In a bid to secure customer loyalty in a fast-growing and competitive environment, flydubai has applied Amadeus’ technology to create its new rewards programme, OPEN.

HotelsCombined revealed that in 2016, the UAE and Saudi Arabia were among the top destinations in the GCC visited by business and leisure travellers from the UK, accounting for 10 percent of all visitors, with Australia and the US following.

H.R.H. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of the board, Jeddah Economic Company, visited the Jeddah Economic City site, which is also home to Jeddah Tower, a development set to become the highest building in the world.

Following the successful Luxperience pop up event at Atlantis by Giardino, 18 exhibitors took part in Luxperience Zurich, hailing from Australia, Central America and Southast Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently unveiled plans to open a new representative office in Buenos Aires, its second office in Latin America.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), announced that the concrete foundations of the new InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport hotel have been concluded, marking a construction milestone.

Marriott International announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate, bringing the first Four Points branded hotel in Japan.

Aiming to emphasise the emirate’s importance in the Middle East’s finance and business sectors, Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), in collaboration with the Jordanian Business Council, has recently announced its plans to host the first Sharjah-Arab Business Roundtable.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the official opening of Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa on March 20, marking the first Hilton-branded address in Jordan.