Tuesday 25 July 2017

AccorHotels to rebrand landmark Dubai properties

AccorHotels today signed an agreement with Al Ghurair, one of the Middle East’s leading family businesses, for the rebrand of a landmark property consisting of 428 rooms and 192 apartments located at Al Ghurair Centre Complex. Both properties will be managed as part of the


SalamAir CEO leaves

The CEO of Oman’s low-cost carrier (LCC) SalamAir, Francois Bouteiller, has stepped down, according to a report. The airline said the board of directors has appointed one of its members as the interim CEO, said the Arab News report. SalamAir chairman Khalid A


Etihad among bidders for Alitalia stake: report

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is one of around 10 bidders that have shown interest to buy a partial or full stake in the Italian airline Alitalia, said a report. The non-binding bid, submitted ahead of a deadline on Friday, also suggests that Etihad may not be ready to reverse c


AviaAM Leasing sells fourth Airbus A321 with lease attached

AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, have sold its fourth Airbus A321 aircraft from its fleet with lease attached. The ownership of the aircraft was transferred to the new lessor together with operating lease contract with Small Planet Airlines


Best Western expands its footprint in Philippines

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued to expand its presence across the Philippines, bringing its modern, international hotels to new and exciting destinations. The latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio is the Best Western Bendix Hotel, located in the


Australia extends SmartGate service to Emiratis

Australia has extended the SmartGate service in its airports to arriving and departing Emiratis who hold ordinary passports, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced. The citizens of UAE can choose to clear their arrival and departure by usi


UAE travel group launches interactive website

UAE-based destination management services company Holiday Moments said it has launched a new interactive digital marketing and ecommerce platform featuring online tour booking services, as well as credit card and PayPal payment and live chat options, with all excursions bookable up to six month


Big growth in air traffic movements in Dubai

A total of 41,589 movements were recorded in the airspace of Dubai and the Northern Emirates of UAE during the month of June, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. According to the air traffic movement figures report released by Dubai


Sharjah airport to build new private jet terminal

Sharjah Airport Authority has signed two agreements with Gama Support Services, including building and operation of a new private jet terminal at Sharjah International Airport, with an investment of over Dh110 million ($30 million). The second agreement grants Gama the right to p


WTA honours two Hilton hotels in Seychelles

Two Hilton Seychelles resorts have won coveted titles at the globally-recognised World Travel Awards 2017. For the second year in a row, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa has been awarded the title of Seychelles' Leading Hotel Suite for its two-bedroom presidential

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