Tuesday 19 September 2017

BAS to implement new cargo handling system

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), the sole operator of ground services at the kingdom's international airport, is set to implement its in-house developed cargo handling system to cover all operational aspects. The new "Cargo Dream System" which boasts the latest inter


Oman Air successfully tests crisis procedures

Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has successfully completed a crisis simulation exercise to test the airline’s emergency response plans and procedures. The emergency response teams led by senior manager, Safety and ERP Captain Waheed Al Subhi were mobilised and the e


Sharjah's five-star heritage property set for 2018 launch

Work on Sharjah’s luxury and heritage hospitality property, Al Bait Hotel, is progressing as per schedule with more than 70 per cent of the project already completed, according to a report. The first five-star luxury hotel on a heritage site in the UAE, Al Bait Hotel is bei


Crowne Plaza Amman receives top honour

Crowne Plaza Amman has been named the Luxury Family Friendly Hotel of the year 2017 by the Luxury Travel Guide Middle East & Africa Awards 2017. The awards highlight the best accommodation providers throughout their region. The winners have been chosen for their unique interi


Designs Group sets up strong presence at The Hotel Show

A pioneer in providing integrated hotel solutions, construction and management services, Saudi-based Designs Group is showcasing its wide range of products and services at The Hotel Show, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from Spetember 18 to 20. With over three decades of o


Abu Dhabi Airports’ VIP Terminal partners with Al Hilal Bank

Abu Dhabi Airports’ VIP Terminal, operated by National Aviation Services (NAS), signed a partnership agreement with Al Hilal Bank in Abu Dhabi to provide exclusive VIP Terminal access at Abu Dhabi International Airport to top-ranking customers.   Abdul Majeed Al Khoori,


Qinvest buys stake in Barcelona marina

Qinvest, Qatar's leading private investment group and one of the region’s most prominent Islamic financial institutions, has announced its investment in OneOcean Port Vell, a world-class marina in Barcelona,  Spain. The investment was made through its wholly-owned


Hotelier Summit Africa 2017 to focus on sustainability

With organisations increasingly adopting the approach to sustainability, the 2017 edition of Hotelier Summit Africa (North) will focus on sustainable practices, conscious cleaning solutions and energy efficient advancements in real estate and hospitality industry. This important


KHC sells interest in Four Seasons Langkawi for $90m

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, has sold its 90 per cent interest in the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia for $90 million. The shares were sold to Leisure Ventures, an affiliate of Hotel Properties Limited (HPL),


Saudi hotel construction contracts to hit $2.5bn

Buoyed by a booming hotels and leisure construction market, the contract awards in Saudi Arabia for this sector will likely hit $2.5 billion by the end of this year, said a report ahead of The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show in Dubai. A key industry event, The Big 5 Outdoor

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