Trav Talk Dubey

Emaar to build largest Chinatown

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -16- - A

In a landmark development, Emaar is set to build the largest Chinatown in the UAE to expand the hospitality business of Address Hotels and Resorts in China. TT Bureau To honour Chinese expatriates in the UAE and further bolster business ties with China, Emaar will develop the Middle East’s largest …

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New Hotels


TravTalk brings you some of the latest and upcoming properties operational in 2018. QE2 Location : Dubai Rooms/Suites inventory : 200 Opening Date: October 2018 PCFC Hotels, part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation, has reinvented the legendary vessel as the latest must-see tourism destination. Currently, …

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ME to invest $58 bn in aviation

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG - 15

A report by Centre for Aviation (CAPA) estimates that the total value of 152 active aviation-related projects in the Middle East reached US$57.7 billion. Saudi Arabia accounted for the largest share of project value, followed by the UAE and Kuwait. TT Bureau According to the Centre for Aviation (CAPA), up …

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Obtain your Oman visa online


The Sultanate of Oman, with its new e-visa system, now allows all tourists to apply for their visa online so that they can expedite the approval process of the visas. Salem Adi Al Mamari, Director General—Tourism Promotions, Oman Ministry of Tourism, shares more details with TravTalk Shehara Rizly Please brief …

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Sharjah sees boom in retail tourism


City Centre Sharjah, developed by Majid Al Futtaim, is the latest family lifestyle and entertainment tourism destination to be refurbished and expanded with a cost of over AED 260 million. TT Bureau City Centre Sharjah has been redesigned with a skylight roof to allow for more natural light and spacious …

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Sharjah’s booming tourism sector

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG - 13

Tourism is the major contributor towards the economy of Sharjah. In 2017, hotel revenues and guest numbers increased significantly, according to the latest annual report of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). TT Bureau With the ease of visa for Chinese and Russian tourists announced last year, there …

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Heritage beckons at Al Bait Sharjah


General Hotel Management (GHM) is set to introduce its second resort in the Middle East – Al Bait Sharjah on September 1, 2018, marking yet another significant milestone to celebrate Arabian heritage. TT Bureau Developed in partnership with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Al Bait Sharjah offers an …

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Emaar enters Sub-Saharan Africa

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -12 -A

Emaar Hospitality Group has partnered with Kalyan Group in its expansion to Sub-Saharan Africa to operate Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo, an iconic hotel set in the tallest building in Togo. General Hotel Management (GHM) is set to introduce its second resort in the Middle East – Al Bait …

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Pioneer in bespoke travel

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG - 11

Starting off in Singapore in 2009, branching to Hong Kong by 2011 and reaching Dubai by 2014, Lightfoot Travel has been gradually conquering the luxury travel sector. Simon Cameron, Founder & Managing Director—Middle East, Lightfoot Travel, shares plans ahead to grow in the ME, the UK and Asia. Could you …

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Wego enables ROIs for airlines


Wego enables airlines to have a greater visibility online with access to a wider direct customer base. Dean Wicks, Chief Flights Officer, Wego, talks about how the travel search engine empowers airlines to sell more seats and showcase their brand offering to a much wider audience. Wego is an aggregator …

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