Tuesday 25 April 2017
 
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Dubai-bound AI flight suffers tyre burst

A Dubai-bound Air India flight had a narrow escape on Monday as the plane veered off the runway after an engine failure during the take off and suffered a tyre burst at the Kozhikode  (Calicut) airport, a report said. The pilot of the flight AI-C937 reported trouble in the l

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Qatar Airways to offer hi-speed broadband, Qsuite on flights

Qatar Airways made a host of exciting announcements to kick-start Day One of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East’s biggest travel show in Dubai today. At the annual press conference, Qatar Airways announced it will be the first airline in the Middle East to launch hi

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InterContinental signs four new hotels in MEA

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announced four new hotel signings as well as six new hotel openings across the GCC in 2017 at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, UAE. The announcements are an indication of IHG’s

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Etihad appoints new CEO for Airline Equity Partners unit

Etihad Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as chief executive officer, Airline Equity Partners. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the group’s minority equity investment strategy, which includes stakes in airberlin, Alitalia, Je

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GCC turns to China, India to boost growth in tourism receipts

Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute financial pressures of the challenging global economy. The findings were published today (April 2

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Shangri-La reveals major Asian expansion

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel operator, today revealed details of its pipeline of new luxury properties across the Indian Ocean and Asia at a press conference held during Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. Shangri-La said it will set a new standar

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Crowngate plans $60m resort at Al Marjan Island

Crowngate International, a leading real estate development company has acquired a plot on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah to develop a new upscale resort valued at Dh220 million ($59.8 million). The new property is scheduled to open in late 2019. “It is in

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Dubai’s Desert Gate joins MTS Globe

MTS Globe, a leading European destination management and hotel trading company, and the Dubai based destination management firm Desert Gate have announced that MTS Globe has become equal partner in Desert Gate. MTS Globe currently operates out of 65 destination offices in 15 coun

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DXB retains title of Best Airport in the Middle East

Dubai International (DXB) retained the title of the Best Airport in the Middle East at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017 organised in Dubai on Sunday.     “We are very pleased with the award as it validates our constant efforts to enhance customer expe

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Marriott to boost MEA portfolio with 29 new hotels

Marriott International continues to strengthen its position across the Middle East and Africa region, with a remarkable 29 new properties set to open in 2017 with a total of 6,815 rooms. The openings will see the hotel operator expand its Middle East footprint by 15 properties ac

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