First Group of Etihad’s Inflight Butlers Begin Training

The first group of Etihad Airways’ inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London. The 13 men and women, all In-Flight Chefs or Food & Beverage Managers, were carefully chosen to...Read more

Greece: Royal Minoan Beach Club at Villea Village Opens to Travelers

Karma Royal Group marks its maiden foray into the Greek island of Crete with the launch of Royal Minoan Beach Club at Villea Village. The new Royal Minoan Beach Club at Villea Village will be operated by Karma Royal Group’s...Read more

TCA Abu Dhabi to Develop City of Al Ain as Cultural Tourist Destination

During a two-day fact finding mission organized by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), 15 destination management companies and cruise excursion operators operating within the United Arab Emirates singled out opportunities to develop tours and experiences which...Read more

UAE: Desert Gate Expands to Full-Fledged DMC

After a successful decade serving local DMC’s in the UAE market, Desert Gate is expanding its range of services to a full-fledged Destination Management Company (DMC) providing full service premium experiences “Par Excellence”, starting with its new office opening this month...Read more

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre’s GM Commends Latest Recruits

The Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (OCES) general manager Trevor McCartney said he is delighted with the professionalism, knowledge and skills of the venue’s latest recruits. “This center is one of the country’s pillar projects and I’m confident that the...Read more

Turkey: Bursa & Pergamon Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Bursa and Cumalikizik as ‘The Birthplace of the Ottoman Empire’, and Izmir’s Pergamon and its ‘multi-layered cultural landscape’ have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List at the recent 38th World Heritage Committee meeting held at Qatar’s National Congress Centre...Read more

Experience First Falconry Course in UAE Resort at Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Set amidst the sandy splendor of the Arabian Desert, Banyan Tree Al Wadi provides a welcome respite from fast paced city life. Uniquely positioned within 500 hectares of spectacular nature reserve, this luxurious resort is a sanctuary to both its...Read more

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Wins ‘Best Tourism Authority’ MENA Award

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) was awarded Platinum for ‘Best Tourism Authority’ at the 2014 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Awards. Held at the Conrad Dubai hotel last month, the regional awards were also celebrating...Read more

Dubai Debuts New Destination Brand

Ahead of a new global marketing campaign launching later this year, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has debuted a new brand for the destination. The new logo, launched last week at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), features the...Read more

The Moorings New Yachts Arrive in the Mediterranean

The Moorings announced the arrival of The Moorings 4800 and 3900 sail catamarans as well as the 394 power catamaran in the Mediterranean. These yachts, built and designed by Robertson & Caine exclusively for The Moorings, arrived at the base...Read more