Passenger demand drives increase in flydubai’s frequency to Tanzania

Dubai-based flydubai announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from 29 October. The relaunched service to the carrier’s third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see flydubai’s network in Africa expand to 12 destinations. flydubai...
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Pegasus Receives Airbus Operational Excellence Award

Pegasus Airlines has received an Airbus “Operational Excellence” Award at the Operational Excellence Awards which was held at the Airbus A320 Family Symposium on 17th May in Berlin.   Pegasus received the Best Operational Excellence Award for Europe, Middle...
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Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager In Oman

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced the appointment of Hassan Al Yousuf as its new General Manager for the Sultanate of Oman.  Based at the airline’s offices in Muscat, Hassan is responsible for leading Etihad...
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Dubai to welcome the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East

Sofitel has announced the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East with development partner MKM Commercial Holdings LLC. Expected to open in early 2019, Sofitel Dubai Wafi will join the luxury brand’s growing portfolio of 14 hotels and 4,400 rooms in operation and...
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Gulf Air onboard with annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution

Building on the success of previous years, national carrier Gulf Air, last week commenced its annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution initiative with members of the airline’s workforce helping ensure the safety of drivers on the road and facilitate the breaking of...
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S7 Airlines opens Moscow-Tehran flights

S7 Airlines opens Moscow-Tehran flights

S7 Airlines announces the launch of new flights between Moscow and Tehran (Iran). The tickets are already available for purchase. The flights from the Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Tehran will be performed from 22 June 2017 on Mondays and...

Oman Air launches new baggage offer

Oman Air launches new baggage offer

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce that it is introducing a new baggage offer for the holy month of Ramadan. Guests travelling in economy classes during Ramadan will be able to travel with two bags (weighing up to 30kg in...

Emirates maps future airport experience with key partners

Emirates maps future airport experience with key partners

Emirates has launched its “Together” initiative in collaboration with key partners: Dubai Customs, Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai Police, and Dubai Airports. The initiative aims to improve traveller experience at the...

India remains top source market of GCC countries

India remains top source market of GCC countries

Major tourism hotspots in the GCC are experiencing a surge in Indian visitors. In both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, India was the top performing source market in 2016. In Dubai, 1.8 million nationals arrived last year compared to 1.6 million in 2015 and in Abu Dhabi,...

London’s popular Turkish restaurant to open in Dubai

London’s popular Turkish restaurant to open in Dubai

Turkish ‘Pide’ restaurant Babaji will open its first venue outside of the UK at Dubai’s City Walk. Babaji is a contemporary Pide hall in the heart of London, near Piccadilly Circus, on Shaftesbury Avenue at the corner with Wardour Street. Pide, sometimes called...

Erbil Arjaan by Rotana is now open

Erbil Arjaan by Rotana is now open

Affirming its commitment to the growth and development of the tourism sector in Erbil and towards creating employment opportunities for Kurdish youth in the hospitality sector, Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the...

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...

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...

Madinat Jumeirah unveils virtual planning tool for events

Madinat Jumeirah unveils virtual planning tool for events

Madinat Jumeirah is delighted to unveil a new cutting-edge virtual online planning tool which has revolutionized event and conference planning at the Arabian Resort of Dubai. The user-friendly booking tool covers all venues at Madinat Jumeirah and takes event planners...

MICE Arabia & Luxury Travel Congress started

MICE Arabia & Luxury Travel Congress started

The 5th Annual edition of the MICE Arabia & Luxury Travel Congress kick-started with a powerful session on ‘Redefining MICE’ by DR. Rob Davidson, MD MICE Knowledge, Author, International Motivational Speaker, and a key influencer of the UK MICE...

ATM to focus on $8.3 billion MENA wellness tourism sector

ATM to focus on $8.3 billion MENA wellness tourism sector

A Wellness Symposium will throw the spotlight on the $8.3 billion industry in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, 24-27 April. A partnership between the World Travel Market...