flydubai named “Best Low-Cost airline serving the Middle East” at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards

Awards demonstrate the recognition by passengers of the unique travel experience offered across the flydubai network Dubai, UAE, 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai was named “Best Low-Cost airline serving the Middle East” at this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards, which was held during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Grand… Read the full press release

Emirates and SpiceJet announce codeshare agreement

Six Indian cities served by SpiceJet, will join the Emirates network India, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — 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 India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe… Read the full press release

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi gears up to host the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to Yas Island’s series of world-class attractions, is stepping up to host the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019 on Thursday 25 April. The gala ceremony will be the premier gathering of the Arabian hospitality industry, with… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International announces professional rugby player and self-taught ‘Insta-traveller’ Harry McNulty as its official Shore Explorer Apprentice

Royal Caribbean® International announces professional rugby player and self-taught ‘Insta-traveller’ Harry McNulty as the successful candidate for its Shore Explorer ‘Apprentice-ship’  all-expenses-paid world trip In addition to Japan, Alaska, Europe and the Middle East, he will be one of the first to visit Perfect Day℠ at CocoCay® – a new and exclusive private island in the Caribbean His first task… Read the full press release

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019

Company on-track to grow its portfolio by 45 percent through the end of 2023 with over 100 properties under development DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (04/08/2019) announced it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in… Read the full press release

Digital solutions took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Digital solutions for tourism, innovating to ensure tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, and a tourism start-competition, took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”. Held within the 45th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East, the forum gathered ministers and tourism… Read the full press release

dnata Travel named “Favourite Travel Agent” at the annual Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata Travel has been named “Favourite Travel Agent” at the annual Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards were presented at a gala dinner in Dubai, in front of the region’s leading travel and hospitality operators. “We are proud to be voted the most preferred travel agent by… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental debuts in the Middle East with the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Mandarin Oriental’s newest resort makes its Middle Eastern debut with tantalizing New Wave of Luxury room package. Hong Kong, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental is delighted to introduce the Group’s legendary hospitality to the Middle East with the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai. Located in the heart of Dubai, and a stone’s throw from the water’s… Read the full press release

His Highness (HH) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum attends SITA 2019 Kick-off for the Middle East, India and Africa region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — His Highness (HH) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group today (23 January 2019) attended the SITA 2019 Kick-off for the Middle East, India and Africa region (MEIA) at the… Read the full press release

Hyatt House brand enters the Middle Eastern market with the opening of Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (January 21, 2019) the entry of the Hyatt House brand into the Middle Eastern market with the opening of Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The opening of the Hyatt House hotel is a significant step towards increasing Hyatt’s… Read the full press release

Burj Al Arab recognized as the Best Hotel in the World and Best Hotel in the Middle East at The ULTRAs

World’s most luxurious hotel awarded at annual awards ceremony held in Dubai on 21st November Dubai, UAE, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the world’s most iconic and luxurious hotels in the world – Burj Al Arab – was double recognized as the Best Hotel in the World and Best Hotel in the Middle East at… Read the full press release

Emirates won the Aviation 100 ‘Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year

Airline also scoops up ‘Deal of the Year for Innovation’ award Dubai, UAE, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has won the Aviation 100 ‘Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year’, awarded by Airline Economics magazine. The Aviation 100 awards recognise aviation’s most outstanding performers, as well as the… Read the full press release

Emirates wins the ‘Corporate Innovator’ Middle East 2018 award from Global Finance

DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In a testament to constantly thinking ahead of the curve when it comes to product and service innovations, Emirates has just won the ‘Corporate Innovator’ Middle East 2018 award from Global Finance.  Emirates was recognised with the accolade based on the airline’s innovation investment in cabin products… Read the full press release

flydubai recognised with CEO Middle East Award for ‘Aviation CEO of the Year’ and APEX Awards for ‘Best Cabin Innovation’ and ‘Best Passenger Comfort Innovation’

On behalf of the efforts and hard work of the flydubai team, Ghaith Al Ghaith, received the ‘Aviation CEO of the Year’ award flydubai recognised for ‘Best Cabin Innovation’ and ‘Best Passenger Comfort Innovation’ Dubai UAE, Country, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai was recognised in the ‘Aviation CEO of the Year’… Read the full press release

Qatar Duty Free opens TUMI’s first ever duty free pop-up store in the Middle East

Passengers travelling through HIA can personalise their TUMI products at the store DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has partnered with TUMI to launch TUMI’s first ever duty free pop-up store in the Middle East. The TUMI store will be the ultimate destination for travellers looking for a unique… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton debuts in the Middle East with the opening of Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport

Global Value Hotel Brand Aims to Serve Growing Demand for Affordable, Quality Travel with Debut of World’s Largest Hampton by Hilton to date DUBAI and MCLEAN, Va., 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton, the global value hotel brand known for its commitment to authentic service, and wasl Asset Management Group, one… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Qatar the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries… Read the full press release

Radisson announces the signing of its first Radisson hotel in the Middle East at Dubai’s DAMAC Hills in UAE

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of its first Radisson hotel in the Middle East at Dubai’s DAMAC Hills in the United Arab Emirates. The new signing is in partnership with leading Dubai-based… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay ranked as the most qualified hotel concierge team in the Middle East

Hotel guests can effortlessly experience the Kingdom of Bahrain with the thoughtful care and assistance of the accomplished Concierge Bahrain Bay, Bahrain, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Concierge team at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay has three officially recognised Les Clefs d’Or members. This ranks the Hotel as the most qualified concierge team in the… Read the full press release

Embraer appoints Ron Baur as SVP Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa

São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announces today (06/04/2018) the appointment of Ron Baur as Senior Vice President Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa. Both executives will join the Commercial Aviation business unit to strengthen Embraer’s global marketing & sales team… Read the full press release

Multi Country Multi City Travel Roadshow @ India, Australia & Middle East

Quality matters than Quantity in Tourism Industry BANGALORE, India, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — International Travel Roadshow (ITR) opens its 2018 Calendar targeting Top 3 Luxury Travel Markets in the World. Yes. ITR 2018 is Scheduled in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane), India (5 Cities) and Middle East (Dubai & Doha). ITR is the… Read the full press release

flydubai becomes the first in Middle East to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airplane — 737 MAX 8

flydubai becomes the first in Middle East to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airplane — 737 MAX 8   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and flydubai celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airplane…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club voted Best Rewards Programme for the Middle East, Asia and Oceania at FlyerTalk Awards

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club voted Best Rewards Programme for the Middle East, Asia and Oceania at FlyerTalk Awards   DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer programme, Privilege Club, is proud to be voted the Best Rewards Programme for the Middle East, Asia and Oceania region in the sixth annual… Read the full press release

Jet Airways launches new pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’

Pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’ to help guests avoid last moment fare hikes Includes host of attractive privileges such as transferability and zero cancellation charges MUMBAI, India, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In yet another first-of-its-kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the availability of a new pre-paid… Read the full press release

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa

Casablanca, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs Curbing the spate of… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotel Group appoints Patrick Divall as Regional VP, Western Europe and Ignace Bauwens as Regional VP, Middle East and Africa

New Regional Vice Presidents for Western Europe and Middle East, Africa Offer More than 60 Years of Combined Hotel Industry Expertise LONDON, UK, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 8,000 hotels across a portfolio of 16 iconic brands, today (22 November 2016) announced two new appointments… Read the full press release

Matthew Powell appointed Managing Director for Travelport in the Middle East and South Asia

Matthew Powell appointed Managing Director for Travelport in the Middle East and South Asia   Langley, U.K, 2016-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced the appointment of Matthew Powell to the role of Managing Director in the Middle East and South Asia. Matthew’s Travelport career spans… Read the full press release

ITB World Travel Trends Report: Middle East is world’s fastest-growing outbound travel market

Middle East is world’s fastest-growing outbound travel market – Young well-off Arabian travellers go on long expensive trips, ITB World Travel Trends Report finds – Latest surveys by the IPK World Travel Monitor® published exclusively by ITB Berlin BERLIN, 2015-12-8 — /Travel PR News/ — The Arabian outbound travel market is growing into a lucrative… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts non-stop flights between the Middle East and Miami, Florida

Five Star Airline Launches 6th US Destination First Non-Stop Service from Middle East to Florida, USA Miami Route Takes Qatar Airways’ Network Up to 142 Destinations Worldwide MIAMI, FL, 2014-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ maiden voyage to Miami International Airport (MIA) touched down yesterday, commencing service to the airline’s sixth US gateway. The service… Read the full press release

InterContinental Dubai Marina welcomes celebrity chef Jason Atherton’s first restaurant in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, 2014-03-12 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the largest international hotel group in the Middle East, announced today that celebrity chef Jason Atherton will debut his first restaurant in the Middle East in the upcoming InterContinental Dubai Marina. Atherton cut his culinary teeth in Dubai when he served as executive chef of Gordon… Read the full press release