Thursday, 9 Jul 2020


UAE's Rotana inks deal to operate iconic Marrakech resort

Palmeraie Rotana Resort consists of the five-star Hotel du Golf Rotana, the Golf Club Rotana and the Palmeraie Palace UAE-based Rotana has signed a management agreement to operate the iconic Palmeraie Resort in Morocco’s major economic centre Marrakech. UAE-based Rotana has signed a management agreement to operate the iconic Palmeraie Resort in Morocco’s major economic […]

Why the sky's the limit for Saudi's Red Sea tourism mega project

Red Sea Development Company seeks to become the largest certified Dark Sky Reserve in the world John Pagano, CEO, The Red Sea Development Company. The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives in Saudi Arabia, has announced plans to become the largest certified Dark Sky Reserve […]

You can swim above an ancient forest submerged in a dreamy crystal-clear lake

Adventurers can explore an ancient hidden forest by swimming right above its 80ft-high trees. Visitors who head to the Clear Lake in Oregon, USA, will find a sunken forest nestled amidst the crystalline waters, and it's nothing short of spectacular. Unsurprisingly the sunken forest is particularly popular with divers thanks to the weaving tree snags […]

India suspends all tourist visas over coronavirus

India’s visa suspension begins March 13 at 4pm UAE time at the port of departure All travellers, including Indian nationals, “arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after February 15 will be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days,” the statement read. India on Wednesday suspended […]

Trump suspends travel between US and Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking dramatic action, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is sharply restricting passenger travel from 26 European nations to the U.S. and moving to ease the economic cost of a viral pandemic that is roiling global financial markets and disrupting the daily lives of Americans.  Trump, in a rare Oval Office address […]

Americans Will Reportedly Have More Time to Secure ETIAS for European Travel

Americans traveling to European Union countries will have additional time to obtain a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) visa waiver after the new requirement takes effect on January 1, 2021. “For a period of six months from the date on which ETIAS starts operations, the use of ETIAS will be optional and the […]

Downtown Grand tops outs third tower

The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino recently marked a construction milestone, topping out a room tower to open this year. The seven-story building in downtown Las Vegas, adds 250,000 square feet of hospitality space to the property, including 495 new rooms, which will bring the property’s room count to 1,124. There will be 67 studio […]

Emaar stops taking bookings at three Dubai hotels

Emaar Hospitality has decided to ‘temporarily refocus on a selected number of assets’ Vida Emirates Hills Emaar Hospitality will stop taking bookings at three hotels in Dubai for more than five months as it temporarily “refocuses” on certain assets amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, according to the company. In a statement, an Emaar spokesperson said […]