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September 2021 1746

Relooking at Maldives as a leisure destination at a time when borders around the world are opening up for the Middle East traveller, one would expect to s ...

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September 2021 1363

Bahrain has seen three hotel signings, expanded international connectivity by land and air, and added more countries to its ‘red list’, all in ...

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September 2021 968

Expo 2020 Dubai is likely the largest and most impactful event ever to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, from October 1 ...

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September 2021 1003

Expo 2020 and a host of its participating countries will be showcasing a range of developments that will change the way we live in the future. Expo’ ...

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September 2021 1125

Vaccinated travellers – regardless of country of origin – have been visiting Spain from June 7, making Spain one of the first European countri ...

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September 2021 957

Switzerland possesses not only the densest public transport network in the world but also one of the most popular ones. Some 29,000 kilometres of rai ...

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September 2021 1061

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has branded the European Commission’s (EC) decision to set the winter slot use threshold at 50 pe ...

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September 2021 1044

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has been a favourite of sunseekers since opening nearly 20 years ago. Now, a major expansion and enhancement project w ...

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September 2021 1345

Representatives from more than 80 countries have signed up to WTM London’s Buyers’ Club, ensuring they maximise opportunities a ...

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September 2021 920

Luis Cobo has been appointed the new Hotel Manager of Park Hyatt Dubai. Cobo has 12 years of experience and is driven by a passion for the hospitality industry ...

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People & Places

  • Emirates has been recognised for its outstanding ground transport services with three gold citations from the RoSPA awards. RoSpa (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), is a UK organisation that focusses on promoting and facilitating occupational health and safety, and road, home, leisure, and education safety around the world. The only airline to have achieved an award two years in a row, the Emirates team took gold awards in three categories: Fleet Safety Award, Health & Safety Award, and Leisure Safety Award, demonstrating tangible outcomes in its operational safety performance, health and safety governance systems, and extensive COVID-19 precautions.

  • Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, the first Hyatt Regency brand in Qatar, has joined forces with Wa’hab for a collaborative campaign in conjunction with the hotel’s suppliers to donate essential food items the local communities in need. This campaign falls in line with Hyatt’s Global Month of Service which allows colleagues to volunteer in events that help strengthen the value of care and sharing to the local community.

  • HK Tramways, Hong Kong’s iconic tram system, has achieved a new Guinness World Records for being the “largest double-decker tram fleet in service”. A perennial favourite among residents and tourists alike, the iconic tramway is a huge part of Hong Kong’s history, offering a stunning view of the city’s many skyscrapers while allowing tourists to relish and immerse themselves in the authentic culture of Hong Kong. Originally founded in 1904, HK Tramways’ first fleet comprised of 26 single-deck tramcars. Celebrating its 117th year in 2021, it is now the world's largest double-deck tram fleet still in operation, carrying an average of 200,000 passengers every day.

  • The first cruise ship terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port has been recently inaugurated, Saudi Ports authority 'Mawani' and the Saudi Cruise Company were quoted as saying in a media report. This announcement came only six months after establishing the Saudi Cruise Company, which commenced operation last January at the "Future Investment Initiative" conference in Riyadh.

  • At the annual World Airport Awards of the London-based aviation research institute Skytrax, Munich Airport was once again awarded the title of "Best Airport in Europe". In the global ranking, Munich achieved an outstanding sixth place.

  • After seven years since initiating its corporate social responsibility programme, BE Health, Kempinski Hotels has decided to fully rework the details and guidelines in order to open the scope of the programme. Instead of focusing exclusively on diseases like tuberculosis, HIV and malaria, from now on BE Health includes fighting all communicable and non-communicable diseases. This allows all Kempinski hotels globally to set up a local CSR project in line with local health needs and provides the opportunity to create, implement, raise funds, and spend these for a local public health concern under the name of BE Health.

  • Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences, in partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, announced significant progress on the construction of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, the next generation of marine life theme parks and Yas Island’s latest mega-development. The marine-life park, which is set to feature the world’s largest and most expansive marine aquarium and the new Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Centre, is on track for completion in 2022.

  • UAE-headquartered hospitality company TIME Hotels, has delivered on its commitment to staff welfare and the environment, steadfastly supporting local community initiatives, after a half-year review of the group’s 2021 CSR strategic plan. The annual campaign, which is based on TIME Hotels’ four CSR pillars of workplace, marketplace community and environment, has been the backbone of TIME Hotels' commitment to improving social awareness amongst its stakeholders.

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