Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Travel

Latest updates on GCC travel and tourism with enhanced tourist destinations and entry of visitors into the GCC with updates in the aviation sector.

Jet Airways to phase out all expat pilots to save cost

Jet Airways (India) Ltd is looking to phase out all its expatriate pilots to control costs, company executives told employees at a meeting. The carrier...

Saudi plans a “semi-autonomous” visa-free destination along its Red Sea coast

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a "semi-autonomous" visa-free travel destination along its northwestern Red Sea coast. The Red Sea area, which will include...

Saudi: NEOM Airport Welcomes Its First Flight

NEOM airport welcomed its first Saudi Arabian Airlines flight Thursday with 130 passengers on board, the Saudi Press Agency reported. NEOM, a $500 billion...

UAE Rail Network To Be Extended By 605kms

The Ministry of Finance and the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance have signed an agreement to fund the second stage of the national railway,...

Dubai Plans Smart Traffic Systems Worth $161 Million

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has given approval for a Dh590-million ($161 million) project that entails the upgradation and expansion of the smart traffic...

Qatar Airways CEO says only a man could do his job...

At the recent annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Sydney, at which 200 airlines were represented, the subject of 'gender...

Bahrain hotel occupancy slumps 25% on new supply

Bahrain's tourism market suffered massive declines in key performance indicators in May, affected by a Ramadan calendar shift as well as a surplus in...

Gulf Air & Etihad Airways Sign Deal For Closer Ties

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to...

Dubai travel guide: things that will surprise first time visitors

The food is good, and it's cheap. Thanks to a large immigrant population, including a huge influx of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran...

Spending Time with the Family

Hugh Haskell-Thomas spends a week in Bahrain with the  Porsche Panamera Range. After attending the media launch of the new Panamera Range earlier in the...
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