MSC Cruises Announces Middle East Island Destination Details

MSC Cruises has released details of the Sir Bani Yas Island Beach Oasis, its exclusive island destination in the Middle East. Following on the announcement of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Caribbean, the Swiss-based cruise line has partnered the Abu Dhabi Port Authority to transform a small islet connected to the main island … Continue reading

Now Open: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi At Al Maryah Island

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has added a new property in Abu Dhabi with the the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island.   A shimmering new landmark of luxury, the hotel occupies a prime waterfront location in the capital of the United Arab Emirates with breathtaking views of the … Continue reading

The Business, New Premium Economy Now Available On Virgin Australia B777s

Virgin Australia has begun flying its popular ‘The Business’ and a new Premium Economy product on the Boeing 777-300ER, the mainstay of its long-haul fleet.   The first of the refurbished jets made their debut on the Sydney-Los Angeles route over the weekend, after certification issues pushed back the product’s introduction on the transpacific flights. … Continue reading

Plaza Premium Group Enters Hotel Space With First Aerotel Opening

Independent lounge operator Plaza Premium Group has entered the hospitality industry with the official opening of its first transit hotel, Aerotel Singapore, at the Southeast Asian city’s Changi Airport.   Situated within terminal 1 near the ‘D’ gates, the 70-room facility debuts the Aerotel brand and concept, which was first unveiled at ITB Asia travel … Continue reading

Gulf Carriers Focus On North America

The big 3 Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways- have reaffirmed their focus on the North American market. Amid lobbying from rivals American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines against US expansion by the Middle Eastern airlines, all 3 are moving ahead with introducing new destinations and deploying their flagship products.   … Continue reading