Dubai Airports today welcomed the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai endorsing the AED120bn (US$ 32bn) expansion of Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) which will ultimately accommodate more than 200 million passengers a year.
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) and Royal Air Maroc, the flagship carrier of the Kingdom of Morocco, have filed an application with the U.S. Governments to enter into a codeshare partnership that will offer customers easy connections between the two airlines' networks.
Branding and promotion, foreign direct investment, human resources development and visa facilitation were among the key topics in focus at the VI Investment and Tourism Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR). 16 Tourism Ministers from Africa and the Middle East and experts from different areas attended the yearly Forum, held on the occasion of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR).
South African Airways' (SAA) has resumed nonstop service on its daily flight from Johannesburg to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, effective March 7, 2015. While SAA's daily flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg has operated on a nonstop basis for several years, the return flight was making a 1-hour enroute stop in Dakar, Senegal, during the low season winter months.
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, participated last Sunday with other international dignitaries and UN representatives in the support march held in Tunes. On the occasion of his visit to Tunisia, Mr Rifai discussed the contribution of tourism to the countrys socio-economic development with President Beji Caid Essebsi and Prime Minister Habib Essid and agreed a new cooperation programme with the Minister of Tourism of Tunisia, Salma Elloumi Rekik (Tunes, Tunisia, 28-30 March 2015).