Author: Ozgur Tore

Dubai Business Events reports strong start to 2017

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has reported strong results for the first half of 2017, with 97 bids submitted to host business events being successfully awarded to the city. The events secured since January, including conferences, exhibitions, meetings and incentive trips, are poised to attract over 51,636 delegates from around the world, resulting in an expected economic impact of approximately AED 375 million.Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Dubai has grown tremendously to become a leading destination for international business events. We recognise the significance of the...

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IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the signing two new properties in Dubai: Crowne Plaza® Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay. Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, and their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area, the planned business capital of the region, is in line with IHG’s strategy to grow these brands in emerging business epicentres. Expected to open in 2019, Crowne Plaza® Dubai Business Bay will be situated on the Business Bay Canal, near the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, as well as other developing commercial and residential communities....

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Berlin remains top destination for meetings in first half of 2017

Berlin is increasingly popular with organizers of meetings and conferences. In the first half of 2017, 4.96 million people (+1.8 per cent over the same period last year) attended 64,000 conventions and meetings (+1.9 per cent) in the German capital. Business travelers spent 3.9 million nights in Berlin over the first half of the year, an increase of eight per cent. A quarter of all Berlin hotel bookings were made by conference delegates. These figures come from the latest conference statistics by the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office. “As a venue for congresses, Berlin has gained an excellent reputation and...

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Saudia launches flights to Mauritius

Saudi Arabia Airlines (Saudia) has announced the launch of its three-times-weekly flights to Mauritius on the 14th September 2017. The flights will leave Riyadh with a one-hour stop in Jeddah before heading to Mauritius. These will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a total capacity of 298 seats, of which 24 in Business Class. Mauritius is the third new destination for the company this year, and the 87th...

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RJ launches new Online Premium Services

Starting today,August 16, Royal Jordanian Airlines will offer three online services to its guests, in order to enhance their travel experience at all stages. The services which can be purchased through RJ website on www.rj.com, include Queen Alia International Airport crown lounge pass for economy class passengers  “Lounge pass”, Crown class online bidding program “Go Crown”, onboard duty free service and online duty free purchases prior to the flight, through “Royal Boutique”. Royal Jordanian President/CEO Stefan Pichler said that these services are another milestone to enhance the travel experience of all guests by offering unbundled and flexible services. “We...

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