Tuesday 21 November 2017

RLS Bahrain conducts first open water lifeguards course

Royal Life Saving Bahrain recently concluded the first internationally recognised Beach Lifeguard Course at Marassi Al Bahrain Beach.   The five-day training was attended by professional lifeguards and water sports instructors from Marassi Al Bahrain, Ritz Carlt


Mövenpick signs deal for new Egypt North Coast resort

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is cementing its presence in Egypt with plans to operate a new coastal resort property on Egypt’s North Coast – a popular leisure destination and growing commercial centre.   The Swiss hospitality firm has signed a


Bahrain to invite Expo City bids in Q1

Bahrain government will start inviting bids for the construction of its ambitious exhibition and convention city project during the first quarter of 2018, said a report. The detailed designs for the Expo City project, being prepared in co-operation with the Ministry of Works, Mun


MCI, Zahara join forces to bring events to Oman

MCI Middle East has announced a new strategic partnership with Zahara Tours in Oman and has now launched MCI Oman.    The partnership reaffirms MCI’s strategy of growing in the Middle East and driving the meetings industry forward in its e


Alpha Destination Management wins top award

Alpha Destination Management, a leading destination management company in the Gulf, was declared the winner of the ‘Best DMC Worldwide’ Award by Virgin Holidays at a glittering ceremony held in London.   Virgin Holidays is a leading UK Tour operator


New Marinas at Mina Rashid in Dubai inaugurated

The new "Marinas" at the Mina Rashid Marina in Dubai, which will harbour 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years, was inaugurated by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today.   It is expected to be a new


Bahrain tourist arrivals jump 12.8pc

Bahrain received a total of 8.7 million tourists during the first three quarters of 2017, up 12.8 per cent on the same period the previous year, according to official data.    The figures, reported by the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA),


Gulf Air awards ST Aerospace component support deal

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced that it has awarded a 15-year contract for Boeing 787 aircraft component support to Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace), the aerospace arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering).  


Travel Counsellors launches new 'Route to Entry' programme

Travel Counsellors UAE has launched a new ‘route to entry’ for industry professionals looking to establish their own home-based travel business.   The Dubai branch of global homeworking firm Travel Counsellors has introduced a unique Travel Trade Pro


Emirates Hospital 'committed to medical tourism'

Emirates Hospital, a leading healthcare facility owned by KBBO Group, has reaffirmed its commitment to providing medical services to tourists, particularly Chinese visitors.   During official visit and meeting with Dr Jia Xiao Fang, president of China Internatio

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