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Radisson Blu opens its first resort in the Maldives

by Dina Maaty | 09 Aug 2020

Radisson Blu has opened Radisson Blu Resort Maldives – a private island retreat in the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, which is Radisson Hotel Group’s first property in the Maldives. Nestled on Huruelhi Island and one other islet, guests can take a 30-minute seaplane direct to the resort or a 20-minute domestic flight from Malé to Maamigili

Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City opens sports fan zone experience

by Dina Maaty | 06 Aug 2020

Throughout August, sports fans can enjoy their favourite matches in a safe zone in Dubai Media City: ‘Grand Garden M’City’, says Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City. Grand Garden M’City’ offers an indoor garden experience in a safe environment, featuring stadium-style food, music, and a vibrant atmosphere.  Visitors will discover Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City’s Ballroom transformed to host

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates adds kid-friendly benefits to family staycation offer

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2020

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has updated its staycation offer, with benefits including two vouchers for a complimentary toy from the LEGO store, breakfast, poolside relaxation and more. The offer includes: AED 899 inclusive of breakfast for two adults and two children Book a second room at 50% off or two complimentary tickets to

Waldorf Astoria DIFC partners with Burjeel Hospital to offer in-house COVID-19 testing

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2020

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has partnered with Burjeel Hospital to offer a new service for all in-house guests who would like to take the COVID-19 test from the comfort of their room. Guests staying at the hotel can request the test via their ‘Personal Concierge’, a service that is assigned to each

Rotana sees weekend occupancy levels surge to an average of 65%

by Dina Maaty | 04 Aug 2020

Rotana has revealed that occupancy levels are continuing to rise at its properties. The company’s UAE portfolio recorded an average of 60% to 65% occupancy during the weekends since last month, with growth in guest numbers fuelled by an increasing demand for short ‘staycation’-style breaks among residents. Reflecting on the latest developments, Rotana President &

Emirates resumes flights to Kuwait City and Lisbon

by Dina Maaty | 04 Aug 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Kuwait City (August 5) and Lisbon (August 16). This will take Emirates’ passenger network to 70 destinations in August, over 50% of its pre-pandemic destination network, as the airline gradually resumes operations. Flights from Dubai to Kuwait City will operate as a daily service and flights

Post-COVID travel is set to become smarter, VFS Global digital head says

by Dina Maaty | 04 Aug 2020

By: Benjamin Boesch, Head – Digital and eCommerce, VFS GlobalPost-COVID travel is set to become smarter. Here’s how. International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt.

Emirates to deploy its flagship A380 to Guangzhou

by Dina Maaty | 04 Aug 2020

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from August 8, 2020. The airline has also restarted its A380 operations to Amsterdam and Cairo this week, and introduced a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow. Emirates has so far resumed A380 services to five cities and it will gradually expand the deployment of this

Aleph Hospitality reopens Ramada by Wyndham Addis

by Dina Maaty | 03 Aug 2020

Aleph Hospitality took over the management of the Ramada by Wyndham Addis, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia earlier this year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, which followed soon after the takeover, the hotel was partially closed but fully reopened on June 22, 2020. In support of Aleph Hospitality’s brand values and the company’s “count on us

Infor launches contactless applications for hospitality

by Dina Maaty | 03 Aug 2020

Infor has announced a fully contactless suite of applications for the hospitality industry, specifically designed for hotels and resorts, restaurants and food services, and event sales and table reservations. With guest and hotel staff safety in mind, Infor Hospitality Cloud Solutions are designed to address hotel operational needs for social distancing and contactless processes –

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