Monday 23 October 2017

Private holiday rentals top preference for travellers

Hotels and serviced apartments are slowly losing out to private holiday rentals, which have become increasingly popular since the start of Airbnb, as research shows that one in three leisure travellers use private accommodations. Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, Operat


Crowne Plaza Amman takes home three awards

Crowne Plaza Amman recently scooped up three awards at the 2017 African and Arabia Hotel Awards. The first award was for 'Best Large Hotel in Jordan'; the second award was for 'Best City Hotel in Jordan'; and the third award was for International Five Star Standar


Enjoy an all-inclusive holiday at Danat Al Ain Resort

Danat Al Ain Resort, an idyllic retreat in the Garden City of Al Ain, invites guests and local residents alike to enjoy a truly stress-free holiday with an all-inclusive package. The all-inclusive package starts at Dh349 ($94.9) for a family of two adults and two kids below 12 ye


Emirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in November

Dubai-based Emirates is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on November 3.   Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ modern fleet. Today, Emirates flies the A380 to over 45 destinations span


Shoppers flock to Baku for major discounts, offers

Azerbaijan has been transformed into an international trading center, offering unique shopping opportunities, as the second edition of of the Baku Shopping Festival commences. The month long event, which runs from October 15 to November 15, will feature fun activities and offer g


Oman Air launches new competitions

Following the phenomenal success of its recent social media contests, Oman Air has launched exciting new competitions to celebrate World Tourism Day and the Indian festival of lights - Diwali. As part of its promotion for World Tourism Day, Oman Air had launched a ‘Winning


Al Tayyar Travel Group, Travelport sign multi-year deal

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has announced a new global agreement with Al Tayyar Travel Group, a leading travel company in the Middle East.   As a result of this multi-year agreement with Travelport, Al Tayyar and its subsidiaries will continue to use Trave


WTM London to put social media, AI under the spotlight

How destinations market themselves as social media grows in importance will be a key topic at WTM London 2017, the leading global event for the travel industry. The issue will come under the spotlight for two days of the event, on November 6 and 7, when panel discussions and a ke


UAE to unveil largest airspace restructuring in ME

Starting from December 7, the UAE will be able to effectively manage its airspace and ease congestion at airports with the launch of its airspace restructuring programme (ARP) - the largest airspace change the region has seen. Claiming to be one of the largest airspace changes th


IHG signs four new properties in South East Asia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announced the signing of four new properties at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP).   The four new resorts are: • Kimpton Bali (The first Kimpton H

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