Mission Accomplished: One More Orbit beats Pole to Pole World Circumnavigation Speed record by 5 hours and 52 minutes
Qatar - 16 July 2019: At 12:12 UTC on July 11, 2019, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and Qatar Executive made history.
They achieved it by completing the fastest ever Circumnavigation of the Earth via both the North and South Poles in a time of 46 hours and 40 minutes, at an average speed of 465 knots (or 535 mph or 861 km/h).
The world record attempt, achieved in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft, was called One More Orbit (www.onemoreorbit.com) in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) average speed record stood for 11 ......read more
2019 will see Turkish Airlines expand its extensive flight network with the introduction of 13 new routes including Sharjah and Marrakech which started operations in early April
Turkey’s national carrier served a total of 1.58 million passengers in the Middle East during Q1 2019, rising by 2.5 percent since the same period in 2018
The airline also carried a total of 41.698 tons of mail in cargo in the Middle East, which witnessed a 5.8 percent increase since last year
May 7, 2019: Turkish Airlines, one of the world's most prominent airline companies, is concluding another quarter of significant achievements across its fleet and network. This includes Q1 year-on-year passenger growth in the Middle East, the recent inauguration of two new routes, and the announcement of 10 other international ......read more
Day 3 of the Arabian Travel Market 2019 ended with tremendous success, as expected the day 3 also attracted innumerable travel enthusiast's from the globe to the largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 seems promising and would see huge crowd on it's last day tomorrow.
Global Innovations, one of the exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry, had the opportunity to attract a large crowd towards their stand with striking automation travel solutions for all travel segments. Today Global Innovations welcomed visitors from countries like Maldives, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Zambia, Russia and several GCC countries. Most of the travel companies from Maldives, Azerbaijan, Nigeria and Zambia seemed very promising towards Global innovation's comprehensive product "Tasspro" ......read more
April 30, 2019: The Arabian Travel Market 2019 embarked with tremendous success on its second day. It attracted innumerable travel enthusiasts from different regions of the world to this largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 is gaining traction each day with an increased in number of visitors each day.
Global Innovations, one of the exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry, kicked off striking with intact rebranding and revamped travel solutions for all travel segments. Global Innovations seized enormous response as it welcomed countless visitors from different countries like the Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, UK, Nigeria, Zambia, Russia and several Asian countries. Most of the travel companies from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt showed keen interest in Global ......read more
April 28 2019: Travel trade professionals from across the globe arrived in Dubai to witness the region’s leading travel industry event "Arabian Travel market 2019" which kicked off successfully.
ATM 2019’s first business day engagements showed promising outcomes with travel trade professionals who showed a renewed interest in Global Innovations, one of the Exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry. During these meetings, a variety of topics were discussed including talks on airline connectivity in Tasspro and how Itinerary is a complete enterprise software solution which is being used by the majority of DMCs to power their business.
Global Innovations, with its recent rebranding and end to end technology solutions, had an exceptional response as it welcomed countless visitors from different countries ......read more
The new product, TassPro, will be an exceptional point of sale solution for travel agencies
Global Innovations, with its state-of-the-art IT services, is all set to participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. The ATM is a leading international event focused on the travel and tourism industry. Envisaged with a goal, Global Innovations is dedicated to serve with strategy-inspired Travel Technology Solutions for the automation of the tourism trade. They strongly believe that “continuous improvement is the only means of achieving excellence”, this has led to them constantly improving, innovating and improvising its offerings, thereby adapting to the ever-changing dynamics of the travel and tourism industry.
Until 2016, from the time of inception, automation of inbound tourism with “ITINERARY” (DMC ......read more
The tour followed the official opening of Qatar Airways’ new office in Muscat
DOHA, Qatar, April 08, 2019: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has part in an official tour of Muscat International Airport as part of Qatar Airways’ new office opening celebrations, led by the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports Management Company, Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al Hosni.
State-owned Oman Airports Management Company is responsible for the management and operations of civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman. The infrastructure of the airports, including terminal buildings, cargo building, runway, apron, car parking and other facilities, are directly under the management of Oman Airports Management Company.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency ......read more
14th February 2019
Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original safety video. It stars characters from the latest big-screen animated LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie 2, from Warner Bros. Pictures, in theaters worldwide beginning February 8, 2019.
Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the first-ever LEGO passenger safety video, which was also inspired by the LEGO Movie franchise. The video topped the viral charts with 20 million views in just one month and then brought home the gold at the 2018 Clio Entertainment Awards.
In tandem ......read more
January 14, 2019: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, reached 80.2% load factor in that month. Growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines at the end of the year as well.
According to the December 2018 Traffic Results;
Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.
In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, domestic load factor reached to 84%.
International-to-international transfer passengers (transit passengers) went up by 3% approximately, while the ......read more
January 08, 2019: British Airways’ new year’s resolution is to provide its customers with even more quality and choice in every cabin on every route - with a £6.5bn investment and 19 great reasons to look forward to flying with the airline in 2019.
Here are some of the reasons to fly with British Airways this year:
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New routes. Customers can try out the airline’s new routes to Charleston y’all, with Pittsburgh, Osaka, Kos and Corsica, Ljubljana, Montpellier, among others. It’s the airline’s most extensive route network in more than a decade.
New aircraft. Customers can fly on one of the carrier’s 15 plush new ......read more
14 November 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.
According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;
The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.
In October 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 2 points, while international Load Factor increased by 3 points to 83.2%, and domestic Load Factor reached to ......read more
Results for 2017
Adjusted EBIT increased around 70 percent to some EUR 3 billion
Adjusted EBIT margin raised 2.9 percentage points to 8.4 percent
Earnings growth primarily driven by the Group’s airlines (including cargo)
Revenues up 12.4 percent to EUR 35.6 billion
Unit costs further reduced
60 percent higher dividend proposed at EUR 0.80 per share
Outlook for 2018
Stable unit revenue development expected
Unit costs to be further reduced by 1 to 2 percent
Higher fuel costs of some EUR 700 million expected to be largely compensated by improved operating performance
Adjusted EBIT for the year expected to be only slightly below its record in
“Our endeavors of the past few years are paying off. Our modernization has a sustainable impact. We have achieved the best result in the history ......read more
Board recommends dividend of 35 fils per share
Kuwait - Feb 8, 2017: Jazeera Airways KSC (Jazeera) today announced its 2017 full-year financial results. The company reported an operating result of KD7.7 million, and a net profit of KD8.2 million.
FY2017 Financial Highlights:
Operating revenue: KD56.6 million, up 7.3% from FY2016
Operating profit: KD7.7 million, down 12.1% from FY2016
Net profit: KD8.2 million, down 23.7% from FY2016 (FY2016 net profit included a one-off KD 2.4 million transfers from foreign currency translation reserve that were reclassified to Statement of Income)
FY2017 Operational and Business Highlights
Route Expansion: 3 new destinations launched (Doha, Baku, and Hyderabad, India)
Load factor: 73.9%, up 6.7% from FY2016
Aircraft utilization: ......read more
Qabala is the 2nd destination in Azerbaijan for Air Arabiaa
Three flights per week serving Qabala from 27 June 2018
Sharjah, UAE; 08 January 2018: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced today that it will launch a new route in Azerbaijan, flying to the popular touristic city of Qabala from 27 June 2018. Air Arabia currently serve Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan with daily flights.
Featuring a moderate climate and a mountainous landscape, Qabala is a destination of choice for travellers looking to spend their summer closer to nature, immersed in the city’s scenic surroundings and rich cultural heritage.
The flight will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: As instructed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive today announced that Emirates airline will operate a special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend the finals of the Arabian Gulf Cup. The UAE team will face Oman in the final match which will be held this Friday, 5 January.
Dubai, December, 29 2017 - Dubai has been named the World's Greatest New Year's Eve Destination for 2018 by The World Travel Guild. The string of city-wide celebrations occuring across the Emirate this year to ring in 2018 will be unmatched by any other city in the world, says the organization.
The festivities will be led by a light show at the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building. Emaar group, the property developers and producers of the show have dubbed the event "Light Up 2018" and will be looking to set a Guiness World Record with what they have been teasing will be an incredible laser and water show unlike anything ever seen before.
Upwards of 1.5 million people are expected to converge on Downtown Dubai to experience "Light Up 2018" which is free to the public and will be replacing ......read more
Offering a rich mixture of leisure Facilities
Doha, Qatar – 23th August 2017: As part of its continuous efforts to provide a rich mixture of leisure Facilities to its guests, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is offering special deal to its guests who wishes to organize their business meetings at an Iconic Island, and get some fresh air, sunshine and sea breeze and Surround themselves with crystal clear waters and breathtaking views to get the inspiration and motivation going.
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers businesses convenient half-day and full-day packages, which include all the amenities that their guests might need to have a productive day. Along with complimentary use of the meeting room, guests will have access to an LCD projector and screen, flipchart, markers, and stationery. A morning ......read more
Health and safety tips for those travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017: International SOS and Control Risks has issued the latest guidance to Muslims travelling from all over the world to attend Hajj in Saudi Arabia this month. Close to 2 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca between August 30 and September 4, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage.
Hundreds of thousands of travellers have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead. All members heading to Saudi Arabia, whether for Hajj, business or personal travel should expect generalised travel disruption throughout the country.
James ......read more
In partnership with Al Nokhba Car Dealership
Doha, Qatar – 28 May 2017 – On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, First Finance Company (FFC), a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, in partnership with Al Nokhba Car Dealership, is launching a special promotion on car costs that waives down payments, and offers financing of up 72 months with a three-month grace period. The promotion comes in line with FFC’s efforts to provide banking clients in Qatar with best-in-class services and an exceptional customer experience that sets the standards in the marketplace.FFC’s Special Offer puts clients in the driver’s seat by offering them the chance to acquire their car of preference without any down payments, as well as financing of up 72 months for citizens with full vehicle ownership and 48 months for residents ......read more
May 24, 2017 – Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) will suspend its service to and from the following destinations:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CEB will fly the last of its four-times-a-week service from Manila to Kuwait on June 13, 2017, and its Kuwait-Manila flight on June 14, 2017. The thrice-weekly Manila-Doha-Manila route will have its last flight on July 1, 2017; while CEB’s last flight from Manila to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will depart on July 2, 2017, while the Riyadh-Manila flight will leave on July 3, 2017.
“The entry of Cebu Pacific into these markets benefitted passengers with lower fares and more choices. Of late, other carriers have aggressively added more flights, which has resulted in substantial oversupply of seats and fares that are so low, hence making the routes ......read more
The world’s finest business jet makes inaugural trip to Doha, presenting its impressive credentials to Qatar’s private and business charter market
Doha, Qatar, 16 May 2017: Leading global business aviation company Deer Jet, presented the world’s first 787 ‘Dream Jet’, with its Middle East debut, making a stopover yesterday at Doha International Airport. The ‘flying’ visit is part of a series of showcases across the globe in Deer Jet’s “Dreams Encounter the World” tour of key international charter destinations.
Established 22 years ago as the very first business jet operator in China, Deer Jet has been dedicated to serving the global premium business travel market, including Middle East royal families since 2013. Deer Jet is set to serve the market across the GCC and ......read more
Dubai, 25 April 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, 24April at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
With this latest partnership, TAT seeks to leverage the strength of Qatar Airways’ extensive global network, particularly its presence in secondary cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, to increase the number of tourist arrivals to Thailand in 2017/18.
Under the MoU, TAT and Qatar Airways will develop joint promotions to mutually increase tourism and visibility for Thailand to travellers in more than 150 destinations the airline flies to.
Thailand, one of Qatar Airways’ earliest destinations in the Far East, ......read more
Qatar, April 22, 2017: Luxury serviced apartment specialist Cheval Residences has announced it will be opening luxury serviced apartments in Doha Qatar in 2020, following an agreement signed between Cheval Residences and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC).
Mohammed S Almarzooqi group managing director for Cheval Property Management Ltd and Cheval Residences Ltd said: “We are delighted to confirm Cheval West Bay ApartHotel Doha will be a flagship development for us; our first property outside London and a milestone in our company vision to build a strategic portfolio to suit the demands of our affluent well-travelled guests. We are honoured to be working with QIMC and look forward to supporting the Qatari strategy of building business and leisure tourism to Qatar.”
CEO of QIMC, Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari ......read more
FROM TAILORED SERVICES TO EXPANDED VILLAGES, THE COLLECTION OF VILLAGES BY CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING® OFFER
GUESTS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY EVERY DAY™
New partnerships, tailored services for Middle Eastern guests and an expanding Bicester Village are unveiled at this year’s ATM
Dubai, April 22, 2017: Chic Outlet Shopping® extends a warm summer welcome to Middle Eastern guests as it showcases its continued commitment towards expanding hospitality and services.
Over the summer, new boutiques will open across the Collection of Villages, together with exclusive pop-up boutiques and late night opening hours with live entertainment. In autumn 2017 around 30 additional boutiques and two restaurants/cafés will open in Bicester Village near London, alongside new parking facilities for cars and ......read more
Hotel’s signature outlet by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia spices up glittering awards ceremony after voters declare it’s the region’s top Indian dining experience
Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia), 11 April 2017 - Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar’s signature restaurant, Maharaja by Vineet, has spiced up the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards where it was honoured as the ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ in the region.
The restaurant, which is headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, received the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony staged in Dubai recently, after thousands of diners declared it the Gulf’s best Indian dining experience.
More than 1.1 million votes were cast to decide the winners of this year’s 2017 Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards, confirming that ......read more
4th OIC Halal Middle East to be held from 8 to 10 December at Expo Centre Sharjah
Sharjah, 29 November 2015 : The 4th OIC Halal Middle East exhibition, which will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from December 8 to 10, is launching a new vertical targeting the halal tourism segment – Halal Tourism Middle East 2015.
To be held as part of Halal Middle East, the Halal Tourism Middle East ......read more
Share seasonal moments to treasure and feast on delicious gourmet treats for the whole family
Dubai UAE, November 16, 2015: Soneva Resorts and Residences, the world-leading luxury resort operator, has unveiled its Christmas and New Year’s Eve Programmes 2015/2016 for its two properties; Soneva Fushi (Maldives) and Soneva Kiri (Thailand).
Soneva’s ‘Ever So ......read more
Dubai Air Show, Dubai, November 12, 2015 – Philippine Airlines (PAL), the Philippine flag carrier, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pratt & Whitney to power its order of 15 firm plus 15 purchase right A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
“We pride ourselves on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2015: If your travels have been weighing heavily on your budget recently, you may not be travelling smart. You don’t always have to pay with cash for your flights; you can also pay with your miles. This method of buying a flight ticket in the UAE was also the topic of one of our previous articles, but the primary goal of this article is to show you how to earn ......read more
Incredibly, Dubai is still classified as part of an emerging economy, as are most cities and nations in the Middle East. This does a huge disservice to these countries, both in terms of the natural resources at their disposal and the regeneration that has engulfed the Middle East as a whole during the course of the last decade in particular.
This particularly applies to Dubai, ......read more
Every year the hospitality industry sees $8.6 billion worth of non-refundable hotel room cancellations. The numbers are astounding, and if you have ever made such a cancellation you know how they eat into your wallet.
When you are planning a holiday or even a business trip, like most people, you too may be looking for the best deal. Often this means that you end up booking cheaper, ......read more
Whether summer or winter is your favourite time of year to travel, make sure you keep in mind something that is often overlooked: how to protect yourself from fraud or theft when travelling abroad.
With the upcoming Eid holidays, traveling without cash is by far the safest way to travel, so don’t forget these five pointers to protect yourself:
• Check that your ......read more
UAE mega-projects in development include Dubai-I (2017) world’s largest Ferris wheel to rival the London Eye, the new Louvre (Paris) and Guggenheim (New York) museums in Abu Dhabi (2017), Dubai Pearl (2018) featuring MGM Grand and Bellagio made famous by the Las Vegas strip, Dream Island (2018) in Ras Al Khaimah promoted as a ‘mini Ibiza’ and 10 major new theme parks ......read more
This summer, the Collection of Villages across Europe will offer Middle Eastern guests ‘seven star’ service in celebration of the Eid al-Fitr holiday. This period will encompass special events, exclusive offers, an unrivalled hospitality experience and – as always – leading luxury shopping destinations.
With guests looking to enjoy a period of celebration and ......read more
Dubai Cruise Market Crosses 500,000 Visitor Mark Due to Enhanced Services at Seaports, according to GDRFA
DUBAI, 6 July 2015: Middle East governments should consider easing restrictions on travelling between states to boost the region’s tourism industry and support the fast-developing yachting and cruise market, says Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of the UAE-based yacht and ......read more
Summer in St. Moritz
St. Moritz is one of the most tradition-steeped holiday resorts around. Even its name is protected as a quality brand and all over the world it is equated with style, elegance and class. Beautifully located in the inspiring Engadin valley, St. Moritz celebrates the picture-book beauty of summer and winter in high style – with its inimitable cosmopolitan ......read more
4 June 2015: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Tourism Malaysia today signed a global partnership agreement to boost inbound tourism to Malaysia by leveraging the airline’s global passenger network.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways and Tourism Malaysia will put into effect a range of joint marketing activities targeting Malaysia’s ......read more
Special fares starting at QAR 530, dedicated check-in counters, reduced check-in times and fast-track immigration for 18 flights a day between Doha and Dubai
Five-star airline unveils the new brand identity of its onboard entertainment
Carrier announces expansion in the UAE with launch of flights to Ras Al Khaimah
DOHA, Qatar, May 9, 2015 – Travelling between Doha and ......read more
Travel agencies have adopted the "one package" policy which offers tourist everything from the application of mobile travel reservations to booking a camping trip in the desert, dinner on a posh yacht, to a tour of historical sites within one application, according to Qatar-based UrbaCon Construction & Trading.
Executive Director Moataz Al-Khayyat, at UrbaCon Construction & ......read more
Double-digit growth in tourism arrivals in Q1 2015 underscores the popularity of one of the Mediterranean’s healthy hotspots; new flydubai direct flights from UAE, plus Qatar and Zagreb routes increase
05 May 2015: The Croatian National Tourist Board and flydubai, along with the Zagreb Tourist Board has highlighted an increase in the number of routes to the Croatian capital and a ......read more
UAE – Dubai, 5 May 2015: His Highness Faisal S.A. Al Faisal, Prince of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Alternative Tech Commercial Ltd, visited Global Innovations' stand at the Arabian Travel Market Exhibition (ATM) and met with Mr. Kabir Ali Baig, CEO and Founder of Global Innovations.
Mr. Baig leads the Global Innovations team in introducing its Enterprise Software Solution, ......read more
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today unveiled a codeshare agreement that offers travellers enhanced connections on their respective networks.
The agreement heralds an era of closer cooperation between the two airlines which, in subsequent months, will include reciprocal frequent flyer programmes, ......read more
Middle East’s largest travel trade event showcasing 2,700 exhibitors, 64 national pavilions, over 35 seminar and technology theatre sessions, and the return of the UNWTO Ministerial Forum set to welcome an anticipated 23,000 visitors
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015, the region’s leading travel industry showcase, opens its doors tomorrow (Monday 4th May) for four days of ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 3 May 2015: Global Innovations, a Dubai-based Travel and Tourism Technology company is now an exclusive distributor of Vertical Booking products designed for all types of hotel and hotel chains. This agreement is a step that will further strengthen Global Innovations’ unprecedented growth in the GCC market following the successful launch of its own ERP software solution, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 20th & 21st, 2015 The Aviation Conference 2015 is taking place with a motive to highlight opportunities that are there with the aviation industry to contribute towards the environment with carbon-neutral growth. There will also be discussion on how the aviation industry can be shaped with promotion of bio fuels. AFCC will discuss the ways that may help turn the challenges ......read more
Family travel, technological innovation and UNWTO tourism ministers’ forum, headline this year’s event; An additional exhibition hall, 2,700 exhibiting companies representing 86 countries, including 70 country pavilions and a total of 113 first time exhibitors
14 April 2015 - Arabian Travel Market (ATM) organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, is finalising the line-up for ......read more
- Deloitte: Airlines in the Middle East show significant success in the last 10 – 15 years
26 March, 2015 – Recent infrastructure developments such as the refurbished runway at Dubai, the mid-field terminal project at Abu Dhabi, the opening of Hamad international in Doha, extensive upgrades at Bahrain, and the new Muscat International Airport, showcase the commitment to the ......read more
The Grand Millennium Dubai will be on show at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in the emirate this May to reinforce its position as a city hotel catering superbly to leisure and business visitors, both from the GCC region and overseas.
According to General Manager Peter Mansourian, while business was extremely dynamic and profitable in 2014, increased competition in the hotel sector in ......read more
Qatar all set to position itself as tourism hub as a surge of visitor attractions near completion and Qatar airways continues to expand routes
Arabian Travel Market’s 2015 roadshow series arrives in Qatar on 18th March, 2015 to meet with key industry players and highlight the country’s healthy growth in the hotel and tourism sector, which saw over $2.5 billion in contracts awarded ......read more
UAE, January 13, 2015 - Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has announced the adoption of the New ICDL Profile structure in order to enhance the digital competencies and knowledge of its employees. This aligns with QCAA’s strategy to implement the best international practices and latest concepts to support the development of the civil aviation industry and ensure the highest levels of ......read more
KeyBS, a leading technology provider for financial institutions and member of Arabi Holding Group KSC, has entered into a franchise agreement with KBS Qatar. As part of this contract KBS Qatar will be the exclusive franchisee for KeyKIOSK and KeyPOS in Qatar, and will install 100 KeyKIOSK and 500 POS within the first year.
Making the announcement, Mr Ibrahim Darraz, Managing Director, KeyBS, ......read more
First of its kind Team Tennis Competition Features Numerous Top Players
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 27, 2014): Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has teamed up with Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) as the Presenting Sponsor for the inaugural edition of the event. The alliance with the Tennis League reiterates the airline’s strong ......read more
Muscat | 06 November 2014: A comprehensive development agreement was signed recently between the Government of the Sultanate and Qatari DiarRas Al-Hadd Development Company SAOC, a newly established entity that is jointly owned by the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) representing the government of Oman and Qatari DiarCompany. The shareholding in the development company is divided between ......read more
Targeted seasonal offering to capitalise on regional preferences as 68% of GCC leisure travellers opt for family-centric vacations; launch of new Millennium Executive Apartments concept timely as industry experts predict rise in intra-regional travel to visit family members
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East and Africa (MEA) has launched its 2014 winter campaign with a special ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 13 October 2014 - Airbus Group will participate in the annual Qatar Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC) beginning in Dohaon 14 October.
Now in its second year, QMARSEC which runs until 15 October, is ahigh-profile conference designed to cover the most pressing maritime and coastal security issues. These include:the emerging threats facing ......read more
The six-month-long incentive Program, Swiss Pass SuperStar, by Switzerland Tourism, in collaboration with Rail Europe and Swiss Travel System, received an overwhelming response with 6 winners in the first 2 months, May & June, winning 3 prizes every month.
The program, launched in GCC markets (U.A.E – SAUDI ARABIA - QATAR – BAHRAIN – OMAN – KUWAIT) May – ......read more
SPG Members Enjoying Iftar or Suhoors at One of the 60 Participating Hotels will Receive a Discount of Up to 30% and Earn Starpoints
DUBAI, UAE – 29 June, 2014 – To celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today a special offer for members of its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) loyalty ......read more
Why did Rotana choose Salalah for their first hotel in Oman?
Oman has always been a key growth market for us to expand into. We pride ourselves in identifying new and upcoming travel destinations people wish to visit and Salalah is growing in popularity. The opening of Salalah Rotana Resort is an exciting one for us, not only does it take us one step closer to reaching our ultimate vision but it ......read more
18 May 2014 (Geneva) - The top leadership of the air transport industry will be gathering in Doha from 1 to 3 June 2014 for the IATA 70th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Airport Transport Summit.
The IATA AGM is the highest level event in the airline industry with many of the Association’s 240 member airlines CEOs in attendance, along with the top management of industry partners ......read more
JV offers region’s first comprehensive value assessment and asset sale proposition
Dubai, UAE, May 6 2014 – Dubai-based ValuStrat, a leading strategy consulting and valuation firm, which recently entered into a joint venture agreement with Hilco Industrial, the world’s largest, most experienced multi-class industrial asset services company, has brought to the Middle East a ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Bahrain-headquartered travel technology company Sabre Travel Network Middle East (Sabre or STNME) has recently signed an agreement with Akbar Travel on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Akbar Travel is one of the leading travel agencies in India which is now rapidly expanding its business across the Middle East.
Akbar Travel is set to ......read more
Company specialists to introduce PAYFORT’s full suite of innovative payment solutions designed for the travel and hospitality industry at the Arabian Travel Market
Dubai – 05 May 2014 – PAYFORT, the leading online payment service provider in the Arab world, announced today the reaffirmation of its strategy towards helping the travel and hospitality industry in the MENA region ......read more
- Invitation only event to promote Qatar and the Middle East’s luxury travel offerings to the world - –
(Dubai, 26 February 2014) TTG MENA – organiser of the Middle East Luxury Travel Show (MELTS™) – officially announced today that the Qatari capital of Doha will become the inaugural host city for the luxury travel specific exhibition and conference, to be held ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 November 2013
Accor to operate a cluster of two new properties under Ibis and Adagio brands in Doha, Qatar
Accor Middle East, one of the leading hospitality groups in the region, signed a management agreement to operate two new hotels, a 3-star ibis hotel (150 guest rooms) and a midscale aparthotel Adagio (150 apartments) in Doha. The two hotels will ......read more
Global Innovations founder and CEO Kabir Ali Baig Qatar's leading travel agency and DMC, Regency Travel & Tours, has signed a partnership deal with Global Innovations, which will see it utilising the company's ERP I-ITINERARY for its DMC wing.
Regency Travel & Tours had recently incorporated and launched a new initiative in their entire gamut of different Inbound services to ......read more
With its new brand of serviced tour packages, ‘101 things to do in Qatar', Regency Travel and Tours map out the country as a treasure trove of activities for locals and expats.
Doha (Qatar) 21, March 2013:As the burgeoning city of Qatar rapidly advances becoming ever more attractive to local, regional and international tourists, who better to write the hand-guide to country's ......read more
· 26 exhibitors, representing some 500 of the world's best known and most prestigious gemstone and watch labels
A remarkable 15% increase on international brands
Seven-day exhibition, dubbed “Pure Luxury”, spread over 15,000sqm area of jewelry & watches
Doha-Qatar, February 24th , 2013: Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al ......read more
Named “Best Hotel and Resort in the Luxury Sector in the Middle East,” as Qatar's Leading Luxury Hotel Wins Further International Recognition
Doha, Qatar – 24 February 2013 –The St. Regis Doha has won the Gulf Connoisseur award for the “Best Hotel and Resort in the Luxury Sector in the Middle East” at a glittering ceremony held in Dubai.
The award is ......read more
Fantastic Offer Provides Luxurious Package including Breakfast, Private Gazebos, and Special Discounts on Spa Treatments
Doha, Qatar – 7 February 2013 – The St. Regis Doha today announced a new package that enables people to enjoy a weekend escape at Qatar's leading luxury hotel.
The St. Regis Doha has launched this new offer to allow guests to optimize their stay and enjoy ......read more
High Number of Visitors from GCC Region Expected in 2013, as Leading Luxury Hotel Extends New Offer
Doha, Qatar – 27 January 2013 – The St. Regis Doha, Qatar's leading luxury hotel, is anticipating a high number of visitors from neighbouring countries in the GCC in 2013, and has unveiled a new offer aimed at travellers with families.
Qatar is becoming an increasingly popular ......read more
World's Leading New Hotel Appoints Amin Al Huneidi as Director of Sales to Manage Rising Interest from Corporate and Government Clients
Doha, Qatar – 15 January2013 –The St. Regis Doha aims to build on its successful first year of operations and appoints Amin Al Huneidi as Director of Sales, to provide greater focus and support for corporate and government clients.
The ......read more