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Turkish Airlines voted as the best in Europe for fourth consecutive year at 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards

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Turkish Airlines voted as the best in Europe for fourth consecutive year at 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards


4162As a world-recognized brand associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century by providing unique products to the world airline and airport industry through professional Audit and Service Benchmarking programmes of airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air transport product and service suppliers across the globe, Skytrax has become the world leader in ranking aviation offers. With no outside sponsorship, advertising or influence, it is the most respected global airline passenger study in the industry.

This year’s awards were based on the results of over 18 million passenger surveys, with more than 105 nationalities participating, covering 245 airlines. Turkish Airlines scored a resounding success at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with air travellers voting the airline as the “Best Airline in Europe”, the fourth year running.

By adding ‘Flying Chef’ service for Business Class passengers on its all long-haul and some of short-haul international flights, Turkish Airlines has been also named as the winner in the category, “Best Business Class Catering”. And was also awarded in the category, “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for its seamless catering service that has been offered in its newest addition to the guest comfort; its expanded and refurbished lounge at Ataturk Airport, “Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul”. TURKISH DO&CO; a group that has repeatedly won awards for providing Turkish Airlines’ passengers with the best meals in the sky and also in the lounges is an important factor in this success, being a partner of Turkish Airlines.

The results of the 2014 World Airline Awards were announced in Hampshire at the Farnborough Airshow. “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, “Best Business Class Catering” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” awards were presented to Turkish Airlines CEO, Temel Kotil Ph.D. by CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted. The survey operated over a 10-month period, and more than 105 nationalities from over 160 countries around the world participated in the survey.

The awards mark a continued period of success for the airline which has seen passenger numbers rise by 16.8% so far in 2014 compared to the same period last year. This follows the airline being ranked as a 4-star airline in 2007 and joining Star Alliance in 2008. While keeping its 4-star airline title again in 2008, Turkish Airlines was named “Best Airline in Southern Europe”.

Maintaining the same momentum in 2010, Turkish Airlines continued to be the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and “Best Catering in Economy Class” with the inflight service provided by Turkish DO & CO. The airline also took 3rd place of the best airline companies in Europe.

In 2011, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” at the 2011 World Airline Awards.

Turkish Airlines scored the same success at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with its passengers voting the airline as the “Best Airline in Europe” the second year running. It was also named by Skytrax as the winner in 3 categories, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and “Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat” for its Comfort Class seats.

And in 2013, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe” for the third consecutive time, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” the fifth year running and was also named as the winner in the category, “Best Business Class Catering”.



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Jumeirah Group Voted Best Business Hotel Chain for the Third Year

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Jumeirah Group Voted Best Business Hotel Chain for the Third Year


4151Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, was voted Best Business Hotel Chain in the Middle East for the third year running by the readers of Business Traveller UK. The group was also recognised as one of the Best Luxury Hotel Chains in the world, along with Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Shangri-La.

In addition Jumeirah Emirates Towers was voted Best Business Hotel in the Middle East for 2013 for the 11th consecutive year. The award is based on a comprehensive survey conducted annually among Business Traveller UK subscribers. For more than 20 years the awards have recognised the excellent service that Business Traveller readers have experienced on their travels during the previous year.

Speaking at the HICAP hotel investment conference in Hong Kong Gerald Lawless, President and CEO of Jumeirah Group said: “This award reflects three years of outstanding performance by Jumeirah’s global portfolio of hotels and eleven years of unparalleled service to the business traveler by Jumeirah Emirates Towers. All credit goes to the Jumeirah colleagues who strive daily to deliver the highest standards of luxury hospitality and whose efforts allow Jumeirah to be recognised as one of the best luxury hotel brands in the world.”








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The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall voted as Best International Day Spa by travellers worldwide

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The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall voted as Best International Day Spa by travellers worldwide


2328Dubai; : The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall, located in Downtown Dubai, was recently voted as the Best International Day Spa at The SPA Traveller Awards 2011.

Tourists worldwide voted for their favourite spas across various categories at The Spa Traveller Awards, an international benchmark of excellence in the spa industry.  

Stefan Viard, Hotel Manager of The Address Dubai Mall said: “We are honoured to have guests from all over the world voting for our spa as the Best International Day Spa. This is a testament of our conscious effort to provide the best-in-class services to every guest.”

He added: “The Spa Traveller Award is the second recognition our spa has received within the year, having earlier won the award for best signature body treatment at the Middle East Spa Awards 2011. These recognitions motivate us to excel further and offer a truly differential spa experience for our guests.”

The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall offers a sanctuary of contemplation and tranquillity bringing world-class experiences for both men and women. Guests are welcomed by trained professionals who offer an array of exclusive therapies – all developed using natural products.

All nine treatment rooms lead to the hotel’s spectacular 36 meter pool and landscaped deck. Sauna and steam facilities are available at the adjacent Fitness Centre.

For reservations at The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall, please call 04 438 8025 or visit www.theaddress.com




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Jacky’s Group’s COO voted as part of ‘Young Asian Achievers’ in the UAE

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Jacky’s Group’s COO voted as part of ‘Young Asian Achievers’ in the UAE


Ashish Panjabi among top 25 super achievers in various sectors

Release Date: 13th December 2011

2168Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Officer of the Jacky’s Group of Companies, one of the UAE’s leading retail and distribution groups, was chosen to be among the 25 super achievers in the prestigious ‘Young Asian Achievers’ in the UAE.

The list of this year’s achievers was recognised for their contributions, innovative and out-of-the-box approaches in their respective fields. The achievers came from eight Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Afghanistan, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Panjabi, along with the rest of the awardees, was also included in the UAE’s first ‘Young Asian Achievers’ book produced by Xponent Media FZ LLC. The book will be available at all leading book stores in the country.

Joining Jacky’s Group in 1999, Panjabi is responsible for running the retail interests of both Jacky’s Electronics – a fully-fledged retailer focusing on consumer electronics, home appliances, IT, mobile phones and photographic products; and Jacky’s Express – a retail concept that focuses on the sale of digital products such as MP3 players, gaming devices, IT products, digital cameras and mobile phones.

“It is such an honour to receive this recognition and be part of the list of young Asian achievers in the country. This accolade not only testifies to the skill-set and commitment but also the dedication given by each and every one of us in contributing to the success and advancement of this young nation,” said Panjabi.

Panjabi holds a BSc in Finance, Investments and Economics from Babson College, Massachusetts, USA, and is also the President of the Entrepreneur’s Organization – UAE Chapter.


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Ducab voted as UAE “Superbrand” for third consecutive year

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Ducab voted as UAE “Superbrand” for third consecutive year


Renowned marketing award for home-grown UAE industrial brand

274Dubai, July 13, 2011- Following on from the recent announcement of record sales of AED 3.6bn for 2010, Ducab—one of the leading manufacturers of power cables in the Middle East—has now earned its third consecutive recognition as a UAE Superbrand.  The company was one of the few Industrial brands honoured with the recognition as a Superbrand – an award for marketing excellence more normally associated with well known consumer and retail businesses.

Andrew Shaw, Managing Director of Ducab, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as a Superbrand for the third year running. It’s a wonderful tribute to the hard work from everyone involved – and a reward for the effort that we have put into building enduring partnerships with our customers and remaining true to our core principles – Quality and Value. We are an industrial B2B company and are surprised and pleased that our message has been so well recognised in the UAE market. It’s a tribute to our UAE distribution partners who have actively promoted the brand alongside us.”

Ashish Chaturvedy, Marketing Manager at Ducab, said, “Ducab was one of two industrial brands voted as ‘Superbrands’ this year and we strive towards fulfilling all aspects of a true Superbrand- superior return for investors; a reason to buy for customers and a reason to drive to work every single day for those who make it and deliver it. Ducab’s efforts to position the brand through strong marketing campaigns, continuous customer communication and world-class customer service have paved the way for the company to be among the winners”. 

“Superbrands” were chosen through an online voting system polling customers and senior executives across the UAE as well as a high profile jury that included H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Colm Mcloughlin- MD, Dubai Duty Free and Iain Potter- VP Marketing, Unilever. Only brands that won over 80 percent of the votes were considered for the award.

Mr Ramaseshan, Marjan Cables – a long time Ducab distributor said, “We congratulate Ducab on winning the Superbrands award again. We are very proud and delighted but not at all surprised.  Ducab works very hard on ensuring that business partnerships are long term and mutually beneficial and we both benefit from the strong Ducab brand in the market. The Ducab Sales and Marketing team is always developing innovative ideas to support our business – for instance the recent   “Wire to win DPL – Go see IPL” cricket promotion, which helped to further brand awareness and sales.”


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Dario Rustico of Costa Cruises Voted in 2010 Arabian Travel News Power Top 50 List

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Dario Rustico of Costa Cruises Voted in 2010 Arabian Travel News Power Top 50 List


December 23, 2010

2145Dario Rustico, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Costa Cruises, has been voted by Arabian Travel News as one of the top 50 most powerful and influential players in the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East in 2010.

With Rustico representing pioneers in the cruise industry, this year’s Arabian Travel News Power Top 50 list also includes airline chiefs, tourism board heads, hospitality executives, travel technology and experts. The list represents the high achievers who shape the travel landscape in the Middle East as well as make phenomenal contribution to the industry.

Costa Cruises, Italy’s largest tourism group and Europe’s number one cruise company, was the first to market regular cruises in the Arabian Gulf, turning Dubai into a major cruise hub and contributing to its growth as a tourism destination. In 2009, Costa Cruises made a total of 32 stopovers in Dubai and brought in a total of 140,000 passengers to the Emirates, which gave a significant boost in the travel industry.

For the fifth winter in a row, the Italian company is offering 7-day cruises in the Arabian Gulf, a destination that Costa was the first company in the world to sail regularly. News for Grand Prix fans in winter 2010/11: excursions to “Ferrari World” and the Yas Marina F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi. Costa’s itinerary in the Emirates starts with 2 nights in Dubai continues with one-day calls at Muscat (Oman), Al Fujairah (United Arab Emirates), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Bahrain and ends with an additional overnight stay back in Dubai. The deployment of two ships will consolidate Costa Cruises’ market leadership in the region. In the 2010/11 winter season Costa expects approximately 150,000 passenger movements in Dubai (+7% compared to the previous year) with a total of 31 port calls, while there will be 30 calls at Abu Dhabi with a total of 75,000 transit passengers (+15% compared to 2009-2010).

Costa Luminosa will tender 13 sailings from November 29, 2010 to March 14, 2011, while Costa Deliziosa will provide 15 sailings from December 19, 2010 to March 27, 2011.

As the Vice President Sales and Marketing of Costa Cruises, Rustico oversees all sales and marketing activities of the brand throughout Asia Pacific and China, and has overall responsibilities for the region’s long term strategic growth, developing the overall sales strategies and strengthening the sales team.

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Canon voted as Europe’s top camera brand for the tenth consecutive year by Reader’s Digest

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Canon voted as Europe’s top camera brand for the tenth consecutive year by Reader’s Digest


2341Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has been voted as Europe’s top camera brand for the tenth consecutive year in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey 2010, an annual pan-European survey of consumer attitudes to brand products and services.

Reader’s Digest asked its readers in 14 languages across 16 European countries to nominate the brand they trusted most in a range of consumer categories, including cameras.  Respondents were drawn from the Reader’s Digest customer database of 4.5 million homes in Europe, and more than 32,000 responses were analysed.

Canon was one of only three brands nominated as ‘most trusted’, Canon coming out on top in 14 of the 16 countries.  Respondents rated each brand on the following four criteria: Quality, Excellent Value, Strong Image and Understands Customer Needs.

Mai Youssef, Corporate Communications Manager, Canon Middle East said:

As a world leader in Digital Imaging solutions, Canon constantly strives to meet the expectations of customers through its wide range of products, which have all been designed to empower creativity and innovation. Canon’s pursuit of excellence and customer satisfaction is in line with our commitment to becoming a Top Global Company. We are proud that Canon have been awarded as the ‘most trusted’ camera brand for the last ten years by readers from all across Europe and we are looking forward to continue delivering high quality products and services all over Europe, Middle East and the world

“Consumer trust is vital to successful brands. Maintaining trust in a fast changing world is one of the biggest challenges facing companies today, especially in the technology sector. For Canon to have maintained its position as the most trusted camera brand in the large majority of countries in Europe is impressive” said Gavin Murray, Regional Advertising Director, Europe, Reader’s Digest.

The 14 countries that selected Canon as the ‘most trusted’ camera brand were Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

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