The award emphasises the crucial role played by the cargo carrier in supporting trade in Nepal
August 25, 2021: Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier was awarded by Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (NEFFA) for achieving the highest export tonnage (2850 tonnes) out of the country for 2020. The award was handed over in Kathmandu during the annual Nepal Cargo Day celebration organised by NEFFA on 29 July 2021.
The awards are held every year by the association to honour the top three carriers for their roles in supporting the country’s exports. Qatar Airways Cargo has been securing the first position for the highest uplift from Nepal for more than a decade.
Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo commented: “I ......read more
• Till date, the cargo carrier introduced eBookings by WebCargo in Europe, South Africa and the USA
Qatar Airways Cargo announces the further rollout of third-party eBooking platform, WebCargo by Freightos across the rest of the world*, effective 23 August 2021.
Forwarders in the carrier’s worldwide network will be able to place eBookings from both, its online and offline origins with access to live rates and capacity on the WebCargo platform. This will enhance their booking experience with the airline, resulting in higher efficiencies and real-time responses for availability.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux said: “Within a short span of six months, we will complete our global rollout of WebCargo by Freightos on 23 August and I am proud of all our teams ......read more
• The direct data connection is another of Qatar Airways Cargo’s digitalisation projects and extends CargoWise’s direct airline integrations
• The direct data connection reduces risk, complexity and costs for forwarders as well as airlines
August 11, 2021: Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, and WiseTech Global, a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, have commenced implementation of an extensive direct data connection between their global operating systems
The direct data connection between WiseTech’s leading CargoWise platform and Qatar Airways Cargo management system, CROAMIS, streamlines the exchange of critical operational data that reduces risk, complexity and costs for forwarders as well as ......read more
The airline along with Cool Chain Association members will deliver concrete solutions to improve the cool chain
The membership aligns with the airline’s sustainability programme, WeQare as Cool Chain Association aims to reduce food wastage through cool chain integrity and stakeholder involvement
July 28, 2021: Qatar Airways Cargo has extended its cool chain industry partnerships by joining Cool Chain Association (CCA), a non-profit organisation, effective 28 July 2021. Founded in 2003, the association aims to reduce food wastage and improve the quality, efficiency and value of the temperature sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical and horizontal collaboration, education and innovation amongst its members and stakeholders.
Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar ......read more
• The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in the USA with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo
Qatar Airways Cargo announces the further roll out of third-party eBooking platform WebCargo by Freightos across the United States of America*, effective 19 July 2021.
Forwarders in the USA will be able to conduct eBookings with access to live rates and available capacity on the WebCargo platform. This will further improve their booking experience with the airline, resulting in higher efficiencies and instant responses for confirmation.
The cargo carrier has an extensive network in the United States spanning 12 cities with 145 weekly flights, thus offering customers more than 4,700 tonnes of cargo capacity every week.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, ......read more
• Mariner Lounge in Doha has ceremonial opening to mark International Maritime Organization’s Day of the Seafarer 2021, with hundreds given free flight upgrades as part of commemoration
• Qatar Airways has transported more than 380,000 seafarers and offshore workers since April 2020 for repatriation and crew change
July 01, 2021: The world’s first airport lounge for the exclusive use of seafarers and offshore workers has surpassed more than 50,000 visitors since it opened its doors in late 2020 and to mark the International Maritime Organization’s “Day of the Seafarer”, Qatar Airways held a ceremonial opening event.
Located at Qatar Airways’ hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha, the Mariner Lounge was officially opened by the Group Chief Executive of Qatar ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 29, June 2021: Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination have been nominated for a number of travel destination accolades at the 2021 International Travel Awards.
The prestigious annual International Awards celebrate the best of travel, tourism, and hospitality worldwide.
Qatar’s first leisure destination and today one of the most popular tourist spots, Sealine Beach Resort offers its guests a haven of comfort and luxury emboldened by diverse experiences. As such, the resort has been nominated under Qatar’s Best Desert Resort 2021, Qatar’s Best Family Beach Resort 2021, and Qatar’s Best Ocean View Resort 2021.
Commenting on the nomination, Mr. Ahmad Al-Abdullah, Acting General Manager at Sealine Beach Resort, stated:
“We are proud to be ......read more
June 28, 2021: The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in Europe with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo
Since the launch in February 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo has received a large number of eBookings via the platform
Qatar Airways Cargo announces that WebCargo by Freightos will be introduced across the European region* effective 30 June 2021. Forwarders will be able to conduct eBookings with access to live rates and available capacity on the WebCargo platform.
With the implementation of WebCargo across Europe, the total count of countries in the airline’s network on the platform will increase to 32. This will allow customers to further digitalise their experience with the airline in the region, resulting in more process efficiencies and faster market ......read more
Equipped with intelligent cargo protection and unsurpassed autonomy, these containers provide cost efficiency and outstanding environmental performance, in line with the carrier’s sustainability goals.
June 23, 2021: Qatar Airways Cargo announces the approval of Envirotainer’s latest innovation – The Releye® RLP container. With the newest addition to its range of temperature-controlled containers, the airline now offers 16 temperature-controlled container leasing options for life science and health care products to maintain a secure and seamless cool chain. It has been already offering customers Envirotainer’s RAP and RKN active pharma containers since 2014.
Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said, “We are committed to provide our customers the best solutions. A ......read more
June 02, 2021: Qatar Airways intends to expand its long-term partnership with Amadeus, embracing NDC solutions to enhance its retailing capabilities
Many travelers are looking forward to quenching their desire to travel in the months ahead. With customer service taking on a whole new meaning, airlines have an opportunity to create new offers and services that boost travelers’ confidence as they welcome them back. An airline that understands this exceptionally well is Qatar Airways. Confronting the challenges posed by COVID-19 head-on, the innovative and leading airline is set to come out stronger from this crisis having not lost any sight of customer needs nor time in accelerating its growth strategy.
Understanding the critical value of the travel agency channel to enable its ambitious growth plans, the airline ......read more
May 05, 2021: By helping the NGO Warriors of Wildlife (WOW), Qatar Airways Cargo kept its promise to fly lions to their natural habitat for free. It took six months of hard work involving no less than a dozen departments and over 50 employees to ensure a successful operation. On Thursday, April 29, the Kouga and Swinburne nature reserves in South Africa welcomed three lions, one lioness and three cubs. This involved a three-day trip from Kiev to Doha and Johannesburg so that the lions could walk on grass for the first time in their lives. All are in good health.
Transporting wild animals back to their natural environment for free at the request of wildlife protection bodies is a promise made by Qatar Airways Cargo as part its “Rewild the Planet” initiative. This is Chapter 2 of the airline’s WeQare ......read more
Qatar - March 10, 2021: The leading air cargo carrier is supporting UNICEF to transport COVID-19 vaccines to several countries across the world.
The cargo carrier is committed to helping and ensuring the safety of communities as part of its sustainability programme WeQare.
Qatar Airways Cargo remains committed to supporting the logistics around the global vaccination plan. The cargo carrier recently surpassed a milestone with 10 million COVID-19 vaccines transported, including COVID-19 vaccines for UNICEF as part of the five-year MoU to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.
The airline has played a significant role throughout the pandemic and is committed to helping people and giving back to communities, in alignment with its sustainability programme. Since December ......read more
We are Chief Executive Officers, C-level executives, Chairs, Founders, Vice-Presidents, managers, employees.
We are business workers who strive to benefit our industry.
We are determined, we are brave and bold, we are negotiators, and we are experts.
But there is still much work to be done to achieve the balance we need, particularly when it comes to gender diversity at senior levels.
Our industry offers a wealth of possibilities, it is innovative, and it is changing. It is diverse and it welcomes skills and drive.
Women not only belong in our industry, they are essential to it.
Let’s remind ourselves: since 1910, we have marked 8 March as a day on which we remember past struggles for women’s rights and in particular to reduce the inequalities women face compared to men.
This day reminds us ......read more
The award-winning airline is only airline in Middle East and Africa region to own and operate the state-of-the-art Aircraft Recovery Kit equipment, capable of lifting the weight of an Airbus A380 aircraft
The annual simulated Disabled Aircraft Recovery Exercise took place on a grounded Airbus A340-600 aircraft at Doha International Airport from 28 February to 4 March 2021
March 03, 2021 - DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways has held its 12th annual simulated Disabled Aircraft Recovery (QDAR) Exercise on a grounded Airbus A340-600 aircraft using the airline’s state-of-the-art Aircraft Recovery Kit, at Doha International Airport from 28 February to 4 March 2021.
The award-winning airline is the only airline in the Middle East and Africa to operate the equipment, and one of just 12 International Airlines Technical ......read more
Recognition for the airline across key metrics including refunds, ticket flexibility, reliability and safety
2 March 2021 - DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways has been acknowledged for its performance during the global pandemic as the best airline in the world by eDreams, one of Europe’s largest online travel agents. The accolade drew on feedback from over 61,000 customers across 667 airlines awarding marks for service quality not only on board, but throughout each customer touchpoint, including flight refunds, reliability, ticket flexibility, value for money, overall experience and safety.
Qatar Airways topped the rating with a score of 4.4 / 5, reflecting the range of measures to support customers and trade partners during the pandemic, including the most flexible booking and refunds ......read more
Qatar, United Arab Emirates - February 22, 2021: As of February 21, ECS Group, the leading GSSA, with its established presence in the region and strong partnership with the airline in over 20 countries, is supervising the management of cargo capacity via its subsidiary Globe Air Cargo.
Qatar Airways operates fourteen weekly flights from Dubai and daily flights from Abu Dhabi. In preparation for this much awaited recommencement of cargo sales and bookings in the United Arab Emirates, ECS has bolstered its local teams, with a dedicated team supervising the scheduled flights seven days a week.
Said Ehab Matta, Senior Manager Regional Cargo – Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Pakistan “We are delighted to be able to count on ECS Group, with who we share our values of service excellence and ......read more
Qatar - February 18, 2021: The carrier is committed to support UNICEF in the global effort aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Utilising its QR Pharma product, the cargo carrier will offer controlled cool chain for rapid transportation of vaccines and critical supplies.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the freight division of Qatar Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNICEF for a five-year period to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. Through this initiative, Qatar Airways Cargo will work closely with UNICEF and its freight forwarders to prioritise the transport of vaccines, medicines, medical devices and critical supplies utilising its extensive global network and capacity.
Through its QR Pharrma product, Qatar Airways Cargo will offer controlled cool chain and ......read more
Qatar- February 01, 2021: The world’s leading cargo carrier commits to fly wild animals back to where they belong, at no cost. Chapter 2 is part of WeQare, the carrier’s sustainability programme.
Qatar Airways Cargo announces Chapter 2 of its sustainability programme WeQare: Rewild the Planet. The cargo carrier is committed to preserving wildlife and endangered animals and has pledged to transport these animals back to their natural habitat free of charge.
Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo said, “We are concerned about the legacy we leave for the future generation. As the world’s leading cargo carrier, we strongly believe in giving back to the community and protecting our environment. We all know that animals have an important role to play in preserving ecological ......read more
The national carrier of the State of Qatar has touched down in Cairo for the first time since 2017
The airline will operate daily flights to Cairo with a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner
19 January 2021 - DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways today resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt with a daily service. QR1301 departed Hamad International Airport to Cairo International Airport at 15:15 local time and landed at its destination at 17:40 local time. The flight was operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Later this month, Qatar Airways will resume flights to Alexandria on Monday 25 January (QR1317 will depart from DOH at 15:15 and will land at HBE at 17:50). Qatar Airways passengers travelling from Egypt can now enjoy seamless ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 07, 2021: The world’s leading cargo carrier introduced its sustainability project, WeQare, that consists of a series of positive and impactful actions in the form of chapters. These actions are based on the core pillars of sustainability - environment, society, economy and culture. They are being implemented at all levels of the cargo carrier’s business which is a real turning point for air freight and will make the cargo carrier’s operations more sustainable, going forward.
“We are deeply concerned about the legacy we leave for the future generation. As a leading cargo carrier, we want to make CSR a key strategic element of our business and want our positive actions to have a ripple effect. Keeping this in mind, we are proud to present WeQare, a project ......read more
Qatar, September 29, 2020: Qatar Airways Cargo is delighted to announce that Kirsten de Bruijn has joined the Airline in the capacity of Senior Vice President, Cargo Sales and Network Planning.
An Air Cargo veteran with 13 years of experience in management in the air cargo industry, she shares Qatar Airways belief that the pace of change brought about by recent global events demands value centred leadership around revenue and margin management: “The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the need for flexibility and agility. It has also fast-tracked demand for digitalization. Optimizing the utilization of freighters, the network, pricing and processes will mean embracing digital as the central vector of change. Qatar Airways is a world leader in this space and our ability to constantly adapt and adjust will ......read more
The national carrier of the State of Qatar partnered with Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar and Talabat to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies
The scheme follows a similar initiative that Qatar Airways organised to donate essential supplies to Lebanon last month
Doha, Qatar – September 20, 2020: Qatar Airways in partnership with Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar – a member of Ali Bin Ali Holding – has delivered an aid programme that enabled citizens and residents of Qatar to donate almost 100 tonnes of food and other essential supplies to Sudan following the devastating flooding in the country.
Since the aid programme was launched on 12 September, thousands of Qatar citizens and residents purchased items from Monoprix Qatar’s store on Talabat from a special Qatar Airways Box for ......read more
• 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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020: Qatar Airways Cargo is taking action like no other airline before and playing an active role in building tomorrow’s world. The world’s largest cargo airline is committed to helping people in need through its ‘1 Million Kilos’ campaign : From July to the end of December, charities will be able to use the services of Qatar Airways Cargo to transport humanitarian aid and medical supplies all over the world, free of charge.
Such action is unprecedented in its scale. Qatar Airways is donating 1 million kilos of freight to selected customers around the world to give to the charities of their choice. This will allow the movement of medical equipment, humanitarian relief and essential products to where they are most needed, free of ......read more
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
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
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
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
Residential and commercial opportunities in key locations at the heart of Doha
22 October 2019: During the first day of Cityscape Qatar 2019, Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced their latest new development, Zulal Wellness Resort, the new wellness destination in Qatar, is slated to open in the second quarter of 2020, in collaboration with market-leading wellness brand, Chiva-Som International Health Resort.
Chiva-Som is known around the world for their flagship resort in Hua Hin,n Thailand. The collaboration with Msheireb Properties is the first management and operating contract they have undertaken, expanding their offerings to the Middle East region exclusively in Qatar.
Designed after Msheireb ......read more
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
Dr. Mary Ellen Weber draws on lessons from space to highlight the importance of planning, preparation in high-stakes decision-making
DOHA, QATAR - September 21, 2019: During a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), Mary Ellen Weber, a veteran NASA astronaut and U.S. national skydiving champion, discussed the dynamics of decision-making when risks are high and time is short.
Drawing on her long experience as a consultant in innovation and high-risk operations, Weber explained that the need for urgent action can be a major risk factor in any decision-making process.
“The reason why there are lessons from space on decision-making is because it applies to any situation where you have to make a decision fast,” argued Dr. Weber, who was selected in the 14th class of NASA astronauts and ......read more
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
Mission Accomplished: One More Orbit beats Pole to Pole World Circumnavigation Speed record by 5 hours and 52 minutes
Qatar - 16 July 2019: At 12:12 UTC on July 11, 2019, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and Qatar Executive made history.
They achieved it by completing the fastest ever Circumnavigation of the Earth via both the North and South Poles in a time of 46 hours and 40 minutes, at an average speed of 465 knots (or 535 mph or 861 km/h).
The world record attempt, achieved in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft, was called One More Orbit (www.onemoreorbit.com) in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) average speed record stood for 11 ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
The tour followed the official opening of Qatar Airways’ new office in Muscat
DOHA, Qatar, April 08, 2019: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has part in an official tour of Muscat International Airport as part of Qatar Airways’ new office opening celebrations, led by the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports Management Company, Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al Hosni.
State-owned Oman Airports Management Company is responsible for the management and operations of civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman. The infrastructure of the airports, including terminal buildings, cargo building, runway, apron, car parking and other facilities, are directly under the management of Oman Airports Management Company.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency ......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
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
Family travel, technological innovation and UNWTO tourism ministers’ forum, headline this year’s event; An additional exhibition hall, 2,700 exhibiting companies representing 86 countries, including 70 country pavilions and a total of 113 first time exhibitors
14 April 2015 - Arabian Travel Market (ATM) organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, is finalising the line-up for ......read more
- Deloitte: Airlines in the Middle East show significant success in the last 10 – 15 years
26 March, 2015 – Recent infrastructure developments such as the refurbished runway at Dubai, the mid-field terminal project at Abu Dhabi, the opening of Hamad international in Doha, extensive upgrades at Bahrain, and the new Muscat International Airport, showcase the commitment to the ......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
Qatar all set to position itself as tourism hub as a surge of visitor attractions near completion and Qatar airways continues to expand routes
Arabian Travel Market’s 2015 roadshow series arrives in Qatar on 18th March, 2015 to meet with key industry players and highlight the country’s healthy growth in the hotel and tourism sector, which saw over $2.5 billion in contracts awarded ......read more
UAE, January 13, 2015 - Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has announced the adoption of the New ICDL Profile structure in order to enhance the digital competencies and knowledge of its employees. This aligns with QCAA’s strategy to implement the best international practices and latest concepts to support the development of the civil aviation industry and ensure the highest levels of ......read more
KeyBS, a leading technology provider for financial institutions and member of Arabi Holding Group KSC, has entered into a franchise agreement with KBS Qatar. As part of this contract KBS Qatar will be the exclusive franchisee for KeyKIOSK and KeyPOS in Qatar, and will install 100 KeyKIOSK and 500 POS within the first year.
Making the announcement, Mr Ibrahim Darraz, Managing Director, KeyBS, ......read more
First of its kind Team Tennis Competition Features Numerous Top Players
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 27, 2014): Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has teamed up with Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) as the Presenting Sponsor for the inaugural edition of the event. The alliance with the Tennis League reiterates the airline’s strong ......read more
Muscat | 06 November 2014: A comprehensive development agreement was signed recently between the Government of the Sultanate and Qatari DiarRas Al-Hadd Development Company SAOC, a newly established entity that is jointly owned by the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) representing the government of Oman and Qatari DiarCompany. The shareholding in the development company is divided between ......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
Doha, Qatar, 13 October 2014 - Airbus Group will participate in the annual Qatar Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC) beginning in Dohaon 14 October.
Now in its second year, QMARSEC which runs until 15 October, is ahigh-profile conference designed to cover the most pressing maritime and coastal security issues. These include:the emerging threats facing ......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
18 May 2014 (Geneva) - The top leadership of the air transport industry will be gathering in Doha from 1 to 3 June 2014 for the IATA 70th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Airport Transport Summit.
The IATA AGM is the highest level event in the airline industry with many of the Association’s 240 member airlines CEOs in attendance, along with the top management of industry partners ......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
- Invitation only event to promote Qatar and the Middle East’s luxury travel offerings to the world - –
(Dubai, 26 February 2014) TTG MENA – organiser of the Middle East Luxury Travel Show (MELTS™) – officially announced today that the Qatari capital of Doha will become the inaugural host city for the luxury travel specific exhibition and conference, to be held ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 November 2013
Accor to operate a cluster of two new properties under Ibis and Adagio brands in Doha, Qatar
Accor Middle East, one of the leading hospitality groups in the region, signed a management agreement to operate two new hotels, a 3-star ibis hotel (150 guest rooms) and a midscale aparthotel Adagio (150 apartments) in Doha. The two hotels will ......read more
Global Innovations founder and CEO Kabir Ali Baig Qatar's leading travel agency and DMC, Regency Travel & Tours, has signed a partnership deal with Global Innovations, which will see it utilising the company's ERP I-ITINERARY for its DMC wing.
Regency Travel & Tours had recently incorporated and launched a new initiative in their entire gamut of different Inbound services to ......read more
With its new brand of serviced tour packages, ‘101 things to do in Qatar', Regency Travel and Tours map out the country as a treasure trove of activities for locals and expats.
Doha (Qatar) 21, March 2013:As the burgeoning city of Qatar rapidly advances becoming ever more attractive to local, regional and international tourists, who better to write the hand-guide to country's ......read more
· 26 exhibitors, representing some 500 of the world's best known and most prestigious gemstone and watch labels
A remarkable 15% increase on international brands
Seven-day exhibition, dubbed “Pure Luxury”, spread over 15,000sqm area of jewelry & watches
Doha-Qatar, February 24th , 2013: Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al ......read more
Named “Best Hotel and Resort in the Luxury Sector in the Middle East,” as Qatar's Leading Luxury Hotel Wins Further International Recognition
Doha, Qatar – 24 February 2013 –The St. Regis Doha has won the Gulf Connoisseur award for the “Best Hotel and Resort in the Luxury Sector in the Middle East” at a glittering ceremony held in Dubai.
The award is ......read more
Fantastic Offer Provides Luxurious Package including Breakfast, Private Gazebos, and Special Discounts on Spa Treatments
Doha, Qatar – 7 February 2013 – The St. Regis Doha today announced a new package that enables people to enjoy a weekend escape at Qatar's leading luxury hotel.
The St. Regis Doha has launched this new offer to allow guests to optimize their stay and enjoy ......read more
High Number of Visitors from GCC Region Expected in 2013, as Leading Luxury Hotel Extends New Offer
Doha, Qatar – 27 January 2013 – The St. Regis Doha, Qatar's leading luxury hotel, is anticipating a high number of visitors from neighbouring countries in the GCC in 2013, and has unveiled a new offer aimed at travellers with families.
Qatar is becoming an increasingly popular ......read more
World's Leading New Hotel Appoints Amin Al Huneidi as Director of Sales to Manage Rising Interest from Corporate and Government Clients
Doha, Qatar – 15 January2013 –The St. Regis Doha aims to build on its successful first year of operations and appoints Amin Al Huneidi as Director of Sales, to provide greater focus and support for corporate and government clients.
The ......read more