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Etihad Airways engages with over suppliers at vendor symposium

Etihad Airways engages with over suppliers at vendor symposium

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, invited more than 500 local and international suppliers, to a major conference in Abu Dhabi aimed at transforming the traditional ...

Air Arabia introduces next generation management system

Air Arabia introduces next generation management system

With a rapidly growing global network served from regional hubs across the Middle East and North Africa, Air Arabia is to introduce SITA’s next-generation passenger management system to extract ...

After Cargo Qatar Airways adds commercial passenger service to Atlanta

After Cargo Qatar Airways adds commercial passenger service to Atlanta

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, has increased its capacity to Atlanta, Georgia, with the launch of daily passenger flights to Atlanta on 1 June ...

Airline contributes 9.6 billion US-Dollars to the local economy

Airline contributes 9.6 billion US-Dollars to the local economy

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners will provide a contribution of up to US$9.6 billion to the Abu Dhabi economy in 2016, according to figures released today by Oxford ...

Blockchain Based Tourism Program with Dubai Future Foundation

Blockchain Based Tourism Program with Dubai Future Foundation

Loyyal today announced the development of Dubai Points, a blockchain based program to incentivize tourism, with the public backing of the Dubai Future Foundation, and as part of the Dubai Future ...

New Abu Dhabi First Class Lounge and Spa: Etihad Airways style

New Abu Dhabi First Class Lounge and Spa: Etihad Airways style

Etihad Airways has today officially opened its new flagship First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3.

Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh joined Ultratravel Collection

Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh joined Ultratravel Collection

Ultratravel Collection, a joint venture between Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”), Travel Leaders Group and multi-media brand Ultratravel, and Al Khozama Management Company jointly announced that ...

Tourism Abu Dhabi: Expect higher hotel bills as of June 1

Tourism Abu Dhabi: Expect higher hotel bills as of June 1

Hotels in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates are about to get more expensive as of June 1.

Egypt Airport security soon in private hands?

Egypt Airport security soon in private hands?

The Egyptian authorities plan to create a special company to provide security in airports, a member of the parliament's Culture, Information and Tourism Committee said Thursday.

Etihad Airways unites innovation with Hollywood glamor

Etihad Airways releases 360-degree virtual reality movie Etihad Airways unites innovation with Hollywood glamor

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways has released its highly anticipated 360-degree virtual reality film starring Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman.

Visitor surge for World Travel Market 2016 events

Visitor surge for World Travel Market 2016 events

WTM

The World Travel Market portfolio of events for 2016 have received a phenomenal 35% increase in travel trade visitors - totaling an impressive 37,651 - attending the array of leading events around ...

UAE coastal areas brace for 12-foot waves

UAE coastal areas brace for 12-foot waves

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has warned beachgoers over rough winds affecting the UAE’s waters over the next two days, with waves ...

12 Dubai hotels win at Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

12 Dubai hotels win at Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Twelve Dubai hotels won across 24 award categories to dominate the Middle East Hotel Awards 2016 this week.

Dubai brings global insights to the region through first-ever ICCA Meetings Forum

Dubai brings global insights to the region through first-ever ICCA Meetings Forum

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global expert in association meetings with more than a ...

1.2 billion USD: Etihad Aviation Group financial platform

1.2 billion USD: Etihad Aviation Group financial platform

Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, and Alitalia have successfully raised a further US$500 million in a second platform financing transaction, following ...

Egypt Air crash: Bomb explosion onboard

Egypt Air crash: Bomb explosion onboard

Today, Egyptian forensic officials in Cairo say they had looked at human remains retrieved from Egypt Air Flight 804 that crashed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt.

Sharjah police recovers seven kilograms of stolen gold

Sharjah police recovers seven kilograms of stolen gold

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - Police on Monday recovered more than seven kilograms (15.5 pounds) of gold stolen from a jewelry outlet in Sharjah and arrested three of the four-member gang ...

Dubai to build new convention center

Dubai to build new convention center

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai will build a new convention center at a cost of Dh1.8 billion near Dubai Creek, it was announced on Sunday.

Qatar Airways hosts industry leading AGIFORS aviation conference

Qatar Airways hosts industry leading AGIFORS aviation conference

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is leading an aviation conference bringing together experts from across aviation and software fields to promote the use of operations research in the airline ...

YOTEL breaks ground on first hotel in Dubai

YOTEL breaks ground on first hotel in Dubai

YOTEL, an affiliate company of Kuwait-listed IFA Hotels & Resorts KSCC, broke ground last week on their first property in the Middle East, expected to open in 2018.

flynas increases Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi flights

Flynas and Etihad - a good combination? flynas increases Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi flights

The Saudi-based national airline, flynas, is increasing capacity between their home country and the UAE with new flights linking Abu Dhabi with Riyadh and Jeddah.

At least ten killed in Iraq bomb attack

At least ten killed in Iraq bomb attack

BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least ten people were killed in a bomb attack Saturday in Iraq’s Salahuddin Province, north of the capital, Baghdad, security sources say.

Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister: "Don't make up conspiracy theories. Yet."

Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister: "Don't make up conspiracy theories. Yet."

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi has called on people not to make up conspiracy theories and to wait for the results of the investigation of the EgyptAir flight ...

MS804: Human remains floating in the Mediterranean

Egypt Air crash: Human body parts, seats and items found MS804: Human remains floating in the Mediterranean

According to tbe Greek Defense Minister, body parts, seats, and passenger items were located belonging to downed EgyptAir flight MS804 found in the Mediterranean Sea.

Saudi Arabia: 43 percent increase in tourist arrivals by 2020

Saudi Arabia: 43 percent increase in tourist arrivals by 2020

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Data provided by MAS forecasts that there will be a 43% increase in the number of inbound tourist arrivals to Saudi Arabia by 2020, Deloitte has revealed at the Vision ...

Uncontrolled fall from the sky: Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea

Terrorism brought down EgyptAir Airbus according to authorities Uncontrolled fall from the sky: Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea

Two pieces of floating airplane parts have been spotted by the Greek military. The Egyptian aviation minister and Egyptian authorities find terror was the most likely cause of this crash.

Latest on MS804: Mayday call before flames in the sky seen

Unauthorized statement by official: Egypt Air MS 804 crashed Latest on MS804: Mayday call before flames in the sky seen

The Greece and Egyptian navy and air force are searching waters in between Greece and Egypt. Latest reports say the plane may have gone down over water.

Terror on MS804? Egypt Air flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared

Terror on MS804? Egypt Air flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared

Egypt is tremendously suffering when it comes to air safety. After a Russian jet with tourists from Sharm El Sheikh blown out of the sky by a bomb, another possible terror alert is ongoing.

Hotel show opened by His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman, Tourism Committee

Hotel show opened by His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman, Tourism Committee

The 4th annual Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016 opened Tuesday, May 17, 2016, under the patronage of His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Tourism ...

Saudi Arabia: Another giant tourism potential

Saudi Arabia: Another giant tourism potential

The Government of Saudi Arabia has announced a plan to diversify its economy in order to overcome reliance on crude oil exports by 2030.

Opening: Palestinian Museum but no exhibits

Opening: Palestinian Museum but no exhibits

One thing the museum will not have is exhibits.

Swiss luxury watch exhibition opens in Hamad International Airport

Swiss luxury watch exhibition opens in Hamad International Airport

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Duty Free’s luxury watch fair will showcase more than 600 internationally acclaimed timepieces in Hamad International Airport, Doha, throughout May and June providing the ...

Qatar Airways: Love for exploration through reading and travel

Qatar Airways: Love for exploration through reading and travel

Yesterday, 500 students each received their first book for the summer, courtesy of Qatar Airways and the Atlanta Public Schools, to kick-start the “School’s Out, Reading Is In!” program.

Number of hotel rooms in Jeddah to double by 2018

Number of hotel rooms in Jeddah to double by 2018

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The number of hotel rooms in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is forecast to double by 2018 according to a new report.

'Arabic Festival' opens at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai

'Arabic Festival' opens at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Showcasing local art, culture and cuisine, a two-week Arabic Festival opened today at the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai.

Hamad International Airport achieves record passenger numbers in first quarter of 2016

Qatar’s airport served a total of 30.9 million passengers in 2015 Hamad International Airport achieves record passenger numbers in first quarter of 2016

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has served a record 8.8 million passengers during the first quarter of 2016, making it the busiest quarter for the airport since its opening in May 2014.

Qatar Airways: New fleet management system called TOPS

Qatar Airways: New fleet management system called TOPS

Qatar Airways today announced the successful completion and implementation of a new fleet management system called TOPS that allows the airline to optimally schedule aircraft and better manage ...

Etihad Airways: New general manager in Nigeria

Etihad Airways: New general manager in Nigeria

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed George Mawadri as its new General Manager in Nigeria, where he will be responsible for growing Etihad Airways’ relationships with ...

Kuwait: No passport for tourism for stateless citizens

Kuwait: No passport for tourism for stateless citizens

Kuwait is to toughen up its measures regarding handing passports to stateless people residing in the country following the murder of a Kuwaiti citizen in Thailand.

Saudi hospitality industry adapts to rise of millennial traveler

Saudi hospitality industry adapts to rise of millennial traveler

Millennial travelers are forecast to become the dominant consumer group globally by 2020, yet the future appears closer for Saudi Arabia.

Demonstrators stage anti-government protests in Bahrain

Demonstrators stage anti-government protests in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain - Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Bahrain to voice their strong determination to press ahead with the peaceful campaign for the establishment of democracy in the Persian ...

Etihad Airways wins leading finance awards for unique bond agreement and best treasury team

Etihad Airways wins leading finance awards for unique bond agreement and best treasury team

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways’ finance team has continued its winning streak by landing two key awards – for best treasury team and for securing a unique US$700 million bond ...

‘Checking Out’ campaign urges Brits to clear their debts before leaving UAE

‘Checking Out’ campaign urges Brits to clear their debts before leaving UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The British Embassy in the UAE has launched a social media campaign this week which aims to ensure a smooth and hassle-free departure for British nationals who are ...

Inaugural Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards (2017

Inaugural Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards (2017

Details of the inaugural Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards (2017) will be announced by organizers’ dmg events at The Hotel Show in Jeddah this month.

Egypt opens its border with Gaza Strip for 48 hours

Egypt opens its border with Gaza Strip for 48 hours

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow citizens of the Palestinian enclave access to the outside world after nearly three months of closure.

Egyptian Tourism Minister welcomes Germany's decision to lift luggage restrictions to Sharm el Sheikh

Egyptian Tourism Minister welcomes Germany's decision to lift luggage restrictions to Sharm el Sheikh

CAIRO, Egypt - Following today's announcement that the German Government will lift their luggage restrictions to Sharm el Sheikh, Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Yehia Rashed, issued the following ...

25 killed and 56 wounded in Baghdad bombings

25 killed and 56 wounded in Baghdad bombings

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A least 25 people have been killed and 56 others wounded in two new blasts targeting a western neighborhood of the Iraqi capital city, as well as Kadhimiyah district of Baghdad, ...

Saudi Arabia's mega-projects in focus at vision conference 2016

Saudi Arabia's mega-projects in focus at vision conference 2016

Ramzi R. Solh, CEO of Commercial Development at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), is the latest addition to the line-up for the 2nd annual Vision Conference, Saudi Arabia.

ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 posted a 7% year-on-year rise in visitor numbers with more than 28,000 trade visitors attending the show, which took place from 25-28 ...

Jordan Dreams Green with dedication and celebrations at Amman’s first Green Park

Jordan Dreams Green with dedication and celebrations at Amman’s first Green Park

AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan kicks off its Dream Green Campaign with festivities surrounding the inauguration of the National Gallery of Fine Arts Park in Amman.

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