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10th Riyadh Travel Fair Opens Today

- Saudi Arabia’s largest domestic and outbound tourism promotion event opens with 300 exhibitors from 55 countries – (Riyadh, 11 April 2018) – Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2018, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry showcase, opened its doors for the tenth consecutive year in Riyadh yesterday evening, April 10, 2018, with more than 300 exhibitors from 55 countries. The fair, organised by ASAS Exhibition and Conference Organizing Company, is being held at Prince Sultan Grand Hall, Al Faisaliah Hotel, from April 10 to 13, 2018. The fair was inaugurated by Mr. Hamad Ali Alshowair, Vice chairman of the board of directors of Riyadh chamber. The four-day event will become the focus of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions, ministerial discussions and the recognition of twelve months of ......read more

Lufthansa Group achieves best result in its history

Results for 2017 Adjusted EBIT increased around 70 percent to some EUR 3 billion Adjusted EBIT margin raised 2.9 percentage points to 8.4 percent Earnings growth primarily driven by the Group’s airlines (including cargo) Revenues up 12.4 percent to EUR 35.6 billion Unit costs further reduced 60 percent higher dividend proposed at EUR 0.80 per share Outlook for 2018 Stable unit revenue development expected Unit costs to be further reduced by 1 to 2 percent Higher fuel costs of some EUR 700 million expected to be largely compensated by improved operating performance Adjusted EBIT for the year expected to be only slightly below its record in 2017 “Our endeavors of the past few years are paying off. Our modernization has a sustainable impact. We have achieved the best result in the history ......read more

Riyadh Travel Fair 2018 Edition Set To Be Saudi Arabia's Largest Travel and Tourism Event on Record

Saudi Arabia’s largest domestic and outbound tourism promotion event expected to receive over 30,000 visitors  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11 March 2018:   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s largest travel trade event showcasing more than 270 exhibitors, national pavilions and seminars set to welcome an anticipated 30,000 visitors. Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2018, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry showcase, will open its doors for the tenth consecutive year, with the 2018 edition to be located at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh from 10th– 13th April 2018. The four day event will become the focus of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions, ministerial discussions and the recognition of twelve months of the tourism industry’s achievements. The 2018 edition will be the largest ......read more

Airbus inspires young Saudi innovators during ‘Entaliq in KSA' workshop

Aerospace experts shared their insights with aspiring entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Riyadh, KSA, 1 March, 2018:  Airbus announced the successful conclusion of its insightful aviation workshop in Riyadh, part of its ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme that aims to present aspiring Saudi entrepreneurs with a brief yet rich perspective on innovations in the global aerospace industry.   The workshop, held at Airbus offices in Riyadh, was attended by 15 young innovators. During the session a number of aviation experts shared their insights and experiences with the Saudi entrepreneurs. The event was attended by key partners of the ‘Entaliq in KSA’ programme including TAQNIA Aeronautics, Rockwell Collins, Altran, Qotuf, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Aviation Australia ......read more

Lockheed Martin Highlights Expanding Saudi footprint at AFED

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 18, 2018 –   Global technology leader Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will be showcasing its advanced portfolio of defense, energy and technology capabilities at The Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements & Capabilities (AFED), taking place in Riyadh from 25 February-3 March. A security partner to the Kingdom for over fifty years, Lockheed Martin is seeking new collaborations with local suppliers to promote Saudi Arabia’s flourishing industrial ecosystem. During AFED, Lockheed Martin will engage with key local customers and demonstrate its long-term commitment to the realization of Saudi Vision 2030. The American aerospace giant will highlight its aviation, space and defense technologies, as well as cutting-edge systems and solutions at the exhibition hosted by The ......read more

Jazeera Airways announces FY2017 financial results

Board recommends dividend of 35 fils per share   Kuwait - Feb 8, 2017:  Jazeera Airways KSC (Jazeera) today announced its 2017 full-year financial results. The company reported an operating result of KD7.7 million, and a net profit of KD8.2 million.    FY2017 Financial Highlights:  Operating revenue: KD56.6 million, up 7.3% from FY2016 Operating profit: KD7.7 million, down 12.1% from FY2016 Net profit: KD8.2 million, down 23.7% from FY2016 (FY2016 net profit included a one-off KD 2.4 million transfers from foreign currency translation reserve that were reclassified to Statement of Income) FY2017 Operational and Business Highlights Route Expansion: 3 new destinations launched (Doha, Baku, and Hyderabad, India) Load factor: 73.9%, up 6.7% from FY2016 Aircraft utilization: ......read more

Qabala joins Air Arabia's Azerbaijan network

Qabala is the 2nd destination in Azerbaijan for Air Arabiaa Three flights per week serving Qabala from 27 June 2018 Sharjah, UAE; 08 January 2018:  Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced today that it will launch a new route in Azerbaijan, flying to the popular touristic city of Qabala from 27 June 2018. Air Arabia currently serve Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan with daily flights.   Featuring a moderate climate and a mountainous landscape, Qabala is a destination of choice for travellers looking to spend their summer closer to nature, immersed in the city’s scenic surroundings and rich cultural heritage.    The flight will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at ......read more

Emirates to operate special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend Arabian Gulf Cup final

Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018:  As instructed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive today announced that Emirates airline will operate a special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend the finals of the Arabian Gulf Cup.  The UAE team will face Oman in the final match which will be held this Friday, 5 January.

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Dubai Wins Red Diamond Award for World's Greatest New Year's Celebration!

Dubai, December, 29 2017 - Dubai has been named the World's Greatest New Year's Eve Destination for 2018 by The World Travel Guild. The string of city-wide celebrations occuring across the Emirate this year to ring in 2018 will be unmatched by any other city in the world, says the organization.  The festivities will be led by a light show at the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building. Emaar group, the property developers and producers of the show have dubbed the event "Light Up 2018" and will be looking to set a Guiness World Record with what they have been teasing will be an incredible laser and water show unlike anything ever seen before.  Upwards of 1.5 million people are expected to converge on Downtown Dubai to experience "Light Up 2018" which is free to the public and will be replacing ......read more

India Passport and Visa Application Centre launched in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Indians in Saudi Arabia and travellers to India can now avail of seamless passport application/renewal and visa application services at new centre    A new India Passport and Visa Application Centre was launched in Jubail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by the Embassy of India in Riyadh and the Consulate General of India in Jeddah to provide residents of Jubail and Indian citizens residing in and around the city with greater accessibility to visa application and passport application facilities. The new centre is centrally located at Al Khater Business Centre 2, situated in the main commercial district of the port city of Jubail in KSA.   At the new centre, travellers to India can submit their visa applications, and the Indian community can experience proficient passport application and renewal services. ......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

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has employed 25 Saudis

In recognition of the adoption of the Saudisation in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Riyadh, 26 July 2017:  In recognition of the importance of Saudisation, and seeking to provide opportunities for Saudi citizens, and according to Saudi Vision 2030 to reduce unemployment rates among the Saudi youth, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski has employed 25 Saudis in the hospitality, food, beverage and housekeeping departments. Mr Juan Uribe, General Manager of Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, explained that the general policy of the hotel is based on the investment of human skills and employing these skills in the right places, which directly contributes to the development of all departments and makes them able to meet our guests' requirements in a way that expresses our leading brand. From his side, Mr Nawaf Al-Subaie, Human Resources Manager, ......read more

Tajawal launches Visa Checkout in KSA

Special offer on all flight and hotel bookings can be redeemed by registered users, who choose to pay with Visa Checkout on tajawal.sa until August 18th, 2017 Dubai, UAE - 20 July 2017:  After successful implementation across its tajawal.ae domain in January 2017, tajawal, the Dubai-based online travel-booking site, has further collaborated with Visa to provide Visa Checkout to its customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  As the first online travel agency in the MENA region to integrate Visa Checkout on their website earlier this year, tajawal is now rolling out the service across multiple markets to provide users in the region with the most convenient booking process possible.  Visa Checkout offers cardholders a simple and secure digital payment method that allows for registered users to complete their purchase ......read more

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski conducting various charitable activities

In the context of his belief concerning the importance of his roles in social responsibility Riyadh, June 19, 2017:  As part of Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski initiatives during the holy month of Ramadan in supporting charitable activities in the community, the hotel has made an integrated volunteering campaign, including signing number of agreements, building partnerships and distributing food and beverages. The hotel staff interacted with this campaign in a remarkable way. Prior to the beginning of the holy month, the hotel confirmed a cooperative partnership with the Orphan Charity Foundation (Ekhaa) and with Saudi Food Bank (Etaam) to be one of the participants in the Kempinski Ramadan Tent. Ekhaa seeks to apply all its potential to serve orphans, and to build distinguished relations with all concerned parties to contribute ......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

The Chef Mesut Ozkan Presents Sultan Dinner Buffet at Tuğra Restaurant, Burj Rafal Kempinski Riyadh

Turkish Vibes in the Heart of Saudi Arabia Riyadh - 18 May 2017:  In its eagerness to make everything new and distinctive, and its quest for continuous improvement and development, Burj Rafal Kempinski has recently added chef Mesut Ozkan to its list of employees - the master of chefs to luxurious hotels and restaurants, and the one who launched a new menu at Tuğra restaurant, adding his unique magical touches.  Chef Mesut has nine years' experience, spent between Four Seasons, Sheraton and Divan hotels in Turkey, and at Stephan Pyles restaurant in Dallas, Texas, in the United States, in addition to winning several gold medals from international cooking contests. And about his experience at Burj Rafal Kempinski, chef Mesut said, "It is my great pleasure and honour to join the group of chefs of Burj Rafal ......read more

Amadeus Saudi Arabia and AL TAYYAR Travel Group showcases their strong commitments during ATM

The strong network platform in Middle East Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2017:  Following their meeting on the margin of the Arab Travel Market Event (ATM) in Dubai to enhance their mutual relationship as partners, Al Tayyar Travel Group, one of the largest travel and tourism companies in the region, and Amadeus, one of the leading providers of advanced technology solutions for global travel industry, have dully signed a new partnership agreement.  The extended deal significantly boosts the strategic co-operation between the two parties and reaffirms Al Tayyar Travel Group’s commitment to expand their online business. To achieve this, Al Tayyar Travel Group will take advantage of Amadeus cutting-edge technology and cost customized solutions such as the Premium Online Support, 24/7 contact with Amadeus experts, ATC Shopper ......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

NEWS FLASH!!! Day 3 at Riyadh Travel Fair 2017

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 11 April 2017 The Kingdom of Bahrain promotes its new tourism identity under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours’  The Kingdom of Bahrain launched its new tourism identity under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours’ in a step to further develop the tourism sector as a main contributor to the national economy. The new brand embraces the country’s biggest asset, its people – their warmth and welcoming attitude. The Bahrain Tourism and Authority also has recently launched seven representative offices with an aim of increasing the Kingdom of Bahrain’s share of the international travel market. The offices are located in KSA, India, China, France, Germany, UK and Russia. Sally Sedky, Marketing & Tourism Promotion Directorate says “It’s the culmination of our ......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

Riyadh Travel Fair 2017 Opens Today with 270 Exhibitors from 55 countries

RTF 2017 is the largest domestic and outbound tourism promotion event in KSA to date Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – April 8, 2017:  Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2017, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry showcase, opens its doors for the ninth consecutive year, at Prince Sultan Grand Hall, Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh which will run from 7th – 10th April 2017.  The fair was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Majid A. Al-Hokair, Chairman of the Committee for Tourism and Entertainment Riyadh Chamber and Chairman of Board Directors for Riyadh International Conference and Exhibition Center. The four day event will become the focus of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions, ministerial discussions and the recognition of twelve months of the tourism industry’s achievements. The 2017 ......read more

Mohammad A. Al-Amri, GM of the SCTH in Makkah Province, Jeddah opens The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and Stone & Surface

MOHAMMAD A. AL-AMRI, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE SAUDI COMMISSION FOR TOURISM & NATIONAL HERITAGE (SCTH) IN MAKKAH PROVINCE, JEDDAH OPENS THE HOTEL SHOW SAUDI ARABIA AND STONE & SURFACE SAUDI ARABIA 2017 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 5th April 2017: The fifth edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and the inaugural Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia opened Tuesday (4th April 2017) Under the Patronage of Mohammad A. Al-Amri, General Manager of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) in Makkah Province, Jeddah. Thousands of hospitality and construction industry professionals are anticipated to attend the co-located trade shows, taking place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events until Thursday (04th to 06th April 2017; 4-11pm).  “We are honoured that Mohammad A. Al-Amri, General Manager of the SCTH in ......read more

With the aim of upgrading the Saudi tourism

Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market have witnessed the signing of a media agreement between the Tourist Routes and Eye of Riyadh Riyadh, March 30, 2017 In a remarkable strategic step, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage represented by the Tourism Routes Program, signed a media cooperation agreement with Eye of Riyadh by the aim of marketing the program, raising the national awareness about it and contributing to support the tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in accordance with the vision of 2030 aiming at upgrading this sector to the highest levels of what contribute supporting the economic development of the country. Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Abdullah Mataen, the General Supervisor of Tourism Routes Project in the commission, clarified that one of the most important objectives of the ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Expands Saudi Arabian Presence With New Riyadh Office

The region’s fastest growing tourism destination registered 71 per cent growth in Saudi visitor numbers year-to-date  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 29 March 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of a new representation office in the country’s capital, Riyadh. Marking its sixth international representation office, the Riyadh opening will support the tourism body’s promotional activities and trade partnerships to penetrate the Kingdom’s high potential outbound market. A team of dedicated trade promotion, MICE and business development staff will manage various in-market promotions and initiatives to drive ......read more

Riyadh Travel Fair 2017 eyeing to target the millennial market

Exhibitors to showcase their latest offers and packages to cater to young travellers Riyadh, 28 March 2017:  Why not explore the world instead of lying on the couch? This year, Riyadh Travel Fair the largest travel and tourism exhibition & congress in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will provide platform to trade visitors and the general public on youth travel options. Tour operators, tourism associations and destinations will be showcasing their latest products and innovations at the four day event, which will be held from the 7 – 10 April, 2017, at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Exhibitors will be presenting digital innovations such as Virtual Reality (VR) goggles, information on new youth travel destinations, events and festivals. Attending RTF 2017 will instantly transport you all over the world with ......read more

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• The airline's role in the growth of Dubai's aviation hub acknowledged • flydubai profitable within third year of operation    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 February 2013:  flydubai, Dubai's innovative airline, today spoke of its success story, highlighting the airline's achievements since its launch and the increasingly prominent ......read more

Deloitte: Commercial aircraft global production levels above 1,000 aircraft per year for third year ...…

January 28, 2013 — According to the 2013 Global aerospace and defense outlook launched by Deloitte the global defense industry's revenue will likely continue to slide as a result of cuts in military spending, while the commercial aircraft industry will likely have record revenues in the coming year. The Deloitte report indicates that the commercial aircraft segment is experiencing a ......read more

US$ 6billion Kuwait airport expansion project to be highlighted at EACE 2013…

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2012: Arabian Reach is pleased to announce that Kuwait International Airport, one of the fast up-and-coming hub of air transportation in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, will be taking part in the second edition of annual Emerging Airports Conference & Exhibition (EACE 2013), scheduled to take place on 30-31 January 2013 at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel in ......read more

Thomson Reuters Study Charts Surge in Middle Eastern Trademarks…

- Pharmaceutical, Automotive, and Consumer Companies Protect their Brands in Complex Region NORTH QUINCY, Massachusetts, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business and global leader in trademark searching and brand protection solutions, today released the results of its study of Middle Eastern trademarks. The findings, which ......read more

Hotel revenues in Makkah reach SAR 4 billion …

Hotel industry upbeat about more growth in Makkah and Madina even as airline ticket bookings witnesses increasing demand Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - October 15, 2012 - The Hajj season remains one of the most lucrative seasons for the travel and tourism industry in Saudi Arabia, as recent studies show that hotel revenues in Makkah have hit SAR 4 billion in the Hajj season alone. In line with this, ......read more

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