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Finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019 in Muscat
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Finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019 in Muscat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019

The finest travel brands in the world have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Muscat, Oman. The elite ... Read More

Oman’s SalamAir eyeing European destinations
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Oman’s SalamAir eyeing European destinations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

To cater to its ever-expanding network, Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, SalamAir, has signed a lease agreement with GE Capital Aviation ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks
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Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?
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Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran
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War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- ... Read More

Budget Airline SalamAir Muscat to Tehran is second flight destination to Iran
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Budget Airline SalamAir Muscat to Tehran is second flight destination to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has launched its first flight to Tehran, Iran flying Muscat- Tehran three times a week ... Read More

17 passengers killed, 9 injured in Muscat-Dubai bus crash in UAE
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17 passengers killed, 9 injured in Muscat-Dubai bus crash in UAE

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019

17 people were killed when a bus from Oman crashed in the United Arab Emirates, according to Dubai police. At ... Read More

Seychelles’ Best recognized at World Travel Awards in Mauritius
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Seychelles’ Best recognized at World Travel Awards in Mauritius

editor editor- June 4, 2019

Seychelles’ best performing tourism related businesses have been recognized at the 26th Edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) in ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf
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FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks
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Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

editor editor- May 17, 2019

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made next ... Read More

Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn
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Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019

Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) will be opening in the upcoming months. Laurent ... Read More

Record turn-out for Centara World Masters 2019 as golf tourism continues to soar in Thailand
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Record turn-out for Centara World Masters 2019 as golf tourism continues to soar in Thailand

editor editor- May 2, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has revealed that a record number of competitors from around the world ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International reveals impressive global expansion plans at ATM 2019
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Swiss-Belhotel International reveals impressive global expansion plans at ATM 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019

Swiss-Belhotel International has concluded four successful days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel ... Read More

Avis Budget Group wins multiple awards in the Middle East
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Avis Budget Group wins multiple awards in the Middle East

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Avis Budget Group has been awarded multiple accolades at the 2019 World Travel Awards, for its car rental brands Avis ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market
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GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its ... Read More

The World Travel Award goes to Shaza
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The World Travel Award goes to Shaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019

Shaza, a unique luxury hotel brand inspired by the cultures of the Silk Route, walked off with no less than ... Read More

Middle East’s finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards in Abu Dhabi
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Middle East’s finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards in Abu Dhabi

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019

The Middle East’s finest travel brands have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The elite ... Read More

World Travel Awards heads to Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi for Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019
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World Travel Awards heads to Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi for Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019

editor editor- April 26, 2019

Abu Dhabi is reinforcing its standing as a world-class events destination as it steps up to host the most important ... Read More

Centel Announces all-times high and annual cash dividend
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Centel Announces all-times high and annual cash dividend

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019

Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (“CENTEL”) (SET: CENTEL) today announced that the shareholders in their AGM 1/2562 have passed ... Read More

40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai
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40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India ... Read More

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi prepares to host World Travel Awards
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Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi prepares to host World Travel Awards

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to Yas Island’s series of world-class attractions, is stepping up to host ... Read More

Centara identifies technological and social trends that will shape the hospitality industry in the next 10 years
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Centara identifies technological and social trends that will shape the hospitality industry in the next 10 years

editor editor- April 18, 2019

Global hospitality is at a crossroads. In the last 20 years, technology has transformed every aspect of the guest journey, ... Read More

Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years
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Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019

Africa’s vast aviation potential as the continent continues to increase airline frequency to the GCC will be explored at the ... Read More

19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa
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19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its  Middle East and Africa portfolio ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman
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Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started ... Read More

Centara to showcase traditional Thai heritage through Songkran
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Centara to showcase traditional Thai heritage through Songkran

editor editor- April 2, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is partnering with Smile in Love Wedding Studio to showcase Thailand’s rich ... Read More

Nicolas Chammaa as General Manager of Vida Downtown Dubai
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Nicolas Chammaa as General Manager of Vida Downtown Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed seasoned strategic and results-driven leader, Nicolas ... Read More

Marriott to open South Asia’s first Tribute Portfolio hotel at Cochin International Airport
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Marriott to open South Asia’s first Tribute Portfolio hotel at Cochin International Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019

Twenty14 Holdings has announced plans to launch Port Muziris – South Asia’s first Tribute Portfolio hotel, part of Marriott International, ... Read More

Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan
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Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

editor editor- March 22, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is focusing on three key sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International appoints new General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat
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Swiss-Belhotel International appoints new General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019

Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Paul Uglesic as the General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman. Paul has ten years of ... Read More

Oman Air climbs to first place in one of Heathrow’s greenest years yet
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Oman Air climbs to first place in one of Heathrow’s greenest years yet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

Oman Air has landed first place in the latest Heathrow “Fly Quiet and Green” league table, due to its use ... Read More

35 airlines confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai
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35 airlines confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

More than 30 airlines have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa – co-located with ... Read More

Europeans travel to GCC in record numbers: 29% increase by 2023 expected
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Europeans travel to GCC in record numbers: 29% increase by 2023 expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019

Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 29% over the period 2018 to 2023, driven by new and direct ... Read More

Centara on track to realizing 5-year strategic vision after securing 10 hotels in 2018
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Centara on track to realizing 5-year strategic vision after securing 10 hotels in 2018

editor editor- March 13, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has revealed that it is on track to achieve its strategic vision, ... Read More

Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 Crashes, 62 airlines in danger?
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Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 Crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019

How safe is the brand new Boeing 737 Max 8? This a legitimate question to ask while search and rescue operations are ... Read More

Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5 percent annually to 2023
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Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5 percent annually to 2023

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% between 2018 and 2023 to ... Read More