tourism

  • Elaf hotel executive named as ‘Best Receptionist’ at 2016 Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards

    The Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, has revealed that Abdullah Al Sahli, working at the Elaf Al Mashaer Hotel in Makkah Al Mukarramah, has won the ‘Best Receptionist’ category of this year’s Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards (SETA 2016), which was held recently at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre (RICEC). The award was given in recognition of Al Sahli’s key contributions and exemplary performance as a hotel receptionist-besting out other executives from other noteworthy hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

  • Elaf Travel launches B2B online platform with cutting edge technology & superior customer support

    Elaf Travel & Tourism Company Ltd, a subsidiary of SEDCO Holdings, announced recently in July 2015, the launch of its online business-to-business (B2B) trading platform connecting the entire Elaf network to establish an unprecedented virtual marketplace of all travel-related businesses. The B2B portal is a one-stop shop that helps the team to deliver services in a much convenient and efficient manner. It gives individuals a quick and easy access to competitive rates offered by more than 500,000 hotels worldwide, over 150 international airlines, and 1,000 international tour operators. Additionally, the platform will showcase all special offerings on car rentals, sightseeing trips, travel insurance and other ancillary services.

  • ELEBRATE ANANTARA’S 15TH BIRTHDAY WITH 15 WEEKS OF ANANTARA DREAM JOURNEY PRIZES

    To help celebrate Anantara’s 15th anniversary this year, 15 lucky competition winners will experience their Anantara Dream Journey, simply by sharing their travel dreams.

  • Elegant Resorts launch the luxury ‘Belmond Grand Hibernian’ package in Ireland

    Elegant Resorts, the luxury travel specialist are featuring the first luxury rail experience in Ireland of its kind, the Belmond Grand Hibernian .  The journey which launched on the 30 August 2016 showcases the sprawling countryside, dramatic coasts and fascinating cities that define this captivating land.

  • Elegant Resorts reveal this summer’s top destinations for UAE residents looking a luxury escape

    As the temperature begins to soar and thoughts turn to time with family and friends, luxury travel specialist, Elegant Resorts, recommends some of the most luxurious offers and packages available for those seeking tailored holidays and European breaks this summer.  From city getaways to scenic hideaways, the specialist luxury tour operator offers personalised, bespoke experiences for those seeking a luxury escape. 

  • Emergency surgery, quick clinical diagnosis saved British tourist’s life

    When British tourist Warren Stewart began exploring the ethereal beauty of Ras Al Khaimah, he had no idea he would end up at RAK Hospital in a life and death situation. Suffering from a sudden excruciating pain and vomiting, Stuart was rushed to the RAK Hospital emergency where a quick clinical diagnosis revealed a ruptured bowel and a large tumour that had completely blocked his colon. This necessitated an emergency laparoscopic surgery with Hartmann’s procedure in order to save his life.

  • Emirates Hospital Reaffirms Commitment to Medical Tourism

    Emirates Hospital, a leading healthcare facility owned by KBBO Group, has reaffirmed its commitment to providing medical services to tourists, particularly Chinese visitors.

  • Enjoy A Special Ramadan Menu at Mleiha

    Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project, is offering a special Ramadan package for tourists and residents up until the end of the holy month. Mleiha will provide visitors an opportunity to enjoy unique desert experiences at ‘Ramadan Star Lounge’, the exclusive iftar/suhoor tent with a special Ramadan menu.  Visitors can arrive for Iftar at the Ramadan Star Lounge with their family and friends to break the fast. The evening will take off in the new star lounge area while serving a specially catered Ramadan menu under the stars. Mleiha’s Ramadan activities will begin at Iftar time and continue till 2 a.m. each night.

  • Escape to beachside paradise at H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles, this Eid al-Fitr

    Tucked away in one of the most idyllic islands in the Seychelles, The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach is the perfect getaway location to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with family and loved ones. Guests can take advantage of special Eid rates from 6th April to 5th June 2019, from 10% off the best available room rate to 15% discount on the resort’s exceptional restaurants and spa.  All room bookings during this period are inclusive of a scrumptious daily buffet breakfast as well as early check in and late check out subject to availability.

  • Escape To Westeros For A First-Hand GOT Experience

    Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated eighth season of Game of Thrones on 15th April, fans looking for a real-life end to their favourite TV show’s magic, should look no further than Northern Ireland. The combination of its many filming locations, the chance to try Westerosean wear, enjoy a dragon’s point of view, tuck into a themed feast and learn to duel like Arya, provides fans with the perfect curtain call.

  • ETIHAD AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH VISIT CALIFORNIA TO INCREASE TOURISM TO AMERICA’S GOLDEN STATE

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has partnered with Visit California to promote the Golden State to travellers from around the world. The agreement was announced this week at the Arabian Travel Market in a signing ceremony with Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer Etihad Aviation Group and Caroline Beteta, President & CEO for Visit California.

  • Etisalat Brings travelxp HD Channel in Full 1080i to the UAE

    Celebrities Management Pvt. Ltd., one of India's foremost and long standing broadcasters and owners of the world-class and well-known travel and lifestyle television brand, travelxp HD, and Etisalat, Middle East's largest and one of the world's leading telecom operators and TV services provider, jointly announced the launch of travelxp HD for Etisalat's eLife/e-vision customers.

  • Expedia Group’s new Guest Insights tool helps Hotels Understand and Attract Travelers

    Expedia Group, the world’s travel platform, today announces the global availability of Guest Insights, a new solutions-driven insights tool for hotels. As part of the Expedia Group’s Partner Central suite of offerings, Guest Insights leverages current property, competitive and market intelligence to inform properties of their guest’s travel motivations and booking behavior, allowing Partners to identify opportunities to reach and convert travelers in a highly strategic way.

  • Experiences and Emotional engagement top the list for the GCC traveller

    Top corporate organizations and prominent travel agencies from across the GCC along with global suppliers and travel specialists gathered at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, UAE for the 5th Annual edition of the MICE Arabia & Luxury Travel Congress.

  • Explore the UAE at a click of a button, online booking made easy with instant confirmation

    Whether you are looking for staycation, vacation or desert trip, log on to www.adventureemirates.com the newly launched online reservation website with instant booking confirmation for travel experiences in UAE. Developed by Adventure Emirates, specialists in holiday planning, the website serves as an informative portal for tourists seeking better understanding of the UAE without the digital clutter. Designed using modern technology, this reservation software also features book now, pay later facility making the process flawless and less daunting. The system is also an informative travel resource with all available tools at a click of a button. Determined to be at the forefront of industry’s technology, Adventure Emirates seamless booking process is convenient and efficient with immediate booking verification and a 24-hours online support to ensure speedy assistance.

  • Expo 2020 spurs Middle East participation at record breaking WTM London 2016

    Inspired by the positive regional potential of Expo 2020 and despite low oil revenues, increased numbers of travel professionals from across the Middle East, participated in this year’s World Travel Market London 2016.

  • Farmers take center stage with their finest harvests at Liwa Ajman Date Festival

    Different type of dates including bunches of new harvests are submitted by farmers on the second day of the 3rd Liwa Ajman Date Festival and judges will determine the tastiest, healthiest and best looking fruits to win today’s prize.

  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Spreads the Ferrari Spirit to Public this Ramadan

    The countdown begins for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi guests to enjoy the Ramadan offer! The offer, running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 12am throughout the holy month, allows guests to tour the park without paying admission fees, while offering them a number of ‘pay as you go’ ticket options if interested in experiencing any of the rides.  

  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Takes Home “Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction” Award

    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has been awarded as “Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction” for the second consecutive year at the World Travel Awards™ Gala that was held at the St Regis hotel in Dubai last week.

  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Leads the Luxury Travel Evolution with Announcement of a New Custom Private Jet

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, unveils plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet that will take flight in early 2021, evoking the bygone glamour of air travel coupled with thoughtful, guest-centric design.