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Articles tagged “abu dhabi”

Airlines

Best Travel Ads This Week: Companies Stick with Campaigns That Work

Best Travel Ads This Week: Companies Stick with Campaigns That Work

Airlines

Up Close With Abu Dhabi Airport’s Futuristic Sleeping Pods

Sleeping pods will likely become more common as airports try and compete to become better layover options. This one from Abu Dhabi Airport is a good start, though pickup is tiny so far.

Up Close With Abu Dhabi Airport’s Futuristic Sleeping Pods
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Airlines

U.S. airlines trade group blasts customs agency on Abu Dhabi Airport program

U.S. airlines and tourism lose money when international visitors have to wait for hours to navigate U.S. customs. There may be some politics at play in U.S. airlines opposition to the preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi, but there certainly are much busier airport gateways to the U.S. that could use similar streamlining.

Airlines

Abu Dhabi airport’s cool new sleeping pods launch, with internet access built in

Cool looking, and fits in within the regular seating/waiting areas of the airport, with internet access to come. What could go wrong?

Abu Dhabi airport’s cool new sleeping pods launch, with internet access built in

Tourism

Abu Dhabi developer of Louvre and Guggenheim clones cuts costs

The recent staff cuts could be business as usual or a nascent sign of troubled times for the $27 billion worth of projects in production on Saadiyat Island.

Abu Dhabi developer of Louvre and Guggenheim clones cuts costs

Airlines

Investors show confidence in Middle East low-cost carrier Air Arabia

With successful expansion behind them and cheap oil in front of them the Mid East's biggest budget carrier is flying with a tail wind.

Tourism

Abu Dhabi wants to replace Dubai as the Gulf’s desert playground

One would think Abu Dhabi would learn from Dubai’s mistakes and take a slower or smarter route in developing its tourism industry, but its current projects indicate the city has few plans of slowing down.

Abu Dhabi wants to replace Dubai as the Gulf’s desert playground

Airlines

Etihad launches daily D.C. to Abu Dhabi service to meet business demand

Etihad isn't just dipping its toes in with this: Daily service is one big splash that reminds the U.S. market that Etihad isn't going into this gently.

Etihad launches daily D.C. to Abu Dhabi service to meet business demand

Hotels

Abu Dhabi launches bureau dedicated to attracting lucrative conventions

Convention attendees spend more than domestic business travelers and foreign leisure tourists, making them and the expensive meetings they attend Abu Dhabi’s best bet for increasing tourism GDP.

Hotels

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund to acquire 42 Marriott hotels

It's doubtful that the fund is enthusiastic about every property in the portfolio, but it's likely getting a good deal as few other investors could easily relieve a bank of 42 hotels without breaking a sweat.