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Emirates to launch seven daily flights to Qatar

Doha is set to take over from Bangkok as airline Emirates’ best-served destination when an extra daily flight is added later this year. The additional service will be introduced on December 1, meaning the Qatari capital will have seven daily flights serving it. Bangkok has six. It will come as part of efforts to boost services to destinations across the …

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First budget hotel set to open on Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah, the man-made archipelago of islands in Dubai, is set to get its first budget hotel next year. Dubai-based Byblos Hospitality is to build a new 144-room low cost hotel on the man-made islands, in a project worth less than $50m, The National reports. “The Palm Jumeirah property will cater to tourists mainly but also to meetings and events …

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MH suffers crew resignations

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 August 2014: Nearly 200 cabin crew have resigned from Malaysia Airlines which was hit by two deadly tragedies this year, the carrier said Tuesday, and some reportedly cited fears for their safety. The flag carrier, which prior to this year had a good safety record, has been in the spotlight in the past six months following the …

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MORE PALESTINIANS TO RECEIVE TREATMENT IN TURKEY

Published : 28.08.2014 5:30:40pm ANKARA — A Turkish air force plane left Ankara Thursday morning bound for Israel to collect 33 injured Palestinians and bring them to Turkey for medical treatment. The Gazans will be picked up from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Around 80 people from Gaza, injured in the 50-day long Israeli bombardment have been flown to Turkey …

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Airlines add Siem Reap services

SIEM REAP Domestic and regional airlines are scrambling to deliver more Siem Reap flights to tap the destination’s popularity with tourists. Siem Reap is the base for visitors who want to explore the Angkor Historical Park. According to Cambodia’s Air Transport Department director, Vann Chanty, said Korea’s Air Busan, a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines, plans daily flights between Busan, South …

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Airbus taps Myanmar’s tourism

YANGON, 27 August 2014: Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia says Airbus hopes to sell or lease helicopters to tourism service operators in Myanmar. Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia vice president, Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, told local media that Airbus hopes to supply helicopters for sightseeing trips similar to what is offered by hot air balloons at Bagan. “Helicopter rides for tourists can succeed just …

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GCC eyes medical tourism growth

Contracts for new medical facilities across the GCC are expected to reach US $9.53 billion by the end of this year, up 25% on 2013, with governments putting an increased focus on medical tourism. Dubai plans to attract 500,000 patients for treatment by 2020 as part of its drive to become a centre for medical excellence in the region and …

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