Qatar Airways becomes the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform

Safety and environmental sustainability as its top priority It is the first and largest turbulence data contributor in the Middle East Sharing data on turbulence could help the airline industry cut carbon emissions DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association announced that Qatar Airways will become… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to expand its U.S. services to more than 100 weekly flights across its 12 gateways

Qatar Airways’ 12 U.S. gateways and global network of over 140 destinations further cement its position as the leading international carrier providing global connectivity to and from the U.S. via the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport Qatar Airways partners with U.S. carriers on more routes across the United States than any… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Quintessentially unveil collection of one-of-a-kind adventures paired with luxurious accommodations in the Middle East and Africa

For the second consecutive year, the collaboration offers personalized and immersive experiences in trending and emerging destinations BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s portfolio of luxury brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, and W Hotels is delighted to unveil a collection of one-of-a-kind adventures… Read the full press release

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021: Emirates voted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ for the eighth consecutive time

DUBAI, UAE, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has been voted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ for the eighth consecutive time by the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021. The airline also took home accolades for ‘Airline with the Best First Class’, and ‘Airline with Best Economy Class’. The wins demonstrate Emirates’ strategic approach to continuously improving… Read the full press release

Accor announces expansion of SLS Hotels & Residences in the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai

SLS Dubai is the seventh SLS hotel, with 11 additional properties to open internationally over the next five years Paris, France, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, today (April 7th, 2021) announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways plans to operate over 1,200 weekly flights to more than 140 destinations this summer

During the peak of IATA Summer Season 2021 airline will operate over 1,200 weekly frequencies across 23 destinations in Africa, 14 in the Americas, 43 in Asia-Pacific, 43 in Europe and 19 in Middle East Airline’s modern sustainable fleet enables it to offer passengers more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Kamil Al-Awadhi as new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today (1 March 2021). “This is the most challenging time for air transport—in AME and around the world. The top priority is reconnecting the… Read the full press release

Swissport adds Al-Qassim International Airport, Saudi Arabia to its growing network in the Middle East

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has added Al-Qassim to its growing network in the Middle East. Last week, a first flight of Pakistan International Airlines has been handled successfully at Prince Naïf Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (ELQ) in Central Saudi Arabia. With the handling of a first Pakistan International Airlines… Read the full press release

World Travel Awards announces Middle East 2020 winners

London, UK, 2020-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards has revealed its Middle East 2020 winners as part of its inaugural Middle East Winners Day. Winners include Dubai, which fended off stiff competition to emerge as ‘Middle East’s Leading Destination’, whilst Oman was acknowledged with awards for both ‘Middle East’s Leading Cultural Destination’… Read the full press release

dnata Travel Group recognized with eight awards at the 2020 World Travel Awards Middle East

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based dnata Travel Group brands have won eight accolades at the 2020 World Travel Awards Middle East. Representing the travel division of dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, awards earned by the dnata Travel Group for 2020 included: Middle East’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions… Read the full press release

IATA calls for harmonized biosafety measures for passengers across the Middle East as aviation restarts

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent… Read the full press release

Emirates restarts Stockholm flights from 1 August

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates will resume passenger services to Stockholm with weekly flights from 1 August, expanding its network in Europe to 22 cities, and connecting customers from Europe to the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. The restart of Stockholm flights means that all Emirates gateways in Scandinavia will have… Read the full press release

Voting now open for World Travel Awards 2020 programme

London, UK, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — World Travel Awards (WTA) is calling on industry professionals and consumers worldwide to vote for the finest travel and tourism brands in the world. Voting is now open for Africa, Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean, North America, Middle East and Oceania. Meanwhile, organisations wishing to enter the WTA 2020 programme can… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Overall in the Middle East’ at the 2020 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards

The multi award-winning airline was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Overall in the Middle East’ at the 2020 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards on 13 November Qatar Airways was also recently named a ‘2020 Five Star Global Airline’ at the 2020 APEX Global Passenger Choice Awards, where it scooped three awards for ‘Best Seat… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces that Alex Kyriakidis will transition from President of Middle East & Africa to executive advisor

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (09/12/2019) that Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of the company’s Middle East & Africa division, will transition from the position effective 31 December 2019 to take up an executive advisory role for the company. “As Marriott’s head of Middle… Read the full press release

Marriott International introduces the first Delta Hotel to Middle East and Africa — Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

360 room hotel reflects travelers desire for a simple, yet efficient travel experience Dubai, UAE, 2019-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (09/03/2019) announced the official debut of Delta Hotels by Marriott into Middle East and Africa with Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Within easy access from key business hubs including… Read the full press release

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