Trav Talk Dubey

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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Value of blockchain for travel


Andy Bell,  Enterprise Business Architect, Travelport The 2017 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies categorised blockchain as being in the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’. But is this true for the travel industry? At Travelport, architects have been investigating the implications of blockchain, both for their business and the wider travel sector. In …

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Driving the success of Oberoi

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -8 - A

With nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry whilst serving diverse markets such as Europe, America and the Middle East, Karim Bizid, General Manager, Oberoi Dubai, is a legend in the industry as he has witnessed the growth of Dubai over the past two decades. Shehara Rizly Karim Bizid’s love …

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