Wednesday 28 June 2017

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).


SpongeBob SquarePants live show at City Centre Muscat

City Centre Muscat, Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping and lifestyle destination in Oman, invites families to watch the internationally touring children’s show featuring cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob SquarePants from the hit Nickelodeon show will be live


Paris Air Show orders soar despite fewer visitor numbers

This year's Paris Air Show saw fewer visitor numbers - a result of the tight security in the wake of several terror attacks - but still proved a 'good vintage', as orders rose to $150 billion from $130 billion two years ago, said a report. Boeing and Airbus took the l


Madinah hotel room prices skyrocket during Eid

Hotel room prices in Madinah, Saudi Arabia have skyrocketed with thousands of visitors from across the kingdom travelling to the holy city for the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, said a report. The prices of accommodation in Madinah vary depending on the season and location but it reaches


Modhesh World welcomes first visitors on Eid

Modhesh World - one of the most popular indoor edutainment destinations in the region – opened its doors to an action-packed day as families from across the globe thronged to the amusement facility in Dubai, UAE to celebrate Eid Al Fitr.  The new season of Modhesh Worl


Six Senses Laamu partners with Tropicsurf

Maldives-based Six Senses Laamu, a luxury resort,  said it aims to build on its already thriving surf culture by partnering with Tropicsurf, a leading Australian surf company. Tropicsurf has been operating internationally for over 30 years and has built a roster of 50 specia

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