UAE To Host its First PATA event

UAE To Host its First PATA event   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site…. Read the full press release

Rezidor expands in UAE

Minneapolis, 2016-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the signing of three new properties in the UAE: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront and the Park Inn by Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island will already welcome the first… Read the full press release

Dubai Airports introduced new airport App that incorporates information from both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC)

Dubai, UAE, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai Airports has introduced a new mobile App that puts all the information passengers need to easily navigate one of the world’s leading international airports at their fingertips, guiding them from check-in to boarding. The App incorporates information from both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at… Read the full press release

UAE national airline Etihad Airways to hold 10 cabin crew recruitment days in July 2014

Abu Dhabi, 2014-7-9 — /Travel PR News/ — UAE, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is holding 10 cabin crew recruitment days this month (July 2014). Held in different cities across the world, the recruitment days will give individuals with hospitality experience the opportunity to take their career sky high, by… Read the full press release

Arik Air becomes the first Nigerian airline to offer commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, UAE

Ikeja, Nigeria, 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Arik Air, has reinforced its position as West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier by expanding its reach to the Middle East, becoming the first Nigerian airline to offer a commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first commercial flight on the new… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide to open new Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Abu Dhabi, UAE

DUBAI, UAE/MCLEAN, Va., 2014-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel for Abu Dhabi, UAE. The hotel, currently known as Abu Dhabi Al Maqta, will rebrand and re-open as Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand in Summer 2013. Described as an ‘architectural masterpiece’, the 281-room conversion property is… Read the full press release

UAE carrier Etihad Airways achieved highest ever passenger and cargo volumes in 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014-1-6 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating a year of record-breaking success after achieving its highest ever passenger and cargo volumes in 2013. Nearly 12 million people flew with Etihad Airways last year, marking a significant increase of nearly 16 per cent in comparison to… Read the full press release

Emaar Properties to develop urban centre and golf destination at the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis Dubai World Central (DWC)

Dubai, UAE, 2013-12-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Mohamed Alabbar sign major agreement. Dubai World Central and Emaar to develop urban centre and golf destination within DWC. Premium lifestyle development is located in close proximity to the World Expo venue and Al Maktoum International Airport Planned over 13.63 million square metres… Read the full press release

Emirates Airline launched new service to Kabul, Afghanistan, its 138th global destination

Celebrates its first flight to Kabul, its 138th global destination Dubai, UAE, 2013-12-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emirates, a global connector of people and places today commenced its newest service, to Kabul the capital of Afghanistan. Emirates flight EK 640 touched down in Kabul International Khwaja Rawash Airport at 13.15 hours. On board was a VIP delegation including: H.E… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi non-profit social organisation Monyati Initiative partner to empower underprivileged women in Kashmir, Pakistan

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has teamed up once again with the Monyati Initiative, an Abu Dhabi based non-profit social development organisation, to empower underprivileged women in Kashmir, Pakistan. Etihad Airways and Monyati donated sewing machines and sewing packages to the KDRC Vocational Sewing Centre… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways delegation in Washington D.C. for high-level government and commercial meetings

Dubai, UAE, 2013-11-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, this week visited the United States, leading a delegation of senior airline executives at a series of government and commercial meetings in Washington, D.C. The meetings took place in the same week that Etihad Airways announced a firm order for up to… Read the full press release

flydubai places USD 11.4 billion order for up to 111 aircraft from Boeing

Represents largest single-aisle Boeing aircraft commitment placed in the Middle East Dubai, UAE, 2013-11-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — flydubai has announced today a commitment for an order for up to 111 aircraft from Boeing. This order includes up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX and up to 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s. In only four and a half years flydubai… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways placed $300 million order from Rolls-Royce for Trent 700 engines

Dubai, UAE, 2013-11-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Qatar Airways for Trent 700 engines, with long-term TotalCare® support, to power five Airbus A330 freighter aircraft.  The order for five Airbus A330 Freighters and eight options was announced by the airline on the first day of the Dubai Air Show. Qatar Airways Chief… Read the full press release

Dubai-based flydubai continues to challenge conventions within the aviation industry

Dubai, UAE, 2013-11-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dubai-based flydubai shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to challenge conventions within the aviation industry. The carrier, which has become a household name in the region, added a number of milestones this year making it one of the fastest growing airlines in the region. Ahead of the Dubai… Read the full press release

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways confirmed its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings reached 19.9 per cent

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today confirmed its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings had reached 19.9 per cent. This follows a series of on-market purchases of Virgin Australia shares over recent weeks. The Abu Dhabi-based airline now holds more than 515 million shares in… Read the full press release

Shehab Al Shehhi is Etihad Airways’ first Emirati aviation engineer to obtain an Airbus A320 authorisation certificate

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has celebrated the graduation of thefirst Emirati certified aircraftengineerwho successfully completed the airline’s Graduate Engineering Traineeprogram. Shehab Al Shehhiis Etihad Airways’ first Emirati aviation engineer to obtain an Airbus A320 authorisation certificate, allowing him to certify the certificate of… Read the full press release

The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific launched Manila-Dubai route

Manila, Philippines, 2013-10-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) sent off its first long-haul flight at 4:40pm today. The daily non-stop 9-hour Manila-Dubai service serves as a milestone for the airline that has made its mark in short-haul regional and domestic operations. CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said during the flight… Read the full press release

UAE’s RAK Airways announced great saving on fares for its loyal passengers, ends October 5

Ras al Khaimah, UAE, 2013-10-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Once again it is that time of the year where UAE’s RAK Airways is out to offer great fares for the airline’s  loyal passengers. In 2012, RAK Airways recorded passenger strength at 300,000 across its 9 destinations and in the first quarter the airline’s passenger number grew by 40%. … Read the full press release

Emirates expands with 3 new additions: Clark in the Philippines, Dubai-Milan-New York route and A380 service to Brisbane

New routes to Clark, between New York and Milan and a new A380 service to Brisbane *Release includes video of a JFK landing from a pilot’s perspective* DUBAI, U.A.E., 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emirates’ expansion reaches new heights today with the launch of flights to Clark in the Philippines, the inauguration of a route between Milan… Read the full press release

UAE’s RAK Airways launched four flights per week to Amman, Jordan

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 2013-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — UAE’s RAK Airways just launched Islamabad on 05 August 2013 with its first flight carrying 150 passengers from Ras Al Khaimah to Islamabad, Pakistan. 7 August 2013, the airline launched Amman, Jordan, thus expanding its wings into the Levant region. The launch flight was inaugurated with rose flowers… Read the full press release

RAK Airways made its first flight from Ras Al Khaimah to Islamabad on August 5, 2013

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 2013-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The commercial growth path of RAK Airways is strategically winning attention. The first destination launch for the airline, in 2013 is into the capital of Pakistan – Islamabad. On July 2, Mr. Murabit Al Sawaf, President and CEO of RAK Airways at a press briefing in Hilton Resort… Read the full press release

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi

DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va., 2013-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the most recognised hospitality brand in the Middle East, today announced the opening of Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi following a refurbishment and rebranding programme. The hotel joins the company’s burgeoning UAE portfolio and will add an additional 281 rooms to Hilton Worldwide’s growing 3000+… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways announced frequency increases to destinations in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific

2013-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Strong passenger demand and additional aircraft inducted to the fleet has prompted the Doha-based airline to add frequencies to its popular and growing routes. Highlights of the frequency increases are: Ankara (Turkey)                4 flights a week from 3 beginning Sep 18 Belgrade (Serbia)            4 flights a week from 3 beginning Sep 18 Bucharest… Read the full press release

RAK Airways awarded ‘Best Strategic Facebook Award’ by Pan Arab Web and Social Media Awards

2013-07-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — UAE’s RAK Airways is one of the youngest national carriers of the United Arab Emirates and the airline has attracted over 64,000 fans over the past one year. Social media interaction is the highest customer service platform applied by RAK Airways to consistently interact with its passengers. On May 8, 2013, at… Read the full press release

Guinness World Records recorded Iceland Water Park event supported by RAK Airways

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 2013-06-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ras Al Khaimah is undoubtedly the growing emirate of the United Arab Emirates and RAK Airways is the ‘flying ambassador’ of destination Ras Al Khaimah.  Being the primary force for tourism, RAK Airways is conscious of its corporate social responsibility towards educating and enhancing knowledge and awareness  to… Read the full press release

Second Annual UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market

More than 20 ministers took part in the second annual UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market with delegates sharing their views on how to work together towards long-term aviation and tourism sector growth. 2013-05-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President… Read the full press release

COUNTRY LEAGUE TABLE REVEALS NEW RECORDS FROM 2012 VISITORS

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Detailed market by market figures released today(1) show the increasing popularity of Britain from emerging tourism powerhouse China, a French inbound market which is stronger than ever and record spend figures from Australia, Canada and the UAE. In the year London hosted its third Olympics, Britain achieved solid overall results with a record… Read the full press release