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Etihad reveals network growth strategy

World Routes Etihad reveals network growth strategy

Etihad Airways treated delegates to an engaging presentation at the 20th World Routes Development Forum Strategy Summit, outlining the carrier’s expanded network by the end of 2015, including a ...

Emirates in market for up to 70 Airbus A380neos

World Routes Emirates in market for up to 70 Airbus A380neos

Emirates Airline’s fleet of Airbus A380s is sure to get bigger, but its next order for the Super Jumbo could be for an upgraded version of the aircraft should Airbus proceed with the development ...

Did FIFA say no to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

Did FIFA say no to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

Did FIFA say no to Qatar to hold the 2022 World Cup? Is the reason because of the weather with high temperatures in this Middle East country?

Dubai to build Emirates Airline pilots’ village

Dubai to build Emirates Airline pilots’ village

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Meydan, the private developer behind the world’s largest horse racing complex, yesterday unveiled plans to build an airline pilots’ village as part of the second ...

Lebanon to "activate" rural tourism

Lebanon to "activate" rural tourism

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon issued a statement to announce the establishment of a committee for the activation of rural tourism in Lebanon.

Dubai hosting international meeting planners

Dubai hosting international meeting planners

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A large delegation of approximately 100 influential meeting planners and business events journalists from around the world are in Dubai September 20-22, 2014 as part ...

Etihad Airways: New destinations to increase global network to 110 destinations

Abu Dhabi non stop to Baku and Tbilisi Etihad Airways: New destinations to increase global network to 110 destinations

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its global route network with the addition of Baku, Tbilisi and Dar es Salaam in the second half of 2015, increasing ...

100 international meeting planners boost visitor numbers to the Emirate

100 international meeting planners boost visitor numbers to the Emirate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A large delegation of approximately 100 influential meeting planners and business events journalists from around the world are in Dubai from September 20-22, 2014 as ...

Suspended: Flights to Sanaa, Yemen

Yemen security threat in the capital city Sanaa brings airport operation to a stop Suspended: Flights to Sanaa, Yemen

Yemeni authorities announced Thursday that international airline flights, including Arab airlines, have suspended all flights to Sanaa International Airport for 24 hours due to the security ...

Zayed Port's new cruise terminal building design unveiled

Zayed Port's new cruise terminal building design unveiled

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) have unveiled the design of Zayed Port's new cruise terminal ...

Egypt: So much for freedom of expression

New tourism campaign? Egypt: So much for freedom of expression

“See Egypt” – a new travel website? A motto for a new tourism promotion? An online spying campaign?

New $1.5 billion resort planned for Palm Jumeirah

New $1.5 billion resort planned for Palm Jumeirah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai’s luxury hotel scene keeps growing: This week, ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the construction of a new resort on the Palm Jumeirah ...

IATA: Global Financial Symposium ongoing in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Etihad President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, delivers opening address for Airline Symposium IATA: Global Financial Symposium ongoing in Abu Dhabi, UAE

More than 700 delegates from the airline industry have gathered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the International Air Transport Association’s inaugural World Financial ...

About the new Qatar Airways A380

About the new Qatar Airways A380

At a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, hosted by Airbus, Qatar Airways welcomed a new star to its fleet – the A380.

Hamad International Airport now receives most airline traffic to Qatar

Hamad International Airport now receives most airline traffic to Qatar

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s new world-class gateway to the world, announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at the old Doha International Airport ...

Minister: Lebanon's tourism up 30 percent

Minister: Lebanon's tourism up 30 percent

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Despite the turbulent security climate, Lebanon’s summer season registered a thirty percent increase in tourism, Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon said Sunday.

Kuwait pumps $577 million in Egypt's tourism sector

Kuwait pumps $577 million in Egypt's tourism sector

Kuwait invested around $577 million in Egypt's tourism sector in the first half of 2014, official sources revealed.

UAE Yas Island loves Russian tourists

UAE Yas Island loves Russian tourists

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is set to grow its global base of potential customers by tapping into the Russian tourist market at a major upcoming travel and tourism fair in Moscow.

Passenger flight from Geneva escorted to Rome after bomb threat

Passenger flight from Geneva escorted to Rome after bomb threat

Middle East Airlines Flight 214 traveling from Geneva to Beirut was escorted by jet fighters to Rome's airport after a bomb alert.

The aircraft landed safely in Rome. No explosives were ...

Etihad Airways: A global leader in revenue accounting

Etihad Airways: A global leader in revenue accounting

Etihad Airways has announced plans to establish a dedicated Revenue Accounting Centre of Excellence in Al Ain, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and create job opportunities for more than 1,000 ...

Key specialists gather in Dubai

Experiencing Dubai's meetings and tourism industry Key specialists gather in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Experience Dubai as a destination.

Emirates chief: MH 17 could have been easily prevented

Emirates chief: MH 17 could have been easily prevented

Sir Tim Clark said weeks ago MH17 has changed everything when it comes to airline security policies.

Emirates: Second service - Dubai to Dar es Salaam

Emirates: Second service - Dubai to Dar es Salaam

The new flight will be operated with an Emirates A330-200, in a three class configuration with 12 seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 183 in Economy Class, adding a total of 2,370 seats ...

Developing Global medical tourism destination Dubai and TIME Hotel Management

Developing Global medical tourism destination Dubai and TIME Hotel Management

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels Management, has announced the latest in a series of property management contract deals with the signing of a new five-star hotel located just a ...

Mandarin Oriental expands to the UAE with new hotel opening in 2017

Mandarin Oriental expands to the UAE with new hotel opening in 2017

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today announced that it will manage a luxurious urban resort in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, which is currently under development and due to open in ...

Flying to Qatar for the Belgium Chocolate?

Flying to Qatar for the Belgium Chocolate?

Are you flying to Qatar for the chocolate? If you do, you may be in for a treat.

Italian chef brings award-winning cuisine to Hamad International Airport

Italian chef brings award-winning cuisine to Hamad International Airport

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Duty Free (QDF) celebrated the official opening of the new Italian “al fresco” style restaurant, Soprafino, today at Hamad International Airport (HIA) with celebrity chef ...

Summer tourism booms in Salalah, Jabal Al Akhdar

Summer tourism booms in Salalah, Jabal Al Akhdar

MUSCAT, Oman - The total number of Khareef Salalah visitors increased to 423,662 by September 7 this year when compared with 421,835 visitors during the same period in 2013, reflecting an increase ...

Etihad Airways doubles up on  Abu Dhabi-Karachi

Etihad Airways doubles up on Abu Dhabi-Karachi

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will add a new daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Karachi to offer a double daily service from November 18, 2014.

Oman Tourism College partners with Dublin Institute of Technology

Oman Tourism College partners with Dublin Institute of Technology

MUSCAT, Oman - Oman Tourism College has introduced two new programs in Event Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management for the new academic year 2014-15, by partnering with the Dublin ...

Shave by Etihad comes with clothes steaming service

Shave by Etihad comes with clothes steaming service

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has enhanced its premium service offering at Abu Dhabi International Airport with the opening of a new Arrivals Lounge.

Egypt tourism: Travel warnings lifted, hotel occupancy on the up

Egypt tourism: Travel warnings lifted, hotel occupancy on the up

Egypt's travel and tourism industry is important for the economy in this North African country.

Planeload of Americans forced to land in Iran

Planeload of Americans forced to land in Iran

A Dubai-based aircraft en route from Afghanistan heading for Dubai and carrying 100 Americans was forced to land in Iran after it was told it would not be able to fly over Iran because of a ...

IBTM ARABIA - another transformation based in Abu Dhabi

NEW DYNAMIC FORMAT, NAME, DATES AND LOCATION IBTM ARABIA - another transformation based in Abu Dhabi

The key features of IBTM Arabia 2015 include a new exclusive, closed-door event format based on mutually-matched business appointments, providing more touch points for exhibitors and buyers.

International meeting planners due to be in Dubai in March 2015

International meeting planners due to be in Dubai in March 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Over 225 top international meeting planners are set to gather in Dubai, March 9-14, 2015, at the Meeting & Incentive (M&I) Forum Europe Spring 2015.

Airport food: Is it any better than airline food?

Can travelers get global cuisine at an airport? Airport food: Is it any better than airline food?

DOHA, Qatar – Airline food. We all love to whine about it – or the lack of it. But what about airports?

Flights spike to this desert metropolis

Travel agents booking more flights Flights spike to this desert metropolis

SINGAPORE – Travel agents across the region have been booking more flights to this desert metropolis than ever before, generating a 73% spike in volumes just in Q1 this year.

Qatar Airways: B787 service to capital Vienna

Qatar Airways: B787 service to capital Vienna

VIENNA, Austria – Qatar Airways, the award-winning, five-star airline, has introduced its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to the Vienna route, starting September 1, 2014.

Etihad Airways to screen all Ireland Final Live

Etihad Airways to screen all Ireland Final Live

Thousands of passengers flying with Etihad Airways on Sunday 7 September will be able to enjoy every moment of the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, ...

Arabian Travel Market to focus on $140 billion family travel market

Arabian Travel Market to focus on $140 billion family travel market

A special industry theme for Arabian Travel Market 2015 (ATM) will focus on t he family travel segment as new figures reveal annual average growth of 4.75% will value the market at $180 billion by ...

Hurghada, Egypt: 42 injured in tour bus accident

Hurghada, Egypt: 42 injured in tour bus accident

Hurghada is one of Egypt's top tourist destinations. However, it has seen a decline in visitors since the 2011 uprising that has led to political and civil unrest.

El-Damaty: Egypt's tourism revenue plunged 95 percent since 2011

El-Damaty: Egypt's tourism revenue plunged 95 percent since 2011

CAIRO, Egypt - Revenues from ancient Egyptian monuments such as the pyramids have fallen by 95% since Egypt's 2011 revolution, the country's antiquities minister has said.

Doha hotels record a 13.8% rise in RevPAR during July

Doha hotels record a 13.8% rise in RevPAR during July

Doha experienced a 5.5 percentage point growth in occupancy to 47.6 percent in July, driving a 13.8 percent growth in RevPAR to US$95.91.

Hotel rates in Abu Dhabi continue rebound as demand strengthens

Hotel rates in Abu Dhabi continue rebound as demand strengthens

Average room rates in Abu Dhabi increased by 5.1 percent in July to US$114.10, driven by a 4.5 percent growth in RevPAR to US$57.36.

Cairo hotels continue to see green shoots as demand rises 8.7 percent

Cairo hotels continue to see green shoots as demand rises 8.7 percent

The hotel market in the Egyptian capital experienced continuation of growth in July with increases in all key performance indicators.

Banqueting demand helps boost Riyadh hotel profits

Banqueting demand helps boost Riyadh hotel profits

The Riyadh hotel market experienced mixed results during the month of July with a reduction in rate and occupancy impacting RevPAR levels, however food and beverage and banqueting demand boosted ...

Dubai hotels barely break even as occupancy levels plummet to 50.3 percent

Dubai hotels barely break even as occupancy levels plummet to 50.3 percent

The Dubai hotel market saw occupancy levels fall to 50.3 percent in July as overall demand within the city reduced due the summer heat and impact of Ramadan, according to the latest HotStats ...

Jeppesen appointed by Gulf Air to provide FliteDeck Pro on iPad

New EFB service contract transitions airline navigation data and documents to iPad Jeppesen appointed by Gulf Air to provide FliteDeck Pro on iPad

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation, recently signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, to provide the airline with Jeppesen ...

Etihad Airways launches new ambulance service

Etihad Airways launches new ambulance service

An ambulance service for Etihad Airways began operations in Abu Dhabi today, as part of the airline’s commitment to provide world-class medical emergency response for its employees.

Etihad Airways opened new contact center

Etihad Airways opened new contact center

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has completed the final phase in the development of its Al Ain contact center facility, with the opening of a second contact ...

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