Saturday 24 June 2017

Etihad to boost Mena operations, adds new Dammam flight

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways is set to boost capacity between its Abu Dhabi hub and the key markets of Amman (Jordan), Beirut (Lebanon), Cairo (Egypt) and Casablanca and Rabat (Morocco) in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region to cater to the peak June – September travel


EDM unveils infographic on cabin crew

EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, has announced the launch of aviation industry’s first infographic about the cabin crew sector.   EDM’s infographic includes visual representations of use


Airbus wins $40bn commercial jet orders at Paris

Airbus announced $39.7 billion worth of new business during the 2017 Paris Air Show, providing strong evidence that the commercial aircraft market remains healthy. The company won commitments for a total of 326 aircraft, including firm orders for 144 aircraft worth $18.5 billion


Gulf Air celebrates debut flight to Georgia

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air today (June 22) celebrated the launch of its direct thrice-a-week service to the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A celebratory event took place at Bahrain International Airport with The Georgian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and  Oman


Centara achieves more gold for green

Centara Hotels & Resorts received top recognition from EarthCheck, a leading scientific benchmarking and certification group for travel and tourism, as two of its properties were awarded Gold Certifications for sustainability. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at


Bahrain looking to boost cruise calls at ports

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority focused on boosting cruise calls at the kingdom's ports at a recent Cruise Sector Committee meeting held at its office. The meeting was held as a part of BTEA’s efforts to develop this sector in line with the kingdom’s


Etihad to give Economy Class passengers paid access to lounges

Starting from July, Economy Class passengers will be able to experience the luxurious services and facilities at Etihad's lounges for a fee. The changes, effective on July 3, come amid a strategy review for new ways to boost revenues as well as improve its value proposition f


Celebrate Eid with Kempinski Hotel Palm Jumeirah

Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah invites families to mark the conclusion of Ramadan by escaping to a world-class boutique property nestled within the fronds of the Palm Jumeirah. The finest delicacies across a distinctive range of cuisines, a wealth of leisure offerin


IHG to launch new mid-scale hotel brand

InterContinental Hotels Group revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality mid-scale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more than 14 million guests in a vastly underserved segment of the US mid-scale market, estimated to be worth $20 bill


Intercon debuts its Staybridge Suites brand in Jeddah

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced today the opening of Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall. The hotel’s connection to Alandalus Mall - one of the most important shopping destinations in Jeddah with an annual v

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