Middle East Growth For AirAsia Group

Southeast Asian low cost carrier giant AirAsia group has outlined its plans for expansion in the Middle East. Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia X and Bangkok-based Thai AirAsia X have announced new routes from their respective hubs to Tehran, with the latter also introducing new flights to Muscat.   The Iranian Connection Following the easing of sanctions … 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

Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … 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

Now Open: The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Westin brand has made its debut in Qatar with the grand opening of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa. A mere 20-minute drive from Hamad International Airport, the property lies in the heart of the Qatari capital just minutes from The central business district, museums and cultural venues. A crisp limestone … Continue reading