Trav Talk Dubey

Experience of a lifetime

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG -15

The rebranding of Yas Experience into Experience Hub has resulted in a positive outcome with India leading as the key source market. Take a look at some of the latest attractions set to increase domestic tourism. Shehara Rizly The purpose-built island not only has theme parks and visitor attractions but …

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Marriott Executive Apartments debuts in Madinah

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG -12

The 66-apartment property appeals to business, leisure and pilgrim travellers who seek a premium extended stay experience. TT Bureau The re-branded property is the third Marriott Executive Apartments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and appeals to the rapidly growing demand for extended stay both with business as well as …

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Spoilt for choice on Etihad

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG - 11

Etihad once again revolutionised the aviation industry by unveiling its fully customised Economy Class experience. Linda Celestino, Vice President— Guest Service and Delivery, Etihad, furnishes more details… TT Bureau Please tell us more about the ‘Choose Well’ campaign. As part of the airline’s overall ‘Choose Well’ brand platform, the campaign …

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Rapid visitor growth trajectory

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG - 8-9

The efforts of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) to attract more visitors to the emirate is on a steady growth plan. At the recently-concluded Arabian Travel Market, many numbers were shared by the authority in the emirate’s race to achieve 10 million tourists by 2021. TT Bureau The …

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Family first at Beachcomber

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG - 7

As the summer holidays approach, families in the Middle East look out for unique destinations. Beachcomber’s proactive approach to offer a range of special requisites to families will just be what travellers are looking for. TT Bureau Families come first in Mauritius with Beachcomber Hotels setting the standard in resort …

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Strategist at work

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG -6

Currently responsible for 39 hotels in his portfolio and a further 42 on the cards, Alexander Suski, Area Vice President—Sales and Marketing, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, has created a formidable long-term strategy for the MENA region. Shehara Rizly Positioning, partnerships and public relations are what drive Alexander Suski, Area Vice …

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Emirates to add six A380s to fleet

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG - 5

Ruling the Middle Eastern skies, Emirates is on a growth trajectory with new destinations and fleet this year. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior VP – Commercial Operations, Emirates, talks about key markets and collaborations. TT Bureau What is in store for this year at Emirates? We continue to strive …

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2.9mn Chinese visitors in GCC by 2022

TTME JUNE 2019 - PG - 3

Expert panelists at Arabian Travel Market explored how Gulf states can boost Chinese visitation further and cater to younger travellers from the Far East. GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travellers if they want a market share of Chinese outbound tourists. TT Bureau ccording to …

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Staycations boost domestic tourism


The new staycation packages, assuring unbeatable value for UAE residents, are thoughtfully designed with their requirements in mind. Ross Park, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert & The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach The concept of staycations is a reciprocal agreement …

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India remains top source market for Dubai


Dubai, currently securing a place among the first five destinations, is en route to become the world’s top spot for travellers from around the world. TT Bureau Tourism as a sector continues to be one of the most interconnected and highly diversified pillars of Dubai’s GDP, believes H E Helal …

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