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Air Cargo Growth Continues in February, up 2.9%

07 April 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing that demand increased in February despite a challenging operating backdrop.    Several factors benefitted air cargo in February compared to January. On the demand side, manufacturing activity ramped-up quickly after the early February Lunar New Year holiday. Capacity was positively influenced by the general and progressive relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions, reduced flight cancellations due to Omicron-related factors (outside of Asia), and fewer winter weather operational disruptions. Note: We are returning to year-on-year traffic comparisons, instead of comparisons with the 2019 period, unless otherwise noted. Cargo demand is tracking above pre-COVID-19 levels, although capacity is ......read more

78th IATA AGM to Take Place in Doha, Qatar

26, March 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place 19-21 June 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways. This will be the second time that the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders will be held in Qatar; the first being in 2014. Originally, the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit were planned for the same dates in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, hosted by China Eastern Airlines. The decision to change the venue reflects continuing COVID-19 related restrictions on travel to China. “It is deeply disappointing that we are not able to meet in Shanghai as planned. In the meantime, we are pleased to be returning to the dynamic aviation hub of Doha and ......read more

Progress in Opening the World to Travel

17 March 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the increasing momentum towards re-opening of borders and relaxation of travel restrictions, as COVID-19 moves into the endemic phase.  An IATA survey of travel restrictions for the world’s top 50 air travel markets (comprising 88% of international demand in 2019 as measured by revenue passenger kilometers) revealed the growing access available to vaccinated travelers:   • 25 markets representing 38% of 2019 international demand are open to vaccinated travelers without quarantine measures or testing requirements—up from 18 markets (28% of 2019 international demand) in mid-February. • 38 markets representing 65% of 2019 international demand are ......read more

Air Passenger Numbers to Recover in 2024

2, March 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects overall traveler numbers to reach 4.0 billion in 2024 (counting multi-sector connecting trips as one passenger), exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels (103% of the 2019 total). Expectations for the shape of the near-term recovery have shifted slightly, reflecting the evolution of government-imposed travel restrictions in some markets. The overall picture presented in the latest update to IATA’s long-term forecast, however, is unchanged from what was expected in November, prior to the Omicron variant.    “The trajectory for the recovery in passenger numbers from COVID-19 was not changed by the Omicron variant. People want to travel. And when travel restrictions are lifted, they return to the skies. There is still a long way to go to reach a ......read more

Touristic Enterprises Company Reveals its New Strategy to Usher in the New Golden Age of Tourism in Kuwait

Announces redevelopment plans for 11 projects following the approval of a 250 million KWD capital increase from the Kuwait Investment Authority Kuwait- 22 September 2021: Today, the Chief Executive Officer of the Touristic Enterprises Company, Mr. Abdulwahab Ahmed Al-Marzouq and members of the leadership team revealed the company’s new strategy to become a world-class provider of leisure and entertainment experiences in Kuwait. Speaking at the press conference at Kuwait Towers, Mr. Al-Marzouq outlined the company’s path forward to revive the golden era of tourism in Kuwait and become one of the leading developers and operators of family entertainment experiences in the region. This is the most ambitious transformation in the company’s 40+ year history, which laid out concrete plans for the redevelopment of 11 ......read more

Philippine ePassport Renewal Centre Launched in Kuwait City

• Managed and operated by VFS Global, the newly launched centre has started to accept passport renewal requests from Sunday to Thursday between 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM   September 20, 2021:  The Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs and VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has signed a contract for the establishment of the first Philippine ePassport Renewal Centre in the State of Kuwait.   The centre has started to accept passport renewal requests on appointment basis from Sunday to Thursday between 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM   This is the first time The Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs has outsourced its passport renewal process in the State of Kuwait. Prior ......read more

Increase in Services for Passengers from the Gulf Region: Kuwait Airways Resumes Flights to Munich

Starting July 17, 2021 Kuwait Airways re-instates two weekly services between Munich and Kuwait City. The route is operated on Thursdays and Saturdays with a brand new Airbus A320neo. “We are very pleased that Kuwait Airways has decided to re-launch flights to Munich and we expect a good response to the route this summer” states Oliver Dersch, Vice President Traffic Development Munich Airport. Along with Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways flights, there will be a total of 19 weekly departures from the Gulf region to Munich this July and potentially more to come in the following months.  In 2019, 1.7 million passengers traveled on flights between Munich and the Gulf States. “We are convinced that traffic between the two popular regions will soon recover,  with Germany once again allowing entry for ......read more

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of its First Two A330neos

October 31, 2020:    Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has received its first two A330neos. These aircraft are the first of eight A330neos ordered by the airline. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft comprising seven A320ceos, three A320neos and five A330ceos.  This event also marks Airbus’ first A330-800 delivery. The new generation widebody aircraft is the latest addition to Airbus’ product line, highlighting the company's strategy to keep offering its airline customers unbeatable economics, increased operational efficiency and superior passenger comfort with proven latest technology platforms. Thanks to its tailored mid-sized capacity and its excellent range versatility, the A330neo is considered the ideal aircraft to operate as part of the post-COVID-19 ......read more

Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) Entrusts National Aviation Services (NAS) with Comprehensive Passenger Handling Services at Baghdad International Airport

Kuwait, 15 October 2020:  The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has entrusted National Aviation Services (NAS), a leading aviation services provider across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, to upgrade and operate passenger-handling services and processes at the Baghdad International Airport. NAS will extend its expertise and resources at the Babylon and Samara passenger terminals as well as the international transit halls. NAS will also be responsible for the refurbishment and upgrade of infrastructure and facilities, installation of new equipment, and implementation of all required technology solutions at the two terminals.   Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS said, “We are excited to collaborate with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) on upgrading and operating passenger handling services at the ......read more

Flexibility in Visa Rules, Enhanced Health Precautions for Students Travelling to the UK for New Academic Year

• Health precautions introduced throughout the visa application system, including the doorstep ‘On Demand Mobile Visa’ service available for student visa customers.  • UK Visas and Immigration has introduced greater flexibility in visa rules, allowing students to apply for visas when they are able to travel to the UK, rather than at the start of their studies. • Students completing courses online will still be eligible to apply for the Graduate Route, provided they are in the UK by 06 April 2021.    September 02, 2020:  As part of its commitment to enhance the visa system experience for students, United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has introduced flexibility in visa rules, with health precautions throughout the visa system along with visa services partner VFS Global, to ......read more

NAS and IGC Authorized for PCR Testing of Travelers from Kuwait

29 July 2020, Kuwait:   National Aviation Services (NAS) is pleased to announce that all travelers departing from Kuwait can now get PCR testing done through the International German Company (IGC). The exclusive partnership is authorized to test passengers travelling out of Kuwait that require a PCR test certificate. Travelers can book an appointment for testing through the kuwaitmosafer.com portal.    Mansour Al-Kheziem, General Manager, NAS Kuwait said “NAS had been providing aviation and airport services in Kuwait since 2003. We are pleased to partner with International German Company (IGC), a reputable and Ministry of Health (MOH) authorized organization, to conduct PCR testing for departing passengers in Kuwait. A number of countries require the PCR test certificate on arrival and we have done our ......read more

Travellers Should ‘Wear to Care' in the New Normal says WTTC

Mandatory mask wearing will protect travellers and workers People need to learn to live with COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available July 11, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling. As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of safer travels, while also providing personal protection for users as well as those around them. The advice from WTTC in favour of mandatory mask wearing comes from evidence that countries which are recovering faster and avoid second COVID-19 spikes are those where the use of face masks have been widely enforced and encouraged.   Following medical guidance from ......read more

Smiths Detection to Supply Security-Screening Equipment to Kuwait International Airport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:  (BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)-- Smiths Detection, a leading threat-detection and security-technology company, will supply hold-baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2, which is currently under construction. The contract includes the installation of HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units for screening hold baggage.   Terminal 2, which is intended to become an international transit hub, will have the ability to handle 25 million passengers annually, and the screening equipment will help ensure the quick and thorough screening of baggage and cargo passing through the terminal.   Jerome de Chassey, Vice President APAC and Middle East said, “We’re happy to be entering this partnership with Kuwait International Airport, providing them ......read more

Majority of G.C.C. Travel Agents Envisage a Return to International Travel by August/September

Intra-Middle East travel demand as a region expected to perform best, with The Maldives ranked as number 1 standalone destination for expected demand   09, June 2020 – In a survey conducted by AVIAREPS of 94 of the Gulf Countries (G.C.C.) leading outbound travel agencies, demand for outbound travel from the G.C.C. is expected to return from August/September 2020, with a majority of travel agencies to commence promoting their travel offerings from July through to September 2020. Most promotional offerings will take the form of full travel packages that include air, accommodation and tour components, with intra-Middle East packages to be most popular, followed by packages for travel to South East Asia, Indian Ocean destinations and Europe.  The survey, first conducted in early May 2020, is being conducted on ......read more

After April Passenger Demand Trough, First Signals of Uptick

June 04, 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April. Passenger demand in April (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), plunged 94.3% compared to April 2019, as the COVID-19-related travel restrictions virtually shut down domestic and international air travel. This is a rate of decline never seen in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990.  More recently, figures show that daily flight totals rose 30% between the low point on 21 April and 27 May. This is primarily in domestic operations and off of a very low base (5.7% of 2019 demand). While this uptick is not significant to the global dimension of the air transport industry, it does suggest that the industry has seen the bottom ......read more

Urgent Implementation of ICAO COVID-19 Guidelines Needed

2 June 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.    Today, the ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (Takeoff). This is an authoritative and comprehensive framework of risk-based temporary measures for air transport operations during the COVID-19 crisis.  “The universal implementation of global standards has made aviation safe. A similar approach is critical in this crisis so that we can safely restore air connectivity as borders and economies re-open. The Takeoff guidance document was built with the best expertise of government and industry. Airlines strongly support it. ......read more

Emirates to bring its crowd-puller flagship A380 to the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

December 24, 2019:   Emirates, the world's largest international airline, is set to showcase its latest flagship Airbus A380 to visitors and spectators on 15 January at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020. Visitors to the show will be able to tour the popular double-decker's signature interiors and experience its industry trendsetting products across all three classes, including Emirates' latest generation Onboard Lounge.   Always a popular draw for aviation enthusiasts, industry visitors and the general public, Emirates' latest generation Airbus A380 will be decorated in blue livery, representing the 'mobility' theme of Expo 2020, and spreading awareness about the world's greatest show which will be hosted for the first time in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asian region. EXPO 2020 Dubai ......read more

Etihad Airways And Kuwait Airways Launch New Codeshare Partnership

• Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on 3 Kuwait Airways routes to Kuwait, Iraq and Bangladesh • Kuwait Airways will place its ‘KU’ code on Etihad routes from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi and onwards to 9 destinations in Europe, Africa, Seychelles, and Maldives   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwaiti flag carrier, Kuwait Airways, have signed a codeshare partnership on selected services on bookings effective 22 December 2019, for travel from 5 January 2020.    Subject to regulatory approvals, Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on Kuwait Airways operated flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuwait, Najaf and Dhaka.   In turn, Kuwait Airways will place its ‘KU’ code on Etihad flights from ......read more

Jazeera Airways launches its first-ever direct service from Kuwait to Al Ain International Airport

 Flight welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan and other dignitaries from Abu Dhabi Airports, Al Ain International Airport and DCT Abu Dhabi  His Excellency Saqer Nasser Al Raisi, the UAE Ambassador to Kuwait, attends inaugural flight from Jazeera Terminal T5     December 19, 2019:   Jazeera Airways flight J9 139 landed at Al Ain International Airport in the UAE on Friday 13 December in the first-ever direct service between the airport and Kuwait. The service was made possible with the support of Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT - Abu Dhabi).   The Ambassador of the UAE to Kuwait, His Excellency Saqer Nasser Al Raisi, attended the inaugural flight, where he was welcomed by the Jazeera ......read more

Airbus to Strengthen Secure Communications at Gulf Defense & Aerospace Kuwait

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 December 2019:    Airbus is participating in the 5th edition of the Gulf Defense & Aerospace – Kuwait, an event dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Homeland Security, and Safety & Security held under the Official Patronage of the Kuwait First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, H.E. Sheikh Naser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah; and taking place from the 10th to 12th of December. The event itself is part of Kuwait’s Vision 2035, which aims to transform Kuwait into a regional and international hub for commerce and business. Airbus, leading provider of communications and collaborations solutions, is presenting their key security solutions, including the Tactilon Dabat terminal and smartphone in-one, Tactilon Agnet collaboration application and platform, and RCS- ......read more

Explore Europe and North Africa's big cities at smaller prices with Turkish Airlines

Savings can be made on Economy and Business Class flights until 25th November     November 03, 2019:    Turkish Airlines is giving Kuwaiti jetsetters an unmissable opportunity to travel to major European and North African cities within its unrivalled global network and pocket a satisfying saving when they book.    Passengers departing from Kuwait International Airport can benefit from generous discounts on Economy Class tickets to Barcelona, Birmingham, Casablanca, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Nice, Paris, Rome, Tbilisi, Toulouse, Tunis, Valencia, and Venice and on Business Class tickets to Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Edinburgh, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Lyon, Marseille, Naples, Nice, Paris, Tbilisi, Toulouse, Valencia, and Zagreb.   The offer is valid ......read more

Turkish Airlines and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations created a joint platform.

The “Sport for Peace Awards” project is expected to have extensive global impact. October 02, 2019:    Reaching to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in line with its goal to fly every corner of the world, Turkish Airlines carries its active stance in the development of its flight network to collaborating with prominent global brands, organizations and NGOs to reach different societies and communities around the world. On Wednesday, September 25th, the national flag carrier took another step in this direction as it put its signature to an important collaboration with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the leading United Nations platform for intercultural dialogue and cooperation. The signing ceremony of this significant step, “Sport for Peace Awards” ......read more

Otis to move passengers at Kuwait Airport's new terminal

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, September 16, 2019 - Otis Kuwait has been selected for the new Passenger Terminal 2 at Kuwait Airport by LİMAK İnşaat Kuwait SPC which is contracted by the Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Otis will supply 190 elevators for the project. This includes 171 Gen2™ units with capacities up to 5000kg and 19 heavy-duty elevators with capacities up to 11 tons. The units feature the latest in Otis technologies like the ReGen® Drive, Gen2™ flat-coated steel belts and Pulse™ monitoring systems. The scope awarded to Otis comprises of all elevators within the new airport terminal, expected to be ......read more

Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first A320neo

#Kuwaitairways #Airbus  #A320neo     September 01, 2019:   Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of Kuwait, has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft.    The delivery a milestone in Kuwait Airways’ 65th anniversary celebrations, marking an important step in the airline’s ambitious fleet renewal and growth plans , which will phase-in 15 A320neo aircraft to its fleet in the coming years, following a purchase agreement signed in 2014.    The A320neo will be apillar of Kuwait Airways’ single aisle fleet, bringing continuity to the success delivered by its current 7 A320ceos, and ensuring a smooth transition for pilots, crews, and technical teams.    The A320neo will boost the airline’s profitability with the world’s most ......read more

Turkish Airlines added Mexico City and Cancún, important cities of Americas to its flight network.

27, August 2019:   Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries that any other airline, continues to enhance its flight network. Flag carrier has launched scheduled flights to Mexico City, the second biggest city of Latin America and capital of Mexico along with Cancún, one of the favorite holiday centers of Central America.   The flights to Mexico City and Cancún, the 18th and 19th destinations of Turkish Airlines in Americas, will be operated three days a week on Istanbul-Mexico City-Cancún route starting from August 21, 2019. With these flights, Turkish Airlines adds Mexico, the biggest country of Central America, to its flight network, thus offering a connectivity opportunity to a greater area from Istanbul Airport.   During the press conference held in Mexico City International Airport ......read more

Star Alliance members, Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines expanded their codeshare network.

05, August 2019:   Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, the largest airlines and flag carriers of their countries, Turkey and Poland, announced today the enhancement of their current codeshare agreement with additional destinations both from Turkish Airlines’ and LOT’s flight network. Through this enhanced partnership, Turkish Airlines and LOT will reciprocally add their flight codes on below flights in addition to Istanbul-Warsaw:   From Warsaw                              From   Istanbul Krakow                                      Ankara       Bahrain Gdansk          ......read more

Turkish Airlines added Republic of Congo's Pointe-Noire to its flight network.

01, August 2019:    Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries that any other airline, has added Republic of Congo’s second biggest city, Pointe-Noire to its flight network as its 58th destination in Africa. National flag carrier will operate three weekly flights to Pointe-Noire with a connection in Libreville.   With Pointe Noire, the port city next to Atlantic Ocean, Turkish Airlines expanded its flight network to 125 countries and 313 destinations. Thus, flag carrier further cemented its position as the airline that flies to more destinations in the continent of Africa than any other airline.   During the press conference held for the opening of Pointe-Noire frequency, Turkish Airlines Senior Vice President for Sales (2nd Region), Kerem Sarp said; “With this inaugural Pointe-Noire flight, we ......read more

dnata's DUBZ checks in passengers for flights in The Dubai Mall

23 July  2019:    DUBZ, a leading baggage technology and logistics company and part of dnata, has opened a new ‘check-in station’ in The Dubai Mall, the world’s most visited retail and lifestyle destination, to offer airline passengers another convenient option to take advantage of its innovative services.  The station is located in the dnata Travel store on the lower ground level of the mall, where the DUBZ team checks in customers for their flights, prints their boarding passes, weighs and secures their baggage and ensures they are delivered to the airport and loaded onto the aircraft. After collecting their boarding passes and baggage tags, customers can enjoy the various shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities The Dubai Mall offers to its visitors, and then take the Dubai metro to ......read more

The inauguration of codeshare flights between Kuwait and Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Airports.

11 July  2019:  With great pleasure Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership, which saw Kuwait national carrier’s code added to Turkish Airlines flights, and Turkey’s national carrier’s code added to Kuwait Airways flights operated between Kuwait and Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen Airports. The Bilateral Codeshare Partnership will commence from 01st August 2019.   Both Airlines have endeavored a cordial commercial relationship since 1991, and since then both airlines have been reaping the rewards of such partnership. Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways’ cooperation further strengthened by signing renewed ‘Special Prorate Agreement’ in May 2019, and this codeshare agreement is now expected to take the partnership of two national flag ......read more

Turkish Airlines records impressive Q1 passenger growth in the Middle East

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

Amazing Day 3 for Global Innovations at ATM 2019

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

Second Day of Global Innovations Attracts Innumerable Travel Enthusiasts from Different Regions at ATM 2019

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

Successful Day 1 For Global Innovations At ATM 2019.

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

A Re-branded Global Innovations is thrilled to announce the launch of a new product at the upcoming ATM 2019

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

Emirates to deploy its latest Boeing 777-300ER to Riyadh and Kuwait

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

Turkish Airlines introduces its new The LEGO® Movie 2 Inflight Safety Video, before moving its monumental new home base, Istanbul Airport.

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

Turkish Airlines' journey to Istanbul Airport begins with a cinematic short film from the legendary Director Ridley Scott aired at Super Bowl LIII

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

Turkish Airlines reached the 80.2% Load Factor in December 2018.

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

19 reasons to fly with British Airways in 2019

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: The January sale – on now. Bag a bargain to dozens of top global destinations. Do it now, before everyone else does.  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

Fresh island breeze in Switzerland? Get to know the most surprising experiences in Switzerland from Lakefront fun in summers to alpine wonderland in winter!

IMAGES: https://we.tl/t-riYunpUUUZ   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

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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

Earning Miles in UAE…

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

Emerging Luxury: Three of the most Amazing Dubai Venues…

  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

Eurofighter welcomes the agreement between Italy and Kuwait for the supply of 28 Eurofighter ...…

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

Roomer - Sell And Buy Non-refundable Hotel Rooms In No Time!…

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

British Airways' Shares A List Top British Landmarks in the 21st Century With Travellers from Kuwait…

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

Quick Money Tips for International Travel…

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 Rivals Major Global Tourist Attractions For 2020…

 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

The Village Collection announces launch of elevated ‘Seven Star' services to celebrate Eid…

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

GCC Countries Urged to Relax Sea Travel Restrictions to Boost Tourism and Yachting Industries…

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 Awards Travel Agency for Selling ‘The Residence by Etihad™' in Kuwait…

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

St. Moritz: jewel amongst alpine destinations…

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

APPOINTMENT: ALAA MALKAWI AS THE NEW MATERIALS MANAGER…

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

SPEND AN UNFORGETTABLE RAMADAN THIS YEAR AT AL MANSHAR ROTANA KUWAIT…

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

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

Civil Aviation Announces the Start of Preparations for the Launch of Emerging Airports Conference ...…

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

Air Arabia Jordan goes operational with first flight to Kuwait…

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

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

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

Iraqi National Football Team Arrives at The Ajman Palace Hotel to Train for Asian Cup 2015 in ...…

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...…

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

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