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

Offering a rich mixture of leisure Facilities Doha, Qatar – 23th August 2017:  As part of its continuous efforts to provide a rich mixture of leisure Facilities to its guests, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is offering special deal to its guests who wishes to organize their business meetings at an Iconic Island, and get some fresh air, sunshine and sea breeze and Surround themselves with crystal clear waters and breathtaking views to get the inspiration and motivation going.  Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers businesses convenient half-day and full-day packages, which include all the amenities that their guests might need to have a productive day. Along with complimentary use of the meeting room, guests will have access to an LCD projector and screen, flipchart, markers, and stationery. A morning ......read more

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

Health and safety tips for those travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage  Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  International SOS and Control Risks has issued the latest guidance to Muslims travelling from all over the world to attend Hajj in Saudi Arabia this month. Close to 2 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca between August 30 and September 4, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of travellers have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead. All members heading to Saudi Arabia, whether for Hajj, business or personal travel should expect generalised travel disruption throughout the country. James ......read more

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

In partnership with Al Nokhba Car Dealership Doha, Qatar – 28 May 2017 – On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, First Finance Company (FFC), a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, in partnership with Al Nokhba Car Dealership, is launching a special promotion on car costs that waives down payments, and offers financing of up 72 months with a three-month grace period. The promotion comes in line with FFC’s efforts to provide banking clients in Qatar with best-in-class services and an exceptional customer experience that sets the standards in the marketplace.FFC’s Special Offer puts clients in the driver’s seat by offering them the chance to acquire their car of preference without any down payments, as well as financing of up 72 months for citizens with full vehicle ownership and 48 months for residents ......read more

CEB to Suspend Operations in Kuwait, Doha and Riyadh

May 24, 2017 – Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) will suspend its service to and from the following destinations: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Doha, Qatar CEB will fly the last of its four-times-a-week service from Manila to Kuwait on June 13, 2017, and its Kuwait-Manila flight on June 14, 2017. The thrice-weekly Manila-Doha-Manila route will have its last flight on July 1, 2017; while CEB’s last flight from Manila to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will depart on July 2, 2017, while the Riyadh-Manila flight will leave on July 3, 2017. “The entry of Cebu Pacific into these markets benefitted passengers with lower fares and more choices. Of late, other carriers have aggressively added more flights, which has resulted in substantial oversupply of seats and fares that are so low, hence making the routes ......read more

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

The world’s finest business jet makes inaugural trip to Doha, presenting its impressive credentials to Qatar’s private and business charter market Doha, Qatar, 16 May 2017:  Leading global business aviation company Deer Jet, presented the world’s first 787 ‘Dream Jet’, with its Middle East debut, making a stopover yesterday at Doha International Airport. The ‘flying’ visit is part of a series of showcases across the globe in Deer Jet’s “Dreams Encounter the World” tour of key international charter destinations. Established 22 years ago as the very first business jet operator in China, Deer Jet has been dedicated to serving the global premium business travel market, including Middle East royal families since 2013. Deer Jet is set to serve the market across the GCC and ......read more

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

Dubai, 25 April 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, 24April at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.    With this latest partnership, TAT seeks to leverage the strength of Qatar Airways’ extensive global network, particularly its presence in secondary cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, to increase the number of tourist arrivals to Thailand in 2017/18.    Under the MoU, TAT and Qatar Airways will develop joint promotions to mutually increase tourism and visibility for Thailand to travellers in more than 150 destinations the airline flies to.    Thailand, one of Qatar Airways’ earliest destinations in the Far East, ......read more

Cheval To Open in Qatar, Cheval West Bay ApartHotel

Qatar, April 22, 2017:  Luxury serviced apartment specialist Cheval Residences has announced it will be opening luxury serviced apartments in Doha Qatar in 2020, following an agreement signed between Cheval Residences and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC). Mohammed S Almarzooqi group managing director for Cheval Property Management Ltd and Cheval Residences Ltd said: “We are delighted to confirm Cheval West Bay ApartHotel Doha will be a flagship development for us; our first property outside London and a milestone in our company vision to build a strategic portfolio to suit the demands of our affluent well-travelled guests. We are honoured to be working with QIMC and look forward to supporting the Qatari strategy of building business and leisure tourism to Qatar.” CEO of QIMC, Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari ......read more

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

FROM TAILORED SERVICES TO EXPANDED VILLAGES, THE COLLECTION OF VILLAGES BY CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING® OFFER  GUESTS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY EVERY DAY™   New partnerships, tailored services for Middle Eastern guests and an expanding Bicester Village are unveiled at this year’s ATM Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Chic Outlet Shopping® extends a warm summer welcome to Middle Eastern guests as it showcases its continued commitment towards expanding hospitality and services. Over the summer, new boutiques will open across the Collection of Villages, together with exclusive pop-up boutiques and late night opening hours with live entertainment. In autumn 2017 around 30 additional boutiques and two restaurants/cafés will open in Bicester Village near London, alongside new parking facilities for cars and ......read more

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

Hotel’s signature outlet by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia spices up glittering awards ceremony after voters declare it’s the region’s top Indian dining experience Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia), 11 April 2017 -  Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar’s signature restaurant, Maharaja by Vineet, has spiced up the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards where it was honoured as the ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ in the region. The restaurant, which is headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, received the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony staged in Dubai recently, after thousands of diners declared it the Gulf’s best Indian dining experience. More than 1.1 million votes were cast to decide the winners of this year’s 2017 Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards, confirming that ......read more

Relaxing debut in Qatar for TIME Hotels

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Hotels & Resorts signs first hotels in Saudi and Bahrain

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

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens hotel in Marrakech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JA Resorts & Hotels' Eid Al Adha Offers

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

The Peninsula Paris receives the acclaimed ‘Palace' distinction

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

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

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

Win Exclusive Dining and Retail Offers This Summer at Terminal 1, Dubai International Airport!

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 House and Le Clos. Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2016:   This summer ELR and MMI are welcoming guests to their seven exceptional dining and retail outlets at Dubai International airport’s new Concourse D at Terminal 1 and giving them the chance to win AED10,000 of travel vouchers. With summer holidays and Eid celebrations about to begin, Dubai Airports has estimated that almost 2 million travellers are forecasted to use Dubai ......read more

Etihad Airways marks 10 years of flying to Qatar with additional frequencies

Fifth daily service with prime morning departure timings for travellers from both Abu Dhabi and Qatar Additional evening services on peak days round-up attractive schedule for business and leisure travellers  Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 12, 2016 – Etihad Airways is celebrating 10 years of flying to Qatar this summer by launching nine additional weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – Doha route reinforcing its commitment to one of the airline’s key markets in the Gulf. Effective 1 August 2016, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates will increase weekly frequency to Qatar’s capital city to 37 services. The new daily morning flights as well as the early evening departures on Thursdays and Saturdays provide more flexibility and greater convenience and have been timed to cater for the needs of business ......read more

Centro Sharjah Wins Big at Rotana Annual Conference

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 decades. He started his career with Rotana in 2011 joining the pre-opening team of Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan Rotana in the capacity of Executive Assistant Manager, thereafter at Towers Rotana in the same position. In November 2013 Mr Michael was appointed as the new General Manager of Centro Sharjah, in charge for the overall management and operations of Centro Sharjah including sales and marketing, development of the company’s ......read more

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have introduced a new Self Service Bag Drop facility at Hong Kong International Airport

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. Passengers who have completed their check-in process - online, at airport check-in counters or using self-service check-in kiosks - can drop off their baggage using the Self Service Bag Drop facility, saving up to half of the normal processing time compared to queuing at check-in counters. The new facility will result in a smoother and quicker check-in process. Starting 1 April, five Self Service Bag Drop machines commenced operation at Cathay ......read more

6 New Shaza Hotels and expansion plan announced at ATM, AHIC 2016

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 setting announced the opening of six new hotels across the Middle East between 2016 and 2019 in addition to its existing Shaza Al Madina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  At the Arabian Travel Market, Sheikh Salem bin Ahmed Al Ghazali, Chairman of Golden Group of Companies, and Mr. Salman Al Mohannadi, Chairman of Shaza Hotels also signed an agreement of management for the new ‘Shaza Muscat’ that will comprise of 250 hotel rooms ......read more

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