Game-changing, fully-enclosed First Class private suites to debut for first time in the GCC
April 14, 2019: In a move to offer a range of experiences and greater choice for its customers travelling for business and leisure, Emirates will be operating its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer' First Class suites from Dubai to Riyadh starting from 16 April 2019 and Kuwait starting from 1 June 2019.
Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East & Iran said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will be the first countries in the Middle East and GCC to be served by the latest Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft featuring fully -enclosed private suites inspired by luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz.
Deploying the newest Boeing 777 to both Riyadh and ......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
Kuwait, February 11, 2019
Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott has teamed up with Turkish Airlines to direct a cinematic short film set in Istanbul, where East and West meet. “THE JOURNEY”, the story of a chase across the city’s iconic landmarks was shown at Super Bowl LIII on February 3, paying homage to the ancient city of Istanbul, the airline’s hub for 85 years, spanning the continents of Europe and Asia. The 30-second commercial was featured in the first quarter of the most watched sporting event on the global calendar amongst a line up of some of the world’s most recognisable brands, while the six minute cinematic short film version launched simultaneously via Turkish Airlines’ YouTube channel.
As the first Turkish brand to advertise at the Super Bowl, Turkish Airlines ......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
December 06, 2018: Charm, atmosphere and pure relaxation are guaranteed when visiting Switzerland. Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in Summer while Island hopping in Ascona-Locarno, create your very own watch in Geneva or challenge your taste buds by tasting over 30 different kind of chocolates in Zurich. During the colder months, visit Switzerland to indulge in world-class skiing and the ultimate spa experiences set in true winter wonderlands.
ISLAND FEELING IN ASCONA-LOCARNO
Enjoy stunningly beautiful Brissago Islands on Lake Maggiore with their diverse botanical gardens. Easy to reach by boat from Ascona or Locarno, the islands feature exotic flowers and plants as well as a gourmet restaurant set in a historical villa. The perfect base to discover ......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
Kuwait, September 12, 2018: In celebration of 85 successful years, Turkish Airlines has unveiled a fresh look with a new uniform specially designed for its cabin crew. The new uniforms will begin to be used following the opening of the Istanbul New Airport, the “new home” of the flag carrier airline.
Inspired by many classic elements of Turkish design and culture, the new uniforms incorporate traditional patterns found in artisanal glassware, ceramics and calligraphy with contemporary textures and details. The collection combines shapes and colours found in Istanbul Bosphorus with a new ‘flow detail’, created to symbolise the effortless and dynamic energy flowing through Turkey’s most dynamic city as an intersection between East and West.
The global airline, which flies ......read more
Kuwait , 1 August 2018: Justin Rose has announced he will defend his title at the Turkish Airlines Open, the sixth Rolex Series event of the European Tour’s 2018 Race to Dubai, in Antalya in November.
Englishman Rose, currently second in the Official World Golf Rankings, made three birdies in his last four holes to secure a thrilling victory at last year’s tournament at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, with the trophy being delivered in spectacular style by a Turkish Airlines drone. Rose was awarded Turkey’s Distinguished Service Award for his charity work by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu during the prize presentation.
The memorable win came in a sparkling run of three victories in six tournaments in the closing weeks of 2017 for Rose. The Olympic gold medallist ......read more
Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait, the Jewel of Kuwait City, invites you and the family to join the vibrant Eid Al Fitr festivities this holiday season.
The warm and welcoming property, voted the Best Luxury Family at the World Luxury Travel Awards, has something for everyone to ensure a memorable Eid Al Fitr. booking a staycation at Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait, guests will enjoy contemporary luxury in the hotel’s carefully designed guestrooms and the hotel is offering an exceptional Eid buffet, available at either lunch or dinner in Cucina restaurant. Priced at KWD 15 per person, the intriguing buffet will give diners a taste of best local flavors in addition to the finest international cuisine.
Additionally, guests looking for a luxury dining experience can also dine at the hotel’s award-winning Luna restaurant, ......read more
Kuwait, May 15, 2018: His Excellency the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah today inaugurated Jazeera Airways’ terminal at Kuwait International Airport. The terminal is the first terminal to be owned, built, and operated by a private airline in the Middle East, thus marking a significant milestone in the development and privatization of the Middle East aviation system.
Upon his arrival, the Prime Minister (PM) and dignitaries received a briefing on the terminal’s facilities by Jazeera Airways Chairman and founder Marwan Boodai, who also designated the PM as the terminal’s first passenger in honor of his visit. Boodai then led the PM on a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, which was built in 11 months. The PM was joined by Her Excellency the Minister of ......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
The airline rolls out an enhanced sleep proposition on its Kuwait – London route
Kuwait, February 22, 2018: British Airways’ Club World customers travelling between Kuwait and London will benefit from an even better night’s sleep in the sky as the airline introduces its new bedding from The White Company from today.
The airline’s Kuwait service is one of the first routes in the Middle East to receive the new luxurious bedding and amenity kits from the iconic British retailer.
“We are delighted to be rolling out our enhanced sleep proposition on flights from Kuwait in Club World. We really think our customers are going to love these improvements.” said Robert Williams, Head of Sales - Asia Pacific and the Middle East. “Kuwait has remained an important route for ......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
Full flight of 519 fans depart to cheer on UAE team at Gulf Cup finals
DUBAI, U.A.E., 6 Jan 2018: Emirates’ special A380 flight to Kuwait took off earlier today carrying over 500 passionate fans who will cheer on the UAE National team in their bid to clinch the Gulf Cup. Fans were treated to UAE flag scarves upon check-in to wear ahead of kick-off and show their support. Watch as fans gear up for the final match.
The Emirates A380, operating as EK 2555 and EK 2556, was fittingly emblazoned with the decal that makes a special tribute to HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in celebration of the ‘Year of Zayed’.
The flight was led by Captain Nabil Al Rustamani and First Officer Abdalla Mohamed, both UAE Nationals who greeted passengers with a special message, and wished the UAE National ......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
KUWAIT CITY: The Embassy of Italy in the State of Kuwait has launched a new Italy Visa Application Centre in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in a move aimed at bringing greater proficiency of visa application processing services and enhanced customer experience to the residents of Kuwait. Services at the new centre are operational from 26 November 2017 onwards.
Travellers to Italy from Kuwait can visit the centre, managed by professionally trained VFS Global staff, to submit their Italy visa applications and enrol their biometrics in a comfortable and secure environment.
The new centre, which is centrally located at Level 54, Arraya Tower, Al Shuhada Street, was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Ambassador of the Embassy of Italy to the State of Kuwait, at an official ceremony held on ......read more
Services to Kuwait will be among the first in region to benefit from British Airways’ new Club World sleep offering, in partnership with The White Company, as part of the airline’s £4.5 billion strategy
The airline has launched 22 new routes this year, expanding its network of onward connections for customers from Kuwait
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: This year marks 85 years since British Airways’ first flight to the Middle East, arriving in Kuwait in October 1932. More than eight and a half decades later, British Airways now operates 93 flights a week between its hub at London Heathrow and the Middle East during its winter schedule.
Remaining a key market for the airline’s global network of more than 200 destinations, British Airways has confirmed that plans to roll out ......read more
Hand-pick from extensive range of corporate venues equipped with modern facilities – ideal for business meetings and events
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017: In today’s competitive business landscape first impressions count and that includes selecting the right venue for that all-important business meeting, conference or networking event. Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait is THE place that ensures every event is a success – that’s a deal you can count on.
Located in the hotel’s Prestige Tower and spread across six floors – from floors nine to fifteenth, the hotel’s 18 meeting rooms complemented by two Executive Boardrooms on the sixteenth floor form a perfect business center furnished with the latest facilities that enable organizations to seamlessly conduct business conferences ......read more
British Airways will operate 264 routes by the summer of 2018, a 17 per cent increase compared to its route network in 2016
November 11, 2017: British Airways’ chief executive Alex Cruz pledged that the airline’s new £4.5bn investment programme would improve the flying experience for all customers – including those in the Middle East. Having completed 85 years of successful operations across the region, Cruz’s commitment comes as British Airways prepares to roll out its new Club World product enhancements across the Middle East in 2018.
Reaffirming British Airways as a premium airline committed to customer choice, Cruz outlined the unprecedented competitive pressure the company faced and voiced his determination to create a stronger national carrier to benefit ......read more
A celebration of American cuisine in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Kuwait
Kuwait, October 24 2017: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa invites guests to experience a culinary journey around the states during “Discover America Week 2017” in collaboration with the United States Embassy of Kuwait. The activity will be taking place in the resort’s premium restaurant, Pepper Steakhouse, showcasing a customized menu of American specialties from Saturday October 21st to Wednesday October 25th.
Director of Public Relations & Communications, Carol Roncoletta, said: We are excited to collaborate with the United States Embassy of Kuwait to bring the diverse American cuisine to our resort. We welcome our guests to experience this culinary journey with us and capture the authentic taste of ......read more
Kuwait, August 28, 2017: Eid Al Adha is a special occasion and the team at Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait, the Quorvus Collection flagship hotel in Kuwait, is ready to make sure families make the most of this memorable time.
Located in the upscale Salmiya on the Arabian Gulf Road, Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait, provides a new level of luxury across its 18 floors, 175 rooms and suites and award-winning dining outlets, and continues to be a favorite with families eager to enjoy a short break on the shores of Kuwait Bay.
Guests at the hotel will be greeted with warm hospitality, service excellence and luxurious comfort at every turn, while each of the rooms at Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait exudes a unique style and home comforts, while the option of adjoining rooms makes this the perfect location for larger families and families with ......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
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 ......read more
With two million travellers forecasted to go through Dubai International Airport this summer, Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) and Maritime & Mercantile International (MMI) is encouraging travellers to arrive early for a relaxed travel experience and to ensure the time to visit their brand new venues including giraffe, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, The Draft House, Pret A Manger, The Noodle ......read more
British Airways rounds up some of the best events and activities taking place in the English capital this summer
Kuwait passport holders can now apply for a visa waiver up to 48 hours before travel
Kuwait, July 3, 2016: London is set to host a number of festivals, cultural events and activities that will bring the English capital alive during July and August.
Customers ......read more
Kuwait, 12 June 2016 – With the long, hot summer knocking at our door, residents across Kuwait will seek to avoid the steamy weather and use the extra time indoors to catch up on or discover new TV shows.
Inevitably, classic American box sets and this season’s hit new USA-based shows will rank among the nation’s most popular options – but why settle for a seat on ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, May 28, 2016: The recently held Rotana Annual Conference at Park Rotana Abu Dabhi for the company executives served great news for Centro Sharjah. Mr Michael Kasch, General Manager was awarded ‘Manager of the Year’ in the company wide award ceremony.
Mr. Michael Kasch, is a veteran in hospitality services and has been in the hospitality arena for over 2 ......read more
Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have introduced a new Self Service Bag Drop facility at Hong Kong International Airport that will further enhance the airport experience for passengers of the two airlines.
Self Service Bag Drop allows passengers to check in baggage by themselves. The self-service process includes printing the baggage tag, tagging the luggage and dispatching the luggage. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2016: Independent five-star luxury hotel operator, Shaza Hotels unveiled their forthcoming projects and plans at this year’s editions of the Arabian Travel Market ( ATM; 25th-28thApril) and the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC; 26th – 28th April). The first hotel chain to infuse Arabian cultures and values in a contemporary and luxurious ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurates ATM 2016; the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism event celebrates 23 years of industry milestones
Dubai, UAE, April 26, 2016: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, officially inaugurated Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 today, ......read more
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is delighted to bring to Kuwait the highly-anticipated Business Studio which is displayed at Avenues.
Ahmed Al Kaabi, Militry Attache, and Aaref Altenaiji, First Secretary, from the UAE embassy in Kuwait and Nabil Matarweh, General manager – Kuwait, Etihad Airways was amongst the distinguished guests at the ......read more
Visa application services for travellers to the Netherlands now available in 7 countries across the Middle East
Kuwait City, April 5, 2016: Residents of Kuwait can now apply for visas to the Netherlands at a new Visa Application Centre launched by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kuwait City. Applicants can visit the VFS Global centre to submit visa applications and enrol ......read more
Welcome to Vienna! The city of the most enthralling history and lifestyle that will make you fall in love over and over again
Over the years, Vienna has maintained a high-quality of living and is named as one of the most liveable cities in the world (ranked no. 2 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2015 Global Liveability Ranking) not only for its efficient and stable political ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, January 18, 2016: Having previous held key managerial positions with world renowned hospitality brands, Mr Michael Kasch has been with Rotana since 2011. The most integral driving force behind hotel operations at Centro Sharjah for the last two years, he gives us here extensive insight into current trends transforming the tourism & hospitality sector of Sharjah.
As we ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, December 21, 2015: Take a step back into true holiday enchantment and get entertained by Centro Sharjah’s Christmastide and meet Father Christmas himself. Join us for a lovely time of merry making and experience the magic of Christmas festivities and relive these priceless moments!
We’ve got fantastic plans to keep you entertained with lots of seasonal ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, December 10, 2015: Colleagues from Centro Sharjah Hotel joined the Clean Up UAE campaign organised by Emirates Environmental Group as part of the Hotel’s social responsibility initiative.
The Clean Up UAE campaign brings together people from all walks of life and creates awareness as well as advocates the cause of sustainable living. The Sharjah version of the ......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
Emerging Market Airport Awards recognizes SITA for fourth time
KUWAIT – 21 October 2015 – Air transport IT specialist, SITA, was yesterday named the ‘Best Airport IT Service Provider’ at the Emerging Markets Airports Awards (EMAA), held in Kuwait. This is the fourth time SITA has won this prestigious award.
SITA was recognized for its unique system integration ......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
The Eurofighter Consortium today welcomes the State of Kuwait as a new member of the Eurofighter community.
Hallbergmoos, 12 September 2015: This new international success follows an order from the Sultanate of Oman for 12 aircraft in December 2012 and it is a further evidence of growing interest in the Eurofighter Typhoon across the globe and in the Gulf Region in particular ......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
Kuwait, 23 August 2015: British Airways’ High Life Magazine has identified the top landmarks that define Britain in the 21st century in a three month-long campaign where readers were invited to name the buildings – both historic and new – they felt exemplify the United Kingdom.
With daily flights from Kuwait to London Heathrow, residents in Kuwait can now choose from a list ......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
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, recently hosted an award ceremony to thank and honour the top performing travel agents in Kuwait.
A special award went to the first agency to sell ‘The Residence™ by Etihad’ in Kuwait. More 20 awards were also presented to winners in Gold, Silver, Bronze and Remarkable growth categories.
The ceremony ......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
Kuwait, June 4, 2015- Al Manshar Rotana announces appointment of the new Materials Manager, Alaa Malkawi.
Alaa joins from Media Rotana in Dubai where he has had various roles since 2012. His last role which he held for 2 years gave him solid experience which he will now apply to Al Manshar Rotana hotel.
As a Materials Manager, Alaa will be responsible for all the purchasing functions, ......read more
This Ramadan, embrace the spirit and traditions of this special time of the year with the early bird Ramadan group offer.
Kuwait, June 4, 2015- Celebrate the holy month with friends and family by gathering and sharing exquisite meals.
Al Manshar Rotana offers an unforgettable taste of Arabian culture and hospitality for Iftar or Ghabka. Choose from our extensive array of cuisine, popular ......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
Launched Under the Auspices of Minister of Communication Issa Al-Kandari on October 20 to 21
Al-Fawzan: this event derives its importance from the fact that there are existing airports projects worth $ 50 billion
The General Manager of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Engineer Yousef Sulaiman Al-Fawzan, announced the commencement of preparations for the launch of Emerging ......read more
Amman Queen Alia International Airport ceremony attended by the Aviation industry, press and official dignitaries.
Comfort, Reliability and Value for Money is what customers canexpect from the new carrier.
Amman, Jordan; May 18, 2015: A new era of low-cost aviation in the Levant began today as the first Air Arabia Jordan flight departed its base at Queen Alia International Airportin ......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
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
The Iraqi National Football Team is in the UAE training for the Asian Cup that will be held in Australia in January 2015. Staying at The Ajman Palace Hotel, the players are undergoing intensive training that also includes three friendly matches with Kuwait, Pakistan and Iran.
Ferghal Purcell, General Manager, The Ajman Palace Hotel, said, "We are really proud to host the Iraqi National ......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
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
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