Dollars in orders, tenthousands of US Boeing jobs secured Etihad Airways takes ownership of a very different B787 Dreamliner aircraft

Etihad and Boeing called it a historic event in the airline's industry. Etihad announced a new direction the airline is taking.

Kidnapped by ISIS: A Syrian boy tells his story of terror and torture

Kidnapped by ISIS: A Syrian boy tells his story of terror and torture

Beheaded or be trained to become a suicide killer. This is a story told by a young Syrian child captured by ISIS and able to escape back to Syria.

al-Qaida tourism: Catch a glimpse of the black banners of jihad

al-Qaida tourism: Catch a glimpse of the black banners of jihad

Catch a glimpse of the black banners of jihad, with al-Qaida linked fighters now in control of swathes of the demilitarized zone on the Israeli/Syrian border.

Etihad unveils videos of stunning new livery on A380

See the airline videos here Etihad unveils videos of stunning new livery on A380

Created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates in partnership with Etihad Airways, the new livery for the airline’s A380 aircraft is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the ...

CEO Nick Peel of Marka sees stocks explode today in Dubai

Retailing and restaurants group Marka Dubai, UAE CEO Nick Peel of Marka sees stocks explode today in Dubai

At the end of August, Dubai’s Marka, the retailing and restaurants company, appointed Nick Peel as chief executive.

Most of Saudi tourist accommodations do not meet industry standards

Most of Saudi tourist accommodations do not meet industry standards

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — The chairman of the national tourism committee at the Council of Saudi Chambers, Mohammad Al-Mejel, said that around 69 percent of suites and furnished apartments in the ...

Gulf Air wins at 2014 Passenger Choice Awards

Gulf Air wins at 2014 Passenger Choice Awards

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, was recently honored at this year’s Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Passenger Choice Awards Ceremony in California, USA, ...

Etihad crew training: 14 million dollar contract awarded

Etihad crew training: 14 million dollar contract awarded

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has awarded a US$14 million contract to Spatial Composite Solutions, the UAE-based manufacturer of crew training equipment for the ...

Pakistani tourist arrested with drugs at Dubai airport

Pakistani tourist arrested with drugs at Dubai airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A 30-year-old man is accused of smuggling 24 kilograms of heroin into the country, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Tuesday.

Sustainability in full swing at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

Sustainability in full swing at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe congratulates JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort on the multi-faceted sustainable initiatives staff and management have implemented as part of their re-certification ...

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