Tag: Kuwait

Jazeera Airways announces new flights between Kuwait and Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 18, 2019 23:45

Starting on December 8, 2019, Kuwaiti travelers will be able to fly directly to Al Ain, Abu Dhabi on a new flight launched by Jazeera Airways. Independent Kuwaiti airline, supported ... Read More

Kuwait City hosts 52nd meeting of Arab Air Carriers Organization

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 01:26

Kuwait's capital Kuwait City today welcomed the 52nd annual general meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO). At the opening ceremony, Kuwaiti Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf said in the ... Read More

Budget Airline SalamAir Muscat to Tehran is second flight destination to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:38

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has launched its first flight to Tehran, Iran flying Muscat- Tehran three times a week This is the third destination added by the airline in ... Read More

Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019 08:14

Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) will be opening in the upcoming months. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the ... Read More

Seychelles intensifies its media presence in the GCC region

editor editor- May 13, 2019 22:24

The latest media spree from the Seychelles did not go unnoticed as the head of delegation Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley and the Seychelles Tourism ... Read More

Best & Worst Airlines and Airports of 2019 revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 17:17

Today AirHelp announced the results of its annual AirHelp Score which rates global airlines and airports. First launched in 2015, AirHelp Score is the most comprehensive data-based evaluation of airlines ... Read More

German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market

editor editor- May 8, 2019 23:22

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) together with a host of leading German tourism trade partners, has wrapped up another highly successful participation in this year’s Arabian Travel Market, the ... Read More

Lebanon crowned the most beautiful wedding destination in the Middle East

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 18:36

At an international event held in Dubai, Lebanon was crowned the most beautiful in the Middle East, as Chateau Rweiss won the international DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International reveals impressive global expansion plans at ATM 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 19:01

Swiss-Belhotel International has concluded four successful days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development ... Read More

Avis Budget Group wins multiple awards in the Middle East

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:55

Avis Budget Group has been awarded multiple accolades at the 2019 World Travel Awards, for its car rental brands Avis and Budget, across the Middle East, it was announced at ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking ... Read More

Travel agents from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) visit Seychelles

editor editor- April 26, 2019 03:09

Selected travel agents from the GCC—Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were given the opportunity to enjoy Seychelles and at the same time dig deep on the destination’s product offerings as ... Read More

Six Indian cities join Emirates network with new SpiceJet codeshare deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 20:47

Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between ... Read More

40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 17:05

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019 and ... Read More

GCC produces 1.8 million overnight stays in Germany during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 07:23

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced that it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at the Dubai ... Read More

Travel Leaders Network embarks upon major international expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 22:25

Travel Leaders Network, North America's largest travel agency organization, in partnership with sister company Travel Leaders Corporate, has embarked upon a large-scale international expansion program to expand opportunities and provide ... Read More

Shaza Hotels signs first Mysk in Saudi Arabia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:07

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has signed a management agreement with Sheikh Sultan Al Harthi to operate Mysk Jeddah – the Mysk brand’s first property in ... Read More

Europeans travel to GCC in record numbers: 29% increase by 2023 expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 09:13

Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 29% over the period 2018 to 2023, driven by new and direct flight routes, a growing number of millennial and middle-class travellers ... Read More

Marriott will introduce St Regis hotel brand to Marrakech in 2024

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 9, 2019 17:17

In a joint statement issued today, Marriott International and Kuwaiti United Real Estate Co. announced that they plan to develop new St. Regis resort near Marrakesh, Morocco. Marriott said in ... Read More

Marriott International announces three new hotel deals in North and West Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 16:15

From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company’s commitment to expanding its presence across ... Read More

China Southern Airlines and Emirates sign codeshare agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 17:10

Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines and UAE's Emirates airline have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress on a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new ... Read More

World Animal Protection: Traffickers exploit Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 19:25

An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making commitments to tackle wildlife trafficking. The airline and its cargo ... Read More

Global Investment in Aviation Summit to reshape aviation investment landscape

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2019 07:09

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is holding the Global Investment in Aviation Summit on 28-29 January 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. GCAA will host more than ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market launches inaugural consumer event ‘ATM Holiday Shopper’

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2019 09:02

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May ... Read More

Global aviation leaders will gather in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 18:15

The heads of civil aviation authorities and aviation ministers from around the world will converge on Dubai on January 24, 2019 to participate in the first edition of the Global ... Read More

Critical Thinking Reform in Saudi Arabia’s schools includes tourism

The Media Line The Media Line- January 1, 2019 21:28

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 has a vision that includes a reform to decrease Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil revenues through upgrades to its economy and public service ... Read More

Aviation Ministers will be attending Global Investment in Aviation Summit GIAS2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2018 07:25

The first edition of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS 2019) will kick off in Dubai with the participation of the largest ever gathering of aviation ministers and heads ... Read More

Air Traffic Control training takes off in Kuwait

editor editor- December 22, 2018 00:31

As part of the joint venture partnership agreement, Airways New Zealand is providing a one-year training program at ACK for a group of air traffic control (ATC) students Read More

Chinese visitors to GCC will increase 81% by 2022 says ATM report

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 19, 2018 08:08

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81% from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, according to data published ahead of ... Read More

Thai Tourism: International arrivals’ growth in line with the target

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 09:25

The Thai tourism industry recorded total international arrivals of 31.25 million in January-October 2018, up 7.84%, generating an estimated 1.63 trillion Baht in tourism revenue, up by 9.98% over the ... Read More

Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2017 14:32

The Gulf region may be the leader in luxury travel and tourism, but it does have the worst air quality in the world. As part of the Earth Day campaign for ... Read More

India organizes tourism road show in Kuwait

editor editor- June 14, 2013 08:45

India has organised a tourism road show in Kuwait highlighting its tourist destinations to attract Gulf travelers and promote tourism in the country. Read More

Boeing, ALAFCO firm up order for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs

editor editor- November 5, 2012 06:32

KUWAIT - Boeing and Kuwait airplane leasing company ALAFCO finalized an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s valued at $2.0 billion at current list price. Read More

Moevenpick Hotel Al Bida’a in Kuwait awarded re-certification by Green Globe

editor editor- October 27, 2012 00:09

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of Moevenpick Hotel Al Bida’a in Kuwait. Read More

Iraq settles long-running airline dispute with Kuwait

editor editor- March 15, 2012 05:07

An aide to Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that Iraq and Kuwait have reached a $500 million agreement to resolve a dispute over Gulf War-era debts that ... Read More

Kuwait aiming to double tourist numbers by 2015

editor editor- February 13, 2012 05:24

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait - The organisers of an upcoming travel expo in Dubai say that Kiwait is aiming to double its tourist arrivals to one million by 2015 as it ... Read More