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AHIC 2020 postponed to September

March 10, 2020

AHIC 2020 postponed to September

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2020 has been pushed to September amid growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

A statement released by Bench Events, organisers of AHIC, said: 'We have been closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and assessing whether the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2020 should take place.'

'Until"... Continue Reading

ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience

March 9, 2020

ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards.

The awards recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers.

This"... Continue Reading

White House plans tax relief for airlines, travel firms

March 8, 2020

White House plans tax relief for airlines, travel firms

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is weighing tax relief for airline, cruise and travel industries to help such companies cope with a growing coronavirus outbreak that has dried up bookings, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday.
The move, which could include tax deferrals, is one of several targeted steps that the administration is considering to try to limit the economic damage from the"... Continue Reading

Travel, tourism to and from Kuwait drops by 80%

March 4, 2020

Travel, tourism to and from Kuwait drops by 80%

KUWAIT CITY, Mar 04: Travel and tourism agencies described the impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation sector as catastrophic. They said that the sector is experiencing one of its worst crises since September 2001 and during the war to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, the flight traffic to and from Kuwait crashed by 80%.

Since"... Continue Reading

Coronavirus fears slow down several businesses in Kuwait

March 2, 2020

Coronavirus fears slow down several businesses in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The hospitality industry and other business sectors recorded a drastic fall in sales due to the recent coronavirus outbreak all over the world. In Kuwait, several activities planned for the National and Liberation Days were scrapped, hotel bookings were canceled and reservations for parties and speaking engagements were put on hold. This was also the case with restaurant reservations and many other"... Continue Reading

Kuwait bans visas as another coronavirus case confirmed

March 2, 2020

Kuwait bans visas as another coronavirus case confirmed

KUWAIT: Although only four new coronavirus cases have been discovered over the past three days, Kuwait yesterday stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the deadly diseases, including a total ban on all types of visas for visitors. The National Assembly cancelled a scheduled emergency meeting yesterday in a bid to contain “sectarian exchanges” on social media, and Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem"... Continue Reading

Hyatt expands presence in Turkey

February 27, 2020

Hyatt expands presence in Turkey

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a franchise agreement with Orjin Konaklama Yönetim Hizmetleri A.Ş. for the first Hyatt branded hotel in Izmir, Turkey.

Expected to open in 2021, the 161-room hotel marks the seventh Hyatt branded property in Turkey and the brand’s entry into Izmir, the country’s third-largest and one of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean.
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Millennium Central Kuwait Downtown partners with Rotana

February 26, 2020

Millennium Central Kuwait Downtown partners with Rotana

Millennium Central Kuwait Downtown, situated at the heart of Kuwait City in a walking distance from the financial and business district, partners with Rotana for the 4th consecutive years to host their musicians and production teams participating in Hala February concerts.

Providing a blend of culture, shopping and entertainment"... Continue Reading

Prime Minister inaugurates festival at Shaheed Park

February 22, 2020

Prime Minister inaugurates festival at Shaheed Park

KUWAIT: Under the auspices and attendance of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah kicked off a national festival at the Shaheed Park Wednesday marking the occasion of National Day and Liberation Day anniversaries.

The festival was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense"... Continue Reading

Kuwait travel industry affected by coronavirus

February 19, 2020

Kuwait travel industry affected by coronavirus

Fear of coronavirus infection has impacted the hotel and air-travel industry worldwide with many travelers cancelling or postponing their trips. Fallout from the coronavirus is also being felt in Kuwait, where travel and tourism agencies are reporting a sharp decline in the number of travelers planning to visit East Asian countries.

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