Euromonitor webinar assesses prospects for global travel and tourism

يورومونيتور إنترناشيونال تقيم ندوة عبر الإنترنت

 Euromonitor International – the leading market research firm – will host a webinar with WTM Global to discuss the prospects for the global travel and tourism market. Called ‘Travel Industry Update with Euromonitor 2021’, the webinar will feature Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel and Tourism Research at Euromonitor International. The virtual event will take place on 25th March, 2021, starting at 6pm GST (2pm GMT) on WTM Global Hub [www.hub.wtm.com] With almost 25 years of experience at Euromonitor International, Bremner is a regular commentator on trends for World Travel Market. She…

PRCA MENA appoints Khaled AlShehhi to board of directors

خالد الشحي ينضم إلى مجلس إدارة جمعية العلاقات العامة والاتصالات

The Public Relations and Communications Association MENA is proud to announce the assession of Khaled AlShehhi to its board. He is currently the Executive Director of Digital Communication at the UAE Government Media Office – UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the marketing director at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. AlShehhi has managed the development and execution of the communication strategies of numerous nation-building projects, including the Emirates Nation Brand – Impossible Is Possible, The Emirates Mars Mission probe launch and Mars Orbit Insertion, The World’s Tallest…

Farnek appoints Knight to head up new hospitality division

فارنك تعين البريطاني والتر نايت مديراً لقسم الضيافة الجديد للشركة

Renowned Dubai hotelier Walter Knight to launch new hospitality vertical at leading UAE Facility Management company     Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek has appointed British national Walter Knight as director of its new hospitality division. Knight will be responsible for structuring and developing a new fully functioning hospitality division, which will provide a comprehensive range of outsourced or third party services. Quite apart from concierge services, housekeeping, property operations, maintenance, energy consultancy (POMEC) and security, Farnek will manage central reservations and front office services. Talking…

ME spend on international leisure travel to exceed pre-COVID levels by 10% in 2024

YouGov and Tourism Economics survey for ATM 2021 says 47% of total 2019 ME travel spend went on international leisure trips 37% of total ME travel budget was spent on domestic leisure travel in 2019, which will be exceeded this year Domestic & short-haul travel will lead the recovery According to a recent YouGov survey, commissioned by Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021, the amount of money that Middle East travellers spend on international leisure travel, will begin to exceed 2019 pre-COVID levels, in as little…

 Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises expands its UAE footprint with an all-new service facility in Abu Dhabi

افتتاح مركز خدمات جديد في أبوظبي لشركة المشروعات التجارية

The new facility features a unique drive-in reception and lounge concept for optimum customer satisfaction, convenience and transparency Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises – the exclusive distributor of Chrysler, Dodge, and RAM in the UAE, and Jeep in Dubai and Northern Emirates, has announced a relocation of its service operations in Abu Dhabi with the opening of the company’s new Mopar aftersales centre in Mussafah. The new facility will cater to the increasing number of customers in the UAE capital, providing a time-efficient and convenient service experience all the way from the…

Organisations view procurement as increasingly strategic IPG-JAGGAER survey identifies steady overall progress but also a “Covid-19” effect

Organisations view procurement as increasingly strategic

Procurement remains heavily weighted towards operational as opposed to strategic functions, but the latest survey conducted by Swiss-based innovation consultancy IPG Group and leading spend management technology company JAGGAER has identified an ongoing shift towards the strategic. Between July and October 2020 Chief Procurement Officers, Directors of Procurement and other senior executive-level decision makers participated in the 2020 Procurement Performance Excellence (PPE) Survey. The PPE method is based on a proven approach that was developed by IPG in the early 2000s and regularly adapted to the changing best practices in…

adidas and Beyoncé Launch Third Ivy Park Collection: “ICY PARK”

أديداس وبيونسيه يطلقان مجموعة Ivy Park الثالثة:  “ICY PARK”

Herzogenaurach, FEBRUARY, 2021. adidas and Beyoncé present the third collection in their ongoing adidas x IVY PARK collaborative partnership. Aptly titled “ICY PARK”, the collection brings the streets to the slopes, infusing alpine-ready silhouettes with classic streetwear elements to deliver an array of apparel, footwear, and accessories that champion all forms of creative self-expression. Expanding on the partnership’s collaborative mantra, “Where is My Park”, the collection is supported by a multi-media campaign, playfully dubbed “ICY PARK”, which seeks to inspire creativity, individuality, and imagination. With a campaign that features a…

Steven Segal unveiled the first ever fully electric tracked vehicle in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 February 2021: Day 2 of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) kicked off with a bang and the launch of four brand new vehicles by UAE-based STREIT Group. The unveiling ceremony was hosted by STREIT Group’s Chairman – Guerman Goutorov where he explained the huge achievements of the company and its efforts over the last 30 years to support governments in crisis situations and to save lives. At the ceremony actor and STREIT Group’s Brand Ambassador Steven Seagal unveiled STORM – a fully electric multi-purpose…

STREIT Group showcases 4 new vessels at NAVDEX 2021

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 February 2021: UAE based STREIT Group continues to make headlines during their first Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX) participation with 4 brand new boats.“We are proud to show the quality and expertise of STREIT Marine with these 4 vessels introduced during NAVDEX”. STREIT Group’s Chairman, Guerman Goutorov explained when asked about the variety of vessels on display.The new boats include the PB – 850, designed for both shallow fresh water and inshore sea patrols; HC – 9, a multi-purpose vessel designed to…

The Qatar General Tax Authority and Invenio

launch integrated digital tax administration system on SAP S/4HANA® Aims to increase taxpayer compliance and transform the tax landscape, in the State of Qatar Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st Feb 2021 – The General Tax Authority (GTA) and implementation partner Invenio Business Solutions successfully launched a state-of-the-art​ digital tax administration system, in the State of Qatar. The new system has transformed the tax administration lifecycle, digitalising existing services and making them 100% contactless. Over 58,000 taxpayers have already registered on the comprehensive new system, which supports multiple revenue types and offers access…