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Abu Dhabi is celebrating two new significant business events-related achievements, after the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) unveiled news that the UAE capital has climbed business destination rankings compiled by two prestigious organisations.

Courtyard by Marriott announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Penang – the first Courtyard debut in Malaysia.

As tourism in Saudi Arabia begins to transform in line with Vision 2030, residents of large cities like Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam are embracing it by touring unexplored destinations.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, had resumed its direct flights to and from the Republic of India staring with Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) on September 14 along with Cochin and Calicut with plans to announce a further expansion into more destination within India soon. 

The flights are operating based on a special agreement between the governments of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of India.

 Gulf Air has been operating direct flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of India since 1960 and its network of Indian cities has always been key within the Gulf Air’s global network. The airline currently flies to and from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Manila, Athens, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

H.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb, minister of tourism, Saudi Arabia, on September 16 announced that the establishment of the UNWTO Regional Office for the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been approved by UNWTO executive council members.

The Republic of Seychelles is has recently gone live with Travizory technology to facilitate the collection and analysis of traveller documentation to ensure re-opening of the borders in the safest manner.

Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai announced the appointment of Moustafa Abdelfattah as its new director of sales and marketing. He will also take on the role of group director of sales for the GCC market of R Hotels.

A recent social media and online campaign www.exploremyregion.com, initiated by Bavaria-based Outdooractive, Europe's largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and skiing, has received a timely boost, just weeks after launching.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE will resumed passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Casablanca and Rabat, in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Marmul Travel and Tours, one of the leading travel companies in the Sultanate of Oman, has renewed its agreement with a leading technology provider, Sabre Corporation to support its strategic plans and help overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.