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Boeing reaches plane parts deal with IranUS planemaker Boeing has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade fre...Dubai H1 passenger traffic up 6pc to 34.67m
Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014, up 6.2 per cent from the same period last year despite...Boeing reports 52pc profit increaseBoeing reported a 52 per cent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher commercial plane deliveries and one-tim...Plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan; 47 killed
A domestic TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off the west coast of tyhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people, the C...Jazeera Airways profits down 34pcJazeera Airways Group has reported a net profit of KD4.9 million ($17.3 million) in the first half of the year, ...Airlines continue Israel flight suspension
Several American and European airlines extended the suspension of their flights to Israel as the Gaza turmoil continued.
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InterContinental Cairo Citystars Front Office team has recently celebrated winning 2013 Ambassador Excellence Award for the second year in a row. The award is granted for outstanding and consistent 2013 Ambassador Enrolment results. InterContinental Ambassador is a recognition programme for guests of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, which offers a full range of first-class services and exclusive benefits to enhance guest’s experience at any InterContinental Hotel around the world.
Hasan Yaman was presented with the keys to a new Kia, his prize in the raffle draw held at Taj Palace Hotel Dubai. For a month, diners who spent Dh200 ($55) or more at the Al Waha and Sakura restaurants qualified for a free ticket in the draw.
Etihad Airways was named winner of the ‘Sustainability and Environment Award’ at Ireland’s inaugural Aviation Industry Awards 2014. The awards, sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority, were launched this year to celebrate excellence within the country’s aviation sector, with winners being announced during a gala ceremony in Dublin this week, attended by more than 500 senior aviation professionals.
Tamkeen and Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre announced the graduation of the first batch of 15 young Bahrainis from the Grooming Bahraini Hospitality Talent Programme, which started in January 2014. The training programme was designed to provide young Bahrainis with world class training in hospitality and offer them employment at a globally-reputed establishment, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre.
The Serbian community in Abu Dhabi gathered on May 20 at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi to raise funds and collect humanitarian goods for their home country, which has been devastated by floods mid-May. The Embassy of Serbia in the UAE, the Serbian Business Council of the UAE and Le Méridien Abu Dhabi Hotel made an emergency appeal to help those affected by the worst floods in the country in the last 120 years.
The vibrant dusitD2 Phuket Resort in Thailand burst on to the local scene at its grand opening launch party held mid-May. The event saw a number of senior executives from Dusit International in attendance, including company MD and CEO Chanin Donavanik, as well as the hotel’s owner, Gary Murray, of Destination Properties.
Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai received its first mobile check-in guest in early June. After being greeted by general manager Khaled Al Jamal, resident manager Anna Collier and front office manager Mohanad Amer, the guest was surprised with a complimentary upgrade into one of the hotel’s spacious Dubai luxury suites.
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Transport Department and chairman of Tourism and Culture Authority, visited Al Seef Resort by Andalus Hotels and Resorts Group. The property will begin serving first-class guests in October 15, 2014 as part of the group’s expansion plans in the region.
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TRAVELLERS in the Gulf, especially the UAE and Saudi, have moved from laptops and PCs into the mobile era so quickly it’s like they’ve almost jumped two steps ...Read More