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Dubai enroute to innovation

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The changing landscape of Dubai has unleased many an option for travellers who seek more than the usual hospitality at a destination. The Ain Dubai project promises to mark a new era for hospitality in the city. Dubai has definitely not finished to surprise us all and will surely remain …

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Closing 2017 on a high note

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It was a fruitful and eventful year for the travel and tourism industry in the UAE. On a steady growth plan towards Expo 2020, all the sectors have been busy expanding markets in terms of inbound and outbound reach. Industry specialists and stakeholders share their highlights of the year 2017 …

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UK remains primary market for UAE

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The UK has always been a primary market for UAE, shares Samir Hamadeh, General Manager, Alpha Destination Management, with TravTalk. SHEHARA RIZLY Is the UK market picking up in terms of outbound to Dubai? There has been a major focus from the destination and its stakeholders on UK and we …

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Online, not an option anymore


It is predicted that by the end of 2017, online revenue is expected to reach $35 billion in the Middle East. Ernesto Hernandez, Director, EMEA Online Technical Sales at Sabre Corporation, speaks to TravTalk. TT BUREAU Please explain the importance of transition from offline to online for agents. Agencies that …

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ONEVIEW serves the agility of travel industry

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With the Agile concept being globally proven and accepted across all domains, ONEVIEW has also incorporated the same into its product development and services. Also, extensive internal and external SWOT analysis is done, which has outclassed ONEVIEW from its competition by generating ideologies which take ease of use, affordability and …

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Enhancing housekeeping efficiency

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Housekeeping standards and efficiency is of utmost importance as the guest needs to be ensured of excellent service during his stay. The announcement of the General Availability (GA) of FCS Housekeeping V3.1 with new features serve to further boost housekeeping efficiency and guest satisfaction. TT BUREAU The latest version of …

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Russian trade comes calling to Dubai

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Dubai’s leading Russian tour operator, Natalie Tours organised its 12th annual congress with over 200 CEOs and owners of Russian travel agencies, who have shown the best sales performance in the UAE during the past year, in attendance. SHEHARA RIZLY Natalie Tours’ annual congress was partnered by its UAE arm, …

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flydubai takes off to over 200 routes

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The recent strategic partnership between flydubai and Russia aims to further strengthen not just the two carriers, but also the hub of Dubai. Jeyhun Efendi, Senior President – Commercial Operations UAE, Middle East, Europe and CIS, flydubai, speaks with TravTalk on their plans. SHEHARA RIZLY Could you share flydubai’s the …

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Uganda entices Dubai travel trade

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Recognising Uganda’s influence on the global market, Satguru Travel organised a Uganda Convention in Dubai from October 7-9, 2017, at Hyatt Regency Deira Dubai, to highlight the country’s strength and contributions to the Middle Eastern audience. TT BUREAU Uganda Convention Dubai 2017 was hosted in collaboration with hotel partners–Hyatt Regency …

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U-tinerary: The new travel guide

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The recent rise of millennials in the Middle East, UK, USA and Europe is witnessing growth in experiential tourism with very personalised, tech savvy and unique trends. Gabriela Asquith, Founder, Story Unheard, talks about its hip ‘U-tinerary’ service. SHEHARA RIZLY What is the concept of U-tinerary? The concept is that …

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