DUBAI, 8 May 2015: Dubai's Emirates Airline said Thursday annual profits have surged 40% to USD1.2 billion as revenues increased and fuel costs dropped. The Middle East's largest carrier said revenues rose 7% USD24.2 billion with passenger numbers up 11%...
BANGKOK, 29 April 2015: Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s iconic hotel brands, is about to make its debut in the Middle East with a new property in Doha, Qatar. The company has just signed a management contract with...
DOHA, 21 April 2015: Qatar plans to accommodate some 12,000 football fans on cruise ships during the World Cup in 2022, a spokesman for the Qatar Tourism Authority said on Monday. The proposal for "floating hotels" is a revival of...
DUBAI, 9 April 2015: Wego, a leading travel metasearch website and travel app in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, announced a partnership, Wednesday, with online travel agency Almosafer. The OTA is based in Saudi Arabia and is the first...
LONDON, 25 March 2015. Searches to Tunisia made by UK travellers have fallen by 22% following the terrorist attack, 18 March, according to hotel search website trivago.co.uk. Hotel searches made during the four days directly following the attack (19 to...

Etihad fights off criticism

WASHINGTON, 19 March 2015: Etihad Airways chief James Hogan defended the UAE carrier, Tuesday, against harsh attacks from US airlines over subsidies, saying his company was a "David" battling the US "Goliaths". Hogan told an aviation industry summit in Washington...
BANGKOK, 27 February 2015: Minor Hotel Group announced, Wednesday a partnership with Dubai Properties (DP) to develop a new Anantara due to open in Dubai in early 2018. Anantara Dubai Creek Hotel will be located in Culture Village, a new...

Dubai tops in traffic

DUBAI, 28 January 2015: Dubai airport has soared ahead of London's Heathrow, riding a boom in long-haul flights between Asia and the West to become the world's top international travel hub, it said Tuesday. Traffic at the airport increased 6.1%...