MADRID, 13 November 2018: A report from the World Tourism Organisation and the European Travel Commission shows that outbound tourism from the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council  has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure...
ABU DHABI, 1 February 2018: Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy for its international flights, except those bound for the US and Canada. It is essentially reverting to a weight based calculation, which was the standard in the...
SINGAPORE, 31 January 2018: Emirates will add two flights weekly to both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, resuming daily services to the two US airports, a move that the airline says reflects the steady rebound in customer demand. Daily flights from Dubai...
PATTAYA, 30 January 2018: European tour operators will welcome Qatar Airways newest service from its home-base Doha  to Pattaya, a popular resort city on Thailand’s eastern seaboard. Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner Boeing 787 landed for the first time, 29 January, at...

Saudi steps up tourism plan

AL WAHBAH, Saudi Arabia, 25 January 2018: Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kick-start...
BANGKOK, 22 January 2018: An advance timetable details posted by AirlineRoute indicates Qatar Airways will continue to offer five daily services on its Doha – Bangkok route during the winter season October 2018 to March 2019. Services will be flown...
BANGKOK, 18 January 2018: Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year after signing a management agreement  with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut. Scheduled to open in mid 2018, the 110-key hotel is located...
DUBAI, 18 January 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’s chief operating officer for the Middle East and Africa, Andreas Mattmüller retires 31 January. His career spans 43 years with more than 16 of them  spent working in senior positions with the...
DUBAI, 17 January 2018: The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than 3 km of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said on Tuesday. "Today we will...

Row over airspace violation

ABU DHABI, 16 January 2018: The United Arab Emirates accused rival Qatar of "intercepting" a passenger plane en route to Bahrain on Monday, as Doha denied the accusation in a row over alleged airspace violations. "The General Civil Aviation Authority...