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Saudia welcomes 4th Dreamliner in expansion drive

Saudia welcomes 4th Dreamliner in expansion drive

Saudia

EVERETT, Washington – Just last week, Saudia’s top executives, headed by H.E.

FlyDubai drops JRO and KGL following withdrawal from Bujumbura

FlyDubai drops JRO and KGL following withdrawal from Bujumbura

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

This no doubt comes as a surprise to some as it was only in October last year that the airline opened a fully-fledged office in the Rwandan capital, also providing visa services for ...

Flydubai: Fourth full-year of profitability and 25 percent increase in passenger numbers

Flydubai: Fourth full-year of profitability and 25 percent increase in passenger numbers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Flydubai today reported profits of AED 100.7 (USD 27.4 million) for 2015 following a stronger second half-year which saw increased numbers of passengers travel across ...

Qatar Airways ranked among world's most powerful brands

Qatar Airways ranked among world's most powerful brands

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has been ranked as one of the world’s most valuable brands for the first time, becoming the only Qatari company to be represented in the 2016 top 500 global brand ...

Qatar Airways awarded for on-board entertainment innovation

Qatar Airways awarded for on-board entertainment innovation

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways was recognized for Middle East Content Innovation at the third annual Inflight workshop and awards held in partnership with F&E Aerospace, the organiser of ...

Copthorne Hotel Dubai appoints new HR Manager

Copthorne Hotel Dubai appoints new HR Manager

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Copthorne Hotel Dubai has appointed Hertz Langdet Martin as its new HR Manager.

7th Annual Qatar International Food Festival, hosted by Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways

7th Annual Qatar International Food Festival: Significant Expansion to More Locations, More Days 7th Annual Qatar International Food Festival, hosted by Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today announced the return of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) from March 22-28, 2016.

Qatar National Sport Day: Qatar Airways invites

Qatar National Sport Day: Qatar Airways invites

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways Group employees, alongside their family members, are getting ready to celebrate this year’s Qatar National Sport Day at Al-Sadd Sports Club on Tuesday.

'UAE Drones for Good Award' and 'UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good' declare winners

'UAE Drones for Good Award' and 'UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good' declare winners

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The winners of the second UAE Drones for Good Award and the first UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good, the world's biggest awards in civilian applications of drones ...

Ras Al Khaimah hopes for the return of Russian tourists

Ras Al Khaimah hopes for the return of Russian tourists

RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates - Ras Al Khaimah expects Russian visitor numbers to stabilize this year as they avoid key destinations in the region because of security concerns.

Lebanon finally has a kickass tourism video

Lebanon finally has a kickass tourism video

blogbaladi

According to blogbaladi, most of the Lebanon Ministry of Tourism videos and campaigns were bad, but things have improved drastically ever since the LiveLoveLebanon campaign was launched.

Saudi Foreign Minister: It is in our national interest to defeat terrorism

Saudi Foreign Minister: It is in our national interest to defeat terrorism

WASHINGTON, DC - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir reiterated the Kingdom's firm commitment to defeat terrorism in an op-ed published by Newsweek today, titled "The Saudis Are ...

Putting Lebanon back on the tourist map

Putting Lebanon back on the tourist map

Voyaguers

“Let us seek life where it is to be found. And, having found it, life will solve the problems. Fight for the vulnerable unfolding of life. But for that, fight never to yield.” - D. H. ...

Qatar Airways expands its UAE network with Ras Al Khaimah flights

Qatar Airways expands its UAE network with Ras Al Khaimah flights

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways started non-stop service between Doha and Ras Al Khaimah yesterday, 2 February, its fifth destination in the United Arab Emirates.

Green Globe recertifies Jumeirah at Etihad Towers for environmental work

Green Globe recertifies Jumeirah at Etihad Towers for environmental work

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was recently awarded its recertification by Green Globe receiving a notable compliance score of 88% against accredited criteria.

Qatar Airways voices confidence in Mozambique travel and tourism market

Qatar Airways voices confidence in Mozambique travel and tourism market

Qatar Airways will upgrade to non-stop B787 Dreamliner service three times weekly between Doha and Maputo, Mozambique, effective March 27, 2016.

Saudi Arabian Airlines welcomes new Dreamliners, new flight crews

Saudi Arabian Airlines welcomes new Dreamliners, new flight crews

The flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, is ready to welcome 2 new Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners this week, and with it, close to 300 new employees.

Dubai airport remains world’s busiest with over 78 million international passengers

Dubai airport remains world’s busiest with over 78 million international passengers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai International saw through over 78 million passengers in 2015, more than enough to retain its title of the world’s busiest airport for international ...

Abu Dhabi - Cairo flights increase

Abu Dhabi - Cairo flights increase

Etihad Airways today announced an increase in capacity between Abu Dhabi and Cairo with the introduction of a fourth daily scheduled flight, effective March 27, 2016.

The Address Hotel Dubai on fire - no problem for tourism confidence

The Address Hotel Dubai on fire - no problem for tourism confidence

A New Year's fire at the Dubai Address Hotel or not - bookings in Dubai's tourism industry are looking strong for the first quarter of this year despite the fire which swept through a downtown ...

The Oman village of Ras al Hadd to be turned into a 649 million dollar tourism development

The Oman village of Ras al Hadd to be turned into a 649 million dollar tourism development

Ras al Hadd is a village in Ash Sharqiyah district in Oman. This village is about to be turned into a US$649 million tourism project.

Iran to launch Islamic tourist cruise

Iran to launch Islamic tourist cruise

MUSCAT, Oman - An Islamic tourist cruise connecting Iran, Muscat, Salalah and Mumbai is expected to be launched in 2016, said a representative of an Iranian shipping company.

Abu Dhabi International Airport: With 23.3 million passengers, it was a record year

Abu Dhabi International Airport: With 23.3 million passengers, it was a record year

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) achieved record traffic figures in 2015, with more than 23 million passengers passing through its terminals, ...

EgyptAir mechanic reportedly arrested in connection with attack on Russian plane

EgyptAir mechanic reportedly arrested in connection with attack on Russian plane

CAIRO, Egypt - An EgyptAir mechanic is suspected of planting the bomb on a Russian passenger plane which exploded over the Sinai Peninsula in October, killing all 224 people on board, according to ...

Competition between giant Gulf airlines heats up

Competition between giant Gulf airlines heats up

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

Following the announcement by Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker at the Bahrain Air Show earlier this month that the airline was going to launch flights later this year between Doha and New ...

Green Globe recertifies iconic Dubai resort for sustainable tourism achievements

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Green Globe recertifies iconic Dubai resort for sustainable tourism achievements

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray recently received Green Globe recertification attaining a notable compliance score of 88%.

Abu Dhabi man dies after contracting Mers Coronavirus

Abu Dhabi man dies after contracting Mers Coronavirus

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) announced on Wednesday that a 73-year-old has passed away after contracting the Mers Coronavirus (Mers-CoV).

Partnership to develop world-leading pool & spa event in Dubai

Partnership to develop world-leading pool & spa event in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - GL events, organizers of Piscine Global, Lyon, partners with leading Dubai exhibition organizer dmg events to bring Piscine Middle East (previously held in Abu Dhabi) ...

Qatar Museums unveils new art installations at Hamad International Airport

Qatar Museums unveils new art installations at Hamad International Airport

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Museums (QM), under the patronage of its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Hamad International Airport (HIA) are proud to ...

Jumeirah Group appointed by Select Group for Marina Gate

Jumeirah Group appointed by Select Group for Marina Gate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed an agreement with Select Group to manage 508 properties within Marina Gate, their ...

Egypt beefs up security ahead of fifth anniversary of popular uprising

Egypt beefs up security ahead of fifth anniversary of popular uprising

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian authorities have beefed up security across the country on the fifth anniversary of a popular uprising that forced long-time president Hosni Mubarak out of power amid an ...

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to debut on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to debut on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the signing of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, which is slated to open in 2018.

Eastern Europe is on the Qatar Airways expansion plan

Eastern Europe is on the Qatar Airways expansion plan

Qatar Airways is starting 2016 with an expansion program across Eastern Europe, enabling passengers to benefit from a wide range of additional flight options via Doha’s Hamad International ...

Qatar Airways' successful participation at the Bahrhain air show

Qatar Airways' successful participation at the Bahrhain air show

press release

Qatar Airways wrapped up a successful presence at the airline industry’s first air show of the year in Bahrain on Saturday.

Hasabi Real Estate and Accor Hotels signs expansion hotel agreement in Dubai

Hasabi Real Estate and Accor Hotels signs expansion hotel agreement in Dubai

Ròya, an international specialist hospitality consultancy firm based in Dubai, today announced the agreement signed by their client, Hasabi Real Estate with Accor Hotels.

Dubai Shopping Festival sets momentum for tourism growth

Dubai Shopping Festival sets momentum for tourism growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - At the beginning of every year, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) sets the momentum for economic, tourism and business growth for the emirate.

Egyptian tourist drowns in Mount Lebanon cave river

Egyptian tourist drowns in Mount Lebanon cave river

BEIRUT, Lebanon - A young Egyptian tourist drowned in a river located inside a popular Mount Lebanon cave Saturday.

Qatar Airways GCEO joins esteemed panel to discuss future of Middle East aviation

Qatar Airways GCEO joins esteemed panel to discuss future of Middle East aviation

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker outlined emerging challenges and opportunities affecting airlines operating in the Middle East during the “Air ...

The Kingdom of Bahrain and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign air transport MOU

The Kingdom of Bahrain and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign air transport MOU

The Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain today signed a memorandum of agreement to organize air transportation between the two countries.

Amidst chaos and crisis of war in the Middle East, jazz will prevail

Amidst chaos and crisis of war in the Middle East, jazz will prevail

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The only Jazz Orchestra in the Middle East, the Big Band of the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music (LNCM), will present a free concert featuring specially composed newly ...

Hyatt announces plans for second hotel in Jordan

Hyatt announces plans for second hotel in Jordan

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Ayla Oasis Development Company (AODC) for a 286-room Hyatt Regency hotel in Aqaba, ...

Green Globe recertifies Saudi Arabia Movenpick Hotel Yanbu

Green Globe recertifies Saudi Arabia Movenpick Hotel Yanbu

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe recently re-certified the property in acknowledgement of its commendable sustainability programs and environmental policy.

The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair opens

The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair opens

The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair, organized under the kind patronage of H.H.

Egypt: 5 killed, 3 injured in Sinai attack

Egypt: 5 killed, 3 injured in Sinai attack

CAIRO, Egypt - Suspected militants have attacked a checkpoint in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, killing five policemen.

Bahrain’s national carrier orders 29 A320neo Family aircraft

Bahrain’s national carrier orders 29 A320neo Family aircraft

MANAMA, Bahrain - As part of its fleet renewal strategy, Gulf Air has announced a firm order of 29 A320neo Family.

Qatar Executive showcases its new Gulfstream G650ER at Bahrain Airshow

Qatar Executive showcases its new Gulfstream G650ER at Bahrain Airshow

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division, today revealed its new Gulfstream G650ER and officially welcomed the aircraft into the fleet with a ribbon-cutting ...

Qatar Airways celebrates one year anniversary of A350 operations at Bahrain Airshow

Qatar Airways celebrates one year anniversary of A350 operations at Bahrain Airshow

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary of A350 operations by hosting royal guests, media and trade partners at its dedicated chalet on the first day of Bahrain ...

Large shark spotted in Palm Jumeirah for second time

Large shark spotted in Palm Jumeirah for second time

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A whale shark has been spotted for the second time in four months at the iconic Palm Jumeirah.

Etihad Airways appoints global direct marketing agency in the UK

Lowe Open is a behaviour-driven activation agency - now for Etihad Airways Etihad Airways appoints global direct marketing agency in the UK

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Lowe Open as its first global direct marketing agency following a competitive pitch.

Hotel Show Saudi Arabia returns in 2016

Hotel Show Saudi Arabia returns in 2016

SAUDI ARABIA - dmg events and MICE Arabia, organizers of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, announced its 2016 edition will take place May 17-19 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events, under the ...

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