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Fairmont Dubai appoints new director of talent

Fairmont Dubai has announced the appointment of Edwin Calimano to the role of director of talent and culture.Calimano joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as area director of human resources with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, where he successfully…

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Airline expands southern African offering

Middle Eastern carrier, Qatar Airways, has introduced a new service to Botswana.The airline now offers three weekly flights to the Sir Seretse Khama Airport in Gaborone, Botswana operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft.Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana Acting CEO, Kabo…

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Alibaba’s Ota has 15,000 Chinese hotels on board

Alibaba Group Holding’s online travel agency, Fliggy, has developed an alliance with 15,000 lodging services to help China’s independent hotels have more clients.In September, the alliance started signing up hotels for free and now offers 600,000 rooms in Chinese cities,…

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JW Marriott Sanya Haitang Bay opens in China

JW Marriott has welcomed the opening of JW Marriott Sanya Haitang Bay, located on the Haitang Bay, China.The property marks JW Marriott’s second resort on Hainan and eighteenth hotel in Greater China, seamlessly blending in with the lush landscape of…

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Azerbaijan joins Pacific Asia Travel Association

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has welcomed the state tourism agency of the Azerbaijan as its newest government member.The agency is the executive authority carrying out and regulating the state policy in the field of tourism.“The state tourism agency of…

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Top end Palm Jumeirah property market remains buoyant

A 9,000 square foot villa on the Palm Jumeirah was the most expensive unit sold in Dubai in the first-quarter of 2019, fetching Dh51 million.According to high-end property brokerage firm Luxhabitat, the second costliest villas was sold for Dh50 million…

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Dusit Thani Sandalwoods Resort grows brand presence in China

Dusit International has opened Dusit Thani Sandalwoods Resort Shuangyue Bay Huizhou, Guangdong, a deluxe resort overlooking the emerald waters of the South China Sea in Pinghai Ancient City.Comprising 350 well-appointed rooms and suites set within a 30-storey tower, the beachfront…

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White Beach launches new Ladies Day in Dubai

It’s the perfect temperature for a pool and beach day, so the unveiling of White Beach Ladies Day, which kicks off on the silky white, sandy shores of Atlantis, the Palm every Tuesday, will be music to the ears of…

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