Wednesday 28 June 2017

The Diplomat Radisson Blu Bahrain welcomes new GM

Kosta Kourotsidis has been appointed as the new general manager of The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel in Bahrain. A German/Greek national, Kourotsidis has gained extensive experience in the hospitality industry since starting his career 20 years ago. Born in Germany b


Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai targets Chinese visitors

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai is hoping to lure more Chinese visitors this year following the recent sales mission trip made by the hotel's assistant director of sales, Azel Casianan. Joining the 2017 Dubai China Roadshow organised by The Dubai Department of Tourism and Comm


Etihad, China Southern Airlines ink codeshare deal

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, have announced a new codeshare partnership. This increases the number of codeshare agreements operated by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 53.  Under the agreem


Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has completed maintenance and repair works on the newest member of CMV’s fleet, the cruise ship Columbus. The full scope of works was concluded within a tight timescale, thus ensuring that the vess


Drive to streamline checks at Emirates Terminal 3

Travellers departing from Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 can look forward to a smoother airport experience with the implementation of two new initiatives that will streamline the check-in and immigration checks at departure. Involving biometric technology and new automate


Centara Hotels appoints Aviareps as ME sales rep

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, recently appointed Aviareps to conduct the hospitality brand’s sales promotion activities within the Arabian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.   Aviareps is r


ME hotel occupancy, rates down in May, Africa results mixed

The hotel industry in the Middle East reported negative results during May 2017, while hotels in Africa recorded mixed results in the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR. Occupancy levels in the Middle East dropped 5.9 per cent to 64.4 per cent in May, with


AviaAM JV delivers fourth Airbus to Aeroflot

AviaAM Financial Leasing China, a joint venture between AviaAM Leasing and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA), has acquired its fourth Airbus A320 family aircraft. On June 23, the 20 business and 120 economy seatsconfigured aircraft was handed to Aerof


Boeing inks deals worth $74.8bn at Paris Air Show

Boeing strengthened its market position incremental orders and commitments during the Paris Air Show week with a total of 571 Boeing airplanes, valued at $74.8 billion at list prices. The company launched the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of the 737 MAX family, with more than 361


India sees 6.5m outbound luxury, Mice tourists by 2020

India is estimated to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and Mice tourists annually by 2020, reinforcing the country’s influence as a key source market for Mice and luxury travel, according to figures published ahead of the fifth Annual Mice India and Luxury Travel Congress (MILT).

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