Dark/Light Mode (23/11/22) Nium, a B2B solutions provider for the travel industry, has launched a closed-loop payments solution powered by Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP). Nium Airline Payments (NAP) has been designed to provide airlines, travel agents and online travel agencies (OTAs) with a payment model which closes the door...Read more
Dark/Light Mode (22/11/22) Minor Hotels recently signed a management agreement to rebrand the Boat Lagoon Resort in Phuket as the NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort, marking the arrival of NH Hotels in Thailand as well as the brand’s debut in Asia. The NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort is located on...Read more
Dark/Light Mode (09/11/22) Etihad Airways has signed an MOU with Cepsa, a Mubadala group company, to accelerate the decarbonization of air transport by researching and producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The fuel will be produced from circular raw materials that do not compete with food resources, such as used cooking...Read more
Dark/Light Mode (22/11/22) At the fifth China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai earlier this month, China Eastern Airlines signed a 5-year TotalCare Life service agreement with Rolls-Royce for 10 A330 aircraft powered by Trent 700 engines. Covering off-wing repair and overhaul, TotalCare is designed to deliver enhanced aircraft availability...Read more
Dark/Light Mode (21/11/22) General Hotel Management (GHM) has expanded its portfolio of hotels in the Middle East with the opening of The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar. Developed in partnership with Katara Cultural Village by Qatari real estate consortium, Triple A Holdings, the new hotel is located...Read more
Dark/Light Mode (28/10/22) Boeing has forecast that China’s commercial airplane fleet will more than double over the next 20 years. According to its 2022 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) for China, Boeing predicts that demand for air travel and air freight will continue to trend upwards through 2041, with the country’s...Read more
Dark/Light Mode (21/11/22) The Dorchester Collection has appointed Richard Alexander as General Manager of The Lana, Dubai. In addition to managing the brand’s first hotel in the Middle East, Richard will also oversee operations at Dorchester Collection’s three luxury residential developments in Dubai. Richard Alexander A British national, Richard holds...Read more
Kenya Association of Travel Agencies (KATA) has hosted a workshop on collective response to issues affecting the tourism, aviation and travel space in Kenya that range from regulatory environment, strategies and policies to trade practices. KATA’s main mandates include representing members in local and international spaces, protecting travel trade through...Read more
Technology has finally caught up with travel’s aspiration to provide a much better retailing experience for customers, Sabre’s president told Phocuswright.Kurt Ekert told the annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, that he expected to see a step change for Iata’s emerging standard New Distribution Capability.“I think that technology is finally here...Read more
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to