Sunday 29 January 2023

Samsung Wallet to launch in 8 new markets

Samsung Electronics said that its digital wallet will be available in eight new markets, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan starting at the end of January. Samsung Wallet is a secure, go-everywhere app to conveniently organize an


Marriott Bonvoy launches new global promotion

Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, has launched a global promotion, making it easier and faster for members to achieve Elite status and accumulate valuable points. Registered Marriott Bonvoy members can earn 1,000 bonus p


Abu Dhabi hotel revenues surge 23% to hit $1.5bn in 2022

Abu Dhabi hotels generated revenues of AED5.4 billion ($1.47 billion) in 2022, up 23% from the previous year as they welcomed a total of 4.1 million guests, reflecting an increase of 24% from 2021, according to data by the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) - Abu Dhabi. Abu


Qatar Airways enables Avios points at Doha airport

Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club (QRPC) will now be able to collect and spend Avios at almost 200 outlets at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in partnership with Qatar Duty Free (QDF). In another innovation, passengers at all departure points will be rewarded with Avios p


Ethiopian to start passenger service to Copenhagen

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, is set to launch a new passenger flight to Copenhagen, Denmark on May 22, operating five times a week except on Tuesdays and Sundays. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr Mesfin Tasew said: “We are glad to open a new route to C


Raffles the Palm Dubai appoints Executive Pastry Chef

Raffles the Palm Dubai, a leading F&B destination in the UAE, has appointed Chef Sebastien Bernis as Executive Pastry Chef. With over 20 years of culinary experience, Chef Sebastien earned his stripes in the finest French establishments before pursuing a career abroad. After


Oman adventure tourism draws global demand

The adventure tourism in Oman is witnesses an increasing international demand, as the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism exerts efforts to achieve an optimal utilization of natural and cultural resources. Youssef bin Rashid Al Harassi, head of the Product Development Department at


Saudi Arabia targets 100m annual visitors by 2030

Saudi Arabia registered more international arrivals than any other Arab nation during the first nine months of 2022, as government officials target 100 million annual visitors by the end of this decade. Owing to these unprecedented numbers, the Kingdom’s burgeoning tourism


Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai aims to be a green hub

The new Holiday Inn & Suites, the latest social and business hub located at Dubai Science Park, aims to offer a sustainable stay with a range of eco-friendly amenities for travellers looking to minimize their carbon footprint. The Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park a


Dubai Investments signs up Millennium for 300-room RAK resort

Dubai Investments, a leading investment company, has signed a deal with Millennium Hotels & Resorts, a global hotel group, to open Grand Millennium Resort, Danah Bay, the group’s latest flagship freehold project in the UAE, located at the heart of the Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah

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