June 26, 2016



Travelers between Jijel and Marseille are satisfied. Air Algeria has finally reopened airline serving these two cities in the Mediterranean and whose traffic is known to be quite dense.

Direct services between Jijel and Marseille (France) have, in fact, taken the day before yesterday with the landing at the tarmac of the airport"...

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June 23, 2016


The Bigger Picture: Dubai International as Viewed from Space

Dubai International (DXB) makes an indelible impression even when viewed from outer space with the addition of Concourse D. Concourse D, which is the last major facility that DXB has space for, has boosted the airport’s annual capacity to 90 million passengers. But the lack of space is not stopping the airport from growing. Dubai Airports has announced plans to increase DXB’s capacity to 118 million passengers per year by 2023"...

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June 21, 2016


PV diesel hybrid plant in North Africa

The solar component manufacturer JA Solar Holdings (link is external) delivered high efficiency PV modules for a power plant project in the Egyptian region of the Red Sea. The PV modules have a capacity of 11 MW.

The project consists of four power plants, which combine existing diesel generators with new PV"...

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June 21, 2016


TravelerBuddy, the Singapore-Swiss Company Behind Truly Hassle-Free Travel

Finally a Travel Planning App that understands what business and frequent travelers need: before, during and after travel

A survey* conducted on travelers and executive assistants lists lack of offline access to important travel-related information inadequate flight notification alerts or unclear customs entry requirements as some of their pet peeves of traveling. The respondents"...

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June 16, 2016


Overpricing, strong dollar threaten tourism

Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the incentive travel consultants training workshop ahead of the Sanganai/Hlanganani that kicks off today, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) head of business development manager Adrian Fourie said the issue of pricing was an albatross to the growth of local tourism industry.

“Most the incentive programmes that we are looking at are priced in dollar terms, some people might think that because"...

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June 16, 2016


Marriott confirms Protea Hotels set for rebrand across Africa

Marriott International announced on Tuesday that is will be rebranding Protea Hotels to capitalize on the travel aspirations of Africa’s growing middle class and the increased presence of international hotel brands in Africa.

The rebranding includes an updated and modernized logo and the “by Marriott” endorsement, the group said in a statement.


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June 15, 2016


MoI Community Protection and Emirates Youth Council to Distribute Iftar Meals in Abu Dhabi

The Directorate General of Community Protection and Crime Prevention at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior has undertaken the distribution of Iftar meals to Abu Dhabi City road users shortly before the maghrib (sunset). This initiative is taking place in cooperation with the Emirates Youth Council.

Colonel Mubarak"...

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June 14, 2016


Bureau van Dijk Becomes the First Company outside the Country to Join Turkey’s TEID Mission Society for Ethics and Reputation

Bureau van Dijk, the leading provider of company information, has become the first ever non-Turkish organization to become a member of Turkey’s TEID (Ethics and Reputation Society).

Gathering strength with 125 members joining since 2010, representing 15% of Turkey’s GDP between them, TEID is fast-becoming the reference organization for ethics, by guiding corporates through the creation of"...

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June 14, 2016


Mohammed Rasool Khoory & Sons Group inaugurates Petek Restaurant & Sweets

Mohammed Rasool Khoory & Sons Group in partnership with the Turkish Bagul family, launched Petek Restaurant & Sweets, a famous name in Turkey for over one hundred years. The new restaurant is located in Rolex Building - World Trade Center in Corniche Road in Abu Dhabi.

During the occasion, the board member of Mohammed Rasool Khoory & Sons Group, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Rasool"...

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June 13, 2016


Strengthening joint action to make up for shortcomings in tourism sector

Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry Abdelwahab Nouri underlined Sunday in Algiers the need “to strengthen the joint action to make up for the shortcomings in the sector of tourism.”

The minister, who was speaking on the occasion of a taking office ceremony following a partial Cabinet reshuffle conducted Saturday by President of the"...

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