Trav Talk Dubey

Digital marketing setting the trend


Digital marketing strategies are known to drive more business in travel, tourism and hospitality. Salah Mustafa, Digital Marketing Director, Wego, ensures that travellers are kept abreast with the latest trends of travel. TT Bureau How important is the digital marketing strategy in today’s context for travel and tourism? More than …

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Waterfront to personify Dubai


With a steady growth in various projects to feature the rich culture and heritage in a modern setting, one of the latest developments in Dubai is the Waterfront Market. Lachlan Gyde, Executive Director—Asset Management, Ithra Dubai, shares more details with TravTalk. TT Bureau Could you share a brief about the …

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Eyes on varied markets


As Dubai opens out to new markets, Roda Hotels and Resorts added a new four-star property to its portfolio with 114-roomed Roda Links Al Nasr. TT Bureau Roda Links Al Nasr is the new talk of the town with 114 rooms and suites, hip bars, fine dining outlets with contemporary …

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Dubai unveils living green wall


In keeping with its bid to promote sustainable living, Dubai Properties officially unveiled the Middle East’s largest living green wall at Dubai Wharf, located in the heart of Culture Village overlooking the historic Dubai Creek. TT Bureau Extending 210 metres in length and rising six metres high, the impressive vertical …

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Investing in human capital


Per Vidar Lundberg, Client Partner, Hyper Island, analyses a recent study by The World Bank which urges GCC countries to develop a system that can transform growth-inducing innovations for knowledge-based economies. TT Bureau How does human capital investment contribute towards travel and tourism in UAE? When we look at emerging …

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Where are travellers going?


Whilst London and Europe remain popular, there is a need for the Middle Eastern traveller to explore emerging destinations. Trav Talk gathered information about new vacation spots for this year and key points on requirements by locals and expats to drive to these sites. Shehara Rizly  Zeljka Radak Kukavičić, Managing …

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Meraas launches ‘Hala China’

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The new initiative aims to attract Chinese visitors to the UAE in line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 strategy. Launched in collaboration with Dubai Holding and DXB Entertainments, Hala China aims to organise events and create tourism packages. TT Bureau ‘Hala China’ is set to complement Dubai’s rich calendar of …

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SCTDA lauded as visitors throng to Sharjah hotels

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Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) revealed at ATM 2018, that Sharjah hotels recorded an occupancy growth rate of 70% in 2017 following the government’s tourism campaigns and initiatives. TT Bureau The occupancy rate of Sharjah hotels attained 70 per cent last year, indicating an exponentially rising number of …

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Sri Lanka tourism focuses on ME

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In 2017, Sri Lanka received a total of 107,635 tourists from the Middle East region with 6.5 per cent growth with UAE as one of the fastest growing tourism market from the region. Currently, there are 70 direct flight services a week connecting UAE to Sri Lanka. TT Bureau A …

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Wego inks deal with Sharjah tourism


Wego launched a destination co-marketing campaign in collaboration with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) to boost tourism in the emirate of Sharjah. The campaign will promote authentic tourist experiences and hidden gems exclusive to the emirate. By showcasing some of Sharjah’s biggest tourist attractions through innovative online marketing …

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