Tuesday 19 September 2017

Sharjah Tourism opens desert, natural habitats to tour vehicles

As part of efforts to boost destination experiences in the emirate, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has begun issuing permits for vehicles of tour operators wishing to enter desert and natural habitat areas. Sharjah is known for its attractive natur


Dubai-based venture capital invests in Wego

MEVP, a leading regional venture capital firm, announced on Sunday that it has invested funds in Wego, an online travel marketplace, in exchange for an equity ownership. MEVP is investing in Wego as part of the company’s latest equity round alongside MBC Group (Middle East


Dubai Hotel and Leisure Show opens

Two hospitality events - The Hotel Show Dubai and The Leisure Show Dubai - were opened this morning by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group.   Tak


New GM for upcoming Four Seasons Hotel Tunis

Four Seasons veteran leader Ahmed Khalaf has been named the new general manager of the soon-to-open Four Seasons Hotel Tunis. Most recently general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Khalaf began his Four Seasons career in his hometown of Cairo, first at one


Damac Maison Royale The Distinction opens in Dubai

Damac Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality arm of Damac Properties, has announced the official launch of the luxurious Damac Maison Royale The Distinction, comprising well-appointed hotel apartments in the heart of Dubai’s prestigious Downtown district. The latest five-sta


Qatar Airways to boost flights to Sohar, Oman

Qatar Airways has announced plans to add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in Oman, from October 1. The additional frequency was added in response to increased passenger demand, and will take the number of weekly flights between Doha and Oman from 52


DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Trieste, Italy

H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest independent players in the Italian hospitality industry, has signed an agreement to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste. The hotel will be located in Piazza della Repubblica and housed in the historic former headquarters of the


Oman Air awarded for social responsibility initiatives

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has won the Golden Excellence Medal for social responsibility in the 12th session of the Arabic Organisation for Social Responsibility (ROSR). This award recognises Oman Air’s outstanding contribution through its sust


Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai to host charity dinner

The October, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai will host a culinary celebration in support of Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to medical education and research. The fundraising dinner, which will be held on October 17, forms part of Road to Awareness


New hospitality game changers unveiled at The Hotel Show Dubai

Middle East hotels can now identify a guest's temperature and comfort preferences and even their mood to perfectly tailor their stay - thanks to a wide range of products being launched at this week's The Hotel Show Dubai. With the millennial generation seeking more autono

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