Anil Mohan

Popular summer escapes


With the summer finally setting in the Middle East, schools being closed and another long holiday around the corner, a quick indulgent summer escape is the answer. TTME provides detailed insights into the destinations where locals and expats are headed to for spending their vacation. Shehara Rizly Suresh Dissanayake, Assistant …

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Emphasis on revolutionary ways of travel


This year, ITB Berlin will witness Middle East occupying 3200 square meter in total space, with Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah tourism authorities having expanded their booths. David Ruetz, Head of ITB Berlin, tells TravTalk about the vast line-up at the five-day long leading travel trade exhibition. Shehara Rizly …

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Trade looks forward to ITB Berlin


The year begins once again with the most lucrative networking arena in Berlin from March 7-11. The Middle East secures its position by occupying nearly 3000 plus square feet in the exhibition area. In its 52nd edition, ITB Berlin is set to host over 160,000 visitors worldwide on one ground. …

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Dawn of a new era of adventure tourism


Adventure and responsible tourism seem to be the most trending travel segments. This is evident in PATA hosting its annual Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 at Al Ain from February 21-23. Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA shares more details with TTME. Shehara Rizly Q) What will …

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Prospective hub for art and culture


With the recent opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the UAE has successfully attracted the niche market of art and cultural tourism. This will be a stepping stone to ensure UAE becomes a hub for authentic Arab art and culture. TravTalk delves deeper into similar art havens in the emirates. …

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50,000 delegates for the first time at WTM


The numbers of senior industry buyers and travel professionals invited to do business at WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, rose yet again for 2017.The key benchmarks of exhibitor invitees and WTM Buyers’ Club members in attendance topped last year’s record figures at WTM London. The …

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Date for corporates with Travel Tuesday


Plus Point Hospitality, along with Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines held their maiden industry networking event- Travel Tuesday at Taj Dubai. The event gave many an opportunity to various corporates and MICE organisers to gather valuable information about the destination and the airline.

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940 exhibitors attend milestone ITB Asia


Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 held at the Sands Expo and convention center in Marina Bay Sands celebrated their 10th year anniversary. This year over 940 exhibitors from 951 buyers from MICE, corporate, leisure and other sectors with over 11,000 delegates were at the event. Asia by …

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Closing 2017 on a high note


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 for the year with …

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Shaping the future of the travel industry


The Middle East has one of the most active technology users of today in terms of travel. The region introduced various new technologies to drive towards the growth of future in travel. TT BUREAU Travel Technology Exchange or TTX Middle East was an important forum where Sabre delivered some key …

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