Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) today took delivery of its first Airbus A350XWB aircraft, at the ceremony at Airbus Delivery Centre.
The delivery flight TG8948 departs Toulouse, France directly to Bangkok, Thailand on 30 August and will arrive on 31 August 2016.THAI has 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, with four on purchase orders and eight on lease. THAI’s first A350-900, a mid-size, long-range commercial aircraft, will operate its first intercontinental route to Melbourne, Australia in mid-September.

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Etihad Airways has marked Emirati Women’s Day by announcing that more than half the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots. Aisha Al Mansoori recalls being mesmorised by the aerial activity at Al Ain Air Show in 2007. Nowadays, she is one of those pilots, flying the largest passenger jet in the world. “I fell in love with aviation during the 2007 Al Ain Air Show and joined Etihad the following year as a cadet. After qualifying, I started as a Second Officer on the Airbus A320 and now I’m a First Officer on the A380. I hope to become Captain so I can train other aviators,” said Aisha Al Mansoori.

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MCE 2016

Capitalising on Success of ‘Spice Up Your Business Agenda’ to Position Thailand as Premiere MICE Destination in Asia.The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB unveiled a Digital MICE strategy and online marketing plan highlighting the ‘Biz Thailand’ mobile application – an information gateway for MICE travellers – and the third edition of the ‘Spice Up Your Business Agenda’ campaign, targeting China and CLMV.

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Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo 2016 kicked off with a grand opening ceremony today. The three-day tourism exhibition will be held at Qujiang International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Xi’an from 26 to 28 August 2016. Among the audience were Vice Governor of Shaanxi Province Wang Lixia, Secretary of State for Tourism and Deputy Minister Pak Sokhom, Deputy Director of China National Tourism Administration Du Jiang, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Paddy Withana, Director of Mauritanie National Office of Tourism Mohamed Mahmoud, Assistant Deputy Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia Adila Chaerman.

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Global Travel & Tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).The update of WTTC’s Economic Impact Reports 2016 shows that, despite the many challenges Travel & Tourism has faced in the first six months of 2016, the sector is still expected to grow by 3.1%, outpacing global economic growth forecast at 2.3%.

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Crystal Lagoons, the global developer of sustainable crystal-clear lagoon technology expands its North Africa portfolio with 38-hectare lagoon; Egypt a key market for its world-leading leisure amenity with 10 projects.Low construction and maintenance costs supporting sustainability goals in challenging economic environment.Crystal Lagoons to create Idyllic beach lifestyle with a wide variety of water sports, such as swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding at new Egypt projects
Crystal Lagoons, the multinational innovation company and developer of the world’s top amenity patented technology that makes giant crystal-clear lagoons a reality, has announced two new project wins in Egypt, bringing its total portfolio of active and under development projects in the Middle East and India to 15.

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