Rotana has a new hotel project in Muscat, Oman

Rotana announced a new management agreement with Golden Group Holding (GGH) for a new hotel project in Muscat, Oman. The agreement was signed by Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana, and Sheikh Salim bin Ahmed Al Ghazali, Chairman of Golden Group Holding during...
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Abu Dhabi International Airport announces results for Q1 2017

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) handled in excess of 6.15 million passengers in the first quarter of 2017, representing a 1.8% increase in airport traffic compared with the January-March period of 2016, which reached 6.04 million. Key highlights: The top five...
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Gulf Air appoints VFS Global to provide visas for Bahrain visitors

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has partnered with VFS Global, the largest visa service provider in the world, to facilitate visa issuance for passengers flying to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The online visa facility will launch this summer on...
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Hyatt palns to double brand presence in the Middle East

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans to expand Hyatt’s brand footprint in the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with the signing of management agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for 14 Hyatt-branded hotels across the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt...
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Park Inn by Radisson Samsun opens its doors in Turkey

Park Inn by Radisson, The Rezidor Hotel Group’s colorful and energetic midscale hotel brand, makes its debut in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey with the Park Inn by Radisson Samsun. The hotel is the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in Turkey this year...
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Abu Dhabi International Airport announces results for Q1 2017

Abu Dhabi International Airport announces results for Q1 2017

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) handled in excess of 6.15 million passengers in the first quarter of 2017, representing a 1.8% increase in airport traffic compared with the January-March period of 2016, which reached 6.04 million. Key highlights: The top five...

Qatar Airways to launch a connection between Doha and Prague

Qatar Airways to launch a connection between Doha and Prague

Today, Qatar Airways has announced that as a part of its expansion, it will launch a regular scheduled connection between Doha and Prague at the start of the 2018 summer schedule. The route will be serviced with Airbus 330 and, alongside the direct regular scheduled...

Oman Air welcomes a new Boeing B787-9 to its fleet

Oman Air welcomes a new Boeing B787-9 to its fleet

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 boosting its fleet with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which joined recently on 22nd April 2017. This is in addition to the new 737-800s and 787-9 which were added to...

AZAL opens direct flights from Baku to Jeddah

AZAL opens direct flights from Baku to Jeddah

Azerbaijan Airlines will start direct flights from Baku to the second largest city in Saudi Arabia – Jeddah starting from September this year. Jeddah is considered the economic capital of Saudi Arabia, and also the largest city in the administrative district of...

Dubai to launch taxi drones by July

Dubai to launch taxi drones by July

The taxi drones are part of a wider initiative to make 25% of all passenger journeys in Dubai be carried out in autonomous vehicles by 2030 and to make the emirate the smartest city in the world. The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced during the...

Etihad Museum opens in Dubai

Etihad Museum opens in Dubai

Etihad Museum, which chronicles the story of the UAE since its birth, opened to the public on 7 January, following its inauguration by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on 2 December...

3 best family city breaks in Europe

3 best family city breaks in Europe

A city holiday with children can be difficult but you shouldn’t avoid it. The best family vacations become the stuff of legend, inspiring the stories you and your relatives repeat and reminisce over for years. Here are ten of the most family-friendly cities in...

Rotana has a new hotel project in Muscat, Oman

Rotana has a new hotel project in Muscat, Oman

Rotana announced a new management agreement with Golden Group Holding (GGH) for a new hotel project in Muscat, Oman. The agreement was signed by Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana, and Sheikh Salim bin Ahmed Al Ghazali, Chairman of Golden Group Holding during...

Hyatt palns to double brand presence in the Middle East

Hyatt palns to double brand presence in the Middle East

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans to expand Hyatt’s brand footprint in the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with the signing of management agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for 14 Hyatt-branded hotels across the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt...

Park Inn by Radisson Samsun opens its doors in Turkey

Park Inn by Radisson Samsun opens its doors in Turkey

Park Inn by Radisson, The Rezidor Hotel Group’s colorful and energetic midscale hotel brand, makes its debut in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey with the Park Inn by Radisson Samsun. The hotel is the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in Turkey this year...

Emaar unveils 6 new hotel projects

Emaar unveils 6 new hotel projects

Emaar Hospitality Group unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market 2017. These projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the Group’s three...

Hilton powers GCC hotel expansion

Hilton powers GCC hotel expansion

Following another year of landmark growth under the leadership of Carlos Khneisser, Hilton has over 21,000 rooms in its pipeline across the Gulf more than 16,000 of which are already under construction and scheduled to open before 2020. The six markets of the GCC...

PATA to hold first event in Abu Dhabi

PATA to hold first event in Abu Dhabi

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The PATA Adventure...

Dubai welcomes Forever Living mega-incentive group

Dubai welcomes Forever Living mega-incentive group

Dubai has officially welcomed one of its largest ever incentive groups, with more than 12,000 visitors from over 100 countries worldwide arriving for the Forever Global Rally 2017, taking place 2-11 April. Dubai Business Events, the city’s official convention bureau,...

ATM Global Stage to open with Expo 2020 legacy debate

ATM Global Stage to open with Expo 2020 legacy debate

The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, returning for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre, from April 24 to 27. Expo 2020, between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations...

Professional Congress Organisers gather in Dubai

Professional Congress Organisers gather in Dubai

Professional Congress Organisers from across the globe came together in Dubai for the 2017 IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly. Hosted by Dubai-based IAPCO member company Meeting Minds Experts, and supported by Dubai Business Events (DBE), this landmark event...