Category: Global

Dubai aspires to become a global cruise tourism hub

Dubai in collaboration with Carnival Corporation, the US-based cruise company is working to develop the next phase of the emirate’s plan to become a global cruise tourism hub. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved plans to make the Dubai Cruise Terminal the main hub in […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line releases Europe Cruising guide 2018-19

Norwegian Cruise Line has released its 2018-2019 Europe Cruising Guide, boasting over 30 cruise itineraries embarking from nine convenient cities departing between June 2018 – November 2019 offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ultimate cruise holiday aboard six purposes built ships. The cruisers have options like booking itineraries such as a nine-day […]

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Manchester Airport secures flight services to Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines

Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into Africa, underlining its pivotal role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets. Ethiopian Airlines confirmed it will operate four-times-a-week service, starting from December 1, to Addis Ababa, the East African nation’s capital. The route will unlock connections to more than 58 countries across the […]

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BLS International inaugurates Spain visa application center in Riyadh

BLS International, inaugurated their new Spain Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month. The company operates 124 visa application centres in 49 countries for Spain Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación). The new Spain VAC was formally inaugurated in the presence of the Ambassador of […]

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AccorHotels and Algeciras to jointly acquire Chile’s Atton Hotels

AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras announce that they signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hotels to acquire the company. As per the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100% of the management Company that operates 11 Atton Hotels (2,259 rooms) across Chile, Peru, Colombia, Florida and USA. Besides, AccorHotels will acquire 20% of the property […]

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ICCA names Cape Town best business tourism destination in Africa

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has crowned Cape Town as the best city in Africa for business tourism events. This was the fourth consecutive year and the city has hosted over 50 meetings to date and has won the award ahead of others such as Johannesburg, Marrakech and Nairobi, largely due to conference bids […]

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VFS Global opens attestation centre in Dubai’s mall

VFS Global will now be handling several Dubai government services, including the Ministry of Health, Dubai Courts and the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry. Residents can register their wills legally at DIFC, carry out a full health checkup for an Emirates ID card at Ibn Battuta Mall and International City, as well as in Dubai […]

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VFS Global launches Cyprus visa centres in UK

To offer greater accessibility and a seamless application process to UK residents and foreign nationals in the UK, VFS Global has launched four new application centres for the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus. For higher quality and a more personalised service, applicants can opt for the premium service at these centres that offer assistance […]

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Belmond unveils its ambitious plan for 2018

Following a series of award-winning design and renovation projects last year, Belmond revealed the details of seven highly distinctive developments across its portfolio of hotels, trains and cruises in 2018. Beginning last month with the launch of three new Art-Deco Grand Suites onboard historic Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, Belmond’s diverse range of designs honour timeless craftsmanship, celebrate heritage […]

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PCMA celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

To mark Global Meetings Industry Day, PCMA-ICESAP (Professional Convention Management Association – The Incentive Conference & Event Society Asia-Pacific) hosted its first Knowledge Exchange for corporate event organisers, agencies and associations at the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Experience Centre in Hong Kong last month. Following the success of the PCMA Knowledge Exchange series in Europe, the topical […]

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