Qatar Airways Unveils New Business Class Product

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new business class seats at the ITB Berlin travel trade fair. The Qsuite is the result of 3 years of development by the airline and is intended to bring a new level of luxury to business class flying, incorporating features previously seen only in first class cabins.   Finished in … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Flies World’s Longest Commercial Flight

As the sun rose over Auckland on Waitangi Day, New Zealand welcomed the inaugural arrival of flight QR 920, the new record holder for the world’s longest commercial flight.   Award-winning aerial cinematography specialist Tony Monk captured the Boeing 777’s descent past the city skyline towards Auckland Airport, where a traditional water cannon salute greeted … Continue reading

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: 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

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