Sunday 26 March 2017

Sabre holds technology days in Saudi Arabia

Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has launched its 2017 Technology Day series in Saudi Arabia, offering a unique view into the top technology trends and innovations impacting the travel industry and what Sabre is investing in for the future.


Kuwait to showcase multi-billion-dollar tourism plans at ATM

The government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in tourism projects and a further $1 billion budget earmarked to promote the Gulf state over the same period. Plans are in place to establish a Supreme Commission for Tourism to in


Marriott brings TED salons series to Abu Dhabi

The recently opened Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi hosted the third of five global TED Fellows salons series yesterday featuring TED fellows El Seed and Aziza Chauoni. Renowned Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni and French/ Tunisian street artist El Seed took to the stage in Th


Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay joins Earth Hour

By spending an hour in the dark this Saturday (March 25) on the occasion of Earth Hour 2017, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, will join millions around the world to send a powerful message about a brighter future for the planet. Earth Hour is a worldwide event that encour


Danat Al Ain Resort offers 'dine for free' promotion

Danat Al Ain Resort, located in the garden city of Al Ain, has introduced a 'stay and dine for free' promotion. A stay at the 5-star resort with rooms starting Dh499 will offer guests a dining credit worth the amount of the room rate which they can use to pay for their meals wh


US bans laptops, tablets in cabin bags on some flights

The United States is banning electronic devices such as laptops and tablets from cabin baggage on flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries, a BBC report said. It will reportedly include all large


Frugere named new GM for Bayat Hotel by Cristal

Cristal Group has appointed Philippe F. Frugere as the general manger for Bayat Hotel by Cristal in Abha, Saudi Arabia - the region's first five-star property which will open in June. The Abha region in Saudi Arabia was recently named the capital of Arab Tourism 2017.


Salalah Rotana Resort welcomes 200,000 guests in 2016

Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman's largest free-standing five-star hotel, achieved successful performance in 2016, welcoming 200,000 guests to its 400-key waterfront resort. Serving Oman’s ever growing tourism market, Salalah Rotana Resort’s guest arrivals grew 20 per


New executive head for Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek

Xavier Halbi has been appointed as the new executive assistant manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. A French national, Halbi has over 16 years' experience in the hospitality industry and holds a B.A. in Hotel Management (Vatel), an MBA in International Hospitalit


Tourism supports 1 in 10 jobs, shows report

Travel and tourism generated 1 in 10 of the world’s jobs in 2016 as the sector grew by 3.3 per cent, outpacing the global economy for the sixth year in a row, reads a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC’s Economic Impact Report 2017, whic

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