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Thailand showcases health & wellness

TTME OCT 2017-PG 7-Thailand showcases health & wellness

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently conducted the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Showcase 2017 in Bangkok. The event, attended by over 130 participants, was meant to encourage Thailand’s health tourism sector demonstrate its potential and place the service providers on a global platform. SHEHARA RIZLY Pataraporn Sithivanich, Executive …

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Air India spreading its wings far and wide

TTME OCT 2017-PG 6-Melwin D’Silva

Although last year witnessed many challenges across the field of aviation, Air India continued its journey as the leader of the skies venturing out to new destinations and ensuring their rapid growth trajectory. The regional office in the UAE has been one of the most active hubs across the network. …

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World’s longest zip line in RAK

TTME OCT 2017-PG 5-Haitham Mattar

Adventure seekers are in for some real thrill as Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is all set to launch the first phase of the world’s longest zip line at mountain Jebel Jais this December. Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, shares upcoming plans and agenda. TT …

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10.6% hike in tourism for Dubai

TTME OCT 2017-PG 4-Helal Saeed Almarri

The emirate maintains a strong 2017 tourism performance, with high double-digit spikes from five of top 10 source markets; India surpasses one million visitors in a six-month period for the first time. TT BUREAU A record total of 8.06 million international overnight tourists arrived in Dubai during the first six …

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DTCM ‘techs’ the road to tourism

TTME OCT 2017-PG 3-DTCM Yousuf Lootah

Dubai’s tourism department has ventured on a new revolutionary campaign for the city’s travel and tourism sectors. Yousuf Lootah, Executive Director–Tourism Development & Investments, Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, shares their journey towards becoming a global hub for innovation. SHEHARA RIZLY Elaborate on the objective behind the collaboration …

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VAT to change spending habits


Come January 1, 2018, the UAE will charge five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services. Whilst it will contribute to the nation’s development, it is imperative to understand the impact of VAT on the tourism and hospitality industry. TravTalk asks economists, tourism and hospitality partners about …

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Jood Palace for excellence

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 24-Ahmed Badawy

Jood Palace Hotel Dubai upholds Arabian traditions through inspired interpretations of hospitality. The destination invites guests to explore the property. Situated in the heart of Deira’s commercial and business district, Jood Palace Hotel Dubai has added a new dimension to hospitality. You can experience sophistication complemented by warm Arabian hospitality …

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Jazeera Airways soars higher

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 24-Rohit Ramachandran

Rohit Ramachandran, CEO, Jazeera Airways, shares the airline’s growth plan. The airline holds the number 2 position in the world for OTP. Jazeera Airways has grown exponentially, thanks to their innovative spirit, customer-centric approach and operational excellence. According to a new accreditation programme launched by world’s leading air travel intelligence …

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Roamer : One-stop solution for agents

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 21-Roamer

Technology has changed everything, even travel experiences. Travellers’ needs are changing and increasing with every passing day and in the industry’s constant efforts to keep meeting these needs, here comes a new tool – Roamer. The introduction of smartphones and apps has indeed transformed travel experiences and the way people …

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Wego upbeat about Dubai HQ

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 19-Mamoun Hmedan

Wego’s recent partnerships and new innovative travel technology tools serve travellers around the globe. Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director, Wego Middle East, North Africa and India enlists their plans. Q Why did Wego chose Dubai as its second headquarter? Wego was founded in Singapore but is now dual-headquartered in Dubai and …

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