Etihad Aviation Group has announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as chief executive, airline equity partners. He will be responsible for leading and developing the group’s minority equity investment strategy, which includes stakes in airberlin, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional and Virgin Australia.
Hotels developed in and around the Middle East’s shopping malls can expect to post an average daily rate a quarter higher than hotels that are not co-located with a major retail development. The findings are published in a report by Colliers International, released for Arabian Travel Market.
Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, ‘Trumponomics’ and Brexit, the UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3 per cent, according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association.
The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, returning for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre. Expo 2020, set to run between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors.
Frasers Hospitality Group is expanding its global presence with eight new properties in the Middle East and Africa. The new properties will increase Frasers Hospitality Group’s global footprint to more than 1,500 units across both regions.
Dukes Dubai has debuted its Duchess Floor, an exclusive area dedicated to female guests, with 20 exclusive rooms. Located on the third floor at Dukes Dubai, the floor has private lift access and features women’s only public spaces, as well as discreet and private access to rooms.