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Vistara, one of India’s finest full-service carrier and a JV of Tata and Singapore Airlines, recently inaugurated its daily service between Mumbai and Dubai.

Following the recent opening of Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Aziziyah in July and the scheduled launch of two new midscale signature Park Inn hotels by quarter four (Q4) this year, Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Riyadh and Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road, Radisson Hotel Group is set to reinforce its position as a global leader.

Latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives (MMPRC) have shown that the destination saw a 19,7 percent increase in the number of travellers from the Middle East who visited in the first six months of the current year when compared with the same period in 2018.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hospitality group, signed a hotel management agreement for two new hotels owned by Al Bandary Hotel Management.

The agreement represents the third and fourth Doha properties Centara will manage on behalf of Al Bandary, which also owns Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha, an upper upscale property that opened earlier this year and recently earned a five-star official classification from the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC); and the previously signed Centara Grand Hotel Doha scheduled for opening in 2020.

The B Premiere Hotel, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection, is a new 85-key boutique property located on Al Rawabi Street, within 10 minutes drive from many of the city’s popular attractions, shopping malls and event venues, and 20 minutes by car from Hamad International Airport. The hotel is expected to open by the end of this year.

The 167-key Centara Al Bustan Hotel Doha is currently under construction and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2021.

“We are very excited to be expanding our partnership with Al Bandary with our second and third Doha properties, following the successful launch of Centara West Bay Residences & Suites earlier this year. Doha is a key gateway city to the world and a strategic development destination for Centara, and the management and team at Al Bandary Hotel Management are the perfect partners with whom to realise our growth plans in Qatar,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO, Centara Hotels & Resorts.

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of W Muscat, the brand’s newest beachfront W Escape and the second to open in the Middle East this year.

According to the latest statistics released from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), visitors to Mauritius from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia increased 49 percent between the months of January and July compared to the same period in 2018.

Millennium & Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem, the newly opened properties that situated in Al Naseem district within the holy city of Makkah, are pleased to officially announce the appointment of Haitham Effat in the position of cluster director of sales and marketing.

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), one of the world’s leading business partners for managed travel, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Kanoo Travel, one of the largest travel management networks in the Middle East.

For the fourth consecutive year, one of the leading online city guide, Cairo 360, has chosen Indira Indian restaurant as one of the winners of the annual Cairo 360 Editor’s Choice Awards – a stamp of appreciation reserved for only the best venues Egypt’s capital has to offer.

British Airways’ (BA) first Airbus A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on September 02.

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