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Jumeirah announces new CEO
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 18 January, 2018 12:26 pm
Jumeirah, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, today announced the appointment of Jose Silva as the new Chief Executive Officer.   Mr. Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels...
Meraas Launches Promotional Campaign to Attract Holidaymakers from Saudi Arabia
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 1:54 pm
Meraas destinations offer over 100 F&B, retail, entertainment deals to cater to January influx of Saudi tourists Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, has launched a promotional campaign across its destinations, targeting the influx of tourists from Saudi Arabia that traditionally visit...
Turkish Airlines and Air Moldova have signed a codeshare agreement
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 11:37 am
Air Moldova, the largest airline and flag carrier of the Republic of Moldova, and Turkish Airlines, national flag carrier of Turkey, announced the signature of a codeshare agreement, effective as of 29 January 2018.   Through this codeshare partnership, Turkish Airlines and Air ...
Banyan Tree Debuts in Malaysia with 5-Star Exclusive Urban Resort Opening in June 2018
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 11:13 am
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the opening of Malaysia’s first Banyan Tree resort, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, in June 2018. Set amidst the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, the commercial, shopping and entertainment hub of Malaysia, Banyan Tree Kuala...
A Winter Break Spent in Luxury at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 10:28 am
Named the Leading Luxury Beach Resort and Leading Business Hotel by World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2017, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’ idyllic resort, welcomes families to spend the long winter breaks unwinding after a period of work and studies.   Catered to every ...
Jeddah Entertainment Boulevard, a new concept in having fun during mid-term break
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 3:34 am
Events at the new waterfront in Jeddah continue for the fifth day, organized by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). The events started Jan. 11 and will continue until Jan. 20. Admission is free of charge, and activities start from 4 p.m., while the shows start at 6 p.m. and end by 11...
Emirates Palace Hosts Farewell Celebrations for General Manager, Holger Schroth
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 3:17 am
Emirates Palace hosted a delightful celebratory evening to commemorate the end-of-term of Mr Holger Schroth, former General Manager of the Palace, and the welcoming of Mr Martin Cramer as the new General Manager. The reception saw the attendance of UAE’s most prestige VIPs, led by His...
Age limits set for wheelchair assistants in Makkah's Grand Mosque
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 1:20 am
Only people aged between 25 and 60 years will be allowed to push the wheelchairs of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, said the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques. The age limit is to ensure the health of pilgrims and visitors, and because people outside the age group may have difficulty reaching the...
Spectacular ‘cultural park’ opens on Jeddah’s waterfront
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 17 January, 2018 12:23 am
Events at the cultural park in Nawras Square on the new waterfront are continuing during the mid-year school holiday, offering a variety of cultural, educational and entertainment activities for families. The cultural park is one of the initiatives of the Jeddah municipality through the Makkah...
New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 16 January, 2018 4:31 pm
Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week.   The front cover features a collage of art and culture of India, a perfect illustration of the culinary journey one takes when indulging in the new menu.   Putting his distinctive mark on...