tourism

September 17, 2020

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND AND ENHANCE EXISTING CENTURION LOUNGES AT NEW YORK’S LAGUARDIA AIRPORT AND LAS VEGAS’ MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • AMERICAN EXPRESS INTRODUCES NEW “CENTURION LOUNGE COMMITMENT” HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Today, American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced plans to expand two of its signature Centurion Lounges and introduced The Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of new health and safety protocols and practices, which will be implemented in all Centurion Lounges as they reopen (some starting in early October). The Centurion Lounge at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) will relocate to a larger location in the brand new Terminal"...

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September 16, 2020

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading mall developer and leisure pioneer in the region, has introduced a new culinary experience in the country with the launch of Food Central at City Centre Deira in Dubai.

Developed in response to rising consumer expectations for fresh and authentic dining options, the innovative gastronomic destination will serve up a variety of interactive dining experiences that immerse customers in the theatre of food from cuisines all around the world, said a statement from Majid Al Futtaim.

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September 15, 2020

TCA (Travel Connections Arabia), a leading global sales and marketing outsourcing agency for the luxury hospitality, tourism and travel industry in the Middle East, has signed a joint venture with Sydney-based QCC Collection, a world-leading boutique lifestyle management company that provides crafted ‘sleep, eat and play’ concepts for investors and developers.

“Today’s traveller is looking for unique experiences, and for the ultra-wealthy it’s about doing something that’s out of the ordinary. Working with investors and developers"...

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September 14, 2020

The 2020 edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, the largest food & beverage processing & packaging show in Middle East, Asia and Africa, has been rescheduled to take place from November 7 to 9, 2021, said event organisers.

Global food industry leaders, innovators, suppliers, retailers, renowned chefs, the entire food industry, will convene at the Dubai World Centre to respond to current market and economic circumstances with powerful solutions for the benefit of economies, the planet and people’s health.

A dedicated three-day platform that will host four exhibitions in one place, ensuring the biggest shake-up of the entire F&B industry -- Gulfood Manufacturing, The Speciality Food"...

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September 14, 2020

Her bridal hair and makeup done just right, Ayse Keles looked ravishing and relieved: She managed to sneak her wedding day in before Turkey's latest wave of coronavirus restrictions hit.

'I have a close friend who had to delay her wedding five times,' the 28-year-old said in her white bridal gown while preparing for a photo shoot on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Since premarital cohabitation is frowned upon in the mostly Muslim but secular country, lavish weddings with fancy cakes, sparkly dresses and wild parties are a huge deal, laying the foundation for"...

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September 13, 2020

Marriott International today announced Escape to Luxury with Marriott Bonvoy, a new offering for guests who book at participating hotels in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, which includes up to a $300 credit available to be used toward a range of extraordinary experiences and exclusive specialty offers.

Launching at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, and Edition properties, Escape to Luxury with Marriott Bonvoy will be an ongoing offer available for a limited time each month to both Marriott Bonvoy members and non-members as a way to"...

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September 13, 2020

The tourism sectors of the UAE and Israel will greatly benefit from their warming ties as analysts and industry executive expect around 1.25 million tourists travelling between the two countries for tourism and business during the initial stages.

Bal Krishen, chairman of Century Financial, forecasts up to 500,000 Israelis will travel to the UAE for tourism and leisure while the number of UAE tourists expected to visit Israel should be between 500,000 to 750,000.

'Both countries are rich and diverse from a tourism standpoint. The UAE with its bustling life has always"...

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September 7, 2020

The rebound of the UAE's hospitality sector post Covid-19 will be led by the country's domestic market, with offerings that are catered around families and their needs, experts said.

Tim Cordon, area senior vice president for the Middle East & Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, noted that, based on previous crises, leisure travel is expected to recover quicker, particularly travel for visiting friends and relatives, followed by business travel.

'We can see that travellers still want to go on holiday, especially after being isolated for such a long time,"...

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September 4, 2020

Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native 4G/5G Network Software Provider focused on accelerating digital transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), was recognized for its continuous network and service innovation, taking home two awards for “Best 5G Core” and “Best OpenRAN” at the 5G World Awards 2020, hosted by Informa Tech. Leveraging Mavenir’s technology innovation DNA, both the OpenRAN vRAN and 5G Core use cloud-native architecture and open interfaces, following web-scale principles to provide the required scalability, agility and reliability in order to support the wide range of 5G use cases and meet stringent 5G performance requirements. In addition, both are fully containerized solutions and share a common integration and management layer. “Mavenir continues to drive forward with advanced cloud-native solutions that are recognized by our customers and the industry. Our Cloud Packet Core and OpenRAN vRAN solutions embrace disruptive technology architectures and business models that drive network agility, deployment flexibility, and service velocity,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir. “With......

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September 3, 2020

Dubai has maintained its position as the leading Arab destination for medical travellers for the second year in a row, according to the Global Medical Tourism Index, which was recently released by the International Healthcare Research Center (IHRC).

Worldwide, the emirate, one of the globe’s most preferred tourist hubs, ranked sixth on the list of 46 unique destinations, reflecting anew its competitiveness in providing advanced healthcare services to foreign health travelers and success in building advanced medical infrastructures and facilities, said a statement.

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