ME carriers court more premium long-haul and low-cost traffic

The region’s aviation opportunities and challenges have been firmly in the spotlight at the first CONNECT Middle East, India &Africa forum which is collated alongside Arabian Travel Market 2019. With Middle East seat capacity doubling to just under 264.31 million in the last 10 years, according to anna.aero data, the Gulf’s full-service and low-cost airlines have definitely left their mark on the aviation industry – even if their global share remains relatively small at 4.7 per cent. Emirates – which heads the region’s departing seat capacity (41.55 million) followed by Etihad…

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Emaar Hospitality Group to open 5 new hotels in Dubai this year

Dubai, UAE; April 24, 2019:Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, today announced that it will open four new hotels in Dubai under its premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts and upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels and Resorts, this year. Further, Rove Hotels, the joint venture of Emaar Properties and Meraas, will open a new hotel, further adding to the contemporary midscale hotel choices in the city. Two hotels will open under Address Hotels + Resorts – both in Downtown Dubai: Address Fountain Views and…

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ZULEKHA HOSPITAL SIGNS MOU WITH ENOC GROUP TO ADVOCATE HEALTHY EMPLOYEE LIFESTYLE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 May 2019: Zulekha Hospital and ENOC Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide customised medical services to the Group. The organisations have collaboratedwith intent of advocating a healthy lifestyle through awareness sessions for ENOC’s staff and patrons alongside community initiatives in the UAE. The MoU was signed byHis Excellency SaifHumaid Al Falasi, Group Chief Executive Officer of ENOC and Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare. Other executive management members from both organisations were also present at the event. Occupational…

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PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING HEAD TO PARIS E-PRIX ON A HIGH

25April 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director: “We said that we would reset at the start of the European season, so to start that off with a historic win in Rome is a fantastic feeling and testament to the hard work of the team and the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed since our return to racing in 2016 to our first ABB FIA Formula E victory. We are fortunate to have incredible partners andI…

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Alpha Destination Management Launches ‘Alpha Pass’ Giving Access to Dubai’s Top 25 Attractions while Saving 45%

Alpha Destination Management announced the launch of ‘Alpha Pass’ today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) that will allow travellers to see the best of Dubai and save 45%. Unveiling the pass, Samir Hamadeh, General Manager of Alpha Destination Management, said, “The Alpha Pass is the easy way to make the most of your trip to Dubai with 25 must-see attractions, tours and experiences to choose from. The pass has been designed to offer a more complete and tailored experience for less.It will give tourists the opportunity to visit 3,…

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Dubai Government Workshop successfully holds training programs for engineering maintenance personnel

Initiative held in partnership with leading companies is aimed at providing employees with advanced tools in line with directive from Dubai government UAE, 7 May 2019 – Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully organized a series of training programs that have been designed to help provide engineering maintenance management employees with the essential knowledge and experience needed to ensure the best use of state-of-the-art technology systems and effective application of international standards and best practices in line with the directives issued by the Dubai government. The training programs, which complement the…

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DowDuPont Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

07 May 2019 1Q19 GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations of $0.23; Adjusted EPS of $0.84 1Q19 GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations of $0.6B; Operating EBITDA of $4.0B Separation of Dow completed on April 1; remain on track for separation of Corteva AgriscienceTM and DuPont on June 1 First Quarter Financial Highlights GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations totaled $0.23, a decline of 51 percent versus the year-ago period of $0.47. Adjusted earnings per share1 decreased 25 percent to $0.84, compared with the year-ago period of $1.12. Adjusted earnings…

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Schneider Electric introduces award-winning AvatarOn and Wiser to the United Arab Emirates

Dubai-UAE: 30April 2019 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced this week the launch of AvatarOn and Wiser at the H Hotel in Dubai, UAE. AvatarOn is a range of revolutionary wiring devices that offers infinite design flexibility to satisfy ever-changing aesthetic tastes while meeting the practical requirements of living spaces. Wiser is a comprehensive range of connected residential solutions that converge into one open platform, to form the basis of the modern smart home. According to the INDEX Interiors Market Reportby Ventures…

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Audi Middle East pioneers Virtual Reality training for an Electric Era 

Dubai, April 30, 2019 –Know-how in high-voltage technology, electrics and electrical engineering: Audi Middle East is pioneering Virtual Reality training for their dealer network in readiness for electrification and the arrival of e-tron in the region. The virtual technology allows realistic, safe learning of highly sensitive technologies such as the high-voltage battery. With the launch of the first all-electric series model from the Four Rings, new challenges are also facing Audi Middle Easts’ sales and service organization. “We want to provide our service partners with the best possible support during…

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Turkish Airlines’ state-of-the-art loungesat its brand newhub, Istanbul Airport,redefine luxury travel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates –April30, 2019:Following the completion of its relocation to its new hub, thesuperb Istanbul Airport, Turkish Airlines revealed details of its luxuriously revamped airport lounges atthe 2019 Arabian Travel Market. The ‘great move’ – as the relocation has been dubbed – is one of the most significant developments in Turkish aviation history, and wasconcluded after agradual transfer of the airline’s operationsthat began on October 2018. Already the airline that flies to more countries than any other, Turkish Airlines’ relocation from Atatürk Airportwill enable the carrier to further…

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Morocco wins Best Stand Design at Arabian Travel Market 2019

It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re one of 2,800 exhibitors – but the Moroccan National Provincial Tourist Office has been adjudged the Best Stand Design for its authentic representation of a typical Moroccan house at Arabian Travel Market 2019. Reproducing elements of both a ‘riad’ and a ‘dar’, the Moroccan stand featured a traditional townhouse with pink walls, a courtyard and a fountain,while EXPO 2020 was highly commended for its colourful and engaging stand. The awards also covered Best Stand for Doing Business; Best Stand within…

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Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa unveils new My Millennium loyalty programme

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 30, 2019) – Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa, one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, today launched its new loyalty programme, My Millennium, offering more privileges for members, including a chance to win one million My Points. The key features of the new My Millennium Guest Reward Programme will include exclusive rates, the best on any available channel; double points every ten nights; celebration treats on birthdays and other special occasions; enhanced stay experience using My Points, available…

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Laurent A. Voivenel, SVP,Swiss-Belhotel International Highlights the Need for Responsible Tourism at ATM

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, spoke today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on the critical need to reduce the carbon footprint across the industry. Participating in a panel discussion at the ‘ATM Inspiration Theatre’, Laurent emphasized on the importance of achieving energy efficiencyusing renewable resources. According to a report by United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO, the hotel industry accounts for 1% of global annual carbon emissions while tourism as a whole accounts for 8% carbon…

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CONNECT MEIA joins the aviation dots

The importance of route planning to airlines as the aviation industry facesongoing commercial challenges was top of the agenda today (Tuesday 30 April), during the opening morning of the first CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa (MEIA) route development forum. Speaking at the two-day show which is co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019 is currently taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Christophe Ritter, Managing Partner, Predictive Mobility, highlighted the importance of data and said airlines had to consider a range of transport choices as well as the strength…

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Winfooz launches first public e-auction for Canada-based dealers of new and used cars

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  (AETOSWire): Winfooz, which is aimed at dealers of new and used automobiles in the Canadian market, made its debut with a public e-auction on May 2nd. A vast portfolio of cars of different makes, models and sizes were auctioned off to buyers. The dealer-to-dealer market is the first initiative launched by Dublin-based Winfooz Information Technology Services, which has centres in Canada and the United States. The firm provides technology and smart auto delivery solutions that allow car dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles and tap…

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AETOSWire and RoadSafetyUAE Join Hands Again to Promote Road Safety Awareness Campaign for Ramadan 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  AETOSWire, a leading innovative press release distribution company in Middle East and Africa, and  RoadSafetyUAE, an initiative that ultimately aims to bring about safer roads in the region, cooperate once more in promoting the Road Safety Awareness Campaign for this year’s Holy Month of Ramadan. This year’s campaign will build on the success achieved by the information drive done in 2018, which increased the awareness of motorists in overcoming the challenges posed by fasting like fatigue, exhaustion, impatience, and distraction. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Thomas…

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International Experts Commend Riyadh’s Lifestyle Transformation Projects

A panel of experts has met at the SME Forum: ‘Riyadh’s Lifestyle Transformation’ to discuss the 4 Wellbeing Projects and to offer advice and suggestions on the USD23 billion initiative that will enhance the lives of millions of Saudi citizens. Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  (AETOSWire): A panel of prominent International experts from various academic and professional fields convened yesterday to discuss Riyadh’s USD23 billion investment in the recently announced 4 Grand Projects that will transform the city and improve the wellbeing of millions of citizens in the capital city.…

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Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East Africa highlights participation at Arabian Travel Market with Strategic Partners

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 29, 2019) – Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa today affirmed its position as one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region by signing partnerships with leading names in the industry including Oman Tourism and Oman Convention Bureau and Fly Dubai. The strategic partnership with Oman Tourism and Oman Convention Bureau will focus on promoting Oman as a key leisure and MICE destination. Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA will work closely with the Oman authorities to introduce combined sales and…

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Sustainability is key for the growth of travel industry: Paul Griffiths

Dubai, April 29: Sustainability, affordability, efficiency, and intramodal are key principals for the growth of the travel industry for decades to come. This was stated by Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports Corporation while delivering a keynote address titled: “The Future of Aviation Infrastructure” at the CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Monday. “When planning new infrastructure, there are a number of core principals which I think need to get prominences such as sustainability, affordability, efficiency, and intramodal. If we…

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