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Emirates launches biometric path

As part of Emirates’ commitment to continuous innovation and an unmatched customer experience, the airline has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The contactless airport experience is now open to Emirates passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless …

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New global mobility hierarchy

The latest research from the Henley Passport Index based on exclusive data from IATA shows that the pandemic has completely upended the seemingly unshakeable hierarchy of global mobility that has dominated the last few decades, with more change still to come, says Philippe Amarante, Director of Henley & Partners Dubai. …

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Careem rides high on safety

In light of the pandemic the Dubai-based ride-hailing group, Careem, quickly took precautionary measures, ensuring the highest levels of safety in its rides. These measures have been taken in all the 13 countries in which Careem operates, and the focus is on wearing masks, using hand sanitisers and disinfecting cars …

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Sailing at Deira Islands

As the boating season approaches, Nakheel has set sail with their latest new marine destination in Deira Islands for all boating enthusiasts. The latest offering during the peak sailing season for the UAE boat owners and tour operators is, access to two new, exclusive island destinations in the Arabian Gulf. …

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What leisure travellers seek

In Amadeus’ Destination X study on traveller sentiment amidst COVID-19 nearly 82 per cent of respondents in MEA say they would consider international trips once restrictions are lifted, but only 55 per cent say they expect to have the same or more budget for leisure travel as they did before. …

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A new dynamic leader

Ravi Santiago has a multi- faceted role at R Hotels as Cluster General Manager for the Wyndham hotels in Ajman and Group Financial Controller.  We take a look at his interesting journey over the years. Kicking off his career journey with the crème de la crème of Sri Lankan hospitality …

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Impact of CVID-19: On UAE’s hospitality workforce

CatererGlobal.com’s Annual Industry Event highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality recruitment community, including its effect on mental health and wellbeing. This study reveals that 67 per cent of the hospitality workforce will plan a career move within the next 12 months. New, independent research conducted by CatererGlobal.com – …

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Dubai becomes global case study

As one of the first few cities in the world to safely and effectively restart the events sector, Dubai has become a global case study in hosting live events, with the full reopening of its leisure events sector on September 15, paving the way for event organisers to host a …

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A new era of disruption and resilience

The pandemic ushered in disruption across the globe, however the resilience of travel, tourism and hospitality industry seem to be steering in a new era for the sectors. Frank Trampert, Managing Director and CCO, International, Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Abdul-Razzaq Iyer, Vice President, Sabre Travel Network Middle East share their …

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