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Africa Travel & Safari Online Show, February 2019

The Africa Travel & Safari Online Show will be hosted on February 28, 2019 in partnership with Tourism Update by sister business Online Expos.The online trade event will bring together international tour operators and travel agents interested in Africa as…

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Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, opens in Dubai

Moving into The Greens with a bang, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens is the third hotel to open as part of Jumeirah Group’s upscale casual brand launched earlier this year.Opening in Tower 3 of the Onyx Towers in Dubai,…

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American Airlines deepens relationship with China Southern

American Airlines and China Southern Airlines are taking steps to strengthen their partnership with a significant expansion of codeshare cooperation and the launch of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access.The carriers announced the news today at a signing ceremony…

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Neto returns to lead Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

Peter Neto has signed up for a second tour with wellness-inspired hospitality group, Fusion, and for another stint in the emerging tourist destination of Phu Quoc, Vietnam.Neto’s most recent role was as general manager of the Taaras Beach & Spa…

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Qatar Airways to boost Iran services from early next year

Qatar Airways will expand its operations in Iran with the launch of a new twice-weekly direct service to Isfahan International Airport, starting from February 4th.The carrier is also introducing increased services to Shiraz and Tehran, from early January 2019.Isfahan will…

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Symes to lead Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has appointed Dagmar Symes as general manager.Symes brings a wealth of experience in both the hotel and luxury retail industries across Europe and the Middle East.Starting her career with the Leading Hotels of the…

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Baglioni Resort Maldives to open in March next year

Baglioni Hotels will officially open its Maldivian resort on the island of Maagau in the Dhaalu Atoll in March 2019.The island resort will be the first Italian luxury five-star resort in the Maldives.Baglioni Resort Maldives will blend elegant design and…

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Jeju Air places 40 737 MAX 8 order with Boeing

Jeju Air is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 planes from Boeing with the option for ten additional jets.The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low-cost carrier and…

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Qatar Airways brings A380 to Frankfurt, Germany, route

Qatar Airways has announced it will add the state-of-the-art Airbus A380 to one of its two daily services from Doha to Frankfurt from March 31st.The move will increase the airline’s current daily capacity on the Doha to Frankfurt route by…

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China Southern Airlines pulls out of SkyTeam

China Southern Airlines has decided not to renew its contract with SkyTeam, the global airline alliance.The move will take effect on January 1st.China Southern’s decision reflects its “strategic development, the changing trends of the global aviation industry and the evolution…

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