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Lufthansa Group achieves best result in its history

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 2017 “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

Jazeera Airways announces FY2017 financial results

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 joins Air Arabia's Azerbaijan network

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

Emirates to operate special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend Arabian Gulf Cup final

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.

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Dubai Wins Red Diamond Award for World's Greatest New Year's Celebration!

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

Banana Island Resort Doha Provides Special Deals for its Guests on Exceptional Business Meetings

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

International SOS and Control Risks Advise Pilgrims Worldwide Ahead of Hajj 2017

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

First Finance Company observes Ramadan with special offer on car payments with extended expense facilities

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

CEB to Suspend Operations in Kuwait, Doha and Riyadh

May 24, 2017 – Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) will suspend its service to and from the following destinations: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Doha, Qatar 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

Deer Jet's 787 Dream Jet makes ME debut in Qatar

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

Qatar Airways and tourism authority of Thailand sign new agreement to boost tourism from long-haul destinations to Thailand

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

Cheval To Open in Qatar, Cheval West Bay ApartHotel

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

ArabianTravel Market: New partnerships and tailored services for Middle Eastern guests

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

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar's Maharaja by Vineet scoops ‘Best Indian Restaurant' accolade at Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards

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

Relaxing debut in Qatar for TIME Hotels

102 hotel rooms located in the Al Wakra area of Doha, is latest TIME Hotels and Resorts property to launch in GCC as hotel chain continues its regional expansion TIME Hotel Management is set to launch its first hotel in Qatar, TIME Rako, a four-star, 102 key property located in the Al Wakra district of Doha. Due to open its doors in Q2 2017, TIME Rako – which means relaxation or enjoyment in Japanese – features over 102 rooms and suites, in a first-of-its-kind four-star product for Qatar’s mid-range market. The hotel will recreate a serene, calming environment in contrast to the hustle and bustle of its city centre location. Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels, said: “With TIME Rako Hotel we have created a hospitality experience that will rival Qatar’s flagship properties, but with a fresh, friendly ......read more

Qatar tourism growth to generate US$17.8 billion in visitor spending by 2030

Qatar Tourism Authority to highlight its experiential offering at Arabian Travel Market - culture and heritage to drive visitor numbers towards 10 million target Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Experiential travel, the main theme of this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is driving tourism growth in Qatar, as the country works towards its 2030 ambitions to welcome 10 million visitors a year and generate US$17.8 billion in tourism receipts.  According to research released ahead of ATM 2017, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre 24-27 April, Qatar will look to generate 5.2% of its GDP through tourism over the coming years, creating 98,000 jobs and managing an inventory of 63,000 hotel rooms. A perfect example of experiential travel is Souq Waqif in Doha, which offers several small shops lined along paths with ......read more

Simaisma, A Murwab Resort, marks its 1st year anniversary

Celebrating its journey with guests, partners and media Doha, 09 February 2017:  Simaisma Resort, Qatar’s undiscovered oceanfront oasis, celebrated its first anniversary, since the 5-star hotel welcomed its first guest in February 2016. The celebration welcomed the hotel loyal guests, business partners, and media.  Simaisma, a Murwab Resort, celebrated the occasion with a distinctive event hosted by the resort’s General Manager Mr. Tarek Nour, where guests and members of the media had an updates tour of the resort’s luxurious villas, and its myriad of recreational facilities.  The event continued with a lunch reception that took the guests on a meticulous culinary journey at Awtar the resort’s all-day dining restaurant where their palates were introduced to some of their signature ......read more

Preferred Hotels & Resorts signs first hotels in Saudi and Bahrain

New additions to the brand’s LVX collection include three properties across Bahrain and Saudi Arabia; brings total Middle East portfolio to 22 hotels  Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2016:  Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, continues to expand its Middle East portfolio with the addition of two new five-star hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and another five-star hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The three additions consist of a duo of ultra-boutique properties in the Saudi capital Riyadh, namely the Vivienda Residences and Vivienda Granada, along with independent luxury leader, The Domain Hotel & Spa, in Manama, Bahrain. All three properties join the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection ......read more

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens hotel in Marrakech

Five-star Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech features 503 rooms and Morocco’s largest congress centre – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is very proud to open this landmark hotel.  Dubai, UAE, 22 October 2016:  Morocco welcomes the arrival of a significant new hotel with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, following a US$100 million redevelopment, invested by ALAJIAL Assets company, a subsidiary of AL AJIAL HOLDING that represents Kuwait Investment Authority in the Kingdom of Morocco.  Opening to the public for the first time on 15 October 2016, the spectacular five-star hotel is a triumphant oasis, featuring 503 rooms and suites, six restaurants and lounges, a two-floor Ô de Rose spa and well-being centre by Cinq Mondes, four swimming pools including one for ......read more

Finnair and Qatar Airways start code share partnership, bringing new connections to passengers

Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2016:  Finnair and Qatar Airways have entered into a code share agreement, enabling new smooth connections between the two airlines' networks, and bringing new travel opportunities to Finnair and Qatar Airways customers. As of October 11, Finnair's AY code will be added to Qatar Airways' flights between Helsinki and Doha, as well as to flights between Doha and Muscat, Bahrain, the Seychelles and the Maldives. At the same time, Qatar's QR code will be added to Finnair flights between Helsinki and Stockholm Bromma, Billund, Gothenburg, Riga, Tallinn and Tartu. Finnair and Qatar both belong to the oneworld alliance. "Finnair is looking forward to develop the partnership with Qatar Airways, and further strengthen oneworld alliance's strong position in the Nordic and Baltic Sea ......read more

Mövenpick says yes to free honeymoon nights with upscale wedding bookings.

Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:  As the wedding industry continues to grow in the Middle East, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced a new initiative to establish the hospitality company as a premium choice for both weddings and honeymoons.  For every USD 5,000 spent on a wedding at participating hotels in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Mövenpick will give a complimentary honeymoon night at any of its 83 hotels around the world. “Mövenpick is well-versed in the organisation, flexibility and imagination that goes into a successful wedding. Our hotels in Dubai and Al Khobar for example, are popular choices for receptions and host around 70 weddings each a year. This initiative is a way for us to draw attention to some of our other destinations and also to thank ......read more

48 Hours in London—The Ultimate Guide of Things to See and Do in the Home of the Red Phone Box and the Royal Family

Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2016:   Have just 48 hours to get the  most out of London and the surrounding region? Don’t fear, we’re here to help. From the best tea shops and art-deco hotels London has to offer to the perfect spots for enjoying some of the best countryside scenery in the whole of England, our guide will ensure that you don’t miss out. Within easy reach of London, Oxford offers a family friendly mix of activities, relaxation and retail therapy when the hustle and bustle of the capital of England get to be too much.   We took it upon ourselves to conduct in-depth research to discover what is worth doing and what isn’t. And based on those very findings, we crafted the definitive guide to getting the most out of London and Oxford in just two days. Here are our recommendations ......read more

JA Resorts & Hotels' Eid Al Adha Offers

Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2016:  Families come together from far and near to celebrate the joyous festival of Eid Al Adha in their own special way. Whether you have your heart set on a relaxed beach holiday, a quick getaway within the UAE or a staycation in one of Dubai’s top family resorts, JA Resorts & Hotels has exactly what you’re looking for. Experience a fun filled holiday and create new memories with your family and loved ones with the latest offerings across JA Resorts & Hotels properties. INDIAN OCEAN VACATION OFFERS No summer escape is complete without a luxurious stay at one of JA Resorts & Hotels’ exquisite Indian Ocean island properties in the Maldives and Seychelles.  JA MANAFARU, MALDIVES JA Manafaru, voted amongst TripAdvisor’s Top 3 most popular hotels in the Maldives, ......read more

The Peninsula Paris receives the acclaimed ‘Palace' distinction

Doha, Qatar, August 14, 2016:  Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has welcomed the announcement of The Peninsula Paris being awarded the highly prestigious ‘Palace’ distinction by ATOUT France, the French Tourism Development Agency.  ATOUT France carries the mandate to promote and enhance France’s tourism landscape, with the ‘Palace’ distinction designated for hotels exhibiting extraordinary service standards and design aesthetic that exceeds the 5-star ranking. Only eight hotels in Paris carry the ‘Palace’ rating, with Katara Hospitality owning two of the hotels: The Peninsula Paris and Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris which received the ‘Palace’ status in 2010.  “It is an honour to receive ......read more

New Aveda, Jo Malone London and MAC Cosmetics Stores Give DFW Airport Customers Luxury Beauty Options

International Terminal D delivers a high-end, convenient shopping experience Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2016:  Aveda, Jo Malone London and MAC Cosmetics are bringing new luxury beauty options to customers traveling through International Terminal D at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport. The three stores—all of which are part of the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. brand portfolio—celebrated grand openings today with ribbon cuttings and free service offerings. "This is just another step in the evolution of Terminal D, our international terminal, which is well on its way to becoming a premier retail and dining destination for our customers," said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW Airport. "With the addition of these globally recognized luxury beauty ......read more

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Etihad Airways and Tourism Malaysia sign partnership agreement to boost tourism…

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

Qatar Airways introduces first ever shuttle service between Doha and Dubai…

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

Gulf Region...Tourism with “One Package” from Mobile to Destination …

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

GCC Visitors to Push Croatian Tourism Receipts to Record US$8 Billion…

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

His Highness Faisal S.A. Al Faisal visits Global Innovations on ATM's opening day…

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 and Jet Airways Unveil Codeshare Partnership…

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

Arabian Travel Market 2015 opens tomorrow…

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

Global Innovations secures deal with Vertical Booking as an exclusive distributor in the GCC region…

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

Aviation fuel challenges conference 2015…

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

Expanded ATM 2015 to focus on family & technology themes…

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: Developments in ME aviation sector should prompt airlines to effectively manage their tax ...…

- 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

Grand Millennium Dubai to Showcase New Developments at Arabian Travel Market…

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

Tourism adds US$7.6 billion to Qatar's economy…

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

Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) adopted New ICDL Profile structure…

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 Enters into Franchise Agreement with KBS Qatar…

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

Qatar Airways partners with Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League as presenting sponsor…

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

Ras Al-Hadd development agreement penned between Government of Oman and Qatari Diar…

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

Millennium targets GCC families with winter weekend package…

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

Airbus Group to Address Advanced Maritime Security Solutions at QMARSEC, Doha…

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

Swiss Pass SuperStar Program announces winners for May & June 2014…

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

Starwood Hotels & Resorts rewards loyal guests with Special Ramadan Offer…

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

Salalah Rotana Resort Q&A with Omer Kaddouri, Rotana's President & CEO…

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

Air Transport Leaders Gather in Doha for IATA AGM…

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

ValuStrat's JV with Hilco brings world-class industrial asset disposal services to the Middle East…

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Akbar Travel signs agreement with Sabre at Arabian Travel Market…

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

PAYFORT to enable the region's travel and hospitality industry to harness the benefits of Online ...…

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Doha announced as host city for the inaugural Middle East Luxury Travel Show (MELTS™)…

- 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

Accor brings Ibis and Adagio brands to Doha hotel market…

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 signs with Regency Travel & Tours…

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

Qatar's Leading Destination Management Company (DMC), Regency Travel and Tours, reveals the ...…

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

Qatar Tourism Authority ready to dazzle the world at the 10th Anniversary of the Doha Jewelry and ...…

· 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

ST. REGIS DOHA WINS GULF CONNOISSEUR AWARD…

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

The St. Regis Doha Launches New Weekend Escape…

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

The St. Regis Doha Reaches Out to Family Travellers …

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

THE ST. REGIS DOHA AIMS FOR REGIONAL GROWTH IN 2013…

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

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