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Catching up with Air Seychelles trainees in Abu Dhabi

During a recent visit to Etihad headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the Board of Directors of Air Seychelles took the time to meet 14 Seychellois students, who are now attached to the Etihad aviation academy.

More codeshare deals by Air Seychelles open up Eastern Europe

(eTN) - Only days after formally signing a deal with partner airline Etihad to open the Australian market through codeshared flights to Melbourne and Sydney, Air Seychelles has now inked a strategic p

Abu Dhabi: hospitable to an extent

Abu Dhabi has been dubbed as a tourism destination that ranks among the world’s “best-in-class” by some of the world’s most influential travel and tourism industry players following its hostin

UAE company wins Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award

DUBAI, UAE - Co-organizer of the Chinese Visitor Summit in Abu Dhabi, Nicholas Publishing International (NPI) has won the prestigious Chinese Tourists Welcoming (CTW) Award 2012, given by the Chinese

Abu Dhabi trying to position itself as major tourism hub

ABU DHABI/MUSCAT - Abu Dhabi is trying to position itself as an attractive tourism destination, with massive investments in airport facilities, airline connectivity as well as hotel rooms.

Global Summit presents vision for the future of aviation

Speaking in Abu Dhabi today at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, told more than 800 senior travel executives tha

WTTC President says the time for leadership is now

In his closing speech at the 13th WTTC Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, David Scowsill, the President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) explained that, by 2050, there will be 3 billion peo

Brevity is king at WTTC’s 2013 Global Summit

ABU DHABI (eTN) - The first day of this year's edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council's Global Summit has come and gone, but the words uttered by some of the most influential names in the busin

US President Clinton shares his views with travel & tourism leaders...

In his keynote address, US President Clinton addressed the 1,000 international delegates of senior tourism leaders at the 13th annual World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit (WTTC) in Abu Dhabi.

WTTC Chairman Michael Frenzel declares Abu Dhabi summit open

Michael Frenzel, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of TUI Deutschland GmbH and TUIfly GmbH and Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, declared the WTTC’s 13th Global Travel & Tourism Summi

WTTC: Travel & Tourism industry must grasp the mantle of leadership...

David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), is calling on the global Travel & Tourism industry “to grasp the mantle of leadership in order to influence.”

Kenya Airways prepares to launch Abu Dhabi flights in July

(eTN) - Kenya Airways (KQ) has confirmed they will commence flights to Abu Dhabi, initially three times a week, using a two class B737-800NG.

EIBTM says Middle East exhibitors in high demand

Plans for EIBTM, the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, are well underway with key exhibitors already rebooked to attend in 2

2012 again demonstrated how resilient travel and tourism industry is, WTTC...

(eTN) - Fresh off the release of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) favorable 2012 global travel and tourism industry economic report, the organization’s president and CEO, David Scowsill

Abu Dhabi conference to focus on cruise, marina tourism in Gulf,...

ABU DHABI, UAE - Maritime industry experts speaking at the third annual edition of the World Ports & Trade Summit will turn their attention from seaborne trade issues to cruise and marina development,

Growing number of UAE visitors in Seychelles

Seychelles has been seeing the number of visitors from the UAE grow in numbers.

Indian tourists flock to to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE - Winning appeal of an iconic brand and a diverse family-friendly offering creates a double-barrelled pull for Indian tourists in the UAE.

Abu Dhabi aims to attract more tourists from India

Expecting to attract more tourists from India, Abu Dhabi, the largest of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch a road show in India, an Abu Dhabi Tourism official sa

Abu Dhabi to promote tourism in India with five-city road show

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is to begin 2013 with a five-city road show taking in key cities in India as it looks to build inbound tou

Alitalia announces opening of four new routes

ITALY (eTN) - The launch of new flights being part of the strategy of the development and growth of the international and intercontinental network are a key part of the new Business Plan of the Alital

Anger in Abu Dhabi over Ethiopian refusal to let flag carrier...

(eTN) - A regular Gulf aviation source has let it drop that anger is boiling over in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, after it was learned that the Ethiopian authorities have withheld approvals for Etiha

Air Seychelles to fly to Hong Kong in February 2013

Air Seychelles announced today that it would introduce services to Hong Kong in February 2013, subject to regulatory approvals, following the delivery of its second Airbus A330-200 aircraft in January

IATA adopts foundation standard for new distribution capability

ABU DHABI, UAE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA Passenger Services Conference (PSC) adopted a Resolution on a Foundation Standard for a New Distribution Cap

World Luxury Fashion Week to debut in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - World Luxury Fashion Week will make a much anticipated debut appearance in Abu Dhabi this year and is set to become an annual fixture for the UAE capital city.

Seychelles honored to receive World Routes award

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, told the press after receiving the much-coveted award for Best Marketing approach by a Tourism Board, that Seychelles was to

Open your eyes to the Work of ORBIS

There is still time to book your place on an exclusive tour of the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital during World Routes in Abu Dhabi.

New control tower at Birmingham Airport sparks into life

The new Air Traffic Control Tower at Birmingham Airport has taken a major step towards completion this week, as work begins on installing specialist avionics equipment inside the iconic building.

Tenerife has hub ambitions

Tenerife is aiming to become an international hub with routes to West Africa, and South America.

ADAC prepares for New Abu Dhabi – Rome link

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today during the 18th World Route Development Forum in Abu Dhabi that it is finalising its preparations to welcome Alitalia, the national airline of Italy,

Legacy carrier among entrants at New Island Airport

One or more legacy airlines from the UK, US and Canada are expected to be the first carriers to operate to Argyle Airport, which is under construction in St Vincent and the Grenadines.