Wednesday 26 April 2017

Al Zorah's Marina 1 begins activities

Al Zorah, a premium waterfront lifestyle and leisure destination by Solidere International and the Government of Ajman, has announced the official opening of Marina 1, the development’s first fully fitted out marina, at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Marina 1,


Travellers 'return to booking with traditional agents'

Traditional travel agencies have an opportunity to re-capture the market share previously lost to online travel agents (OTAs) by converging operations to digital and social media platforms, delegates at the Arabian Travel Market Digital Transformation Summit have learned. Address


IIB, Al Shiddi to co-invest in Swissôtel, Sarajevo

Swissôtel, part of AccorHotels, world-leading travel & lifestyle group, today announced that it has entered into a franchise agreement with Bahrain’s International Investment Bank (IIB) and Al Shiddi International for the development of a new 218-room urban resort in Sarajevo, B


Hyatt to double brand presence in Middle East

Hyatt has announced plans to expand its footprint in the Middle East with the signing of management agreements by an affiliate for 14 Hyatt-branded hotels in the region. The expansion plans include the introduction of the Hyatt Centric brand to the Middle East and the return of a


Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

GCC countries must marry the very latest attractions with their rich cultural offerings to maximise their tourism potential, according to panellists at the latest seminar session at Arabian Travel Market, entitled ‘The Real Deal: Why selling local experiences matters’.


Celebrity Cruises ME honours industry partners

Celebrity Cruises Middle East has recognised the support of their industry partners by presenting today Appreciation Certificates to 15 travel industry partners from the Middle East at the special ceremony held at their stand in ATM, Dubai. Celebrity Cruises Middle East also than


HMH continues expansion in Sudan

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) announced at Arabian Travel Market today its further expansion in Sudan with the completion of EWA Port Sudan Hotel & Apartments by October 2017. It is the group’s fourth hotel in Sudan where it has been operating since 2009 and symb


BA reaffiirms regional commitment with enhanced services

British Airways, the UK’s flagship carrier, recently announced plans to boost its customer experience in the Middle East by investing in increased excellence and quality across all cabins and on-the-ground services. “We’ve completed 85 years of successful operat


Emaar Hospitality sets new hotel management model

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, has introduced an industry-defining model for hotel management agreements. This is a marked departure from the prevalent fee structure in the hospitality sector, where hotel operators receive a bas


BA appoints new sales head - Asia Pacific and Middle East

British Airways, the UK’s flagship carrier,has welcomed Robert Williams as the new head of sales – Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Williams’ appointment comes on the back of the airline’s recent global announcement to boost its customer experience by inv

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