Tuesday 25 July 2017

IHG opens largest Holiday Inn Express in the Americas

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the 44-storey, 596-room Holiday Inn Express Waikiki hotel — the largest Holiday Inn Express property in the Americas region. Located just three blocks from Waikiki Beach, two blocks from Luxury Row shopping an


Tajawal launches Visa Checkout in Kuwait

Tajawal, a Dubai-based online travel booking site, has collaborated with Visa to provide Visa Checkout to its customers in Kuwait. As the first online travel agency in the Mena region to integrate Visa Checkout on their website earlier this year, tajawal is now rolling out the se


South Korea sees 20pc jump in UAE visitors to Jeju Island

South Korea’s Jeju Island witnessed a a 20 per cent increase in the number of UAE tourists during the first half of 2017, data showed. Figures released by the Jeju Island Tourism Organization, South Korea were presented in a special promotional event held on Thursday at the


AAR in deal to support flydubai Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

AAR, a global aftermarket solutions company, has expanded its relationship with Dubai-based flydubai by signing a long-term contract to provide comprehensive flight-hour component support for its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Flydubai airline is set to take delivery of 100 Boeing


Dusit International to debut in Bahrain

Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Manzil Hospitality Group to operate the dusitD2 Seef Bahrain, scheduled to open in Manama in 2018. The dusitD2 Seef Bahrain will be the company’s first property in Bahrain. The opening will help to position


Sheraton Amman Al Nabil unveils special summer offers

To celebrate the summer season and to add comfort and value for its guests, Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel in Jordan has launched special offers for the guests and visitors. The “ladies Night, Every Night” offer is held at Evoo restaurant, where the guests will enjoy s


Delta to launch nonstop Shanghai-Atlanta flight

Delta Air Lines is expanding in Asia with a new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China starting in July 2018. The new Atlanta flight will be Delta's fourth US gateway to Shanghai, complementing exist


Iata, Airlines for America launch baggage tracking campaign

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) and Airlines for America (A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking. The campaing aims to reduce mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annuall


New Jeddah airport project 90pc completed

Saudi civil aviation authorities said about 90 per cent of the new airport project in Jeddah, which comprises the existing King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), has been completed. The airport, which is spread over a 670,000-sq-m area, will boast 82 domestic, international


Dutch national wins $1m in Dubai Duty Free promotion

Dutch national Piao Ma has became the latest $1 million winner in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion. "He will be pleasantly surprised when he finds out he has won," organisers said in a statement. Following the Millennium Millionaire dr

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